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Updated 15 November 2018
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  • "Could improve work life balance of associates" (in 306 reviews)

  • "No work life balance yet that's what they preach" (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "PART TIME SALES ASSOCIATE VS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret part-time

    Pros

    I regularly get free VS bras/ panites/ lotions etc
    good hourly rate
    like minded girls
    management support

    Cons

    not very flexible with the hours, especially for students


  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret part-time

    Pros

    Discount and good pay better than most

    Cons

    Long hours and short breaks

  3. "Sales specialist"

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    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employee discount
    Individual sales incentive bonus
    Colleagues

    Cons

    Motivation from management is poor
    Progression is highly based on if you are liked by management
    Recovering store after full 7 hours of attending to customers

    Advice to Management

    To be more unbiased


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Shifts were too long"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere
    Friendly work colleagues
    Good music during shift
    Good discount

    Cons

    Long repetitive shifts doing the same thing
    Very cliquey
    Seasonal staff don't get any free items
    Put down to work on days you said you weren't available


  5. "Worked here from 16 years old to 17"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret (More than a year)

    Pros

    When I first started the management were lovely.
    Decent pay
    Nice lunchroom
    Good staff benefits e.g free items a month
    You move to different floors which makes it more interesting.

    Cons

    New management were not very kind.
    Can be freezing upstairs.
    You will neaten a stand and it will be ruined in seconds
    Boxing day


  6. "Awful company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stratford, London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Stratford, London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Gratis was decent, plus some lovely well trained members of staff

    Cons

    Some of the worst leadership I’ve ever worked for, management don’t care if they forget breaks, some incredibly rude members of management and staff, favouritism is incredibly high, rude horrible staff

    Advice to Management

    Stop belittling people over the radio and talking down to people, stop being so rude


  7. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount, pretty work environment

    Cons

    Horrible colleagues who think they’re better than you because they’ve worked there for longer. Bullies! Management have favourites and speak to you in a demeaning way in front of everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cruel

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Love it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time

    Pros

    Work with an amazing team and make some of the best friends you’ll ever have
    Opportunity for progression

    Cons

    Communication and appreciating from management

    Advice to Management

    Treat all staff the same as favouritism causes issues between staff


  9. "Full time generalist"

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

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret full-time

    Pros

    Pay is reasonably good compared to most retailers
    Monthly reviews and room for progression
    Free clothes (although the quality is naff)

    Cons

    Heavily targeted around sales -too much pressure
    4 hour contracts
    Not flexible
    4 week notice ?
    A lot is expected from full time and part time associates with no real benefits/rewards given in return
    Highly wasteful company -no environmental conscience

    Advice to Management

    Involve staff more, give out more benefits, give out higher contracts to full time staff, less pressure around SPH's


  10. "Sales Assoicate"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Cook in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Cook in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits (discounts and commission)

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work long hours and managers are not always nice

    Advice to Management

    Don't have favourites


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