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Wet Seal Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Upper management isn't always great, scolded when something goes wrong (in 25 reviews)

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

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    40% employee discount
    Flexible work schedule if you're a college student
    Co-workers we're nice and drama-free
    Kept you on your feet whenever store was busy

    Cons

    Occasional rude customers
    Not enough hours


  2. "Fabulous Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Access to current fashion trends.

    Cons

    Retail instability. Inability to vacation during the holidays.


  3. "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned a lot, and liked my boss.

    Cons

    Pay wasnt great and no real opportunity for advancement.


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  5. "Wet Seal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great directional focus, excellent leadership.

    Cons

    Brick and mortar retail is struggiling to survive on-line options **cough** Amazon **cough**

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Wet Seal"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Pros

    The amazing people, the product, the family environment, great discount. I loved working here.

    Cons

    Lot of tasking on short notice, tight payroll, it was poorly managed for a long time


  7. "Asst. Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Discount, You learn a lot about how retail stores run, management and associates do shipment, visuals, marketing, windows. Smaller company

    Cons

    Working weekends, holidays just like any other retail store,


  8. "Co Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toledo, OH
    Recommends

    I worked at Wet Seal (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Communication, Succession Planning, Rewarded for Reaching Goals, Team Work

    Cons

    Management sometimes expected to work too many hours


  9. "WetSeal Review"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They associates and managers were great. It was very relaxed and laid back. The dress code was also very relaxed you didn't have to be dressed super fancy.

    Cons

    Sometimes it was a little too slow and I would stand around doing fixing rack for an hour. The managers sometimes came in late so we had the responsibility of everything.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a little more to do when the store is slow. No one wants to just stand around and do nothing.


  10. "SM"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount (40%)
    Work life balance
    Open communication with DM and SM

    Cons

    Allocation of hours
    Lack of communication of upper management (corporate level)


  11. "It's okay"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -you get a 40% employee discount
    -discount at arden B as well
    -fun environment

    Cons

    -no annual raises
    -starting pay is minimum wage
    -no real incentives
    -hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    give associates with potential the chance to move up



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