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QVC Overview

www.qvc.com
West Chester, PA
10000+ employees
1986
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
QVC was founded in 1986 by Joseph Segel, an entrepreneur who saw an opportunity to create a new and engaging shopping experience through television broadcasts. He named the company QVC to represent its three guiding principles: Quality, Value, and Convenience. These values were ... Read more

Company Updates

  • On Thursday July 7th from 4-6pm, our leadership team will be at our new facility to speak to who QVC is as an Employer of Choice and to provide information on our open positions and career opportunities! Visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vISF5 to learn more

    QVC Distribution Center - Coming To Ontario, CA

    Located in Southern California-Ontario, specifically-the new distribution center will be the home base for approximately 20 percent of QVC's total U.S. business, with plans to store and ship all product categories. The West Coast distribution center will reflect the efficient and safe design all QVC distribution centers are recognized for.

  • Looking for a new career? The week of July 4th QVC will begin accepting applications for our warehouse positions at the brand new distribution center located in Ontario, CA! Visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIqqj to learn more.

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QVC – Why Work For Us?


QVC was founded in 1986 by Joseph Segel, an entrepreneur who saw an opportunity to create a new and engaging shopping experience through television broadcasts. He named the company QVC to represent its three guiding principles: Quality, Value, and Convenience. These values were created to build trust with consumers, creating lifetime, avid fans.

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Today, QVC is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer, offering a curated collection of desirable brands to millions of customers around the globe each day through broadcast, Internet, and mobile sales platforms. QVC is the world's top multimedia shopping company in terms of viewers and revenue and ranks among the top online mass merchandise retailers. QVC's 2014 sales generated $8.8B in annual revenues, $3.5B of which came from ecommerce.

In 2014, 41% of ecommerce orders came from mobile platforms. QVC is ranked as the #3 largest mobile commerce retailer among multi-category retailers, and #5 across all industries according to the 2015 Internet Retailer Mobile 500 list.

QVC is available in 300 million homes worldwide through its broadcast programming in the U.S., U.K., Germany, Japan, Italy and a joint venture in China. QVC shipped more than approx. 173 million products in 2014 to these markets.undefined

QVC has an impressive TV presence in all of its markets. QVC personalities host themed shows throughout the day engaging viewers, highlighting products in different categories, and providing shoppers with useful information in an entertaining format.

QVC is more than just live video content. It is changing the way the world shops by re-imagining shopping, entertainment and social as one. Leveraging its multichannel platforms, QVC is enabling its customers to customize their experiences. Plus, QVC has created a family of mobile shopping applications for smartphones and tablets. Leveraging social networks, QVC has well over two million Facebook fans around the world who blog, comment, “like”, and share 24/7.

Many of our products have features that are exclusive to QVC and its customers. Leading product categories include beauty, electronics, home goods, apparel and accessories, and jewelry.

Based outside of Philadelphia in West Chester, PA, QVC has 17,000 employees worldwide. The company has state-of-the-art broadcast and ecommerce operations at its corporate headquarters, known as "Studio Park," as well as studios in all its global markets.

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QVC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation (NASDAQ: QVCA, QVCB). Liberty Interactive Corporation took full ownership of QVC in 2003 when it bought the portion of the company that had been owned by Comcast.

 

 

 

 

 

QVC is a company built on a strong foundation of beliefs called The QVC Difference that are at the heart of our success. 

The QVC Difference is woven into the fabric of our culture, defining the attitude and conviction that unites everyone at QVC. These principles empower our employees with the initiative to develop new ideas and the accountability to see them through. More than a collection of ideals, The QVC Difference serves as a reminder of what made us successful in the past and acts as a guidepost for the future.

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Current College Students: 

A great way to experience QVC is through our internship program!  As an intern, you'll work with industry leaders and apply classroom knowledge to real world experiences. At QVC, your ideas and input are encouraged, and your contributions are valued. We offer internships in a range of disciplines, many of which you won’t find at other companies including: Apparel & Technical Design; Audio; Audit; Broadcasting; Consumer Insights; Community Affairs; Content Production; Control Room; Corporate Communications; Distribution; ecommerce; Finance; HR; IT; Lighting; Merchandising (Buying and Planning); Production; Public Relations; and Taxonomy & Systems.  

 Internships are offered for fall and spring semesters, as well as summer break.  

Recent Graduates: 

Consider beginning your career journey at QVC. We offer entry level positions in several departments, particularly Audit, Broadcasting, ecommerce, IT, Marketing, and Merchandising. QVC is full of possibilities as you grow roots, learn a ton, and apply your classroom knowledge right away.  We look for candidates with high energy and initiative, team aptitude, the ability to collaborate, creative thinking, problem-solving skills, and the desire to learn and grow. Your first job at QVC won’t be your last; we look to develop our team over time and offer diverse career opportunities that will prepare you for future leadership roles in our global organization


Corporate Responsibility 

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Relationships are at the heart of everything we do.  It’s what our business was founded on and still sets us apart.  Strong connections power our success and motivate us to be better and do more every day – for the people we work with, the community we live in, the planet we share, and the products we source.  Each choice we make is an opportunity to reinforce these ties and put our values into action.  Together, we can build a brighter future. 

THE PEOPLE WE WORK WITH

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As colleagues, we foster a culture of leadership that helps team members reach their personal and professional potential.

Learn how we're making QVC a great place to work 

THE COMMUNITY WE LIVE IN

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As good neighbors, we are committed to giving back to those communities where we live and work.

Learn how we're building a real sense of community

 

THE PLANET WE SHARE
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As global citizens, we make choices that help sustain the planet that sustains us. 

See how we're working to create a greener Q- and a brighter future for all of us 

THE PRODUCTS WE SOURCE

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At QVC, we require that the merchandise we offer is supplied by vendors who share our commitment to social responsibility. 

Learn how we're working together to create a more ethical global marketplace 

Wellness & Benefits

QVC works hard to provide a total rewards package that encompasses all the facets of our employees’ lives.   

As the health and wellness of our employees are a top priority, QVC offers comprehensive medical, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as programs that promote and support a healthy lifestyle.    

QVC fosters a culture of leadership where every employee is empowered to lead, either themselves or their team.  Talent development opportunities are offered and encouraged for all employees to reach their full career potential, and expose them to career paths they may not have considered before. 

We offer a competitive salary including savings and retirement options in addition to programs to help employees find personal work/life balance including flexible work arrangements.  

As a community connected by a shared love of shopping, our team members also enjoy QVC’s generous employee discount program.

QVC Reviews

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    I worked at QVC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Work environment is friendly and never monotonous.
    - Coworkers are very supportive and become family very quickly
    - There's room for opportunity across departments if you put in the work
    - Benefits are second to none

    Cons

    - Work/Life balance is generally okay, but a challenge when the company is experiencing performance pains
    - Advancement can really be dictated upon office politics
    - Compensation is below the industry average

    Advice to Management

    - Upper management tends to listen to new ideas but not as fast to acknowledge and react to them.

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QVC Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at QVC.

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    Applied online, recruiter contacted me, had phone call interview, had in person interview, heard back later that night. Then had background check and drug screening process. It was really fast and pretty relaxed. The culture there is amazing.

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QVC Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, Philly.com, 2015

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