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Fashion, Fun and Great People...What else could I ask for?

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Current Employee - District Director
Current Employee - District Director

I have been working at Wet Seal full-time for more than a year

Pros

Fashionable and Trend Right
Fun energy in Stores
Great team of people
Goals that stores can actually make
Store operations team
Motivating and inspiring supervisor

Cons

Chaotic at times
Product levels inconsistent
DD Bonus

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Wet Seal

  1.  

    A fast paced environment to grow in

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Complete flexibility in merchandising as long as the companies "vision" is upheld.
    The company is constantly looking for areas to increase efficiency in.
    Fairly streamlined store operations; much MUCH less paperwork than at other companies.
    While payroll is at times limited, all corporate tasks run on a set schedule and high task volumes are communicated to stores before hand. Rare last-minute "surprises"
    WetSeal truly believes in helping their customers. Customers come before tasks. No matter what deadline, what recovery, what shipment. Tasks will always be there, guests won't. Strong selling culture.

    Cons

    Atrocious POS systems. Literally cheap Dell computers rigged with some buggy POS software. Stores started keeping BINDERS of "ticket numbers" from the "help" desk.
    It is fast fashion so product is a "one and done" kind of deal. This leaves you with tons of "singles" and broken size runs which can make selling difficult at times.
    Large stores and little payroll means recovery is a constant battle.
    Loyalty program, the way it is constructed, has a negative impact on store KPIs when held at it's standard apps/trans %.
    You get the feeling the company is pushing towards the wrong demographic at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share more about the company and it's direction to those at the store level. Less "filler" product that just clutters stores and moves to clearance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly company, underpaid.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Portage, MI

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities to move up. Lots of opportunities to earn extra cash i.e contests, shrink % and comping.

    Cons

    They do mini floor sets EVERY week, so all the effort you put into displays and walls is essentially wasted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do lots of research on hourly rates and salaries for this company. They will under pay you as much as they can. For a short period I ran the store while the store manager was on maternity leave and had to hire another assistant manager during this time. She was approved for three dollars more an hour than I was making, even while running the store.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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