A layed back environment but expections are still very high
Embroidery Machine Operator (Current Employee), Appleton, WI – March 11, 2014
Pros: the supervisors are wonderful to work with and very helpful.
Cons: the compensation could be a little better.
This is a self motivated job. My supervisors are some of the best that I've had the privilege to work with. They and my coworkers have taught me about running the embroidery machine. For the most part the people that I work with make the shift go by quickly. The hardest part of this job is that I always work third shift.
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Corsicana, TX – March 4, 2014
Cons: managment issues
A typical day at vf is going in and dreading the whole time your there. You will like it for the first month or so, but after that its a drag. The management is very poor & the head manager is the worst! She is not only rude & inconsiderate to the employees but as well as the customers! Once I remember a younger couple coming to me complaining how an – more... employee had rudely not price checked an item but told them it was the same as the others and then acted too good to help them any further. It wasn't a normal employee it was the manager! When first starting working there they didn't explain things as effective as they should. which caused ciaos all the time. The scheduling is very unorganized some days you will work mornings, next an evening, and next you'll work in the middle of the day. Not to mention the job is part time & some weeks you'll be scheduled for 25 hours and the next it'll be 10! The best part of it all was my coworkers and the discount (20%) which isn't a lot either. Not to mention if your looking for a decent paying job VF is NOT the way to go! Minimum wage is ridiculous for all the stuff you have to put up with there. Biggest waist of my time! – less
Merchandise Specialist (Current Employee), Myrtle Beach, SC – February 16, 2014
Pros: my co workers
Cons: the tools available to do my job
The VF Outlet is a great company to work for. There are something that could be changed in the corporate way of thinking and doing things but it is that way with all companies. I enjoy working with the other associates and making the customers happy.
Clothing Sales Associate (Former Employee), Gurnee, IL – February 5, 2014
Pros: flexible hours
Would unload any new merchandise and put them out on the sales floor. Rest of the daily activities consisted in organization of the store and cleanliness, and would cashier when needed. I learned how to merchandise clothing and improved my attention to detail. Management was good and cared about the presentation of the store. Co-workers were diverse – more... but sometimes lacking motivation. The most enjoyable part of the job was that there was always something to do, so time never seemed to move too slow. – less
Merchandise Specialist (Current Employee), Birch Run, MI – January 28, 2014
working with fellow employees as well as customers to get the task at hand done. I have learn that in retail, things change on a daily basis. Customer Service Is key in the retail industry. Coworkers and management get along well making it a friendly & fun environment to work & shop at.
Senior Materials Manager (Current Employee), Alameda, CA – January 23, 2014
Great company to work for, a typical day at VF, encounters challenging opportunities to leverage fabrics between North face and Lucy Activewear, managing the materials team, quality approvals and lab dips.
Constant contact with overseas partners and fabric and trims developments .
MACHINE OPERATOR (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – January 7, 2014
Pros: production rate pay
Cons: worked 60 and 70 hour weeks
I would run a 15 headed embroidery machine for 10 hours a day on production rate.pay. How to care for machine and process merchandise. Management worked well with employees. My co-workers where very helpful. Hardest part of the job was keeping up with machine. Most enjoyable part of the job was the faster I worked the more I got payed.