Wet Seal Reviews | Glassdoor

Wet Seal Reviews

Updated August 16, 2017
497 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

497 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
Cons
  • 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Company good, management not so good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Working at The Wet Seal"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  3. "Great While it Lasted"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I loved my co-workers, and the discount on clothing. The pay was not the best but worked at the time.

    Cons

    They seriously told associates the store was closing the day it closed. Management got a three day warning. And then they opened another one years later at the same mall I worked and it closed again. They didn't even call old employees to see if they wanted their jobs back. Bad Business. But the signs were all there. After Black Friday we stopped getting shipments of clothing. And the company stopped sending soap, toilet tissue and other essentials we had to steal it out of the mall bathrooms. The signs that the store was closing were literally on the wall. It was a horrible ending to a fun time in my life.

    Advice to Management

    You had mothers with children and people who lived on their own working for you. You don't leave people hanging like that.


  4. "Sales"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Clothes great and discount

    Cons

    Management not so great


  5. "Okay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  6. "Awesome store"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Scheduling is flexible
    good employee discount
    Cute clothing, lots of sizes

    Cons

    A lot of downtime
    Daily goals aren't always attainable

    Advice to Management

    Don't tell your employees 7 days prior that the store will be going out of business...jerks.


  7. "Sales Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "Ok"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time

    Pros

    Managers were mostly nice.

    Cons

    District managers were annoying.

    Advice to Management

    Glad it's closing


  9. "Sales associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Store manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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!!!


Showing 497 of 502 reviews
Reset Filters