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Not enough hours in the day to complete everything
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Denver, COJuly 25, 2017
Pacsun allots you so little payroll that the salaried managers get stuck working way more than 40 hours to complete everything. Promises of corporate visits fall through, leaving teams overworked, stressed out for no reason, and frustrated. Stores fail because unprepared managers are placed there with no support. Have fun training 16 year olds, with no work experience and they no call no show for half of their shifts.
Pros
Brandy Melville
Cons
A lot
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Fast paced, fun environment, very team oriented
Assistant/Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 24, 2017
With management a typical work day consisted of managing daily task such as: shipment, floor moves, and product moves. Driving sales was number one priority, so keeping your team focused and energized was key. Hardest part of this job: work life balance, payroll was tight, so when push came to shove the salaried manager had to do a lot of extra time. Most rewarding: my team. Keeping communication strong and working towards goals together, watching them grow and take on more responsibilities as well taking pride in their work was very fulling.
Pros
The clothes, they further connect you to that culture, traveling
Cons
Long hours, work life balance, benefits
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Relaxed workplace but poor management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Fresno, CAJuly 18, 2017
Very little hours per employee unless youve worked there for years. Need to have enough money or decent wardrobe from their store in order to get more hours. You HAVE to have a second job as a regular sales associate. Best for high schoolers but if you need to pay rent, look elsewhere. They never take the time to give accurate schedules or to figure out how to schedule their employees that fit their other jobs schedules. A lot of theft happens with not much you can do to help and the company often will punish the store which cuts the hours for the employees down. A regular employee will get about 10 hours a week avg if that.
Pros
Good discount
Cons
Poor scheduling, poor management, poor communication
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Great place to work with lots of opportunity for growth
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXJuly 10, 2017
Pacsun is a great place to work if you love the newest trends and upcoming styles. The atmosphere is great for teens and college students in search of something great and trendy. Even adults love the brands that Pacsun has to offer due to all the emerging brands that are constantly coming in.
Pros
Great Brands, Fun environment, Opportunity for growth
Cons
Pay could be better, inconsistent with company policies.Big management turnaround
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Great place to learn the retail management sector
Store Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAJuly 3, 2017
While we were able to merchandise our individual stores as we saw fit, we were still a "push store" meaning that corporate would ship each store the same products regardless of the market. Great place to sharpen my managerial skills at the base level.
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Clothes Clothes Clothes!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Augusta, GAJune 27, 2017
Worked in old school PacSun before their rebranded their image. Really relaxed fun environment to work in. Loved wearing brands clothes everyday and selling outfits to different personalities.
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Fun as a college job
Lead Sales (Former Employee) –  Gulfport, MSJune 23, 2017
Lots of cleaning. Slow during the school year. Good for students. Good advancement for employees that can work more than 40 hours and have free time..
Pros
Discounts on clothes
Cons
Short hours
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Sales Associate/ Assistant Manager
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Woodbury, MNJune 22, 2017
PacSun is a terrible company to work for. If it hadn't been my first and only job in the fashion industry, I would have not stayed there long. Management is awful, no one knows what they're doing, and pay is awful for the amount of work that you have to do.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Everything
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Fun work environment, HORRIBLE management
Seasonal Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Rancho Cucamonga, CAJune 22, 2017
Overall, I loved the job at hand as well as the environment. It really does go by fast, and you enjoy the hours you spend working. However, management is extremely poor, and hours are horribly spread on a weekly basis. Be prepared to have some weeks with no hours at all. There were 5 managers at my location at my time of work, and the store was still somehow run very recklessly.
Pros
Great Discount, Relaxed Environment
Cons
Poor Hours, Poor Management
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Meet new people daily
Representative. (English/Spanish) (Former Employee) –  Salem, ORJune 21, 2017
Sold street wear and high fashion items. Not an ideal place to work long term but a decent place to work for a short period of time. Listen to music and make friends with customers.
Pros
Meeting new people
Cons
Minimal pay
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Good Workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Las Cruces, NMJune 19, 2017
I enjoyed working here good environment with the customers. Much of the employees and customers are very relaxed and are easy to get along with. Great workplace.
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Started off great
Senior Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Vacaville, CAJune 14, 2017
Worked there for over a year. I loved it to start off with but quickly went down hill once management started changing. Overall a fun and exciting place to work.
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Casual and Social Workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Irvine, CAJune 7, 2017
Working at Pacsun was very fun as it allows a lot of socializing between employees as well as customers. Management is very understanding and easy going.
Pros
Social atmosphere
Cons
Limited work hours at times
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Great store environment
Store manager (Former Employee) –  Woodburn, ORJune 6, 2017
Worked with many of the same team members for several years. The store was an upbeat environment and everyone enjoyed working in our store. The hard part of the job came as upper management corporate level kept changing and then stores started closing.
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Amazing team, okay company
Senior Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Novi, MIMay 31, 2017
My specific management team taught me a lot! The job itself was very fun, but I wanted a succession plan that PacSun was unable to provide. Overall I would give this company an OK rating.
Pros
Fun work environment
Cons
Very understaffed
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Sales Associate
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 30, 2017
Worked to sell the best products for each customer as well as maintaining the stores order. I worked both in the men's clothing as well as the shoe section selling sneakers to customers.
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busy
Visual Merchandise Manager (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, NCMay 23, 2017
always meeting new people with new shipments had some very busy days as well as slow which would make time drag but was always a interesting day at work thanks to the customers and staff
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Fun and proactive management.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) –  Barboursville, WVMay 22, 2017
Management would take the time to schedule around school schedules and take care of associates. Fun work environment and made productivity easier and more enjoyable.
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High expectations, heavy workload
Flagship Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Torrance, CAMay 21, 2017
high expectations, heavy workload
operationally disorganized on the corporate level
high turnover rate
fun people to work with
cool brands
great exposure to corporate
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Great company
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Merced, CAMay 15, 2017
Room to grow, incentives, casual atmosphere, and fair hours. This company has a great business set up, employees are informed and taught about upcoming merchandise and trends.
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