Pacific Sunwear

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Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
469 Reviews
2.7
469 Reviews
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Pacific Sunwear President, CEO, and Director Gary H. Schoenfeld
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The laid back selling culture was also a great aspect to this company (in 50 reviews)

  • I made great friends with my employees, I get 50% items as part of employee discount (in 37 reviews)


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

  • Another downfall is that they LOVE to outsource talent when looking for upper management candidates (in 45 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    working here is good for young people.

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    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Waipahu, HI
    Former Employee - FT Assistant Manager in Waipahu, HI

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

    Pros

    Promotions happen quickly. Fun people to be around.

    Cons

    Pay was not so great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    You learn a lot, but you need to have time to learn. Things are fast pace, but you meet a lot of amazing people.

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear

    Pros

    visuals, operations and customer service are very easy skills to learn

    Cons

    floor sets can be time consuming and over whelming at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Minimum wage for great discounts

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allen, TX

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

    Pros

    Tremendous discounts.
    Really chill management.
    Great shift times.

    Cons

    Huge pressure to sell a certain amount per week.
    Paranoid management about employee theft.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put so much pressue on sales per week. Some weeks you don't get a lot of register time which is out of your control. It also makes employees seem pushy when confronting customers about help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun but can be hell

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear

    Pros

    Company genuinely wants to move people up but it really rides on your SM. Decent discounts cool incentives, bonuses

    Cons

    I got the store manager from hell!! And my Dm took her every word

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find and prey for a good sm one that wants you to succeed not just themselves

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not a lot of room for movement, low pay, but created fun memories with a great team

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Friendswood, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Friendswood, TX

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

    Pros

    Loved how creative we were allowed to get with customer sales as well as improvs to a floor plan due to different store sizes. Plenty of freedom as far as work outfits go, and had a wonderful store team.

    Cons

    Not much room for movement in the company, employees were responsible for all visuals which led to long hours of work overnight till 2am at times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun, challenging, customer oriented

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear

    Pros

    Customer service, visual merchandising fun eventful work day, great leaders

    Cons

    not enough payroll hrs to staff store

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    add talent to the sales floor during peak hrs of traffic to increase revenue=gain conversion=more money

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Asheville, NC

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

    Pros

    Management is fairly good, and everyone was very nice.

    Cons

    Not enough hours, and not enough pay for what had to be done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'd advise you look at your employees before letting the good ones go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear

    Pros

    Managers are great
    Very flexible with hours
    Great incentives if you work at a tier one store

    Cons

    Hours may vary
    Call ins are kind of annoying

  10.  

    absolutely loved it!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ridgeland, MS
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Ridgeland, MS

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear

    Pros

    The atmosphere was awesome and laid back, but you still got your job done! I was assistant manager, so I had a great time trying to build up the sales team to meet our goals. We made our goal 5 months in a row and got a good bonus.

    Cons

    I didn't get enough hours as assistant manager and sometimes you have to work late hours to put together floorset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the employees have a little more creative freedom with designing the store when floorset rolls around.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discounts, lots of sales, flexible, relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Absolutely no hours, minimum wage, hard to move up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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