Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated 29 September 2014
Updated 29 September 2014
1,492 Reviews
3.3
1,492 Reviews
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Victoria's Secret Stores CEO Sharen Turney
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount and deals given to employees on different products every other month (in 99 reviews)

  • 30% employee discount with some free bras throughout the year (in 84 reviews)


Cons
  • Some positions pose a greater difficulty in maintaining a work-life balance (in 73 reviews)

  • The part-time work & call-in shifts are for the birds (if this is your only job) (in 61 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Passionate staff, great environment to work in...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible job, variety in role, staff are passionate about the company, Staff Discount, great training, opportunity for progression

    Cons

    shift patterns can have awkward times,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not great

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in London, England

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount is amazing and get to work with some nice people

    Cons

    There's a horrible culture- worked with some lovely people but also a lot of rude ones that cause problems out of the blues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep staff happier and friendlier with each other

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not as glamorous as you'd think...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The discount and gratis are quite generous, especially on bras
    That's literally it!

    Cons

    I thought it'd be great working here (I work in the Stratford one) but a management figure was so rude and condescending she made me contemplate leaving already and I've only been here for a couple of weeks.
    Other members of management are also quite stuck up and moody, makes it horrible to work there, they talk down to associates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    BRUSH UP ON PEOPLE SKILLS. Know how to talk respectfully to people, there is always a nice way to say things. People from recruitment to management need to have some people skills training too. All in all, you can tell if a person is genuinely nice and a "good" person, I haven't met anyone "higher up" who seem that way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good teamwork and energy, but not so great paid

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    Former Employee - Brand Associate  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Brand Associate in London, England

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good management team
    Multinationals
    Strong fashion retail management
    No odd hours

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to deal with issues instantly since everyone is super busy
    Job responsibility is not very clear
    career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improvement in salary and benefits

    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place for a part time job.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate  in  Arcadia, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Arcadia, CA (US)

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At my store, the full time employees are very devoted and enthusiastic about their job. As a company, Victoria Secret takes care of their employees with discounts, benefits, and sample bras, so that we can better understand the product. It really depends on who your management is, but for a part time job. It's pretty good.

    Cons

    Some managers are not as accommodating so it really depends. It really is bad for full time employees sometimes like bra specialists if the manager doesn't favorite you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Woodland Hills, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodland Hills, CA (US)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    young environment, free stuff to give testimony, work life balance

    Cons

    retail, long hours, girl cattiness and holiday overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Best company in the retail field!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Supervisor
    Current Employee - Category Supervisor

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great discount & gratis offerings. Pay is typically minimum wage; the company essentially pays in product! If you want to work retail, start here. You can move up the ladder if you work hard and prove yourself to management. Industry standards are set high. Health benefits, etc are pretty great!

    Cons

    Pay typically starts off at minimum. If you get promoted, be upfront about what you want to get paid, otherwise, they'll stick you with the bare minimum. Some DMs can play favorites with some SMs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your associates through positive reinforcement!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Seasonal employee

    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment. Fun place to work and gain retail experience. Gratis

    Cons

    Retail hours. Depends on the type of manager.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing. Couldn't ask for a better company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Hickory, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hickory, NC (US)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free stuff - incentives to do well. Great training - managers really care about helping you move up in the company. The company cares about its employees and the community, encouraging each store to get involved in its own community.

    Cons

    Working in a store full of women should be enough said. Women get catty at times with some "she said, she said" types of situations. You have to make an effort to stay out of the drama.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None to share.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Category Manager  in  Cleveland, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Cleveland, OH (US)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great discount , leadership, promotions, personal growth, training,

    Cons

    compensation
    work life balance
    late nights
    not enough staffing at times
    staffing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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