Vera Wang Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Fantastic Environment to Work

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

    I worked at Vera Wang

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teams, constantly busy and learning

    Cons

    Not much office culture or events for all staff


  2. Not A Merit Based Environment

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

    I worked at Vera Wang full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A beautiful place to work and the best fit and production in the industry.

    Cons

    Consistent disregard for employees development and concerns. It is a disheartening place to work for those who want to work hard, accomplish goals, and grow. Management is disorganized, dismissive of ideas, doesn’t value diversity, and lacks leadership. It seems to be lost on them that happy employees translate into profit. Instead you are supposed to be dress a certain way, say certain things, and work without compensation before you garner respect. Having worked in retail for years, I understand the need to be meticulously put together to be successful, but telling someone they need lipstick before they can interact with clientele is a bit extreme. Upper management spends a lot of time and attention to how it is perceived by its client base, and no time making sure that culture of excellence and perfection translates to the actual work environment. Interaction with upper management is unprofessional. This might be a good place for someone on the bottom of the pay scale as a resume booster, but not for anyone with retail experience hoping to grow. I saw people unabashedly get hired based on their appearance, It didn't matter that they were unable to perform their duties, that their resumes had typos, or that they were rude when they came in for the interview. I came into my position over the moon about being hired and left with an awful taste in my mouth.

    Advice to Management

    Value people and they will work tirelessly for you. Hire managers with leadership experience that know how to not alienate their employees and instead develop them. If there is enough time to dictate nail polish, hair, and weight preferences, then there is enough time to develop working company strategies and a better corporate culture. The corporate culture comes off the same way as a beautiful woman who acts snobby even through she is mispronouncing words, beautiful but unintelligent.


  3. Bizarre

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Vera Wang

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working in a large fashion company

    Cons

    Incompetent management Negligent management No professional development


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  5. Operations Intern

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

    I have been working at Vera Wang

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

    Pros

    Great Experience- great people and fun atmosphere Learned a lot as it was my first internship

    Cons

    no room for growth no pay for interns some unreasonable tasks

    Advice to Management

    Compensation for interns


  6. Sales Associate

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

    I worked at Vera Wang

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful clothes Family team oriented Small team room for growth

    Cons

    No structure Upper management dismissive to employee concerns

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team...they matter


  7. Design team

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

    I worked at Vera Wang full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For a hard worker, endless opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Long hours, poor pay, treated poorly by upper management


  8. If you are passionate about retail bridal, this is the company for you!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vera Wang

    Pros

    The majority of your coworkers are warm and helpful, and the company is relatively small so you will interact with every department and job function all the way up to Vera herself. As the leader in her field, your competition is limited, and overall her quality is by far the best in the biz! Definitely makes every position a little easier.

    Cons

    Communication, like in any company, can be extremely difficult. Because it is small, there is also a lot of togetherness...if you are not familiar with working with all women I would seriously consider what that means before jumping in.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your employees to improve your business.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Very Cut Throat

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Design in New York, NY

    I worked at Vera Wang full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good experience, good pay, beautiful product, company makes lots of money, has a bit of structure, Vera herself is an amazing and talented designer

    Cons

    late work hours, strict clothing (girls have to wear heels and all black at all times), very horrible attitudes, will be thrown under the bus if someone just doesn't like you, working with Vera is difficult and an exclusive club, appearance is more important than the work that is done, lots of talk about weight management, everyone is on some sort of unhealthy diet, very toxic environment

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a way to have nurturing leaders instead of ones that are only worried about themselves and get upset when someone else receives any kind of good feedback


  10. Helpful (2)

    Devil Wears Vera Wang

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Vera Wang

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Respected name in fashion world, young environment, small size allows more learning opportunities, lots of discounts, never a dull moment

    Cons

    Caddy, childish managers who value appearance over performance. False sense of superiority, brain-washing, very rah rah sorority at times. Rarely rewarded for achievements.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on looks and politics, more on ways to improve and grow as a team/brand in marketplace. Treat employees with respect and perhaps you will see less turnover. Build loyalty. Not who has the best hair.


  11. Avoid At All Costs, Or It Will Cost You

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Vera Wang

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Vera Wang Bridal is a better place to work. This review is targeted for Vera Wang Maids on Madison Salon. Basically, there aren't many good reasons to work at Maids on Madison unless you like to be berated and run ragged.

    Cons

    Hours, pay, rapid turnover rate, non-existent leadership from management, no advancement opportunities; the list goes on and on. Colleagues are generally incompetent, classless, vicious and unwilling to advance their knowledge for the greater good of the company

    Advice to Management

    Senior management needs to be confident and secure enough to allow their far and few between competent employees to run things when demonstrating competency. They also need to be present on the selling floor at all times and give greater support and guidance. They need to stop gossiping about employees to other employees behind their backs. Additionally, they need to stop cheating employees out of their hours on their paychecks and their commission checks. Cheapest company around and you never get to eat lunch. Ever.



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