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Victoria's Secret Reviews

Updated Apr 6, 2020

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  1. "One of the best retail jobs I’ve worked at"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Higher than minimum wage, based on experience -Managers care for you well-being -Hours are flexible but you have to be responsible enough to rearrange your own schedule 3 weeks in advance -bonuses

    Cons

    -few outside of work activities -customers can be quite mean and inconsiderate

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    Victoria's Secret2019-02-28
  2. "Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only pros here were the free items that you barely get free anymore. Also the hourly pay is higher than most retail positions (since they cut commission) but it isn't worth the hell that is Victorias secret the amount for toxicity and stress you have to put up with and the constant lurking of management over your shoulders that ask you the same stuff daily as well as give monthly reviews that only focus on the negative and what you do the worst then actually focus on a more positive growing behaviour.

    Cons

    A typical day at Victorias Secret was being micro managed constantly even if you had worked there for a few years you are always targeted and stalked and asked multiple question about the same daily stuff. It was a very toxic daily situation always focused on sales which apparently is not the brands motto (BUT IT IS). Management is incredibly poor they are never on the same page, each manager gives you a different answers to problems. Typically schedule you outside your availability and its your fault when THEY messed up so you need to fix their mistakes. Overheard multiple times management talking disrespectfully about other managers as well as associates behind their backs judging them calling them useless. Nothing about this job was enjoyable unless you like being a number and told you can be easily replaced and complained at that your not meeting the crazy standard of the sales goals with being stressed out and no commission benefits. Associates are annoying and always stealing sales because of the stress . There is no room to be promoted even though they may say the promote within the company they do not and they will probably be more likely to promote someone that doesn't have the qualifications in the company or other proper training like how to talk to employees professionally. Management should also be trained better because they don't know how to schedule properly and schedules are constantly coming out late so there is no work life balance. calling out when your sick is also a nightmare you will be begged to come in ill and told you can't call out and made to feel very guilty about it even if you call out once a year you will still be punished for it.

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    Victoria's Secret2020-03-08
  3. "Victoria's Secret"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Victoria's Secret full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great teams at a store and district level

    Cons

    Home office does not listen to the concerns or ideas of stores and does not make decisions that reflect the reality of what stores can execute ie constant schedule changes, unrealistic sales goals with insufficient product flow

    Victoria's Secret2020-02-28
  4. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales and Support Generalist 
    Recommends

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn many skills, opportunities for advancement, friendly environment, flexible

    Cons

    Can be competitive, may be hard to get time off during peak times (Holiday, SAC Sale)

    Victoria's Secret2020-02-03
  5. "Typical Retail Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier 

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Coworkers and some of management are amazing - Pays above minimum wage - Monthly gratis is pretty nice, you can get a few free or heavily discounted items to try out - Management stands up for you when dealing with a difficult customer - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - When calling in sick or calling out, management will give you a difficult time - Kind of a catty culture - Management often gossips about the staff - MICROMANAGES - A lot of favoritism within management

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    Victoria's Secret2020-02-05
  6. "Fair pay for a part time job"

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    Former Employee - Consulting Director in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay for part time, lots of things for free or cheap every month

    Cons

    Bad work environment, high school clique vibes

    Victoria's Secret2020-01-20
  7. "Fun and Glamourous"

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    Former Employee - Cashier 

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time

    Pros

    Good task range and support

    Cons

    It was commission based causing conflict

    Victoria's Secret2020-01-14
  8. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Brand Representative in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Victoria's Secret part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing teamwork, build great relationships

    Cons

    Conflict between management and employees

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    Victoria's Secret2020-01-12
  9. "Best accommodations ever"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are many opportunities for advancement or bonuses. The management is impeccable. If you have any complaints they take it seriously and do what they can to make it better. It’s very easy going with constant learning.

    Cons

    Hours aren’t the most reliable thing as when the season slows down and there are still so many people you have to subject to a very big hour cut.

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    Victoria's Secret2020-01-10
  10. "Best Fit, best quality"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Edmonton, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee Discounts, Good hourly wage, Free Gratis Monthly.

    Cons

    High Pressure volume sales environment.

    Victoria's Secret2020-01-09
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