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Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated 19 April 2019
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Pacific Sunwear President, CEO, and Director Gary H. Schoenfeld
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  • "Low wages for the area made it difficult to staff, that in turn gave little work/life balance" (in 47 reviews)

  • "Terrible upper management oh my goodness" (in 83 reviews)

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  1. "good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, nice discount, nice co workers

    Cons

    bad schedules, long hours, close late


  2. "I loved working here"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Arlington, TX (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My managers were super nice and friendly. They work really well with your schedule. The pay is fair and you are able to move up positions.

    Cons

    There where no cons, for me. I left because I needed to advance my career.

  3. "Everything's great besides pay"

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    Current Employee - FT Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - FT Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very laid back. The coworkers really make the job.

    Cons

    They never give you raises. The only chance you have for a raise is if you get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that get along and your store will run smoothly.


  4. "Relaxed Work Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A relaxed, team-oriented environment
    Management cares about their employees

    Cons

    Inconsistent scheduling, although this may differ from store to store


  5. "Upper management troubles"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - District Manager in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with schedule
    Office from home

    Cons

    Change in upper management. T regionals in 2 years.


  6. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Silverthorne, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Silverthorne, CO (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Opportunities to travel. Room for growth to a certain level.

    Cons

    Low wages for the area made it difficult to staff, that in turn gave little work/life balance.


  7. "Awful pay, and unappreciated"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Store staff, coworkers, and store manager are great. Discount is also pretty good too. PTO and benefits seem to be pretty nice too for a retail job.

    Cons

    Expectations are insanely high, and you'd better hope your DM likes you, or you'll be out of the company despite how long and hard you've worked. The pay is awful compared to other retailers, especially with associates and ASMs. Upper management tries to catch you off guard with insanely frequent surprise visits, and like to point fingers rather than offer a coaching moment. We are not allowed to do anything when it comes to loss prevention, and theft, yet are blamed for our shrink numbers. I've been with the company for years, and with the new direction it's headed in, I think I won't be here for very much longer.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to store staff concerns, raise pay, allow managers and associates to do more in the way of preventing theft.

  8. "It's Retail....."

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    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Phila, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Phila, PA (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people and opportunities it creates

    Cons

    Higherups (Corprate) Dont listen to our frustrations and is run very weird.


  9. "Good entry level"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    laced environment makes you learn communication

    Cons

    less pay with no bonus but flexible hours


  10. "Little hours, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tinton Falls, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tinton Falls, NJ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    50% discount on full priced clothes

    Cons

    Few hours, minimum wage, overall boring job