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  1.  

    it was okay

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wood, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wood, MO

    I worked at Vans

    Pros

    a lot of good benefits, easy schedule

    Cons

    managemenet wasn't great as it should

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more proactive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    not that cool company you think it is

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Vans (less than a year)

    Pros

    great discount, dress code, best customers, the music playlist is enjoyable

    Cons

    terrible improper management, pay is as low as it gets, you won't get hours unless you're favored. lots of bullying, no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat people how you want to be treated, you are not loyalty. promote people who deserve it, not your friends who look at you as a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company is already very large in the whole sale field and getting bigger with their stand alone store fronts

    Cons

    It is a retail job so you will work every holiday but the company appreciates you during the holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All the upper management is amazing vans is going in the right direction

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Fun Team Environment, with Opportunity for Growth

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    Former Employee - Floor Manager in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Floor Manager in Tukwila, WA

    I worked at Vans

    Pros

    Most people who are drawn to this company are fun to work with. I was a sales associates for 3 months, and was quickly promoted to a floor manager shortly after. Lost of room for growth in management if you show initiative and drive.

    Cons

    Just working retail in general.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for, they love their employees and take very good care of them.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Spokane Valley, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Spokane Valley, WA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great discount, fun energetic employees, good team of managers, amazing brand and product made. Opportunities to move up in the company.

    Cons

    Working in a mall and having late hours. Holiday hours are terrible, early mornings, really late nights. Not a job you want if you're a "9-5" kind of person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a balanced work/life schedule, communication is key to running a successful business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    I enjoy working for the company as a whole.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good product to be around, easy to sell to people, relaxed environment, good discounts, awesome dress code.

    Cons

    They won't let you work over a certain amount of hours because then they'd have to offer benefits which I think is ridiculous. Also your sales for the day, your help with customers and overall job performance means nothing because there's no commission and this company makes a bit of money and I think they could afford to pay their employees more than $8.00 an hr honestly considering the amount of customer service goes into to selling people shoes and looking for extra sizes and the amount of inventory we deal with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow the people who don't need the benefits to work more hours. Especially if they're the employees who are top at the store. It's impossible to live on 15hrs a week making $8hr. Your employees love their jobs and the company they work for, show them that you value them by increasing pay. Even just 50 cents or a dollar would be enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good, but not great

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    Former Employee - Store Associate in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Alpharetta, GA

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

    Pros

    The company culture and relationships with management.

    Cons

    Very few hours to go around for the amount of associates available. Just pays slightly above minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Team-based environment, opportunity to grow, low pay for what you do

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Vans

    Pros

    Good product that is easy to sell to people, relaxing environment, awesome discount (50% off regular price items, 30% off sales).

    Cons

    Starting: look at 4-8 hours/wk with minimum wage pay. Lots of people I worked with ended up picking up second jobs because the company wouldn't give enough hours (unless you're a floor supervisor or assistant/manager). Payroll is too strict for part-time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lack of communication/disconnect between corporate and stores. Allow extra payroll when outside projects need to be completed .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Regular retail job

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Claremont, NH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Claremont, NH

    I worked at Vans

    Pros

    Laid back dress code, cool culture

    Cons

    Unrealistic workloads from corporate
    Everything smells like feet

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More payroll, longer timelines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It's cool don't give enough hours unless your a manager or something

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vans

    Pros

    Get 50% off sneakers so that's really cool because they have really nice sneakers

    Cons

    They don't give enough hours so your paycheck be horrible sometimes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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