Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
1,810 Reviews
3.3
1,810 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Love working there but tired of retail

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    Discount, and positive work enviornment

    Cons

    Don't get raises often and over scheduled

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Erie, PA

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

    Pros

    The company wants you to know its products—they give employees gratis & discounts so that they know & love the inventory. They also provide benefits. Really good experience; I feel I understand the operations behind a retail store.

    Cons

    Very competitive among some associates depending on position. People have selling goals and this causes problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to stress that associates should work as a team to better run the store together. The competitive atmosphere is causing cattiness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    overall great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Manager
    Former Employee - Category Manager

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Associate discount and gratis (free products), fun work environment, great interactions with team members and clients, competitive pay

    Cons

    Micro managed, pressure from upper management to perform, cliques and favoritism, competitive and cut throat

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I loved working for Victoria's Secret

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danville, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danville, VA

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

    Pros

    -gratis nearly every month (free/$15 new products to give personal testimony)
    -

    Cons

    -now sales associates work for commission
    -blackout dates during all of December-January and June (cannot take off during these months because of holidays and sales)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Life changing experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Category Manager in Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Good work life balance. Bonus programs. Continuous training for growth.

    Cons

    Expect to work weekends.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company that takes time to get to know the employees.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Knoxville, TN

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, you get a lot of hours, pretty flexible around school schedule

    Cons

    You have a call in before or after almost every shift. You hardly know what time you'll actually be working. Closing takes FOREVER

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try working on the scheduling so hours are more consistent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work if you're the right "type"

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Discount was nice, not applicable on sale merchandise.

    Cons

    Lots of accusations of buying merchandise for other people which is against the rules. Discount was only to be used for your "spouse and legitimate children", which I found to be intrusive on my personal life.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company to Work For!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Delivery and Operations Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Brand Delivery and Operations Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    They really invest in the growth of their employees at all levels. A place you can be proud to say you work at.

    Cons

    Holidays are tough. Work/life balance is something you have to figure out for yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    shipping/receiving/inventory

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

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    great hours, steady hours, great goals

    Cons

    not so good authority, favoritism, employees not acknowledged for hard work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen and understand the concerns of your employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company for working with your schedule

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Spokane, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    - Works around scheduled
    - Great perks
    - Friendly Staff
    - Great way to work in retail

    Cons

    - Hours sometimes limited
    - Mostly female staff, must be able to mesh

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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