I learned quite a lot at this job although it was my first job, it was very educational. However, it seemed as if they played favorites in a way, they gave most of the shifts to people that had previously worked there and instead of taking the time to teach and show each new employee each job. There was a 3-day sort of workshop that highlighted a brief description of each job. Despite that, the environment was friendly and inviting. Overall if you want a basic understanding of what retail is like this is the place to start.
You learn a lot as a first job, and very friendly enviroment
Favoritism and not enough with the teaching portion
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 4 July 2018
incountering many people on a daily, attending to what they need or want. their are many types of product that it can confuse you. hardest part of the job is that tohers employees can take your sales. most enjoyable part of the job is that you're helping others
Généraliste en soutien commercial (Current Employee) – Laval, QC – 18 June 2018
Working at Victoria's Secret definitely made me grow as a person. I learned a lot. From acquiring customer services skills, to how they manage the store and I got a little taste of how sales goals work. Management made some questionnable decisions at times but we still had to work together as a team and keep. Hardest part of the job for me was managing the huge lineups we would get at the cash during holidays or sales. The most enjoyable part was the people I got to work with.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – London, ON – 16 June 2018
Work is usually a place people get sick of, but for me, I don't think there was ever a day where I complained about ever hating what I did. I loved working with the entire team because everyone was so friendly, relatable and positive! Learning was the best part because management never made you feel bad about the mistakes that you make, and they always give you constructive criticism in order for employees to gain skills and build on them. Personally, what I found hard were the goals. Though most of the time it was definitely a more than a reasonable goal, I found during a time when the store was slow, it was hard to achieve segment goals or even daily goals. The good part was that management always encouraged employees never to dwell on it and focus on doing better and meeting goals the next shift. I'd have to say my whole experience was amazing, and most definitely the best job I've had, but really it was the entire team itself that made it as enjoyable as it was!
Seasonal Retail Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 15 June 2018
Fun work environment, very competitive with customer service, nice people. There were lots of 6ams and a few shifts late into the night but it was a good variety of shifts. The most enjoyable part was getting to see how you can help people while they're shopping and helping the women feel confident.
Sales Support Generalist (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 11 June 2018
Very fast paced workplace, always something to do which I love. Learned how to measure bra sizes and multi-task by running items threw the cash register while asking the customer how her experience at our store was.
Sales Associate/ Bra Specialist (Former Employee) – Barrie, ON – 13 May 2018
A lot of knowledge of bras gained. Great girls to work with. Short schedules, and never a set schedule. Hard booking time off, but helpful team, in switching shifts and helping each other out when needed.
Cashier and Customer Service (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 May 2018
It was a long day in the first few weeks as I was part of the opening staffs.. The management was bad. She didnt like certain people because they were not kissing her butt. But then if youre willing to do all that is asked of you though is not ethical you were her friend and got longer and better hours. The company itself throws away good bras and panties becuase maybe the colours were off or something meanwhile it could be donated.. We have days were we sit and cut bras and panties with scissors.
Stock Associate - Team Member (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 May 2018
Great first experience working in retail as a stock member. Management is great and the people at work get along. Early stock shifts may start from 7am and if you don't live downtown Toronto, might be hard to make it on time.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Pointe-Claire, QC – 28 April 2018
Worst place to work, management is comparable to mean teenage girls, they insult the physical appearance of their employees, ask them dress more provocatively and flirt with male shoppers. They are catty, irresponsible and a complete waste of your time, the discount isn't worth the drama they put you through.
Sales Support & Generalist (Current Employee) – Montréal, QC – 18 April 2018
You will work here because the hours are flexible... As long as you get any hours of work. Sometimes you won't get any hours for days. This is a place for students that don't have any financial responsibility. Don't count on this place.
Sales And Support Generalist (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 April 2018
when I start applying for this job I told manager in the interview that I want to work in a place to learn, and she told me you come to the right place.and as she said in this company you can show your abilities, you can grow and you can learn.