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Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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Vera Bradley President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert Wallstrom
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  • Not enough direction from home office, dress code was awful for an outlet setting, cutting hours on full time employees is a nightmare (in 14 reviews)

  • Occasionally upper management is unaware of what the stores need (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Warm Welcome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Associate in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Sales Associate in Frisco, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I moved to Frisco, TX in Summer 2012 to stay with my dad and get used to the area prior to my anticipated college graduation date. Since I grew up and went to school in Edmond, OK, I didn't know anyone in Texas. Not only did I receive a fabulous first Texas job in Vera Bradley, but I added on to my family. The women I grew to know and become close with are the most welcoming and entertaining group of coworkers that I've ever had. They are so enthusiastic about their work and the company. They taught me to perfect my customer relations skills and were patient and helpful when it came to my being directionally challenged. Every day I went in was a new experience in a welcoming, comedic, and passionate environment.

    Cons

    I had no negative experiences with this position/company.

    Advice to Management

    The Vera Bradley in Frisco, TX has the best management around!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company with Great Employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, energetic company that gives each person the power to make something right.

    Cons

    No set schedule, not a lot of room to grow.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Company"

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

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

    Pros

    -Work Life Balance
    -Great Employees and Management in the store
    -Great Pay
    -Fun Contests, Gifts and Enviroment
    -Strong Core Values
    -Great Discount

    Cons

    -A stronger training program to track growth and development for promotions


  4. "Family feeling among coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun and good discount. Great work environment

    Cons

    None that come to mind.


  5. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate
    Former Employee - Stock Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, amazing management, very generous company!

    Cons

    Nothing bad about this company!


  6. "Hands down, the best place I've ever worked!!"

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. The employees genuinely care about each other.

    Cons

    Many decisions are still made by co-founder even though not always the best for the business.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring the right upper management with retail experience is key...and a woman's touch will go a long way toward the mission.


  7. "Best retail job ever!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM
    Current Employee - ASM
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    communication is always ongoing, discount, charity work

    Cons

    slow growth since there are so few stores.

  8. "Amazing employer!!!!!!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grove City, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grove City, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company the people everything!!!!

    Cons

    I did not find any cons while I worked here


  9. "Wonderful work environment"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Marlton, NJ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Marlton, NJ

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

    Pros

    fun, good discount, friendly employees, Corporate treats employees very well

    Cons

    lack of hours, can't use employee discount on some promotions

    Advice to Management

    distribute hours among associates more evenly


  10. "What a wonderful and family-like company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, caring coworkers, understanding management who encourage you to succeed, 50% discount, employee parties and gatherings, free products

    Cons

    Payroll cuts mean shortened hours unfortunately


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