Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated September 2, 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. Overworked without much room for growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear full-time

    Pros

    -Pay was reasonable (although I heard that they changed the pay scale after I left) -Great discounts on clothing -great brands Nike, Van's, etc. -If in the LA market and a top performer have opportunities to go to brand clinics.

    Cons

    -Very competitive when it comes to sales so makes the work environment pretty cut throat against your peers. -Overworked and under appreciated. -Upper management and co-workers can be caddy and unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    -show more respect for those who work hard and have a higher level of professionalism. DM's who where booty shorts and low cut shirts even though its a casual environment don't come across as professional. Also don't pin your top performing managers against each other and don't make people constantly feel like they are disposable.


  2. Asm

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing companies to work for

    Cons

    The company should get new registers

    Advice to Management

    Ask and you shall receive


  3. Store manager

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Grand Island, NE
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Grand Island, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and fun environment. You get to work with amazing people.

    Cons

    Paperwork is extremely old school and can be done in a spreadsheet. Not enough hours to complete tasks. Being alone for hours at a time and expected to complete so much. If your salary you work everyday including days off because you don't have enough hours.

    Advice to Management

    Give us more hours and we will show you success!


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  5. Brand Representative

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good discount of 50% and nice staff.

    Cons

    Disorganized structure, no room for growth.


  6. Great place to gain retail experience

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    Former Employee - Brand Representative in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Brand Representative in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a difficult job to learn or grow in. Staff are small even at big stores, so you'll get to know your peers well. Low stress job and great discounts.

    Cons

    Retail scheduling and the pay isn't great. Not a bad company but not a great company either.

    Advice to Management

    They need more accountability from the district


  7. It's ok

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment great staff good product

    Cons

    Not enough money for what you are being asked to do


  8. associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere loved the location and the guests we would see. The coworkers were also very fun to be around and worked well around my schedule

    Cons

    Early shifts if you had a floor change no benefits offered except for the a discount. Sometimes not enough employees working in busy season

    Advice to Management

    Management was fine not very motivated to work for. They where never around and bad to rely on current employees to train new ones


  9. Pac Review

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales, Assistant Manager, and Store Manager in Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Lead Sales, Assistant Manager, and Store Manager in Dartmouth, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Team to work with.

    Cons

    Some visual projects to assemble with out all the peices


  10. Good first job

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    Will hire younger people, decent discount, popular store for teens

    Cons

    Competitive workplace, sales associates steal sales, on-call shifts


  11. Alright

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Danbury, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill staff, good management, nice atmosphere, good music, 50 percent off employee discount is nice. Overall a fun place to work.

    Cons

    The hours can be a bit of a pain. A lot of variable "on call" hours where you have to free your schedule but may not be called in to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Not too much else to say, when I left it was a very functional, well run store.



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