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Victoria's Secret Reviews

Updated 24 March 2019
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  • "Takes up your life , no work life balance" (in 314 reviews)

  • "No work life balance yet that's what they preach" (in 110 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. "Visual merchandising Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, amazing team

    Cons

    Managers can be overly demanding to meet goals

  3. "Senior Visual Merchandiser"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in London, England
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    free bras and fun, busy environment to work within

    Cons

    very bad management and general communication and organisation of the company

    Advice to Management

    don't just play the role of a manager, set the example!


  4. "Average"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time

    Pros

    Good staff discount
    Commission
    OCCASIONAL free merch

    Cons

    Management are awful
    Ridiculous targets
    Minimal rewards
    Favoritism
    Pressure
    Wore the same uniform for months and months as we had to pay for uniform ourselves. 'Free uniform' was never in stock.


  5. "If you want to have a stable mental health, don’t work there."

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The monthly gratis. That’s literally it.

    Cons

    Where do I start! Too much cons. I would rather be jobless than work for this company again. Extreme Toxic working environment which is why they have the HIGHEST Staff turnover you’ll ever see.

    Advice to Management

    The worst management. Management needs. Whole revamp. Less pressure on employee. Promote people that works hard instead of people that sucks up to management. Be professional and do your jobs.


  6. "Visual Merchandiser"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Associate discount including gratis every month

    Cons

    Staff rotation and lack of organisation


  7. "Good Benefits, Staff Can Be Difficult"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Discount
    Company Progression Routes

    Cons

    Staff Can Be Cliquey
    Management Favour Full Time Staff

  8. "okay short term job role"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great product,
    lovely co workers,
    good pay,
    good discount

    Cons

    long hours,
    expected to start very early,
    unsympathetic


  9. "Trainee sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret full-time

    Pros

    Didn’t had any for the Pros

    Cons

    Very fast could improve- blned

    Advice to Management

    Improve on your interviewing skills


  10. "A great beginning that very soon turnt the opposite"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Support Generalist in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales and Support Generalist in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay is the only positive but again they give you few hours

    Cons

    I worked for Victoria’s Secret at Stratford store in London and i was really really excited in the beginning. Everything seemed wonderful the first period. Unforunately, this didn’t last long. Very soon i realised that things are truly different.
    It was simply the management team against all the rest! They started being rude to me and asking things that are out of my responsibilities like going to the post office in my breaks and no pay for that. They never gave me a proper training. They just throw you in the store and expect the best from you. They embarassed me a lot of times in front of customers. The cherry on the pie was a time when a really rude customer was yelling at me and they did nothing. They were just looking. And they did nothing to support me instead they put me into troubles. That was when i said ‘enough is enough’!.
    Of course i realised very soon why staff was always changing in the store. Nobody could suffer them!
    They give you a good pay but most people worked a few hours so it doesn’t worth it. You will not have enough money to live. I was among the ‘lucky’ ones who worked full time. They care only about money and not for their employees. They treat you like garbage. So you will find something better for sure!!

    Advice to Management

    Change your attitude to your employees. Without them you re honestly nothing. No money in your pockets! So simple! The funniest thing is that you self promote your store as the ‘best store to work in the UK’! Excuse me? The staff has totally the opposite opinion. I don’t think that this was even true!