Vans Reviews

Updated May 15, 2020

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4.0
78%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Vans Global Brand President  Doug Palladini  (no image)
Doug Palladini
180 Ratings
Pros
  • "Really fun high energy job and a great discount not only at vans but at northface as well(in 105 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment, Great discount on products(in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, shifts were fairly short(in 38 reviews)

  • "Minimum wage, can get a bit hectic during holiday seasons(in 32 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Retail Sales Lead"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Lead 

    I have been working at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Vans is all inclusive. Our motto is Vans is for anyone but not for everyone. Meaning, you are always accepted at Vans. Great company, and room for growth. I love building relationships with customers and other employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes working in retail can get boring, but never at Vans.

    Vans2020-05-15
  2. "Fun company, but definitely matters what management team you are under"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The really fun vibe makes it feel more comfortable and friendly than other workplaces.

    Cons

    Heavily sales-based. Workers are always pushed to make more sales.

    Vans2020-05-06
  3. "Vans Values Its People"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vans full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with genuine people, Engaging work, A company that values its people

    Cons

    Meaningful childcare benefits would be very helpful

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    Vans2020-05-05
  4. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vans part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They really care about your wellbeing, they are kind but push you to work hard

    Cons

    Retail can be difficult in general

    Vans2020-04-30
  5. "leg strength"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vans part-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule and great people

    Cons

    standing for hours at a time

    Vans2020-04-22
  6. "Sales Lead"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Great discounts, good incentive, easy to move up.

    Cons

    Customer service can be trying.

    Vans2020-04-23
  7. "Only if you need pocket money"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Vans part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My co-workers are my life-time friends

    Cons

    They limited our hours to 20 hours, which is unfair and ridiculous

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    Vans2020-04-30
  8. "Great work environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stockroom Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Good hours, great coworkers

    Cons

    Poor training , had to contribute to a conference call and was not told any of the discussion points

    Vans2020-04-10
  9. "Decent company"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and people and emplyeed

    Cons

    No work life balance at all

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    Vans2020-04-22
  10. "-"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and employee perks

    Cons

    Little room for growth or cross department opportunities.

    Vans2020-04-20
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