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Vans Reviews

Updated March 18, 2019
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Pros
  • "great discount sometimes they give you up to 70% off" (in 88 reviews)

  • "Can be a great work environment" (in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, No Benefits, only part time hours" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, management is full of politics" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Recommends

    I have been working at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Great place for young adults to work and actually enjoy the workplace and all that comes with it

    Cons

    Moving up can be difficult sometimes


  2. "n/a"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Newark, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Newark, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    great team to work for, training is great, lots of growth, discounts are amazing, plenty of opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    hours are complicated and wage can be as well

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. "Amazing"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Discount and the vibe of the workplace

    Cons

    There are no cons for Vans


  4. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Beaumont, TX
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Beaumont, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty fun place to work while in college. I was promoted several times in my 5 years there. Great culture. Awesome employee discount. Store manager is great and is very accommodating of employee schedules.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great. You are expected to upsell everything and expected to get a lot of tasks down while super focusing on customers.


  5. "Good experience with sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    practice making sales
    diverse set of customers

    Cons

    fluctuating hours
    too much pressure to talk to customers - some people want to be left alone
    not enough break time - 10 minutes per shift

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that managers are more encouraging and less critical of small aspects. They choose favoritism quickly and only give those employees good hours. They will give you tedious tasks if you're not consistently hands on with customers, even if the customer wants to shop on their own.


  6. "Fun environment to work in"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO

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

    Pros

    Discount
    People
    Being around Vans product all the time

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  7. "Great product horrible leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vans full-time

    Pros

    discount for shoes or other products

    Cons

    no accountability or communication at all

  8. "Good company, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    discount
    relaxed environment
    cool people
    good brand
    free stuff for holidays

    Cons

    bad pay
    managers are very young and very dramatic


  9. "A great job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, Great people to work with

    Cons

    Can one get 19 hours a week


  10. "Not enough hours"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vernon Hills, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, laid back environment
    Flexible hours

    Cons

    Not many hours available