Department Trainer (Current Employee) – Visalia, CA – August 9, 2016
I work at the VF Outdoor DC in Visalia, CA and I have been wokring for the company for 10 years. VF is definitely a great place to start out if you have no dc experience but you do have to prove yourself because the turnover rate is pretty high. I have worked in multiple departments and there is a substantial amount of ways to move up the ladder. There are a lot of internal job postings to move around and apply for leadership with the required years of experience. Every job is going to have its ups and downs, drama, gossip, hostile people but VF has taken appropriate actions to resolve any time of conflict. The benefits are not great but I'm glad to have it offered along with the flexible spending account that I always sign up for in open enrollment. We do have a yearly raise and a yearly bonus as well, along with numerous paid for luncheons, annual picnic and holiday parties where tons of prizes are given. We also have an employee sale every so often where full time employees get to purchase 2nd quality and donations quality items for dirt cheap which is always exciting to look forward to. Overall, I enjoy working for this dc. They have been good to me and I see more years to come in my timeline at VF.
opportunities to move up, paid activities, yearly bonus, great friends for life
not as many raises given, medical coverage is a bit pricey
Associate (Former Employee) – Elizabeth, NJ – August 5, 2016
Working at the VF Outlet there was never a dull moment there was always something to do and people to provide great customer service to. On the job I learned how to provide great customer service and how to deal with different personalities, the managers did everything possible to provide a great work environment and they care about their employees. My Coworkers were helpful and a pleasure to deal with; the hardest part of the job I would say, is keeping the store clean because there are always people coming in and out but the most enjoyable part of my job was getting to interact with different people all day.
Accounting Clerk (Former Employee) – Birch Run, MI – August 1, 2016
A typical day at work was to open the store, then balance previous day's sales and make the bank run. Receive all shipments and process the paperwork for them. Accept all inventory into system and make any necessary adjustments. Process monthly reports for corporate office. I did whatever management requested, including staying over to clear the warehouse to have room for the next day's shipments. The hardest part of the job was keeping up with the trucks and processing the product to be ready for the sales floor. My favorite part of the job was processing the paperwork and assembling the monthly reports.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Gulfport, MS – August 25, 2016
When I worked at the VF, it was one of the best time in my work history. The management is great. If you need help with something, they will stop doing what ever it is they are doing and come help the best way possible. My co-workers and I always worked as a team to get the store clean, to find certain items for customers, checking customers out, and bringing more products out to the floor. Here I learned more about team building because people here are more willing to work together to get the job done.
during the week things are rather dead, and we work on projects and freight. the weekends are fast paced and a little hectic at times, a lot of employees leave after their first weekend. but this is mostly because the fact that this store is located in a popular tourist attraction near DFW Airport. so there's lots of travelers and language barriers to get through
General Manager (Former Employee) – US – June 17, 2016
Great company, great training, management actually listens to employees and want to make company great from within. But there was a lack of opportunity for store management in outlets for promotion of managers, next level.
Benefits, competitive salary, people
More with less as most retail, seeding payroll for growth, advancement
Sale Associate (Former Employee) – California – June 16, 2016
Management team is horrible, store manager plays favorite and you basically have to butter them up to get hours. Doesn't even gives raise. I've been working there for two years. I haven't got a raise since then. Everyone has except me. They use and abuse you.
Its kind of boring on weekdays because if there isn't any shipment in then you just have to help the few customers that come through and continually straighten the store (even if everything is perfect, you still have to continue to do something). The coworkers I had were all very nice and helpful. it was great working with them. however, management was absolutely terrible. If you did one thing wrong, you could not make anymore mistakes or else you'd get a strike against you. There was one assistant manager that was very much liked and she treated everyone like a person, she was definitely a leader that most looked up to. However the manager and other assistant manager were passive aggressive and liked to gossip about coworkers to other coworkers.
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Easton, PA – June 16, 2016
managers and supervisors dont care about their employees, they literally use profanity, ive seen them throw boxes that werent labeled correctly and the person responsible. 35 cents per year raise are you kidding me they are on the makers of the major league baseball uniforms and other attire.
Was promoted to Assistant Store Mgr. and received no training from the Store Mgr. or DM. Human resources does not offer any support. Stores are in very poor condition and company does not want to spend a dime towards maintenance. Equipment, racks very old and in poor shape, even dangerous for customers and employees. Store Mgr. is very vindictive. Run as fast as you can. Don't waste your time working for them. No support from anyone. Never enough employees on the floor. Huge theft problem and terrible customer service. Very poor quality of merchandise. Low salary for the amount of work they expect and travel time is not worth it. They do not let you go home if a family member gets hurt. No work/life balance.
if your ok with staying at the bottom this is the job for you.
Sales (Former Employee) – Birch Run, MI 48415 – March 22, 2016
typical day at work consists of normal retail tasks, customer service, cashiering, making sure clothing is stocked. you only afre able to learn what they want you too. there isnt any room for advancement. i tried going after an assistant manager position and management was too scared to approach the district manager about advancement and would let me contact her to express my intrest myself. there isnt a hard part of the job. most enjoyable part was working with customers.
Store Manager (Former Employee) – Kentucky – March 24, 2016
Was promoted to Store Mgr. and received no training from the DM. Human resources does not offer consistent support. Stores are in very very poor condition and company does not want to spend a dime towards maintenance. Equipment, racks very old and in poor shape, even dangerous for customers and employees.
Security officer (Former Employee) – Madisonville, KY – May 17, 2016
I would check in and out freight, make security rounds,watch security cameras for suspicious activity, cashier,and maintenance work. I learned that I worked with a great group of coworkers and managers working as a team to deter and catch shoplifters.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Story City, IA – July 23, 2016
This was a good job for my first one and was actually the only place that would hire me with no experience. However, I did work will all high school students so it did get dramatic. They were good on making sure you got the days you requested off as well.
Associate (Former Employee) – Greensboro, NC – April 27, 2016
Company rewards hard work. Global opportunities are available for those who earn them. Opportunity to work with many different brands and in different geographies. Management is interested in challenging colleagues and recognizing those who make the extra effort.
Finance Intern (Former Employee) – Cypress, CA – August 9, 2016
The culture is hard working and innovative. Employees in all departments take pride in helping one another for one common goal. They take care of their employees with great benefits and opportunity to be noticed.
Manufacturing Associate (Former Employee) – Appleton, WI – March 31, 2016
It was an ok place to work at at first, until they took away the yearly raises and replaced then with an incentive system. The incentive system is outrageous! They don't care what the quality of the prints look like, just get out as many as you can. That's the only way you can make incentive. They have the screen printing area spit in half. One side runs the company products the other side running specialty product. The company side gets jacked all the time unless you are one of their favorite printers, if not, you get treated poorly and really unfair. The specialty side actually makes the incentive and they do half the work the other side does. They can produce less shirts and make more compared to the other. The best part if they don't like you there, they put you in all the places that they think you will fail at or feel really uncomfortable and pretty much force you to quit or stay and be miserable.