Vera Bradley

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Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
79 Reviews
3.7
79 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They focus on making connections and relationships with the customers and it really creates a great work environment (in 6 reviews)

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


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

  • They are more likely to hire from outside the company than promote from within (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    It"s an Exellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vera Bradley full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    everyone who works there are very friendly,training is very easy lead schedules are flexible

    Cons

    somtimes it could be a lil boring when its slows down because it not much that can be done once everything is all cleaned up.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    This is one of the best jobs I've ever had.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cherry Hill, NJ

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling if you're in school or have another job
    Very understanding, caring management
    Very clean, safe, and fun work environment
    Decent retail pay plus a great discount and holidays benefits (food, gifts, etc.)

    Cons

    I really can't think of any except there may not be a lot of room for upward mobility.

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  3.  

    Strong culture, challenging, rewarding

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    Former Employee - Home Office Employee
    Former Employee - Home Office Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley

    Pros

    - Company culture was caring and authentic; the epitome of Midwestern values. Co-workers are more like close friends or family members, and the team/people made it so fun to come to work every day. Most employees you speak with will tell you the best part of their job is the people. The hiring process is rigorous, but they take their time to find the right fit. VB absolutely hires to the job qualifications, but are looking beyond what is on paper to assess soft skills and a person's character and drive.

    - Customer service philosophy is outstanding. VB empowers customer-facing employees to meet the needs of the customer in their own caring, creative ways. High standard of customer service.

    - The work was always challenging, and we were pushed to excellence by managers and through the performance review cycle. Good work was rewarded. Employees are given yearly goals and projects to achieve. This created a focus and purpose for every employee--from entry-level to mid-management.

    Cons

    - Some departments seemed to be in a constant state of chaos due to poor resource planning (new store openings, staffing needs).
    - Budget restraints caused some meaningful programs or initiatives to fall by the wayside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep making high-quality products
    - Keep Midwestern values
    - Invest more in your high performers and create tracks for young professionals

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  5.  

    Great place to work!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley

    Pros

    Flexible, honest, driven by the guest experience.

    Cons

    Minimum hours seems to be the trend which is understandable due to business needs.

  6.  

    Fun upbeat place to work!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nonesuch, MI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Nonesuch, MI

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

    Pros

    The team is great and so is the discount.

    Cons

    Constantly running sales and promotions as well as competing with the sales on-line. Women are always looking for a "deal" instead of wanting to come in and pay a fair price for a great item.

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    None

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  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Central Valley, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Central Valley, NY

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

    Pros

    Really good training, friendly people, flexible managers and hours. Everyone who works there has a great personality and sticks to the Girls Best Friend. I really enjoyed working with the people there even the managers.

    Cons

    The customers tend to expect huge discounts, and sometimes can fight about it. The scheduling can sometimes be a pain. There aren't too many cons to this job I usually had a great experience working for this company

    Recommends
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  8.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Vera Bradley part-time

    Pros

    I love the company and the discounts. I felt appreciated as an employee. My managers and coworkers were fantastic! They were so flexible and encouraging. The customers are nice and passionate about the products. I worked part time and then I worked as a seasonal employee for a few years. They were always so flexible when it came to working seasonal. Overall, I had a great experience at Vera Bradley.

    Cons

    I don't really have any complaints.

    Recommends
  9.  

    They love their employees and really make it enjoyable to come to work!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great pay and the managers are amazing and knowledgable!

    Cons

    You have to be super attentive to detail and everything has to be perfect at all times. Company policy really strives for perfection always.

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  10.  

    Great Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ellenton, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Ellenton, FL

    I have been working at Vera Bradley full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun Atmosphere, Great managers, Great Company values.

    Cons

    Not many full time positions

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  11.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, NJ

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

    Pros

    Best group of people I've worked with. Stuck to companies culture and values and worked well with availability. Best customer service I've been around. Taught to be a "girl's best friend".

    Cons

    None, I loved working for Vera Bradley and would do it again full time.

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