Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
1,491 Reviews
3.3
1,491 Reviews
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Victoria's Secret Stores CEO Sharen Turney
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount and deals given to employees on different products every other month (in 99 reviews)

  • 30% employee discount with some free bras throughout the year (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Some positions pose a greater difficulty in maintaining a work-life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • The part-time work & call-in shifts are for the birds (if this is your only job) (in 61 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Woodland Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodland Hills, CA

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    young environment, free stuff to give testimony, work life balance

    Cons

    retail, long hours, girl cattiness and holiday overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing. Couldn't ask for a better company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free stuff - incentives to do well. Great training - managers really care about helping you move up in the company. The company cares about its employees and the community, encouraging each store to get involved in its own community.

    Cons

    Working in a store full of women should be enough said. Women get catty at times with some "she said, she said" types of situations. You have to make an effort to stay out of the drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best company in the retail field!

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    Current Employee - Category Supervisor
    Current Employee - Category Supervisor

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great discount & gratis offerings. Pay is typically minimum wage; the company essentially pays in product! If you want to work retail, start here. You can move up the ladder if you work hard and prove yourself to management. Industry standards are set high. Health benefits, etc are pretty great!

    Cons

    Pay typically starts off at minimum. If you get promoted, be upfront about what you want to get paid, otherwise, they'll stick you with the bare minimum. Some DMs can play favorites with some SMs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your associates through positive reinforcement!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Seasonal employee

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Fun place to work and gain retail experience. Gratis

    Cons

    Retail hours. Depends on the type of manager.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Manager  in  Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Great discount , leadership, promotions, personal growth, training,

    Cons

    compensation
    work life balance
    late nights
    not enough staffing at times
    staffing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Victoria's Secret

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    I loved the atmosphere and all the staff were lovely to work with. I actually saw myself going to bigger and better things within the company

    Cons

    Not as many hours due to overstaffing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire so many workers just a few sturdy, dependable workers!

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Glen Mills, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Glen Mills, PA

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time

    Pros

    awesome discount-30% off regular price items and etc

    Cons

    low pay- $8/hour
    customers are rude

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to work for!

    Former Employee - Category Manager  in  Asheville, NC
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Asheville, NC

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very structured environment. Company takes care of their employees.

    Cons

    The company is great. No complaints.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Category Supervisor (Pink)

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    Current Employee - Category Supervisor (Pink)  in  Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Category Supervisor (Pink) in Savannah, GA

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Monthly gratis, Ample amount of hours, discounts to BBW, Lots of opportunity to advance and the company does a great job with helping associates and managers to transfer if employees choose to relocate.

    Cons

    Payroll cuts, Limited nights and weekends off, pressure to sell and make plan. Often very demanding hours. I'd love to see this company stay closed on days such as Christmas Eve to give associates a better quality of life during the holiday. I have worked christmas eve every year for the past 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More positive coaching to associates, a better work and life balance. Better Store Managers need to be hired, as this is an excellent company to work for, however as any other job, higher management can ruin the experience. A better Ethics and Loss Prevention team should be put into place and both should do regular visits to the stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Very fun place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The discount, making others feel good about themselves, you will learn a lot about selling and making the customer happy (customer service)

    Cons

    Not much cons, hours getting cut and closing shifts can go past 10-11pm

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