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Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Vera Bradley President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert Wallstrom
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Pros
  • They focus on making connections and relationships with the customers and it really creates a great work environment (in 17 reviews)

  • Great discount and customer service experience (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Not enough direction from home office, dress code was awful for an outlet setting, cutting hours on full time employees is a nightmare (in 13 reviews)

  • Occasionally upper management is unaware of what the stores need (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vera Bradley part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Assisting in fundraising for the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer is a plus.

    Cons

    No cons at the moment


  2. "Vera Bradley - Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Novi, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Novi, MI
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount was amazing and I loved that it didn't exclude anything besides the collegiate collection. With the right people around, it was a pleasant place to work at.

    Cons

    The company is pretty hard on us about sales and reaching our daily sales goals. Some days it is not difficult, like during the holidays or summertime when more people are at the mall. However, during the school year there is barely anyone at the mall yet they expected us to reach our goal.


  3. Helpful (1)

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Virginia Beach, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company values, decent pay, room for advancement.

    Cons

    Training was mostly focused on product knowledge, not future manager duties (scheduling, processing payroll, hiring new talent, etc.)


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Team Lead"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in La Jolla, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    For retail, it is very easy work

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow professionally
    Spending too much time and money on pointless signage (and having it overnighted???)
    Constantly changing bonus structure

    Advice to Management

    Stand up for the employees when it comes to pay raises and reviews, pay us what we are worth!


  5. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, good hours, made the time at work fun.

    Cons

    the quality of the product has decreased

    Advice to Management

    Loved my management team


  6. "Great Company to Work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable standards, competitive pay, and good benefits. My managers have always been really flexible with my schedule, as I am a full-time student and have another job.

    Cons

    Turnover rate, business is slow in the certain times, then will pick up rapidly, but that is with any retail job. Sometimes closing really late because management is very picky about visual displays.

    Advice to Management

    Tell employees what you expect and correct them when they are wrong, instead of discussing their mistakes with other people.


  7. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vera Bradley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great discounts and great work environment.

    Cons

    You do not have a stable work schedule.


  8. "I love it! Best Retail job I have ever had!!"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Southlake, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Southlake, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay, the atmosphere, the people, the product, the customers aren't a nightmare, and the 50% off discount is really great!

    Cons

    Being only part time,and I can't really think of any more cons it's a great place well at least the location I work at :)

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  9. "Loved it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Vera Bradley (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place, great employees, great discount

    Cons

    Cut work schedules constantly, but kept hiring seasonal people

    Advice to Management

    Why keep hiring seasonal people, when the schedules always get cut???


  10. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Estero, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Estero, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going atmosphere. Not too many expectations. Fun company atmosphere and lots of people love the brand still. Corporate is not very involved in the happenings of the store which can be a con and a pro

    Cons

    Lack of being fully staffed and angry management that didn't work well together so it sometimes made enjoying your job hard when no one got along.

    Advice to Management

    Try and be happy


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