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Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated March 19, 2019
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Pacific Sunwear President, CEO, and Director Gary H. Schoenfeld
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  • "There can be a lack of work / life balance" (in 46 reviews)

  • "Terrible upper management oh my goodness" (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "Good entry level"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    laced environment makes you learn communication

    Cons

    less pay with no bonus but flexible hours


  2. "Overall review"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate

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

    Pros

    Great discounts. Cool clothes.

    Cons

    Not organized. Not very friendly people.

  3. "A lot of room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Moved up quickly, because they believe in their employees. If you have good work ethic and passion you will go far.

    Cons

    It’s retail. Sometimes hours are very long. Workload is heavy, but rewarding.


  4. "Nice work for high school"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and good discounts

    Cons

    Not fun work, work with younger people


  5. "Know your worth"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you are able to connect with the right people, you can learn a lot about the fashion industry and what it takes to run a successful store.

    Cons

    You will work extremely hard as a manager. Long hours for little pay are expected.


  6. "Great environment"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very nice treatment of employees, easy to grasp obligations and overall nice environment

    Cons

    The only con were some of the typical reta customers, but that’s anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. "good"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good discount. good place for teens

    Cons

    a lot of work to do

    Advice to Management

    too much expectations for associates

  8. "How enjoyable your experience is here highly depends on your GM/DM"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cerritos, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Cerritos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - No dress code
    - Fun/laid back environment (depending on your coworkers & management)
    - Great employee discount
    - Great for retail experience (I've managed to learn various operations such as shoe audits, mark downs, transfers, floor sets, etc. within the three years I've been with the company)
    -Overall, a pretty easy part-time job especially when balancing with school

    Cons

    - Manager turn over rate (worked with SEVERAL (10+) different managers in 3 years)
    - DM constantly pressuring to cut hours - meaning only one sales associate to do ALL the tasks
    - Low pay for the amount of work you do
    - Honestly, if you get an unprofessional manager, your time here will probably be terrible (one shift per week, favoritism based on who they like, rude attitude, etc.). But if you luck out with an awesome manager like the one I have currently, your time will be VERY enjoyable and work won't necessarily feel like work. I can only give this company a 4 star review now, but if this review was done two years ago... it would definitely be one star. Also, the DM can also make or break you and your manager's lives lol. If you have horrible luck and strike out with the most incompetent district manager like our store, stress/frustration levels in the work environment will be heightened.

    Advice to Management

    -Please thoroughly vet the candidates applying for any management position... I've worked with far too many unqualified ASM/GM/DMs who seem to know nothing about how a store operates.


  9. "Pacsun"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, cool co workers

    Cons

    Customers can be rude at times and the work can be pretty repetitive


  10. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible and very fun environment

    Cons

    Poor management but very fun managers