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Wet Seal Reviews

Updated September 9, 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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and great people to work with
    Good discounts off the merchandise
    Pretty laid back job

    Cons

    Sometimes you would not get a lot of hours
    Management showed favoritism


  5. "Company good, management not so good"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chattanooga, TN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay rates based on experience
    Company training is easy to follow and train others
    Decent benefits packages
    Offers PTO
    Great Employee Discount

    Cons

    Management lacks professionalism
    Confidentiality was not adhered to between employees
    Overwork employees
    Lack incentives for make sales, LP percentages, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a professional attitude and demeanor while on the clock and off the clock in regards to your position. You should not be gossiping with associates about other associates or breaking confidentiality. Focus on the job and not on the drama.


  6. "Working at The Wet Seal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Variety of items (jewelry, shoes, accessories)
    Variety of customers

    Cons

    Not flexible with scheduling
    Call in shifts
    Petty and condescending management
    Horrible marketing
    Terrible pay
    Cheap clothing, expensive prices

    Advice to Management

    Don't take the employees and business for granted, maybe it would've had more longevity.


  7. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Discount on merchandise up tp %40

    Cons

    Management didn't really respect employees

  8. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good staff, easy going

    Cons

    Gave two days notice of store closing!!!


  9. "okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    discounts and meeting different types of people

    Cons

    pay, company, too much to even for a small retail store it felt like if it had to be like a high end with all these sales as if it was commission but it was not


  10. "Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are cool. Location. Food trucks.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Management.


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