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VF Imagewear Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Production Artist

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Production Artist in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for , very professional , decent benefits and good people to work with and plenty of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    very fast learning curve , rate of pay in florida is low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Creative Artist in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Creative Artist in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and the people are wonderful.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees what they are worth.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A sinking ship that everyone is eager to be the captain of.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at VF Imagewear full-time

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance and laid back setting. Plenty of talent to bounce ideas off of. Decent health benefits and 401k options.

    Cons

    The management hierarchy is out of whack. A team of four can have as many as 3 "leaders". There is plenty of office politics and not enough innovative thinking. Good, talented people are let go so that management can bring in close friends. It's very a "not what you know, but who you know" mentality. An employee must be a "yes man" to maintain a job. If an employee speaks up they are immediately labeled "negative, counter productive, etc" and put on a black list. There is a strong "clique" mentality, teamwork has been completely lost as many employees have an elitist mentality.

    This company runs on pure negative reinforcement. There are close to no incentives, your only reward is that you get to keep your job. Moral is exceptionally low, as employees have lost faith in upper and middle management. Employees are placed in leadership positions that are unfit to lead because the company refuses to look outside for talent, or a manager hires a friend instead.

    Pay is very low. Many employees have been with the company for 20 plus years, have been placed in leadership roles, and have just now hit 50k a year in salary. Because of the low pay, many employees in important roles are leaving creating an unstable work environment. As key people leave, instead of bumping up pay, or looking for new talent with experience, management hires close friends instead and places them in leadership roles, or shuffles people around to take on double the work load.

    The offices are dirty and pest ridden with carpets that haven't been cleaned/changed in ages. Air vents are hardly ever changed, as are water filters for drinking water. There are walls full of mold and open holes that have never been fixed in years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider outside talent for new leadership roles. Stop hiring people based on friendship. Bump up pay for current talent, or see them leave. Cultivate a culture of positive energy over constant negative reinforcement.

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

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is great

    Cons

    Not a great bonus structure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Found the supervisors discriminative.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverview, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverview, FL

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

    Pros

    I would say no pros at all

    Cons

    If your not from the same cultural background as the supervisor you get the boot.
    Doesn't matter if you work hard and want to learn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cultural favoritism should be reprimanded. Not a way to run a business when we are in the great USA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Screen Printer in Pewaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Screen Printer in Pewaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    Great leadership and co workers.

    Cons

    Environment. It gets very hot in a factory!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Computer Systems Ancient, changing schedules & buddy-buddy system with no room for new people

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    Former Employee - Quality
    Former Employee - Quality

    I worked at VF Imagewear as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work is not hard and the people I worked with were generally good & helpful. Pay wasn't too bad for a contract hire.

    Cons

    Lay-offs all the time! Hours were cut, days of the week cut, they abuse the contract hiring system. They hire temp workers, telling them they will be there for such and such a period & then two weeks later you're laid off with just minutes notice. Almost impossible to go full-time. I applied for a job for which I was very qualified but never even got an interview. Their computer systems are a joke. Not kidding. Appear to almost be DOS operated. Place was dirty and poorly maintained. Buddy-buddy system in place where newcomers or those wanting to move up are shut out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture before you go under. Get rid of buddy-buddy system, upgrade computer systems, become more inviting to newcomers & those who could benefit your company. Stop being afraid of anyone new stealing your job. Closed mindset & culture seems stuck in the 1980's.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for the entry level candidates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Cost Analyst in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    A relaxed job environment with some free time

    Cons

    Lack of communicaton between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more people with analytical thinking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    VF lacks knowledge of basic building blocks

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Auditor/Special Sewing in Whites Creek, TN
    Former Employee - Quality Control Auditor/Special Sewing in Whites Creek, TN

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

    Pros

    There are alot of nice people working at VF Imagewear. The hours and benefits are good.

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism in some managers, due to lack of skills and understanding. Insecurity issues in some managers causing maltreatment of their employees. Managers keeping employees that know less than they do, letting others go that know more. Cause and Effect: VF loosing major contributions these skilled employees could contribute. VF loosing financially due to this stunted growth. Too much buddy-buddy system, poor preformance employees are kept, taking advantage of their managers!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow Up! Life is a constant learning experience! Go back to the basics and re-build.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    I would describe my experience as positive.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Intern in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at VF Imagewear

    Pros

    I can learn about the industry while still being able to attend school and be close to home. It is a great way to break into the business.

    Cons

    The market that we cater to in creatively limiting and can feel repetitive. It is also difficult to move up quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to expand and listen to your staff's ideas as they come up. Look to the future and be innovative.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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