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Updated October 19, 2017
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  • I made minimum wage, but again it was my first job (in 26 reviews)

  • Pretty low pay; not always the best employees (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Stockroom Supervisor in Grand Prairie, TX
    Current Employee - Stockroom Supervisor in Grand Prairie, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Chill job low stress. Great people to work with flexible schedule. Great discounts for you and your family.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Pay could be better and more benefits would be nice.


  2. "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vans (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, Flexible Scheduling, Pay is decent, management is run well and amazing deals.

    Cons

    Some people don't keep up with there share of work and then sometimes there aren't enough hours to work throughout the week.

  3. "I have been at vans for a year now."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My coworkers are amazing and the managers are too.
    I love it especially since I am a skater so I can use that 20% discount on the sk8-shop.
    There is also the 50% off normal vans items and 30% off items on sale.

    Cons

    The pay is a little low so I have to have other jobs to compensate for it. The hours are not great. I work at a Vans/Sk8-Shop in a mall so the customers are awful. The reason they are bad is because its a bad mall in the middle of Memphis, TN (SO MUCH THEFT) I hate it.

    Advice to Management

    In recent years we have done an amazing job at the store (better than we ever have) making a total volume of over 1,000,000$ in a year. Even with that achievement, our store was dropped to a C/D store instead of a B/C store. All I ask is that we get our old rank back. Store #448


  4. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Great workplace, it's a laid back environment that's still professional, you're basically paid to talk and converse with people.

    Cons

    As with every workplace, there's a couple of people who don't take their job seriously and others who take it too serious causing some stress within the work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really comes to mind, so far I've seen they're well informed and know how to speak at your level without being condescending. Keep hiring great people!


  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are valued, demographic is great, people are even better

    Cons

    None. It's an awesome place to work and the community is killer.

    Advice to Management

    You're doing great!


  6. "Amazing"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tustin, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Tustin, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off all items and 30% off sales items

    Cons

    slow work days and few hours


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vans full-time

    Pros

    Fun good times last but bad times dont

    Cons

    Bad time no fun lmao haha

  8. "Great Job for High School or College Students"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hurst, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hurst, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vans full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Vans full time starting my sophomore year of high school and was there for 5 years total. I loved working there so much! The money could've been way better, but if it was I kid you not I would still be selling shoes to this day. I loved my coworkers, managers, and being in the mall was super fun.

    Cons

    As I said the pay isn't much, and holiday season can be exhausting. If you don't like being pushed to make daily sales goals I wouldn't recommend it.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage your long time employees to pursue management early on! Like I said if I was making more money, I would've stayed forever and I think a lot of my other coworkers could've said the same.


  9. "Fun, yet unfulfilling"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment, great employees, great employee discount

    Cons

    Not enough hours to go around, pay rate is low, not rewarded for going above and beyond


  10. "Cool but not very filling"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in South Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in South Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The discount! Is great the atmosphere is cool the overall stress of the job is very low, and the shifts are so short you don’t really have a chance to hate the work

    Cons

    Slave wages and no hours, there’s no money to be made no living off this job and no chance of it. The managers I believe barely or almost even see full time

    Advice to Management

    Corporate sucks


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