Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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Pros
  • Great discount and deals given to employees on different products every other month (in 106 reviews)

  • 30% employee discount with some free bras throughout the year (in 91 reviews)

Cons
  • Some positions pose a greater difficulty in maintaining a work-life balance (in 79 reviews)

  • The part-time work & call-in shifts are for the birds (if this is your only job) (in 67 reviews)

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  1. Just A Part Time Job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Great benefits: discounts off of merchandise and phone bills, free flu shots. Great coworkers and management.

    Cons

    NOBODY wants to fold panties in the middle of the night! NOBODY. Goals were set unreasonably high

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love the managers still! they were supportive, fun and great people to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Very good, good management and great work environment.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Ability to move up, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Pay was low for the amount of work required

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay higher for all the work being asked

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Such a fun environment to work in

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome way to make friends if new in the area. Very feminine, glamorous atmosphere. You genuinely feel good about helping other women look and feel beautiful.

    Cons

    Like any retail job, long hours on your feet and some disgruntled/thankless customers. They also do a sales incentive for associates, so it can be a little competitive on the floor. This takes away from camaraderie within the staff and team building suffers, but if you are cutthroat enough you can make big money on it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way for the sales incentive to more accurately represent an associates stats. (It's currently based on how many customers remember to mention your name at the register) Then associates could stop cat fighting over customers. Less drama in an industry full of women is always a plus...

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    Neutral Outlook
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  5. very motivating, career building experience

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    prestige of the brand, forward thinking business development mindset. strong consumer brand still growing, proactive management team

    Cons

    retail sales hours, particularly during holiday season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep moving forward, keep sharing the communication and vision as you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great company to work for!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Carlsbad, CA

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Great girls, a lot of perks to working there.

    Cons

    Only thing i didn't like was call in shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Hard work for little pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    if you ask for the time off in advance following company policy, you won't have scheduling issues like many people complain about
    scheduling calendar and time off request easy to use

    Cons

    work hard for little amount of money--worth more than minimum wage
    quotas needed to reach for commission/incentive are unrealistic

  8. Fun in the beginning

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Dartmouth, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in North Dartmouth, MA

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great discounts and free items all the time, you get a sort of high when more than 3 people to apply for the Angel Card

    Cons

    Long hours, staff isn't always friendly to each other especially now with commission, can get very hard to deal with the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More recognition for sales associates, spread hours out better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. I absolutely enjoyed working at victoria secret, the customers were great and it was always a interesting situation

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Rockville, MD

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    customers, discounts, and free perks

    Cons

    they changed there raise policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People would want to work here if there was more opportunities to grow

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good part time job

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maple Grove, MN

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    the discount was great and the management was amazing. It may of just been my store but honestly the management seemed to care about me personally and I worked two jobs at the time and they were extremely flexible with my hours even letting me miss a shift if I got called into my other job (I'm a manager there).

    Cons

    Overall I quit because retail wasn't for me and I had a better opportunity at my other job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep caring for your employees it will get you far.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. I have had overall a great experience with this company. It's a great college job to have, as it's pretty flexible.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    - Great benefits (discounts, free items, 401k matching, stock options)
    - Flexible work hours, though sometimes long
    - Great company culture
    - Easy to move up in the company

    Cons

    - Retail
    - Sometimes management isn't the best
    - Pay isn't the greatest

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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