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Vans Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
154 Reviews
3.4
154 Reviews
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Vans President Kevin Bailey
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67 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount, people oriented, authentic to action sports industry (in 26 reviews)

  • 50% discount of regular priced merchandise, 30% off sale (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Starting out, look at 4-8 hours a week on minimum wage (in 10 reviews)

  • Pay for junior managers and sales associates is the lowest I've ever seen it in my retail experience (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome people awesome brand

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome brand with good benefits

    Cons

    Huge disconnect from corporate to store level. Especially when it comes to alloted payroll vs. the insane amounts of work load and tasks while still expected to maintain customer service and store standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a payroll system that actually works. Insane expectations with limited payroll and support.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Floor Supervisor

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Vans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great armoshphere and work environment
    CoWorkers are almost like family to me
    50% discount is awesome

    Cons

    The work in the retail side of the company is very redundant and gets stale pretty fast. Also the pay is somewhat on the lower side compared to rival companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Bad Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vans

    Pros

    Discount on shoes and gear.

    Cons

    Let go for no reason.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Good discount

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Norfolk, VA

    I worked at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Great discount on clothes/shoes. I believe the discount was 40% and then more on clearance items. Another pro is you get to wear vans clothes and the job has a lot of potential to move up.

    Cons

    they expect too much for minimum wage. not worth it.

  6.  

    Great first job with mobility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Capitola, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Capitola, CA

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

    Pros

    Great training program and team environment

    Cons

    Highest you can really get promoted is Store Management. Takes years to get corporate attention

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Job!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Willow Grove, PA

    I worked at Vans part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    discount, managers (Alex was awesome!), really cool environment to work in, time off policy was good, awesome co-workers, get to work with someone the coolest shoes. Really sad I had to leave.

    Cons

    pay, sometimes the hours were short.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Love it, but it's retail.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Vans full-time

    Pros

    Amazing leadership in corporate.
    Awesome brand to work for.
    Lots of charity.

    Cons

    It's retail.
    People are mostly super laid back... And this means no sense of urgency in lower management.
    Training is EXTENSIVE and tedious.
    Lacking organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vans part-time

    Pros

    great discounts. Able to move up quickly in the retail industry if you are motivated

    Cons

    give employees minimal hours to work. hard to get by with just working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more hours to sales associates

  10.  

    Great place to start off!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Sugar Land, TX

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, fun environment, good way to gain customer service experience, awesome discounts, met a lot of great people (coworkers and customers), learned how to assemble a skateboard (pretty cool!)

    Cons

    Paid minimum wage-- I guess the discount was supposed to make up for the low pay but it really just puts sales representatives' money back in the company's pockets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Vans Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stockroom Supervisor in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Stockroom Supervisor in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Discount is great. my whole wardrobe and shoes are set for the next couple years because of there great discounts. Good music to listen too. The people you work with are fun. ability to put your personality into your work.

    Cons

    At first i thought this pay ways amazing. but then i realized how much other people in my position got payed for what i did in other companies and it was crazy. There are stores that pay there associates what out management team was getting paid for a lot of work. Most of the time you will have a low payroll so most of the work( which is a lot) is done by yourself, on top of your managerial duties. Lack of support/respect from district Managers. Also there allocation team is horrible.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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