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Vans Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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  • I made minimum wage, but again it was my first job (in 26 reviews)

  • Part time managers barely make more than (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "A family"

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Nashua, NH
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts, good training, wonderful managers, a good CEO and exceptional incentives. It was like a family honestly, somewhere I felt very welcome.

    Cons

    It's a retail job unfortunately, so working weekends and not too many hours due to a larger staff. They could pay a little more than minimum wage, especially for management staff.


  2. "Great experience, but could get tiring"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waipahu, HI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waipahu, HI
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    good discount, fun environment, get to meet a lot of cool people

    Cons

    can get really busy leading to the store getting really messy, crazy hours sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Let our manager hire more people because we were really short-staffed and a lot of people would call out.

  3. "Sales - Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    best team in the whole world.

    Cons

    no cons, everything and everyone are great.


  4. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vans (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The company has retail hours.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe offer benefits to part-time employees


  5. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vans part-time

    Pros

    Great Discount on the shoes

    Cons

    Not that great of money

    Advice to Management

    Make the pay a little better


  6. "Good starting job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Concord, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    50% off
    Taught good sales techniques
    Good hours and flexible
    Good working environment

    Cons

    Not great pay
    Not a lot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Keep moral high


  7. "Vans"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount and in store music.

    Cons

    The company is expanding at too fast a rate, leaving district and regional managers with more stores than they can properly manage. Pay is consistently below the market average for the position. Turnover is huge, leaving those that stick around constantly scrambling to keep things together with no staff. Not worth the time or effort.

  8. "Dont Do it"

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

    I worked at Vans part-time

    Pros

    %50 off. Doesnt matter because you wont be able to afford anything.

    Cons

    Required to sell at least $600 worth of merch per shift. Management is horrid. No room for growth. No commission. Company is so cheap they do not help out any employees. No raises. Hours depend on how much money your store brings in every month, (good hours only during holiday seasons) If a store is under going re construction you are either fired or required to be housed by another employee from another store to live with. Which is ridiculous because the company is worth 1.2 Billion dollars, cmon just get me a hotel and pay me more. Please I don't care how poor you are, its not worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Find a new career


  9. "Great benefits awarded for unrealistic expectations..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vans full-time

    Pros

    Contests and generous discount to top performing stores or associates. Training program is self driven and very thorough.

    Cons

    Inconsistency and lack of communication regarding expectations among District management level.


  10. "Great Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and Great culture

    Cons

    no cons to report at this time.


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