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Wet Seal Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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  • Lack of communication of upper management (corporate level) (in 25 reviews)

  • They pay their associates about 30% below minimum wage and you obviously do not receive tips (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (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).

    Advice to Management

    Consistency. Better training tools and better documentation as far as accountability.


  2. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people and enhancing guest wardrobe.

    Cons

    I didn't enjoy working on Thanksgiving day.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team members and believe in your skills

  3. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I dont really think there is any...

    Cons

    Too many people at the corporate office without higher education.

    Advice to Management

    Get trained, also to have compassion for your teams.


  4. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The awesome 40% discount for employees and other incentives.

    Cons

    The expense clothes sold in store

    Advice to Management

    Better package benefits for full time employees


  5. "THE BEST WORK PLACE"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    if you love clothing, fashion, styling, and you're passionate about it, you would love to work here! at least where I was located. My team was so much fun to work with and my managers were the best. even after I left work there we're still in touch. there was no discrimination or whatsoever. when I'm not feeling well at work, my managers were so kind to offer me a seat in the backroom so I can rest. or whenever one is hungry, our managers will literally offer their snacks most times.

    Cons

    co-workers and management is fine. hours are okay. pay is alright. the only con are the customers in the fitting room, shoplifting.

    Advice to Management

    OPEN WETSEAL AGAIN!!!


  6. "Not too terrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    40% discount
    always something to work on
    visual updates were fun

    Cons

    expected to finish huge markdowns in a small amount of time
    District manager was not friendly. they pick favorites.


  7. "I was a part time Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment with a great team

    Cons

    Would have liked to receive more hours

  8. "Assistant Store Manager"

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

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Fun Atmosphere with lively music
    Creative Freedom for window campaigns
    Great Discount for trendy pieces

    Cons

    Closed and gave us six days of warning
    High turnover rate
    Inconsistent product

    Advice to Management

    When you relaunch this brand, try and keep the same people in their positions.


  9. "MANAGER"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotteville, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Charlotteville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    40 %off
    Great teammates
    Fashion is a must
    holdiay dressing up

    Cons

    MANAGER was horrible she was rude


  10. "Seasonal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Nice peers cool managers everyone was nice

    Cons

    I was only part time so couldn't get much from the opportunity


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