Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
1,667 Reviews
3.3
1,667 Reviews
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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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    Sales

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    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    You get to work with pretty things

    Cons

    Micro managers
    too much stress on sales associate to sign people up for VS credit card

  2.  

    Good short-term employment

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow Supervisor in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Flow Supervisor in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    Good place to work at an associate level. If you're looking for a part time job to get you through a couple semesters of college this is good choice, but don't count on a long term gig despite the growth opportunities they claim to offer. flexible scheduling, role diversity, associate camaraderie, the brand language you learn here will be very useful in the future.

    Cons

    Lots of gossip even within management team (I've worked at multiple stores and it happens everywhere), HR involvement is mostly lip-service with no follow through, extremely poor pay for management roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sincerity, professionalism, consistency, genuine appreciation, and a tight lip could do wonders.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    As a cashier I experienced working with a company that gave their customers anything & everything they asked for.

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Calumet City, IL
    Current Employee - Cashier in Calumet City, IL

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    I loves my co-workers & Gratis that were given out by the company.

    Cons

    Managers arn't professional at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act upon the title you are given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Nice Discount, really enjoyed the sense of teamwork with my coworkers.

    Cons

    I really did not like this job too much. My managers were always pushing initiatives that were simply impossible to meet in the time that we were given to acheive it.

  6.  

    I am having a good experience so far, but my hours have been getting cut.

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    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Great pay, great people, great discounts.

    Cons

    Terrible hours, and rude manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You probably should not hire a bunch of people if you aren't able to compensate everyone's hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Not Ethical

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Selinsgrove, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Selinsgrove, PA

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

    Pros

    Free samples/discounts, working with clothes.

    Cons

    There is an hourly sales quota you are told to hit. The workers would communicate on head sets and say nasty things about the customer like "get this fat woman to buy ____, she looks easy to lie to." There was nothing to do besides fold clothes and walk around, which most of the workers did. It was boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your staff to be ethical and not lie to sell stuff, it's rude and I no longer shop there because I know what goes on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Part Time Sales

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours due to the holiday season

    Cons

    Standing all day and was not allowed to move around from one station to the next

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to have good standing shoes with the basic uniform

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not the greatest experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    Discount. People. Products were good.

    Cons

    Poor management. Cut hours. On calls. Repetitive work. The distance was too far for me. Closing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider the needs of employees before scheduling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great place

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    buy ins monthly. online discount

    Cons

    no discount on sale or clearance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be a nice human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not the greatest job

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Glendale, AZ

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

    Pros

    The discount was nice, and the customers were (mostly) really great. It was fun to help women feel really good about themselves.

    Cons

    My managers were horrible, as were my coworkers. It was as if working there put them on some pedestal. They were rude to all the sales associates, especially the seasonal girls. The only nice people were the ones who did morning shipments. Obviously every store will be different but generally, it seems like they only hire the snooty type.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice! There's a reason you lose half of the seasonal associates that you hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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