Wet Seal

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  1.  

    Overall good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wetseal in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Wetseal in Austin, TX

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment to work the staff is very friendly and managers were really nice you never get bored always have something to do

    Cons

    You have to be on your feet most of the time you deal with rude customers but that's just how working in retail is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    it was ok. a ton of turnover in leadership.

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    Current Employee - Field Team in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Field Team in New York, NY

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    oppurtunity for growth
    challenging
    met soem great people

    Cons

    too many changes in leadership
    not enough communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    figure out core customers base
    get product fixed

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Assistant Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Duluth, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Duluth, MN

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working with people is the best part. I enjoy being able to help meet customer's needs by asking simple open questions. Following visual merchandising standards and applying a creative flare to wall displays.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, people can be very rude. You have to learn to handle shoplifters. Communication with District Managers is not ideal. When things happen to your store, it takes many days, weeks and/or months to find a solution through the corporate office. If your store is not near the other stores in your district, you will rarely see the district director.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Utilize other store managers by becoming familiar with them and calling them when you need a quick answer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Not to demanding pays well. Have to have a sense of fashion and urgency. Its a fast paced industry.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Full time workers (managers) get benefits both dental and medical. Paid vacation. Holiday pay. 40% off employee discount.

    Cons

    YOU MUST WORK ALL HOLIDAYS! That is the busiest times for these stores. That's when the most sales happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay sales associates more than minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Good experiences bad money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Fun environment, the company is focused on customer service

    Cons

    The company does not value their employees and it is so hard to get a raise. Low salaries for management on average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your management and give them raises

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Make lots of friends and regular customers. Very good sales for customer. Generous employee discount. Partnered with sprint

    Cons

    District manager is terrible, she cannot accept responsibility for her actions when she has to answer her managers questions. District manager is rude, she will not promote within no matter how good you are if she doesn't like you. And she gossips. To her employees!. But wet seal is a great company and I grew a lot there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was an assistant manager so I know teamwork regarding management would be great as well as giving props where they are due. Give am equal amount of negative and positive comments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Loved the associates!! Management was a con. Stores are closing so do not recommend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Meet new people , friendly environment

    Cons

    Company is doing horrible financially.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Fun place to work. Make lasting frienships.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Birmingham, AL

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discount, descent pay, great fashion, always had items that were trending

    Cons

    rude customers, need more time to focus on the customers and engage instead of so many tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hate This Company

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Naples, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Naples, FL

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Nothing but horrible lies and misleading hard workers

    Cons

    Everything about this company explains why they are going in the toilet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked with an amazing team, it was the corporate people who ruined everything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A lot of change needed FAST or all the stores will CLOSE!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - District Director
    Current Employee - District Director

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are dedicated and have a lot of passion for the brand. The team is invested in making the company profitable.

    Cons

    Company is very confused on who their target customer is. The company keeps buyers who aren't buying the right product. Buyers buy horrible merchandise and the company promotes them. Makes no sense at all. Company pays DM's who never go to their stores high salaries but the DM's who are in their stores and are developing their teams get low salaries. Company makes it impossible for DM's to make bonuses even if they exceed last year sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of work is head if you want to #savetheseal. The field is invested but corporate continues to make the wrong decisions. I hope they realize they are the problem so Wet Seal can come back strong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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