Pros: well known brand, gratis, merchandise discounts, growth potential
Cons: below average compensation, poor work-life balance
If you can manage at Victoria's Secret, you can manage anywhere!
Company has very high standards for its employees. Very fast-paced environment. Marketing and visual merchandising strategies are constantly changing in order to maximize selling potential according to market data. I learned a lot about analyzing business metrics and the "shopkeeper" – more... mentality. There is potential for growth in this company as long as you have the drive and the talent. It is a well known brand and can be a fun place to work for at times. Employees enjoy 30-40% discounts and regular merchandise gratis.
Unfortunately I don't think my team and I were compensated fairly for the amount of effort we put in and the results we created (ranked in the top 100 stores for overall store performance in 2013). Even among other retailers, I would say on average VS pays within the bottom third. – less