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Wet Seal Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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  • Lack of communication of upper management (corporate level) (in 25 reviews)

  • lack of hours, minimum wage, no opportunity for advancement (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Allocation analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fun fast paced great location

    Cons

    No promotions D.C. Issues lack of management

    Advice to Management

    Didn't relate or ingage with staff


  2. "Very sad their burbank location closed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    They have super cute clothes and the environment is lovely

    Cons

    The clothes is sometimes pricy for something simple


  3. "assistant store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great staff, loyal customers, bonus programs, recognition from upper management, full time, great quality of clothing, variety of style

    Cons

    business was slow, company filed bankruptcy twice, they kept changing closing date without notice to employees til the end of it

    Advice to Management

    be direct and honest


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  5. "Needs a bit of work"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cute clothes, fun environment, decent pay for managers

    Cons

    Long hours for management, and you're expected to work 50+ on a full time salary position. Huge mistrust between corporate and the stores. They seemed quite confused why sales were low, but would come into stores and change things in successful stores that worked.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your customer better.


  6. "Bye bye"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Gainesville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Loved my store and my management team!

    Cons

    Company went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Wish you were still around!


  7. "Godd foot in the door."

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Westland, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Westland, MI
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There were some good managers that could mentor you into higher positions within the company.

    Cons

    District Managers could treat you like garbage. Little pay for way to many hours for salary workers (40 hours pay fr 60+ hour weeks). High turnover rate for associates because some managers were not properly trained to lead a team.

    Advice to Management

    none because they are closed.


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful environment. Nice coworkers, very friendly, supportive and good team. Good benefits. Fair salary. Work/Life balance. Flexible with the work entry time.

    Cons

    Not many chances to grow.


  9. "Great job"

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

    Pros

    Loved working their but unfortunately they went out of business this year. Liked my store and enjoyed my time their.

    Cons

    Great job overall but now they went out of business. We sometimes had an overwhelming amount of work on our plate.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - ASM/Sales Associate
    Former Employee - ASM/Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, support from upper management, flexible, fun, time and a half on Sunday's and holidays, overall fun experience. I learned a lot with my time with Arden B/Wet Seal

    Cons

    Sad to see the stores liquidate. This was my second store closing with the company and it was hard to see. Wish the company could of really pulled it together and stayed open. The second liquidation was a shock.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Loved It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    PRIIDE CULTURE! Collaborative environment! Excellent leadership from the top-down.

    Cons

    Due to the tough market place and stiff competitive n, the company is liquidating stores.



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