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Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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Vera Bradley President, Chief Executive Officer and Director Robert Wallstrom
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  • Wouldn't enjoy it full time, have to work all holidays (in 16 reviews)

  • Occasionally upper management is unaware of what the stores need (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "I personally love my job and all of my coworkers."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, easy work, good pay, like family, amazing discount

    Cons

    Bathroom needs repairs quite often, back room is small and a little cluttered, long periods of standing, no breaks unless working 4+ hours

    Advice to Management

    I love management, so I have nothing to say.


  2. "Sales Lead"

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    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Sales Lead
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vera Bradley part-time

    Pros

    -Discount
    -Flexible Schedule
    -Philanthropy opportunities
    -Product selection
    -Career advancement

    Cons

    -Pay
    -Selling model
    -Lack of promotions
    -Too high of goals

    Advice to Management

    Understand the audience and what you are selling.

  3. "Pleasant Part Time"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Recommends

    I worked at Vera Bradley part-time

    Pros

    Overall I had a wonderful time working as a part time associate, my team was wonderful and the pay was decent compare to other retail jobs. Customer's for the most part are pleasant. Discount is always a good bonus.

    Cons

    Having to call customers


  4. "A company trying to find their way....."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley full-time

    Pros

    Great pay and decent benefits.

    Cons

    Management is a mess. There is no respect amongst the leadership team for the employees or each other. It is very sad to see a company fall so far from their original vision.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to change what you are.


  5. "Assistant Designer"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Designer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Designer in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours, flexible with vacation, friendly people, able to wear what your want at work that is appropriate, free workout room's, great discount, great work life balance, fun place in general

    Cons

    No cons about working at Vera Bradley


  6. "First Job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    the positive work environment and understanding. This was my first real job and my co workers were patient with me as I learned how to be an efficient salesperson.

    Cons

    I didn’t like that some of the deals weren’t told to employees till the day it started. It was hard to explain to customers what was available when I didn’t fully understand either.


  7. "Loved the job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley part-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed this job so much

    Cons

    Sometimes slow or a big rush

  8. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discounts. Lovely coworkers. Good management. Customers are almost always friendly. I enjoy getting to help others and make them feel good about their purchase.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to sell. You have to know a lot about the merchandise. You also have to be really good with people.


  9. "Sorority like atmosphere; hostile work environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employee discounts
    Fun helping customers find the 'right' travel items

    Cons

    Hostile management team- mean assistant manager; upper management enabled the behavior
    High employee turnover
    Poor pay
    Scapegoat-when an employee reported hostile behavior to management, the employee reporting the incident was considered 'crazy'.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and look out for their welfare
    Take responsibility
    Slow to hire; quick to fire


  10. "Positive"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Retail Team Lead in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Part Time Retail Team Lead in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work! Discounts! Slower pace then other retailers. Teaches you a lot about the retail industry. The management team is very understanding and supportive. They will work with your schedule.

    Cons

    No Benefits for Part Time employees even part time management. Little room for advancement. Few hours to go around. Breaks are to short for when you’re working a 9 hour shift.


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