Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 23 June 2017
The people that I work with are great, they give the employees chances to move up in the company. They do their best to accommodate any and all second job issues. They are fair with the way that they distribute the hours available every week. The girls are very flexible with the hours that they work and are always willing to switch shifts when needed.
Sales Associate (Seasonal Help) (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 June 2017
The fellow employees were stuck up snobs. They would give you something to do and then once you've almost completed the task they would run over and point out every single tiny mistake, such as: the bras aren't straight, the panties are bunches.
You get to work around beautiful bras and panties all day, every shift.
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 June 2017
Working at Victoria's Secret is every girls dream as it is one place we all love to visit when we shop. It is never a boring job as everyday when you walk in is a different set up and it's a fabulous shift no matter what day it is! Love my job here and I'd come back in a heartbeat
BRA SPECIALIST (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 12 June 2017
I loved coming to work every day. The women I worked with were always supportive and a pleasure to be around. They offered very good promotional discounts. Working in the fitting room allowed me to handle an array of intimate situations with respect and grace.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 June 2017
Maintaining the store is important. The way you look is important as well, you must look professional and approachable. I learned how to appeal to customers and make the sales that were required of me. Management sucks. They're very inconsiderate to most workers -- favoritism is obvious. Racism is huge there, the second an ethnic customer walks in, we are to follow them around because according to managers, they may steal. A lot of coworkers there are untrustworthy - i.e. they will steal your sales without the bat of an eyelash and although the managers are aware, they do nothing. In fact, they punish you for "not meeting up to sales requirements" although they know you did. The managers watch you through cameras all the time. Such an awful place. Only enjoyable part of the job was leaving.
Sometimes we have Potlucks.
Very stressful, to the point where it's too much. Also a lot of untrustowrthy coworkers.
Customer Service Associate (Former Employee) – Robson, BC – 2 June 2017
Working here as a customer service associate allows for experience with a wide range of personalities in customers and coworkers. Their hours are quite long and you will need to put yourself out there to excel.
Cashier/Sales Associate (PT) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 May 2017
The staff at this location was horrible to work with, very indecisive and unorganised which took away from the experience. Being pushed to haggle customers continuously takes away from their shopping experience, as well as the manager's telling you to only spend 2-3 mins with each customer.
Victoria's Secret offers positions that allow individuals to work alone and as a team, doing fun, rewarding services for customers. We have set goals, and many ways to manage those goals. It is a social job, you meet many kinds of people, spend a lot of time cleaning/organizing. Management could use some work, however, company policy is always very strict, which is beneficial. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the public. The most enjoyable is helping women feel better about themselves, and working along some wonderful people.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 19 May 2017
Staff is not friendly, a lot of cliques and gossip during work. Overall made it not a comfortable and accepting environment. Was difficult to book time off work and had very little to be happy about when working bad hours with little shifts per week.
Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 May 2017
The job itself is often underestimated, as it is, in fact, a lot of hard work. Management was great except for HR/recruitment team. Time tends to go by very slowly, however music makes up for the long hours, and lastly, monthly benefits such as free mini perfumes, lotions and etc are always a catch, as well as company discount available to employees at all limited brands locations.
Sales Support Generalist (Current Employee) – Surrey, BC – 14 May 2017
Victoria's Secret has a good environment. Co-workers are nice and very helpful. They're very open to helping you when you ask, and they offer as well if they see you struggling. The store gets quite busy during afternoon or evening and that's when things usually gets intense, however, the support of staff and management helps keep the pressure under control.
Sales Specialist (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 12 May 2017
Mangers did not support the millennials, they would ask University and high school students to skip class to take shifts. They motivate through negative reinforcement. I worked there for two years and was top seller, yet rarely ever heard positive feedback. I went from being top seller, to the bottom real fast due to me being upset and losing motivation from how they treated me and others. They did not do a good job of supporting us. They would put me by myself on the sales floor to sell when I worked at the largest store in Canada. It was overwhelming and frustrating because so many customers needed my help but there was only one of me and then I had to deal with the customers getting upset. Overall you don't want to work here, the managers work you like a dog and put all this pressure on you when it's always for their benefit and never yours.
SEASONAL SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 May 2017
Management could be a bit better in terms of treating everyone equally. The mall was fairly busy therefore you'll always be occupied with customers, which is great. Learned a lot in regards to the latest fashion trends and bettering my interaction with customers. Pacing from one customer to the next can be difficult but at the end, it's all worth it.