Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated August 26, 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. 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


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in South Hadley, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in South Hadley, MA

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, fun work enviroment

    Cons

    Too much work for management. Let the management run the store instead of micro managing and giving us extra tasks. That is time that could be used with the customer.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Not bad*long hours

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun selling culture. Generous employee discounts. Benefits. Brand.

    Cons

    Unrealistic tasks and deadlines to meet. (Shipment)

    Advice to Management

    Offer more payroll hours or set lower expectations that are realistic to the volume per store.


  6. Love the company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for, amazing brands & product, and wonderful customers and coworkers. The environment is fun and never boring.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for pay increase/raises, unless you move up within the company. No commission or bonuses unless you are a store manager.


  7. College Job

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

    Pros

    Awesome job to meet new people and practice selling. Discounts are great too.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Can get boring at times.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your employees. It really makes a difference


  8. PacSun Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Maple Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at PacSun is a really fun job. The environment is super chill, and you get to be around all the new merch which is awesome for people who love fashion. The people that work there are so nice.

    Cons

    As a part time sales associate, you don't get that many hours. The amount of hours that they have are extremely limited, and they have a ton of employees, so don't expect to get more than 8 hours a week. Also, the management is always changing. Managers come and go quickly, so the way the store is run changes a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Without having any experience in management, I would suggest not hiring so many people. The people that are working there usually want lots of hours, so maybe that would allow for that. Also, it gets very confusing with all of the manager switches. I don't think there is much you can do about that, but the employees get a little lost as to who is in charge.


  9. Planning Intern

    Current Employee - Intern in Houma, LA
    Current Employee - Intern in Houma, LA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    such a great program. absolutely recommend

    Cons

    the intern group project took away from the position but it was a great experience


  10. Former Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to dress in the attire of your choice

    Cons

    People not appreciating when you fold the clothes

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  11. Great first job!

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    Former Employee - Brand Representative
    Former Employee - Brand Representative
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Nice merchandise. Upbeat people. Good learning opportunity for those just starting in retail.

    Cons

    Little to no hours. The usual cranky customer (can't avoid them in retail). No opportunity for raises, bonuses, etc. as a part-time sales associate.

    Advice to Management

    I would have liked to have worked more hours than I did... Perhaps hiring fewer part timers and rewarding those who are hardworking with 15+ hours a week would be more beneficial for everyone. You can't make much money when you're working 10 hours tops.



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