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I worked at Victoria's Secret (More than a year)
Work hard and your commission will be great.
Managers were amazing, any help or training needed they are happy to help.
Store discount is good (30%).
Be careful, you will fall in love with their bra range and you will want to spend your wages there.
Not very flexible.
Advice to Management
Focus on training your current employees and be more flexible with working hours. By doing this, you will be able to reduce your employee turnover which is high.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Victoria's Secret.
I had a phone interview which sounded very positive, and was subsequently invited back for a face to face interview the following week. The head office building is tiny and I spent 20 minutes waiting to be seen while listening to a receptionist have a verbal altercation with someone in IT about a printer. I met with an Associate VP and a Talent Manager. The office is covered in huge Victoria's secret Model pictures, so if you're over a size 8 or have any body hangups or self image wobbles it might not be the place for you. I also overheard a conversation that staff were having about a colleague who had bought a jacket potato for lunch and how calorific it was. To be totally honest I should have just left there and then, working in an environment full of self absorbed vacuous women is not really my thing.
Interestingly the business seems to have ripped off it's entire recruitment process from another business that I happen to have worked for previously, and the two hiring managers tried to to spin it in such a way as to make their proposition unique and forward thinking. I didn't get the impression that there was an awful lot of care around retention and candidate experience in the volume hiring side of things, and the employee experience was only ever favourable if they were able to sell a lot.
The whole vibe very much felt that they were doing me a favour by seeing me, and I think unless you're very much in line with the Victoria Secret atypical 'Look/fit' then you basically have zero chance of being hired.
I was promised feedback in a week. I received none, I think I chased once, and still didn't hear back, aside from being informed of a delay in the process, by which time I withdrew my application. which was fine, because I wouldn't have wished to progress in a further process, but a bit poor given they really tried to sell the 'Candidate experience is the most important thing to us' spiel. The candidate experience for me at least was very sub par, and I would not recommend this as a place to work if you care about that sort of thing. If this is how prospective candidates from the HR/Talent industry are treated then I perish to think the raw deal the sales assistant candidates probably get.
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