QVC Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
212 Reviews
3.3
212 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great to customers bad for employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Founders Park in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Founders Park in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    Qvc is a great big company with locations worldwide. Qvc is very customer focus and responds immediately to her demands. The employees that they have are great loving people with hearts of gold that honestly love their jobs. Great benefits

    Cons

    Low pay bad hours since they are a 24/7 company. Senior management gets paid great while regular employees get paid below average. Communication sucks at qvc no one knows what's going on at any particular point. It's completely by luck it works. They cutback on everything with no regard on how that will effect the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key! Ask the employees face to face on how we can fix things not by a survey.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall decent company but plenty of shady moves

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Applications Developer in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    QVC pays maybe a tad below what you would expect from the larger companies in the area but still their pay is on par.

    QVC work day is 7.5 hour with a .5 lunch so it's much better than so other companies that will make you work 8 hours with a 1 hour lunch. (This is assuming you are not needed for overtime)

    Studio Park building is very nice though the parking is terrible.

    Good cafeteria

    Cons

    Overtime in IT is common and I have had to put in some grueling hours when needed

    IT is getting shuffled from the Studio Park building to the Founder Park location down the road. Founder Park location is a dump compared to Studio Park.

    The new management took away all of the previous Application Developer titles away and just made three levels in order to take away bargaining power of the employees. For example under the old system there were 5 levels which employees typically made the following salaries(give or take $5k);

    Application Developer 1 - $55,000k
    Application Developer 2 - $70,000k
    Application Developer 3 - $85,000k
    Application Developer 4 - $100,000k
    Application Developer 5 - $115,000k

    They now took all of this away and just made three levels all with giant ranges in salary.

    Associate Application Developer
    Application Developer
    Senior Application Developer

    Basically what this does is mask what anyone is making. Why is this bad? Simple....employees have no way to leverage their salary in the current system. For example in the current system there are multiple Associate Application Developers literally 1 year out of college who were promoted to Application Developer. Think about this. A 24 year old employee with 1 year in the company now has the same title as a 45 year employee with 20 years experience. Their pay is no where near each other but since the old levels were taken away, everyone basically ends up with the same title and no one really knows where the stand which means they could never negotiate for pay.

    Basically the easiest way to really move up in salary is to leave. That is the hard truth, the people who stay do so because of the comfort factor of a steady paycheck with a familiar building.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    My experience there was quite stressful due to poor processes established there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Consulting in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    If you like monotonous not involving critical thinking work

    Cons

    If you want versatility, growth, development and evaluation of your talent - don't ever go there, they do not care about all that there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at your people, their abilities, qualifications and ideas, adjust your processes, reach out for help of competent analysts, you are obviously missing that. and good luck)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    decent company cool place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QVC

    Pros

    office culture see celebrities benefits live tv training perks

    Cons

    work life balance
    compensation
    personal growth
    poor management

  6.  

    Love QVC!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    My team was great! Everyone takes care of each other and greats each other by name. Great discount!

    Cons

    It's hard to move up in some departments. Work environment was crowded at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open a location near me!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Intern in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Online Marketing Intern in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    The environment, culture, and experience you gain here is like nothing else! Amazing internship!

    Cons

    I have no cons about this place

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and great working environment. Employees care a great deal about their jobs and feel honored to work at QVC.

    Cons

    Not much progression can me made without a degree in where you inspire to work but is a common factor in the workplace today.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs more experienced people in charge.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place for starters looking for dynamic and unstructured environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Director in West Chester, PA

    I worked at QVC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. Good culture. Good people.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance could be challenging depending on the department; 24x7x364 requirements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to get your career started

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in West Chester, PA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in West Chester, PA

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

    Pros

    - Flexible hours.
    - Fantastic benefits (the benefits used to be better)
    - Friendly Atmosphere
    - Open door policy

    Cons

    - Regulations vary extremely depending in the department you work
    - Some department supervisors are extremely unqualified
    - The company as a whole does not encourage professional growth within the company. For example, if a QVC employee is promoted they will get paid substantially less than an "outside" hire.
    - Decline in employee benefits, pay, and overall moral.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not a fan of Micromanaging, however in this case the supervisors and middle management really need to be audited carefully.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    QVC is a great place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at QVC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, employees are very friendly and willing to help whenever they can.

    Cons

    Sometimes longer hours for different positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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