Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated October 24, 2014
Updated October 24, 2014
1,553 Reviews
3.3
1,553 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 103 reviews)

  • 30% employee discount with some free bras throughout the year (in 88 reviews)


Cons
  • Some positions pose a greater difficulty in maintaining a work-life balance (in 76 reviews)

  • The part-time work & call-in shifts are for the birds (if this is your only job) (in 64 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    You feel empowered to make good choices for your store and customer

    Cons

    Nothing- great atmosphere and beautiful products

  2.  

    Victorias Secret is a great seasonal job!

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

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

    Pros

    Seasonal Employees are given free store credits to purchase Items of their choice. As a female, you get to dress nice. Up beat and most co workers are fun. It was really nice working in a store that focuses on pampering women. . Depending on the department you get to have flexibility as far as how to market a product. Changing and switching shifts is easy. Pretty alright discount. The managers always ordered catering for the employees to have on their break and were very kind and understanding when you had an issue.You get alot of different women, in different shapes, sizes and nationalities who come there to shop and its nice being able to help each of them find that something special that makes them feel amazing.:)

    Cons

    Short shifts ( blessing or curse, you decide). Boring at times if you were made to stay in one spot for an entire shift but understandable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being awesome!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Category Supervisor
    Current Employee - Part Time Category Supervisor

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

    Pros

    The atmosphere is always fun and upbeat. If you are good at what you do it is possible to get a raise or get promoted. The have great programs to further your education with the company.

    Cons

    Management is a bit off whack and if you don't have open availability you don't get very good hours. It's a store full of girls which means some drama may occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better communication amongst themselves as well as associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I love VS!

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

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

    Pros

    Employee discount (30%)
    Fun place to work
    Flexible hours and days for a part-time associate

    Cons

    Straightening panties and walls can get tedious and boring.
    Call-ins
    Often can't control what position you will have for the day (shipment, cash wrap, sales floor)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Victoria's Secret is a great career choice if you like retail. For a retail job, it's one of the best.

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Good bonus structure, pays well in Columbus, Oh. Opportunity for growth, work no more than 40hrs a week, one weekend off a month

    Cons

    Weekends, holidays, inconsistent hours, retail shinanigans,

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales/Stock Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales/Stock Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Growing company, lots of users, high impact work, loved my coworkers , great pay

    Cons

    Not an easy job, always New merchandise coming in, sometimes can be very stressful..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would recommend this company to a friend.. I'm optimistic about the outlook

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    VS Sales Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Really great people, wonderful at working around school schedules if you're in college as most of the associates I worked with were, not a high pressure retailer, sales were important but rarely pushed on the associates, more emphasis on educating the customer about the products and genuinely providing them with help. 30% discount on products after one month of work as well as getting new/improved bras for $5-$10 for personal testimony to better explain to customers. 50% discount for PINK associates for one week once every two months because PINK associates must wear what is currently on the floor to work.
    Decent dress code, all black except when pops of color are allowed during launches. PINK associates wear what is currently on floor with non branded or specifically allowed branded shoes (converse being one of them)
    Tattoos sometimes allowed if small enough and not offensive. Strict on piercings

    Cons

    Has very specific and pretty sexist requirements for women employees appearance (must wear make up but not too much/hair must be visibly done in some fashion/cannot have chipped nail polish). Almost entirely female work environment. Sometimes there are awkward situations within the work place due to customers (older male customers who come in and ask female employees what size their breasts are and if they will model a bra to see if it would look good on a spouse of "similar size"). There was once a stalking case because a female employee put her hours on social media and a man tried to abduct her from the store she worked at. Upper management can sometimes be seen as cold or uncaring. Most requests off are not approved. There are on call shifts prior to or after scheduled shifts you must call in for or ask about if you're needed. Sometimes entire 4+ hour shifts will be on call. If there is nothing to do, employees will be asked to constantly refold clothes/underwear. Underwear is referred to as "panties". Closing can take up to 4 hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Delivery and Operations Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Brand Delivery and Operations Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Pay structure for associates, discount and gratis, paid time off

    Cons

    Work Life Balance, long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Kettering, OH

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work environment

    Cons

    Call center fast paced environment not right for everyone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Love it!

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Late nights and grumpy customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to balance work-life problems.

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