Wet Seal Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2020

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3.0
33%
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29%
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Wet Seal Chief Executive Officer John D. Goodman  (no image)
John D. Goodman
150 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible with school schedules & employee discount(in 59 reviews)

  • "The amazing people, the product, the family environment, great discount(in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • "No guidance from upper management(in 26 reviews)

  • "They pay their associates about 30% below minimum wage and you obviously do not receive tips(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I was with the company 15 years, grew up with this company, and Credit then for a huge contribution to my management and leadership skills, customer service standards, operational excellence, visual talent and creative eye, and attention to detail as a store manager Great employee incentives. Personal relationships with upper management, including regional managers, VP of store ops, VP, and CEO. They were totally invested in their internal customers (employees), constantly accepting feedback, implementing “bright ideas” from employees at an level! Working there I always genuinely felt like part of a team. Maybe it was just my personal experience, my specific DD, RD, co-workers, and fellow store managers in my district that made it so enjoyable for me, but I felt as tho there was consistency, constant motivation from both my DD and the company itself, and appreciation.

    Cons

    Competitive pay-we were unable to recruit the talent that we wanted because we weren’t able to pay them for that skill level and talent. Also, so many changes were made over the years, I think what contributed to the demise of the company was their constant effort to do MORE...I always thought they needed to “take it back to the basics” and re-introduce some of the proven successful bonus programs, contests, selling tools, and training tools that were in place when the company was increasing consistently (2000-2003) and then again (2006-2011).

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  2. "Salary"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Territory Sale Representative in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Not the funnest environment period


  3. "A"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager 

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, great benifets, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Long hours, no growth, no

  4. "Probably wouldn't go again"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Discount, Sometimes nice customers, Nice Environment

    Cons

    Not enough pay Dramatic workers and mangement

  5. "the job isn't that bad"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Spokane, WA

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the pay and hours were good

    Cons

    the management staff were terrible

  6. "took on many roles"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    small team so I learned a lot about different positions got to learn about product management

    Cons

    small team so there were times where there too many tasks to take on

  7. "Fun"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Bernardino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to dress people

    Cons

    Full of woman so it can get catty.

  8. "Loved this place!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate 

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    The team is wonderful. Felt like family!

    Cons

    Retail hours suck but that’s with any retail jobs

  9. "Fun"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, discounts, and drama free

    Cons

    I really don't have anything bad to say about this amazing company.

  10. "Sales Associate"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Discounts on clothes - Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    - Rude customers - Low pay - Not enough hours - Company went bankrupt

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