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Off The Wall Since 1966
Global Category Manager (Pro-tec) (Former Employee), Cypress, CAFebruary 15, 2013
An amazing company to be part of. Surrounded around creative & forward thinking people, with passion for the brand.
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Awesome company
Floor Supervisor (Former Employee), Montclair, CANovember 20, 2012
My favorite job to date management was great had very supportive staff friendly people great product pay could have been better but overall good company to work for
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Typical work day
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Pearl City, HIOctober 8, 2012
Overall, at Vans pearlridge is a great company to work for. The Management is awesome they are very caring and understanding when it comes to hours and days of work scheduling. Also when it comes to doing things that you havent done before they are very helpful with explaining and walking you through it until you feel comfortable about doing it on your – more... own without their assistance. My co-workers, They are awesome they are all very nice from the ones who were there before me and the one who were just hired. Everybody gets along fine just basically because everybody does their part while on the job, which makes going to work enjoyable and happy. The hardest part about the job is just basically making sure when a customer comes in to return or exchange an item that i do the transaction right and making sure they leave a happy customer wanting to come back again. The most enjoyable part of my job is being on the shoe deck. while on the shoe deck i get to interact will many different kinds of people from Adults shopping for themselves, Teens, and parents who come in with their kids. I just love seeing the happy faces on the customers when they leave knowing they are happy with what they got, and making me feel good that i did my job. – less
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Fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chula Vista, CASeptember 27, 2012
I only stayed with this job temporarily because it was a seasonal job. In the short time that I was there, I did enjoy the atmosphere. The people were very nice and easy to get along with. I love VANS products, and was pleased to be surrounded by so much of it. I got to meet bands that would play in the mall area, and help people shop for themselves – more... or their loved ones. – less
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Fun and flexible work environment
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee), Waipahu, HISeptember 10, 2012
Vans is an amazing company to work for, however, it is a labor of love. The passion of working for Vans is one that is developed and constructed through learning more about the company. The compensation is agreeable, however, it is not immaculate. Hours and strict, but the time spent there is always well-productive and fulfilling.
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Great
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Tampa, FLSeptember 10, 2012
Pros: 50% off, atmosphere is amazing.
Cons: not enough hours!
Pay isn't very well because of the hours your given, but the culture makes up for your distaste. There is nothing better than the laid back atmosphere of Southern California, being around people who embrace the culture, and working for a company from the heart of it is definitely a plus. As long as you do your job your safe at Vans, advancement might – more... take a while if your a slacker though, must go above and beyond day to day to catch the Managers eyes. Fits in perfectly with your life, its nice to show up to work in your everyday clothes, and be able to leave and go out somewhere without having to change. – less
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B+
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Olympia, WASeptember 6, 2012
Pros: free shoes & shirt with job.
Cons: low hours, have to call in before shifts
I sell shoes & apparel for Vans in Olympia, WA. My typical day at work begins with calling in to see whether or not I work. If I do then I am giving a goal for total sales, average sale, & # of socks sold. My co-workers are immature high school students, which is probably the most difficult part of my job. The most enjoyable part is helping people find – more... what they want. – less
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Exciting management position focused on developing team and assuring quality customer service.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), North Attleboro, MAAugust 20, 2012
Pros: strong sales team, enjoyable enviornment, developed great customer repore.
Cons: lower wages, schedualing
Vans is responsible for my strong management skills in which i had to develope and work towards my promotion. Vans gave me the oportunity to show my skills and be promoted from floor supervisor to assistant manager within the first six months of employment. Along side managing my team i also enjoyed customer service and sales. Vans is very goal driven – more... which is why i enjoy it so much. Everyday we have a goal, not only in sale numbers, but also in how we make them. How our average dollar sale and units per transaction can effect our net sales was something i constantly have to keep up with. Sales and management is very rewarding and exciting for me and i enjoy being a leader on the sales floor. – less
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Excellent atomosphere, great co-workers
Sales Associate (Current Employee), San Mateo, CAAugust 16, 2012
So far I really like working here! It's a great atmosphere and I enjoy the store, the product, and the customers!
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Fun, Lively Workplace
Floor Supervisor/ 2nd Assistant Manager (Current Employee), TXAugust 5, 2012
Pros: 50% discount
Cons: short breaks, mall environment
wonderful managers, understanding and helpful.
Honed my sales skills, learned tips for training sales associates.
farely simple work environment, punctual employees, all hardworking with excellent customer service.
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fun environment
Customer Service/Sales/Stock Supervisor (Former Employee), Houston, TXAugust 1, 2012
I can honestly say, that i have never enjoyed coming to work more than i did while i worked at VANS! Although it is a sales based retail environment, we were encouraged to be relaxed and to have fun. Management was always helpful, and even joked around along with the rest of the staff. I absolutely loved my coworkers! The hardest part of the job was – more... dealing with not-so-friendly customers...but that is to be expected in retail. Overall, it was one of the most enjoyable work experiences i have had to date. – less
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fun workers with lousy managment
Manager in training (Former Employee), Tempe, AZJuly 2, 2012
Pros: good discount
Cons: low pay, bad management
i would run the register and handle any other projects that were thrown my way from taking out the trash to changing end caps. i learned how to deal better with unhappy customers. The manager was a nice guy but lacked the experience you expect from a manager. He was friendly, but he did not have control over some of the other employees.
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Fun job
Cashier/Sales Rep (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 2, 2012
Fun job, great discount, and really nice people. Don't give enough hours but it is at the mall.
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Fun and busy paced
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Mesquite, TXJune 29, 2012
A good and fun job,just to low of pay. I can woek my way up,layed back but fun ataff to be around.
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Busy and Chill
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Culver City, CAJune 14, 2012
Pros: discount
Cons: low pay
Working at the vans store was a good experience. The managers were cool. It was only the District or Store managers that people were worried about. The hardest part of this job was remembering the many shoes to get for each customer. The most enjoyable part was that the employees were chill and the discount was incredible.
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Awesome place
Floor Supervisor (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAJune 14, 2012
Loved working here. Great for young people, good vibes as soon as you walk in. All my managers where so cool and if you like the shoes you get a sweet discount!
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good friendly enviorment
, Sales Representative (Former Employee), Ventura, CAMay 17, 2012
very repetitive day. short hours time flies with the right team
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Very fun fast paced enviornment
Customer Service (Former Employee), Roseville, CAMay 16, 2012
All the people are very down to earth, there is uaually no drama. Everybody is about getting there work done, and pleaseing the customers needs. Then when there is nothing to do, We clean and organize as a team.
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Own your business
Store Manager (Area Manager) (Former Employee), Ventura, CAMay 11, 2012
Action Sports Industry is great. Culture and people are what makes that industry.
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Fun job but little room for advancement
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Pasadena, CAApril 7, 2012
Pros: half off discount
Cons: no water fountain, not enough working hours
I like the workplace but there's little room for advancement and they pretty well refuse to give anyone hours aside from managers so it's definitely not a job to rely on as far as paying bills are concerned.

About VANS

The movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High put Vans sneakers on the map, but the company owes its current popularity to the fashion – Read more