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Wet Seal Reviews

Updated June 7, 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. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Olympia, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    busy store, great employee discounts, interactions with customers

    Cons

    normal retail problems, long hours on your feet etc.

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing


  2. "Temp Customer Service Rep - Corporate Headquarters"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees/staff/management in the department were all very supportive of each other!

    Cons

    Minimal flexibility regarding scheduling/minimal to no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule regular feedback/training sessions.

  3. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Exciting, fun, enjoyed ensuring customer satisfaction.

    Cons

    Working holidays was sometimes frustrating.


  4. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved the discount! I had a Great manager

    Cons

    Holiday hours, breaks were weird.


  5. "cool place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Former Employee - Sales Associaate in Lexington-Fayette, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wet Seal (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun environment to work in

    Cons

    low pay rate for job done


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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!


  9. "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.


  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


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