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"At first I loved it, then I hated it."

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Free bras constantly, every time they come out with a new bra, they give you that bra for free. The discount is decent at 30% and we pretty much got first dibs on sale items. Also, they let you request what pay you would like to receive, and they will most likely give it to you if it is not outlandish.

Cons

They forced you to push their credit card, which as a person with a knowledge of personal finance, was a ridiculous card to have and for moral reasons I refused to push on anyone. Also, I was once told that because I look like a "Barbie" I should be the "model" that greats customers, as a future attorney, I didn't appreciate the analogy. Also, I broke my ankle while working there and they wouldn't let me lean on anything while working the floor because it was "company policy". And for those concerned with hours, you are forced to be on call a certain number of days in the week.

Advice to Management

From my experience in working retail, do not put all of your focus on the customer, be kind to your employees and they will help you sell even more. I was a great employee and I was treated terribly.

Other Employee Reviews for Victoria's Secret Stores

  1. "Underpaid and overworked. Managers contradict their selves a well as each other."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bra Specialist in Bakersfield, CA
    Current Employee - Bra Specialist in Bakersfield, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for short term or partime
    Gratis
    Flexibility

    Cons

    not team oriented.
    little pay for amount of work load
    managers lack loyalty to associates
    favoritism
    managers lack passion for the category assigned

    Advice to Management

    Care more about associates and less about giving in to customers just for a sale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard Work but Rewarding"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits
    room for growth
    leadership given a lot of training in their role

    Cons

    lack of recognition for job
    managers in constant anxiety to please the needs of DM

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