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Wet Seal Reviews

Updated May 19, 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. "Got some serious issues"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved the clothes that I was selling.
    There are opportunities to move up in the company.
    Great flexible hours.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible for all positions. Sales associates typically start out at minimum wage.
    Corporate does not care about their employees.
    Gives sales associates very little incentive to do well.
    Corporate is hard to reach.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the reviews of your employees, and recongnize those who are doing well.
    Be reachable.


  2. "Horrible, stay away!!"

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

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The Discount was good, it was easy to move up in the company, the clothes was pretty cheap, work with girls

    Cons

    Turn over is ridiculous, management sucks, sales are horrible, basically going out of business, it's the worst job I've had and has no benefits. 9 months and I never got vacation time accepted

    Advice to Management

    Get a new manager who actually cares and looks the part


  3. "Horrible!!! Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wet Seal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    40% associate discount. That's about it

    Cons

    This place sucks. The hours are low since they are soon to go out of business. The management sucks and it's too much high school drama. Not professional at all. Your hours are based on if the manager likes you

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional. Give your employees more hours and get in control!!


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  5. "Avoid if you can"

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

    I worked at Wet Seal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I worked with in store were all my own age and easy to get along with. That's about it though.

    Cons

    My Boss was racist, she had poor managerial skills, people would steal your sales at the register to get more hours.

    Advice to Management

    Create a less competitive work environment and foster innovation and creativity. Save competition for rewards not for work hours.


  6. "Great as a first time job but get overrated after a while"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wet Seal part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The store discount for employees is amazing, especially when it's the employee appreciation weekend. I got along with all of the other employees, we became a sort of family. It's a fun job.

    Cons

    However, the wage is REALLY low considering how much work and hours I put in at the job. And then management EXPECTS and PRESSURES you to spend your entire paycheck once you get paid. With the exception of one, the management is really catty and rude and can show racial bias. It's retail/customer service so rude customers are a given. And there is a huge lack of communication when schedules are made. And the emphasis on selling the discount cards is entirely unnecessary and unrealistic, they demand that you pressure a customer to buy a card for like $18 when they're only purchasing merchandise that's like $3.

    I'm actively looking for a new job.

    Advice to Management

    Chill out on the discount cards. It's really stressful.


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Barboursville, WV
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Barboursville, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The 40% discount, and the sales associates.

    Cons

    Terrible communication, long hours, huge workload, little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees


  8. "Assistant Manager"

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

    I worked at Wet Seal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any good reasons to work there again.

    Cons

    No help from district manger. Very little pay for lots of duties.


  9. "Great Seasonal"

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    Former Freelancer - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Freelancer - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -hours are done by sales (this is good if you'll actually speak to people)
    -Experience
    -Goals are set for you (this is good for folk who think in terms of goals)

    Cons

    -Management all over the place
    -Hours after seasonal are almost impossible
    -constant hiring

    Advice to Management

    Get better at management


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wet Seal (More than a year)

    Pros

    40% discount, but I do not come to work for the discount simply the experience & growth.

    Cons

    Lack of Communication, Adhering to policy and procedures. Certain people get write ups and some don't, Suspected favoritism, employees are not treated fairly. THERE IS ALWAYS DRAMA.


  11. "Key Holder"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Panama City Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Panama City Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount, cute clothes, easy work

    Cons

    Upper Management picked favorites and even if you worked harder than any other employee if you weren't the favorite you got no where

    Advice to Management

    Please stop hiring only your friends to work there and trying to push out anyone who wasn't a "friend"


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