Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
1,612 Reviews
3.3
1,612 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount and deals given to employees on different products every other month (in 104 reviews)

  • 30% employee discount with some free bras throughout the year (in 88 reviews)


Cons
  • Some positions pose a greater difficulty in maintaining a work-life balance (in 77 reviews)

  • The part-time work & call-in shifts are for the birds (if this is your only job) (in 65 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations and Staffing Supervisor in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Operations and Staffing Supervisor in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great staff and work life balance

    Cons

    No cons currently with this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    fast paced, customer oriented culture, pays well, always challenging. Growth oriented, company has evolved with the times and is well positioned for the future.

    Cons

    Some people experience burn out due to the amount of work and the pressure. Alpha types only here--no one else need apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and continue to look for ways to simplify and streamline the process. Be open to both the new comers and those who have been with the company awhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of Great Benefits, Lots of unwanted upper nakedness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bra Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Bra Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts. Free bras every time a new launch bra happened. Lots of room for advancement within the company. Also, discounts at Bath and Body Works. Old Lady upper nakedness, if you're into that kind of thing.

    Cons

    Lots of old lady upper nakedness. You're constantly folding panties, while watching customers destroy something you just finished. Lots of shrink, so you're constantly profiling and basically accusing people of shop lifting (which you're trained to do). Some of the stores can be super clicky and catty, and being a pretty much all female staff...you all sync up. It's horrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I learned a lot from this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunrise, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunrise, FL (US)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discounts
    Opportunity to learn and grow with the company

    Cons

    Long hours
    Management had its bumpy roads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking a project management course to better your understanding of completing a task at hand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    awesome!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bra Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Bra Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI (US)

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    so far so good, all the employees and managers are super nice and extremely helpful!! the brand really cares about you. they really push you to grow with the company and they want to promote those who actually care about there job!

    Cons

    some of the challenges of working at Victoria's secret would be that there is a LOT to learn and you actually use and need to know what they teach you or you can't do your job. Also, it's a very fast pace environment with a lot of different types of people shopping. you have to keep up and constantly be learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice, they have been good to me and so far at there job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    victoria's secret

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Victorias Secret Cashier
    Current Employee - Victorias Secret Cashier

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

    Pros

    good management, good colleagues, nice culture, company values

    Cons

    nothing came to my mind.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Victoria secret

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people you meet an grow with

    Cons

    None everything is good and management was great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are lots of opportunity

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Easy to Move Up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wilmington, NC (US)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You learn a lot about aggressive selling techniques.
    Product placement and brand promotion are learned as well.
    Great benefits as far as freebies and phenomenal employee perks and discounts.
    Fun environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours are long.
    Customer service can be tedious.
    Folding 1000s of panties can get boring.
    Hours are determined by availability and selling.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Bra Specialist in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Full Time Bra Specialist in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Perks, 'gratice' at the beginning of each month usually a discounted bra or free shower gel, perfume ect.
    Fun environment with lovely employees
    great pay per hour as far as retail
    really, really fun-I loved it there
    Great Team Feel
    Depending on the team- people I worked with were so lovely

    Cons

    Very sales driven and this can be very off putting for those who cant keep up.

    For those who want to progress in store the opportunity is there however if its clear this a temporary vocation there isnt anyway to progress at all-very politcal

    The breaks are poor, you need to work a minimum of 6 hours to get a break of 30mins and the break can be placed any time in your timetable for the day i.e. work 5 hours on the spot and then 30mins 1hour before you go home.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Love it !

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Always enjoyed going into work knowing that i could make a difference in a customers day with the simple things like helping find lingerie.

    Cons

    Retail can get very hectic and customers are notorious for leaving items anywhere they feel which made the closing process a little bit harder

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