Vans Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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  1. Ok job to start off with

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers. Discount off of merchandise.

    Cons

    Schedule varies every week. Company hires from with in but does not compensate much.

    Advice to Management

    Why are you willing to pay externals more for the same job/ title than someone you promoted from within?


  2. Vans review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, friendly coworkers, cool environment, nice clothes, easy to move up within the company

    Cons

    Very task oriented, hard to finish tasks and stay on top of sales, not commission based, customers can be trying

    Advice to Management

    Management is great


  3. don

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    awesome discount, good music, good setup

    Cons

    terrible hours, unfair system, no commission

    Advice to Management

    don't base an employees hours on their sales.


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  5. I love working for Vans. Super fun, upbeat company. Great people, great management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount, co workers, and the atmosphere are all magnificent. Managers are all very professional and always willing to help. Discount is 50%, AND you get a free pair of Vans when you are hired.

    Cons

    Very little hours when fully staffed. I have been with Vans since our store opened, and they track your sales to see if you are good enough to keep with the company.


  6. Growth potentiometer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getting paid to talk to people all day. Loving the product and the culture it stands for.

    Cons

    Lack of substantial payroll. Condescending tones when asking for help from certain people in corporate office.

    Advice to Management

    The more payroll they allow us, even by a few hours, would help us break down on theft both internally and externally in the stores. The amount of money we lose on shrink could have been prevented with an extra employee staffed to utilize their SKATE selling skills to prevent it.


  7. I wouldn't...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stafford, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stafford, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Vans (More than a year)

    Pros

    The coworkers are amazing!! If you're looking for a job that's fun and something to occupy your time, then this is for you. The discounts are amazing as well!

    Cons

    The pay is disappointing...i could understand not wanting to offer health benefits, but corporate should at least offer more hours to compensate for previous pay. It was very discouraging to work after that change (After Obama Care, VF decided to give their associates no more than 20 hours). The discounts are very nice, but when you can't even afford the merchandise (corporate's incentives), then the pay is pointless.

    Advice to Management

    increase pay or allow more hours


  8. Associate

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vans part-time

    Pros

    The Vans family really makes you feel at home. I was always myself at work.

    Cons

    Cooperate wasn't very understanding.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional and understanding.


  9. don't expect too much

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Monterey Park, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Monterey Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I applied I wasn't expecting much. I'm a high school student and this is a good first time job. if you're someone like me without any bills then the pay seems fine. You also get a new shirt and shoes on your first day. so that was pretty cool. Vans is also very generous with their discounts so thats pretty good!

    Cons

    I'm fairly new i don't have anything to complain about…yet other than my hours. they're not really consistent and you won't get that many…


  10. Fun to work at, but hours are not good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fun working environment, 50% off discount on everything full price, 30% off of all sale items. If you are a top seller of the month, you are rewarded with 70% off full priced items.

    Cons

    Hours are awful - 12 hours on a good week. No commission on shoe sales unlike many shoe stores. Minimum wage and no opportunities for a raise

    Advice to Management

    increase payroll for stores so more people can work at once to ensure higher customer service standards. Raises should be rewarded for hard work, not yearly.


  11. Cool Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount on tons of brands not just vans

    Cons

    potentially low pay for the amount of work done. Limited to 25hrs a week. small chances for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Promote the employees who work the hardest!



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