Vans Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    loads of work for little pay

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Fe Springs, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learned a lot about supply chain and how things run.

    Cons

    Favoritism is a huge problem. You are given piles of work but your pay never increases. No room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the favoritism and promote people that actually deserve it. Pay people more and maybe you will get a better result.


  2. floor supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Fresno, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discounts. People. Environment. Management. Store style

    Cons

    Customers. Management. Work load. Favorites.


  3. Helpful (1)

    It's okay

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

    The store is a great environment to work at. The vibe is more laid back than most stores. You get a free pair a sneaker, 2 shirts, and great discounts.

    Cons

    Hours suck! Store opened for a month and I was given one day to work for 4 hours. It was okay that they fired me because they hired to much staff, but the manager FORGOT to call and let me know. So I called the store for 5 weeks asking if I worked not knowing I was fired.

    Advice to Management

    Step your game up


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  5. Fun company to work for while in high school

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salinas, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Salinas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible hours, good benefits, employee discounts, and a fun job to interact with people

    Cons

    poor management and older employees who need to leave to make room for younger folks

    Advice to Management

    some people should really stop working there when they're over 21 years old


  6. Sales Associate

    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vans part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The environment is very relaxed and casual. Most of the customers are long time vans fanatics which makes the job fun and exciting. The team gets along really well, more like a family. Fun job!

    Cons

    Lately, there has been a lot of changes with the management which takes a toll on the team. Also, not scheduled enough hours, about 10 hours/week.


  7. Part- Time at Vans

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Vans part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great employee discount, above minimum wage pay, really great co-workers (I think I got lucky), the culture behind the company is really great. The goals set for you are achievable and provide incentive to do better

    Cons

    Few hours for part time employees except for during holiday/ back to school, A LOT of ladder climbing.


  8. Great atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vans part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    awesome 50% discount. Lots of cool people to meet. Great atmosphere. Perfect first job experience.

    Cons

    very part time, sales associates usually work 4-10hrs a week. Part time managers are lucky to get 20hrs. Very hard to move up since there are rarely any open positions. Pay increases are once a year even though you get 4 reviews a year.

    Advice to Management

    coach team on working together. Give more raises since hours are minimal.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Favorite Retail Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great, and so were the people that came in to shop. The Vans culture is inspiring, the hours were flexible, and the discount was great

    Cons

    The only real downsides I can think of is the pay, and the hours you get, depending on how many members you have on your team. Unless you're working full time, don't expect to work more than 4-5 hours a day or make more than $9 an hour. It's a starting position.


  10. Sales Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Job and cool people

    Cons

    It can get boring when there is nothing to do.


  11. Former employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Very laid-back environment, good discounts, great experience for those looking to work in the retail industry. You will do a lot of hands on work and providing a lot of customer service.

    Cons

    not much room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Give more appreciation to the sales associates. They keep the store running whether you want to admit it or not!



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