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Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated Jun 20, 2019

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3.4
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Vera Bradley CEO Robert Wallstrom
Robert Wallstrom
130 Ratings
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  • "Laid off ALL full time employees expect for store managers with only a 3 day notice(in 23 reviews)

  • "Not a lot of DM or upper management oversight/support of individual locations(in 16 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Amazing Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vera Bradley full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people Good management Fun environment Competitive salaries

    Cons

    Stressful at times due to retail industry struggles

    Vera Bradley2019-02-06
  2. "Amazing company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Vera Bradley full-time

      Pros

      Great people to work with, great company values

      Cons

      None! Other than some holiday hours but that’s the nature of retail

      Vera Bradley2019-05-16
    • "Would work there again"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Vera Bradley full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Most of the employees are wonderful to work with & it is easy to make friendships inside and outside the workplace. There is a lot of opportunity to learn and get yourself involved in varying departments at the company. Room for growth. great benefits and company perks.

      Cons

      Frequent turnover at the executive team level took its toll on team moral and made it more difficult to have a consistent strategy.

      Vera Bradley2019-06-10
    • "was good at first"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Oak Brook, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Vera Bradley part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      great product and discount, beautiful mall

      Cons

      Store managers were not professional

      Vera Bradley2019-06-20
    • "Discount"

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      Current Employee - Team Lead 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Vera Bradley part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Employees receive 50% off most items in full line stores and 25% off items at the outlet store

      Cons

      Licensed items are only 40% off

      Vera Bradley2019-06-02
    • "Colorful and Fun"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Vera Bradley part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Overall a wonderful and fun place to work. The shoppers that come into the store are usually happy and excited to shop at Vera Bradley and it is easy to make lasting customer connections. The company is very organized and provides everything you need to do your job most efficiently. Our store was very fast paced as we were in Orlando, Florida near the theme parks and always had a lot of tourists. Employee discounts on...

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      Cons

      The downfall to any retail job is the fluctuation in your weekly hours, however this is to be expected when taking this job on.

      Vera Bradley2019-05-10
    • "Picker"

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      Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in Fort Wayne, IN
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Vera Bradley full-time for more than 8 years

      Pros

      They had good vacation time

      Cons

      Mostly everything there is. NOt a good place

      Advice to Management

      Think about others.

      Vera Bradley2019-05-29
    • "Key holder"

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

      I worked at Vera Bradley full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Customers love and get extremely excited over the products. Between my customers and co workers it was amazing

      Cons

      No room for real advancement, poor pay

      Vera Bradley2019-05-05
    • "Fun team and environment"

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      Former Employee - Team Lead 
      Recommends

      I worked at Vera Bradley part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good pay, great team atmosphere, social setting, flexible hours, incentives.

      Cons

      Nights and weekends, working certain holidays, hours given vary by overall sales so can be slow at times (like winter), or store not given enough hours for the work that needs to be done.

      Advice to Management

      Upper management could sometimes do better at making decisions that directly impact the stores' employees (floor plans, hours given with shipments, etc.) by asking for/listening to their input.

      Vera Bradley2019-04-18
    • "Great Seasonal Work"

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      Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Vera Bradley part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good paying seasonal work when home from college or in-between jobs.

      Cons

      Vera Bradley is known to be "fussy" - meaning everything has to be perfect, including zippers so - attention to detail is a must.

      Vera Bradley2019-04-16
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