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VF Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Dec 6, 2019

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  1. "Talent Acquisition Specialist"

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    Current Contractor - Talent Acquisition Specialist 

    I have been working at VF

    Pros

    work life balance , culture, best co-workers.

    Cons

    no access to employee events and internal training's

    VF2019-08-08
  2. "if you want long term employement, don't look here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at VF full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The employee discount you get is really cool

    Cons

    There is no stability here. Everything is rush rush rush and VF does not care about work life balance.

    VF2018-08-06
  3. "VF"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VF full-time

    Pros

    Purpose lead organization - financially sound

    Cons

    Work life balance is an issues - but management is taking steps to improve

    VF2018-05-14
  4. "Average on a Good Day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VF full-time

    Pros

    Decent work-life balance; little pressure; great brands; little challenge; easy to operate under the radar and collect a good paycheck.

    Cons

    Management is mediocre; little diversity; brands lose their identity after acquired by VF; no innovation other than supply chain.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent on what the company goals are, and stop masquerading as a place that cares about people, the brands within your portfolio and raising the quality of what you produce.

    VF2018-02-13
  5. "No Diversity, Lack of Care for Employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VF full-time

    Pros

    Best medical insurance package in the area. The company is extremely generously with work/life balance.

    Cons

    Extreme lack of care for employee growth and development within the Jeanswear division. More focused on "favorites" and "who-you-know". I noticed a lack of diversity, especially among leadership. 1950s culture.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on "who is next in line for promotion" and more on who is the best candidate for the job.

    VF2018-02-12
  6. 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
  7. "Good Work-Life Balance"

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

    I worked at VF full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance and great people.

    Cons

    No feeling of security. Firing is a normality.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your peers

    VF2017-10-05
  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VF full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Company works to improve worker satisfaction. Good pay levels.

    Cons

    Constant realignment within the organization over the past 5 years led to tremendously increased work load. Went from a 40-45 hour work week to 60+. Department your in determines whether you have promotion opportunities. My department brought in outside talent about 90 percent of the time. With the"fresh" blood, traditional Wrangler culture and work -life balance have changed -- and not for the better.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your current employees and give them the opportunity to advance. Review jobs and get them back to a 40-45 hour week.

    VF2017-07-01
  9. "merchandise coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    work life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    pay, poor management, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    focus on field employees. they are the key to the success

    VF2017-06-26
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Digital Merchandising in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brands, benefits, work life balance.

    Cons

    Location, pay, development, apparel industry is very competitive

    VF2017-06-04
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