QVC Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
211 Reviews
3.3
211 Reviews
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Pros
  • In terms of work/life balance, QVC is a great place to work (in 17 reviews)

  • Great employee discount, nice work environment, friendly people (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Planning does a better job with work life balance initiatives than Merchandising does (in 14 reviews)

  • 24/7 Schedule - expect to be asked to work holiday weekends, with nothing but a "thanks" (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    IT Audit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at QVC full-time

    Pros

    Best culture you can will find, great people, work / life balance, and the flexibility to move around within the company

    Cons

    There are not too many cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QVC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In terms of work/life balance, QVC is a great place to work. All 4 bosses I've had thus far are always accomodating in terms of time of off, working from home, etc. The culture is great and the people are for the most part easy to work with.

    Cons

    The pay is not the best, but I believe the work/life balance makes up for that. If you're looking for a place where you can work hard and really get ahead, this is probably not it. There's a great amount of red tape and resistance to change which is sometimes hard to deal with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandising in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandising in West Chester, PA

    I worked at QVC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Open culture, ethical, values, in a great location, employee discount is a plus.

    Cons

    Inconsistent evaluation process, lack of racial diversity, lack of mobility for minorities, lack of open honest communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve racial diversity and improve open communication

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    miss working there

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer

    I worked at QVC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, career growth, great culture, good leadership, great discount, company is on the rise

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted at times. Need to be in the in crowd. Tend to under pay their employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It has its ups and downs, mostly downs

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    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Inventory Specialist in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at QVC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You'll meet some very knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive managers, poor pay, understaffed because managers get a bonus based on being under budget, Absolute loyalty is expected but not returned. Many bosses are moved into departments of which they know nothing. Promotions are more about sociability rather than competence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to go back to the raise schedule before the recession. There is no incentive to shoot for an outstanding on your review when the best possible raise you can get is 3.5%. Newsflash, inflation is higher than that! Quit promoting idiots just because you like hanging out with them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good company to work for

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    Current Employee - Intern in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Intern in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at QVC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Profitable business
    Everyone is really nice

    Cons

    Old business structure
    Lacks innovative ideas for the long term

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to capture the millenials

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing opportunity, can have tons of fun and make a huge impact, but not a great work-life balance.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in West Chester, PA

    I have been working at QVC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Such a diverse company - so much happening, it's impossible to be bored or feel stuck. Lots of lateral mobility. Bonus random celebrity sightings! Anyone can literally come up with a million dollar idea and figure out how to execute it on air or online.

    Cons

    Not a great work-life balance, especially when the "store" is open 24 hours a day, 364 days a year. Also, you know what they say, crap rolls down hill. Can be very tough for the people lowest on the totem pole. Not unusual for the most junior merchants to work well into the evening hours during a normal work week, and even come in on weekends to finish up the "boring" parts of their job (tracking PO's and inventory loading status for shows, processing the Open to Buy, requesting and following up on RA requests for bad inventory, submitting items for Quality Assurance inspection, etc.), so that they had time during the day to tag along and do the more "fun" aspects of their job (vendor meetings and presentations, host meetings, etc.). Becomes infinitely more difficult to manage when you have a family to juggle as well, especially babies and young children not in school. There is a general sentiment of "we understand, but we still expect you to be a top performer and put the company first."

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Easy day

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    Former Employee - Data Entry in Port Saint Lucie, FL
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I worked at QVC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work kind managers every day is basically the same fun to talk to most people

    Cons

    There aren't many i guess just sitting in one place and them listening in on random calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More incentives for top employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Challenging but rewarding

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    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in West Chester, PA

    I worked at QVC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, every day is different, it's never boring. Always lots of events going on: celebrity meet and greets, sample sales, new product launches. There is always something going on. There is a lot of room for growth here bad opportunities to move around. Employees are encouraged to move around within the company and learn about new businesses. I felt like I was making a direct impact towards the goals of the company.

    Cons

    Can be really stressful, Merchandising requires a lot of extra hours depending on who you work for. Sometimes it's easy to get burned out. Work life balance can be a real challenge. Planning does a better job with work life balance initiatives than Merchandising does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Email Marketing Project Coordinator in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Email Marketing Project Coordinator in West Chester, PA

    I worked at QVC part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, and great people.

    Cons

    Could be a little less conservative, and be open to new work-life balancing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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