Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pacific Sunwear President, CEO, and Director Gary H. Schoenfeld
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Pros
  • Laid Back but focused environment (in 50 reviews)

  • They have a employee discount on some of the merchandise (in 37 reviews)

Cons
  • There is very little "work-life balance" (in 22 reviews)

  • they have horrible upper management (in 45 reviews)

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  1. pacsun cc

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environmen, Great people, flexible schedule, and amazing management!

    Cons

    For a more experienced employee it means more hours, personally I don't mind it however i can see it being a problem for some people


  2. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun, engaging, trendy, inspirational and lively

    Cons

    challenging, rigorous, strenuous, complicated, lots of transfers

    Advice to Management

    Don't try too hard


  3. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible and fun work environment Easy to pick up tasks Fun selling to excited customers Great management scheme and abilities of advancement

    Cons

    Sometimes work late hours to close and complete projects Floorsets and other projects take up a lot of the time during main selling season

    Advice to Management

    Better scheduling of employees, including advanced schedules. Clearly communicate ideas and projects that need to be executed throughout the day.


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  5. Challenging

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You'll become a retail super hero because in one day you'll have to do transfers, MDS, shipment, a window change, and a launch in the AM, and making LY and incentive..all while on one part coverage with brief overlap for two hours.

    Cons

    You learn a lot on your own, only 20 training hours for managers, hopefully you have a boss that knows their way around and can show you the ropes or youre pretty much on your own. one part coverage all the time, payroll is so tight.

    Advice to Management

    really no room to grow, theyve eliminated the keyholder position so internal growth is nearly impossible. After SMs its DMs but they rarely hire from within.


  6. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount upbeat enviornement. Exciting

    Cons

    constant change in management. Room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    more training for key employees to feel valued


  7. manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great way to grow inside company

    Cons

    low volume stores so little traffic


  8. Pacific Sunwear Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very relaxed and casual work environment. Employee discounts

    Cons

    Having to meet goals every time you work


  9. Assistant Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment. The company tends to attract really creative, outgoing, interesting individuals which means you meet some really great people.

    Cons

    Long hours, which is expected in any retail setting.


  10. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear

    Pros

    I worked with a lot of cool people. The job is pretty laid back, usually only busy during holidays. Nothing really stress inducing.

    Cons

    Not too many hours. Pay is so so.


  11. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, nice music, great coworkers and customers. You can practically wear anything you want as long as it looks like their style.

    Cons

    Clothing is expensive and the company is going downhill, short shifts, pushy sales tactics

    Advice to Management

    I don't think they should be so pushy with customers to get them to buy things. But also not disappear when the customer needs something.



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