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Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated July 19, 2018
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Pacific Sunwear President, CEO, and Director Gary H. Schoenfeld
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Pros
  • "Laid back environment- helps you focus and relax at the same time" (in 99 reviews)

  • "great employee discount and laidback environment" (in 89 reviews)

Cons
  • "There can be a lack of work / life balance" (in 45 reviews)

  • "Company always restructuring so a lot of upper management shifts lately" (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Good First Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    great employee discount and laidback environment

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  2. "intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good discount , good enviornment

    Cons

    Not too much responsibilities and duties

  3. "good company, bad hours"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly people, good environment, happy place to be

    Cons

    retail, rude customers, bad hours


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Freehold, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome discount
    Middle level management was great
    Fun job

    Cons

    Upper mgmt always changing
    inconsistent hours
    high expectations for low pay

    Advice to Management

    Don't assume that everyone wants to be here forever..invest in good people that will stay longer rather than ok people as SM's who are on rotation


  5. "Good first time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    5 things 50% off a month excludes Adidas brandy Melville
    5 things 30% off a month of brandy Melville

    Cons

    Very little to no hours! Kind of depends on your managers how good the store is ran. Not as many benefits as AE. Very chill. You can wear whatever you want. Sooo easy.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Not the best, not the worst"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule to work school or another job around

    Cons

    its retail, working customer service is never consistent


  7. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pac Sun is a good intro to working retail especially as a first job. The company is pretty relaxed and I liked the environment I worked in. The job was pretty straightforward which made it easy. In addition you also get 5 50% discounts a month and an unlimited 30% discount.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was a lot of shipment work and putting security tags on clothes can become tedious, as well as having to take them off at the register. There's not much room for growth within this job either.

    Advice to Management

    Better training. In my year of working there I never had any formal training at the job.

  8. "sales lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    50% of clothes that is limited with a list of exceptions.

    Cons

    management regionally is terrible, we got bonuses seasonally and my manager scammed me out of it. not only that but they underpay and overwork their employees.

    Advice to Management

    don't mistreat your employees and treat them with respect.


  9. "Design Director"

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    Former Employee - Design Director in Anaheim, CA
    Former Employee - Design Director in Anaheim, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment , creative and inspiring

    Cons

    Nothing bad to say

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and encourage the teams


  10. "Not bad, not great long term"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, good discount, cool store atmosphere

    Cons

    Scheduling wasn’t predictable or very flexible


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