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Vans Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great discount as well sometimes up to 70% off (in 58 reviews)

  • 50% discount off everything & 30% off sale, 70% and 50% off sale if you're employee of the month (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • No commision, minimum wage, no full time (in 22 reviews)

  • Part time managers barely make more than (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "General Information"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vans (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Management. Great flexible hours. Great Discounts.

    Cons

    Not many hours do the number of people working in store


  2. "Great Atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor
    Former Employee - Stock Supervisor
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vans full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vans encourages their employees to be themselves which is what I loved most about my time there.

    Cons

    During the end of my time there upper management started turning what was a fun positive environment into a negative and uptight one.

    Advice to Management

    Relax! Happy workers are good workers.


  3. "Awesome company to work for, doesn't pay that well"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very much a "family" vibe. Steve, the CEO, doesn't hide in an office. He travels and loves meeting new employees and catching up with old ones. Great discount as well sometimes up to 70% off!

    Cons

    -As a part time manager you can only work up to 28 hours a week. If you go over the maximum too many times then you are put on a list and you can only be scheduled for 20-22 hours for a few weeks in a row. Even if you were scheduled the max amount of hours and you are asked to stay late or cover another shift then you are the one that is still punished.
    -not very competitive in pay. Part time managers barely make more than part time associates


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  5. "Good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Nice co-workers. Can have fun while still getting the job done. Not a hard job to do. Just have to make sure to strive to reach goal.

    Cons

    The only con I can really think of is minimal hours. Sometimes you only get around one shift a week.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    50 percent discount. Fun coworkers.Cool if you are 17.

    Cons

    Hours are horrible--less then 15 a week.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees comission


  7. "Floor Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vans part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy going and fun

    Cons

    The low hours from time to time and the holidays

    Advice to Management

    Follow the skate aspect of the job


  8. "STORE MANAGER"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount on shoes, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Don't pay enough for all the work that's given

    Advice to Management

    Better bonus structure


  9. "Pretty laid back"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vans part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Vans is a super nice and laid back company to work for. The people there are nice, and so are the customers

    Cons

    Its a retail job, all retail jobs can come with low hours sometimea and you may also deal with not so nice people occasionally

    Advice to Management

    Keep the vans vibe. Keep it chill and laid back and things will go good


  10. "Great Company with Great Employee Care"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Kahului, HI
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Kahului, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discount is amazing and through the online Vanity fair discount, the family of brands owned by Vanity Fair are within reach at reasonable prices.

    Personal development is monitored at a decent distance and matters to the company.

    Hours are flexible, depending on good management.

    Cons

    Turnover rate is just abysmal. As a floor supervisor, regular associates would not have much but the employee discount to keep them coming to their shifts.

    If you want to get hours for the money, this company can't give it unless you work at the higher volume stores.

    Pay rates are not very competitive when looking at the amount of work needing to be accomplished by any position.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your associates more! They do copious amounts of work for not a lot of money on the hour. They end up going to places that pay better and you have higher turnover because of this--hours and dollars down the drain of training new associates.

    Make it easier for your associates to use their discount online. This will give them more incentive to invest in the brand.


  11. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lehi, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lehi, UT

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

    Pros

    Great discount, friendly work environment

    Cons

    Lots of information to learn but you catch on quickly

    Advice to Management

    None



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