Sales Representative (Former Employee), Sterling, VA – January 16, 2013
A Typical day is getting the job done! I learned i work well with high risk tasks. Managment is tough. Co-wprkers are down to earth. The hardest part of the job is working past exhuastion. The most enjoyable part is getting the job done!
sales associate (Former Employee), Edison, NJ – July 16, 2014
i found victoria's secret to be decent, but at times frustrating. you really have to be a team player to prevent LP since the stores policy is really about preventing but not chasing or prosecuting. management can be a little unorganized. there is a lot of items that you have to know the information on.
High energy, fast paced workplace focused on customer experience and sales results.
Bra Expert, Lingerie Sales Associate (Current Employee), Clackamas, OR – July 16, 2014
Working for this company I completed ample on boarding training as well as specific department training. I learned involved procedures geared towards educating associates including myself around current product categories and on going training to provide valuable growth opportunities. I'm regularly observed by my direct manager and provided with feedback – more... as to how I'm performing and areas for opportunity. A typical day at this job includes use of headset to communicate with other associates as well as a live warm up at the start of each shift. My shifts usually include viewing company educational video exercises, being on the sales floor, recovering product, assisting customers, working in the fitting rooms and cashiering. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), Baton Rouge, LA – July 15, 2014
Over all, I had a wonderful experience working at Victoria's Secret over the last two summers. While working there I learned to listen to everything the customer has to say. Where it be a compliment or a complaint, every opinion matters and what matters more is how I deal with it. This is one of the biggest lessons I learned. By being a cashier, I am – more... the last person to impact a customers experience at the store and it is up to me to make sure it was positive and enjoyable. This is why every conversation I have with a customer is personal and important. While working there, I was encouraged by a strong management team. They were always there if I had an issue and never made me feel bad or unimportant. They were definitely a "one of a kind" management team that always stayed positive even when were weren't making sales. One of my most enjoyable parts of the job was working with my fellow co-workers. We always seems to have a good time and work together. – less
Cashier (Current Employee), New York, NY – July 15, 2014
Pros: great cow-workers, fun and safe work environment
Cons: not enough hours not a fair opportunity given to progres in the company
This is a great fun job to have while in college, there is a small opportunity for growth into management. The hours however do not come in abundance. The hourly pay based upon the job requirements are reasonable.
Cashier (Former Employee), Troy, MI – July 15, 2014
Pros: free items
Cons: pressure to sell credit cards to customers
Great place to work because you get lots of free items. The co-workers are generally very friendly and the company encourages you to smile a lot. The have so much room to move up, and the frequent employee evaluation make sure all members are working toward the same successful goals.
Quality leadership and culture in the workplace have allowed me to work at my best and that is what I found in this job.
Cash Wrap- Part time (Current Employee), Friendswood, TX – July 13, 2014
Pros: complimentary 15 min breaks
Cons: part-time hours
A typical day begins and ends with an insatiable drive anticipating and fulfilling customers desires.
I have learned passion leads to success.
At Victoria's Secret we are taught by management to pursue excellence, be emotionally, intellectually and spiritually engaged in our work and that makes talent.
Also, I have learned that inclusion makes us – more... stronger and by embracing others thoughts, experiences, hopes and dreams it makes our own more complete and connects us to the customer.
The hardest part of the job is the reality of success feeling intimidating here. I felt strange going forward because the possibilities of success with the organization didn't support my past experiences.
The most enjoyable part of the job is working with management, coworkers and the customers because of the passion for what I do and the benefit it brings others as well as myself. – less
An amazing learning environment and amazing managment team that pushes you to be the best!!! Best company to work for!!
Staffing Supervisor (Former Employee), Arlington, VA – July 12, 2014
I loved everything about my job as a Staffing Supervisor except the pay which was pretty low for me. I was surrounded by a team of managers that supported and pushed me to my full potential and beyond. Working as the Staffing Supervisor is was inspired me to change me career path and directed me towards a passion in HR Management.
Perfect job for a person who loves to work with people!
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Aurora, Illinois – July 12, 2014
Pros: company offers nice perks for all it's emloyees.
Cons: hours are not consistent week to week.
A typical work day is welcoming customers into our store. Giving customers an enjoyable shopping experience is our number one priority. I have learned that I enjoy working with all kinds of people and making a genuine connection. Management is encouraging, positive in setting and reaching goals. I can't think of any part of this job that is difficult. – more... This job is enjoyable because of the friendly, welcoming environment. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Albuquerque, NM – July 11, 2014
Hardly ever scheduled. Not Reliable for income. Management and co workers were great and very helpful. The hardest part was trying to pick up shifts because I was only scheduled, if I was lucky, about once or twice a month. Since June, I have been scheduled to work 2 times.
A fun semi-productive workplace, but very little hours.
Sales Support Associate (Current Employee), North Little Rock, AR – July 11, 2014
Pros: positive environment, flexible scheduling.
Cons: short break, short work hours, relatively low pay.
This is a great job for someone starting out in their younger, teenage years. The environment is always positive. The main downside to this job is that hours are based off direct sales. That is a negative thing when you are dependant on making more than $200 every two weeks. I have rent and other bills that must be paid and a job like this isn't worth – more... the time it takes to travel there more than half the time. – less
Sales associate (Former Employee), Brandon, MS – July 10, 2014
Pros: great work environment
Cons: hourly salary
Victoria's Secret was an amazing place to work over holiday break from college. The managers and co-workers were very friendly and the work environment was very productive. I've learned a lot about working in retail. I gained excellent customer service skills.
Brand Co-Manager, Sales Lead (Former Employee), Auburn Hills, MI – July 10, 2014
Great place to start a long term career in retail management. It can be both very trying and very rewarding. Get ready to work hard, and possibly be very frustrated. However if you can make it here, it looks good on a resume.
Brand Ambassador and Consultant (Current Employee), Beachwood, OH – July 9, 2014
Pros: discount, gratis, company morals
Cons: policies, theft, sometimes managment
Victoria's secret is an on the fence experience for me. On one hand I love everything the company stands for and the standards they teach. I love the experiences I have with my customers and the ladies I work with. However some of the company policies make it hard to stay with the company. The return polices enables ridiculous opportunities for theft – more... and policy abuse. As employees we are their only defense against shrink. And we cannot do much besides scare them enough to drop our items and run. But the organized thieves will come in, pick up something on the way and walk right up to the cash register and return it, claiming they lost their receipt. I truly appreciate all of the knowledge I gained working for this company. There is so much I can take with me on my career journey. – less
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Kennesaw, GA – July 9, 2014
A typical day at work with Vittoria's Secret involves giving great customer service. Whether I am at the cash wrap or on the floor selling bras to customers, I wear a smile consistently. The hardest part about the job is the limited chances for growth. The most enjoyable part is the fun and friendly environment. Victoria's Secret is my home away from – more... home. I feel comfortable in talking to the managers if I have a problem in general or with someone in the store. They are awesome! – less