Sales Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – 10 October 2017
Wouldn't recommend this job. Company only cares for sales and pushing new add ons, not about customers. Management will send you to other stores and have you work double shifts, no overtime allowed. Schedules are inconsistently made, every week is different and the schedules are sent out the night before the next week shifts are supposed to begin.
Key Holder and Interim Store Manager (Former Employee) – Ithaca, NY – 8 October 2017
The original manager that I had only lasted two months of me being there. She was extremely intelligent but overworked and got no help from upper management. My co-workers were some of the best I have ever had. The assistant manager that was eventually put in was extremely knowledgeable and very good as a leader. Overall the store itself has many benefits not only from the discounts but I loved the relational aspect of it as well. You made a lot of friends, you were taught well, you had expectations but there was a reality that it was not always going to be meet. It was the regional management that ruined everything. There was poor management skills, as well as favoritism. Both of which caused many issues with the store I worked at.
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Miami, FL – 5 October 2017
I love my job, great customers and peers. The DM treat me with respect and is always available if I need anything. The company gives you the freedom to be yourself and all the tools to be knowledgeable in every sense.
Learning, samples, great discounts, traveling once a year...
Great place to work. They offer all benefits however the healthcare plans offered are not the best. It's relaxed fast and slow paced. The pay is okay for the work at hand however could definitely be much better. I mostly agree with the culture. I have been reading other reviews saying that others experience have been to push products like were commissioned and here in my district that is not the case at all. We would rather give you honest feedback versus selling you something you don't actually need. So I may not agree with everything here I still say it's an awesome place to work!!
Employee discount, ad match anywhere, auto delivery
Assistant Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) – Ashland, VA – 1 October 2017
Overall, this is a great place to work. The management team is very supportive; the atmosphere is fast-paced but relaxed; the group of people that I serve (over 300) are hard-working employees. Together, all have become like a family and supporting them is the most enjoyable part of my job. The hours that I work each week are the hardest part of the job. As our organization has grown, the number of workers in the DC has almost doubled. So, the hours are long. But I'm in the process of interviewing for a 3rd member of the HR team. With the addition of a Coordinator, the work-life balance should correct itself and allow for more time to be strategic.
Discounts at VS stores; fun health initiatives; the people I work with
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Bellevue, WA – 29 September 2017
This was a great place to work until the company began to see a decline in customer spending due to Amazon. The culture was negative and almost cult-like. As a manager, you're expected to sell as if you are on commission. We were expected to push only the house brand first even if the competitor was of higher quality, which is something they tell you will not happen when you are first hired. Often times the management is poor and the communication with the corporate office is never consistent; from the RM to the DM to the SM. The plus side is there is usually an incredible amount of downtime so you are able to build a relationship with the customers.
Key Holder/Manager (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – 28 September 2017
The work environment and balance was good. The only complaint I ever had was the way the store manager spoke to the customers. She would often get hateful and belittling. The customers are our main goal and our main driver. A typical day was often face paced yet easy. I loved working there, but left for what I thought was a much more forward thinking job. I wanted to be a part of something bigger.
The District Manager for this company has favorites & if your not one of them you get no recognition or help!!!
Manager (Former Employee) – New York, NY – 23 September 2017
a typical day is assisting cutomers health & wellness goals. what I have learned is communication is key. Listening is very imortant and helping others is rewarding.The management team at store level is great. The problem is the District Manager with his lies, favoritism & selctive acknowledgements. Most enjoyable part of the job getting to meet new people & building new customer relationships.