Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated July 22, 2015
112 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
3.4
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Robert Wallstrom
24 Ratings

Pros
  • Great discount if you like cotton quilted handbags (in 7 reviews)

  • Great product, good pay, The customers are happy pleasant people who make your day totally worth being there (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no such thing as "full time sales associate" at this company (in 5 reviews)

  • They bring people into management with promises of advancements and continually hire from outside the company (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

112 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Part Time Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley

    Pros

    good part-time pay, great discount, good environment

    Cons

    lots of corporate training for just a part time sales position


  2. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working at Vera Bradley! I was part-time so the work/life balance was very good, and I really liked working for a company that was started by women and had mostly women working in the stores. I never felt pressured to sell, and the company has amazing customer service!

    Cons

    I can remember no cons.


  3. Great potential

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Roanoke, IN
    Former Employee - Creative in Roanoke, IN

    I worked at Vera Bradley full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    creative environment, access to product, beautiful offices, fantastic coworkers

    Cons

    very cliquish, somewhat intolerant of different personalities, felt like working in sorority house

    Advice to Management

    when you ask for employees feedback, maybe listen to it


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Fun!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, lots to keep you busy, great employee discount, great to employees, really grew to love co-workers

    Cons

    I worked at an outlet of Vera Bradley and it was too laid back for me sometimes, some of my co workers who had been there longer then me would just stand around and avoid work rather work as a whole.


  6. sales associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Vera Bradley

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    discount is good some managers are great, others not so good

    Cons

    asst managers on a power ego trip, sonetimes rude and moody

    Advice to Management

    store mgr is great, leads are great


  7. Love this company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Vera Bradley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Like family, great place to work. Been there for four years and have no intention of leaving!

    Cons

    None that I can think of dealing with the retail stores, the HQ could use some help!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  8. VB is Going Places!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Vera Bradley

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Friendly and smart people -Great employee discount -Company that is growing and healthy

    Cons

    -location: its great if you have a family! But, being single and new to Fort Wayne is hard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  9. Great retail job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts Relaxed and quirky mgmt

    Cons

    Not enough hours Had to remember every pattern and bag type by heat


  10. Helpful (2)

    Ok at first.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vera Bradley is a very laid back environment. During the summer it does get busy, since we have backpacks and things of that nature, but people are very friendly.

    Cons

    Many times during the week there is only an employee and a manager for most of the day. Managers at my store tend to love the back area and only pop out when needed. During lunch hours it gets a little bit busy and it's difficult to help every customer, especially when management is constantly on the phone "resolving issues" or on SnapChat. Another thing is our breaks. We only get 30 minutes lunch if we work 8 hours or more! So, if you work 7 hours, sorry, you get a ten minute break. If you're scheduled a day off there is a huge chance that they will call you in to come work, it's happened MANY times to my employees and I, which is very annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Get out to the floor and help your employees. Also, yes it's retail, but geeze we are not going to attack each customer with sales like you want us to. Don't get upset at is because THEY don't want to purchase anything that day. Let them have space and stop stressing so much about our numbers. We all don't work well under pressure and everything works out in the end anyways.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newark, DE

    I have been working at Vera Bradley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Discount, free items, short shifts

    Cons

    No upward mobility, no following P&P,



Showing 112 of 115 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.