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VF Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Jan 14, 2020

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VF for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing workers, positive working environment, friendly

    Cons

    Not much to say regarding cons

    Advice to Management

    Give interns more chances at learning company duties rather than small tasks

    VF2020-01-14
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging work environment in the midst of big transitions"

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    Former Employee - Ecommerce Analyst in Alameda, CA

    I worked at VF full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Each brand within the portfolio has their own unique culture and work environment with access to the shared, corporation-wide resources and expertise

    Cons

    Closures, sell-offs, relocation, reorganizations, and downsizing have been constant forces over the past few years and created an untrustworthy office culture

    VF2019-09-03
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Vans"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VF part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. It’s fun, management is awesome. Sometimes, they randomly give free shoes to employees and we also get 50% off merchandise.

    Cons

    The hours they give you.

    VF2019-03-06
  4. Helpful (1)

    "okay"

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    Current Employee - Production Planning Analyst in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good benefits, pleasant work environment. Flex time, telecommuting. gym, cafeteria

    Cons

    there are some cons here.

    VF2019-03-11
  5. "Product Merchandiser"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Greensboro, NC

    I worked at VF for less than a year

    Pros

    Best Work Environment, Friendly Co-workers, Positive Atmosphere

    Cons

    I don find any cons

    VF2019-01-08
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and great people."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Appleton, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good working environment. Human Resources and management do a great job taking care of their employees and making every employee feel important.

    Cons

    Pay is ok if it is one of a two income household. If you're single, you will most likely need to work a part time job as well.

    VF2018-03-12
  7. "Industry changes bringing challenges"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at VF full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced working environment. Friendly coworkers. Respectful work environment.

    Cons

    Challenges in new organization structure, communication and employee workload ,amid many changes happening at the same time.

    VF2018-02-11
  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VF full-time

    Pros

    -Friendly work environment. -Have the opportunity to learn and strengthen analytical skills. -The job forces you to integrate with not only sales but learn the worlds of merchandising, product development, logistics, and compliance etc.

    Cons

    -Low salary -Mediocre working conditions -Not a lot of opportunity for growth

    Advice to Management

    You will find more success in compensating and appreciating valued employees rather than losing great team members to keep expenses low.

    VF2018-02-21
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible mgmt and poor work-live balance. Learn & leave"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you didn't experience it before, you will learn a lot about how the ''good ol boys club'' work. Learning how to manage up. Upper management has no idea what their teams are actually working on and day to day operations of the business nor do they care to. You have to learn how to manage your boss and provide need-to-know information. Bosses are not in the office or forget weekly touchbases so when you have their attention, only provide need-to-know info. The rest is on you to figure out. You learn a lot about how finance influences many decisions. Learn how to negotiate vendor contracts (which procurement should help with but they creates more hassle) Revenue is a top priority over anything so they end up chasing the bottom line as opposed to being strategic. This creates a REACTIVE environment which teaches you how to be agile and move quickly after certain market changes. Good and bad thing. You become a Powerpoint deck making expert! There are multiple decks to create each week, month, quarter so you'll be a wiz if you aren't already. This is a sarcastic pro. I recommend having a firm exit strategy upon entry. Work here and gain industry experience and leave. You will be better off than possibly getting let go based on ''business needs.'' You need to play the game. Learn all you can and move on quickly. I'm recommending people to work here so they know the difference between a bad and good work environment. Only then will you appreciate a good place once you've experienced this soulless place.

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    Cons

    Upper management are all shuffled around from different brands based on WHO they knew, not WHAT they know about the brand. They let talented people go on the account of ''corp. restructuring based on business needs'' which is complete nonsense. When finance asks various departments to cut budgets, the first thing that goes is the head count. In the past 1.5 year, there have been 3 layoffs which all happened around the end and start of the year. Very slow to change and utilize new technologies to reach different audiences. It's sad but some brands just optimized their website to be mobile responsive. People have been surfing the internet on their phones for over 10 years! There's no work-life balance. You always end up working through lunch and extra hours in the evening. They keep getting rid of people so those left have to take on more and more until it becomes unmanageable and something falls through the cracks. Ensure you send and receive EVERYTHING in writing and keep a log of every time you voiced your concerns. It will come back to bite you if you can't prove voiced risks. Email is your best friend. There's no onboarding process for ANY role I've seen. HR is not quick enough to hire people after someones gives 2 weeks notice. The next backfill will have a trial by fire initiation into their role. There's little opportunity to move around in roles. There's no rotational program instituted to give people a chance to explore additional opportunities within the brand.

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    Advice to Management

    Only management that will likely read this is someone who was shuffled between brands so it's pretty useless. But just in case, listen to your employees and understand their roles. At the very least, know what your employees do on a day-to-day basis and try to ensure a work-life balance. Stop getting rid of dedicated people based on ''the needs of the business'' and keep those who really work hard and love their job. There are a lot of us who love what we do but want the environment we do it in to change. Reduce the urge to pull immediate revenue driving activities that cheapen the brand image. It's not doing you any favors in the eyes of your consumers and it makes life miserable for those who have to work day and night to make those changes happen. Don't promote ''friends'' who have to get up to speed on the brand itself. Hire new people who actually understand the industry, audience and have depth of knowledge.

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    VF2018-01-12
  10. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Appleton, WI
    Recommends

    I have been working at VF full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly work environment. Opportunities to move up or across to different brands/depts as jobs open. Occasional fun "team building" activities. Great discounts. Occasional opportunities to travel, depending on the dept you're in & if it's "in the budget" for that year.

    Cons

    Computer system issues are frequent. Hard to get parent company to approve additional positions, so at busy times it can get hard to keep up. Might be a good thing if you like overtime. Not as much if you're a mom who wants to get home to her kids. You end up having to choose to stay on top of things at work & lose time at home; or leave at youre scheduled time but fall behind at work.

    VF2017-09-19
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