Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Charlottesville, VA – December 30, 2016
Being a sales rep at Vineyard Vines was my first job and I loved every second of it. My co-workers were so nice and they welcomed me to the team with open arms. Management was very understanding about shift changes and were always willing to help out in any situation. The hardest part was probably doing shipments from the store during the holiday season. However, everyday at Vineyard Vines was so much fun and I would definitely reccommend working here.
Energetic and vibrant place with many colors and classy apparel.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Short Hills, NJ – December 27, 2016
No day is ever the same. Sometimes it is very crowded, and other times it is dead, but each day there are opportunities to engage with customers to help them and promote the brand where it is fitting in their lives. I learned a lot about how to treat customers, coworkers, and managers. There are going to be many different types of personalities and I had to adjust to being led by them and working next to them. The most enjoyable part is seeing customers love the products I suggested to them, and the hardest part is dealing with angry customers and still keeping a smile on.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Central Valley, NY – January 10, 2017
My feelings towards Vineyard Vines are quite ambivalent. I sometimes enjoyed it, other times I despised it. Believe me, it was an easy job. However, management lacked. Throughout my time with the company, I was exposed to four different store managers. All of which were someone competent, but each detrimental flaws (stealing time, unable to multitask, fraternizing with lower-level associates)
They want to run a dictatorship and play favorites
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 16, 2016
Stay away from this wanna be j crew , Ralph Lauren, and Brooks Brothers. Upper management doesn't know how to communicate let alone operate a business but hey it's retail. The turnover is high and if you don't brown nose then you won't get promoted.
Management needs retraining on how to speak to associates
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Greenwich, CT – February 26, 2017
Not a very good place to work. Micro-managed and too much drama, I am a working professional not a babysitter. They marker the company culture and job very well, unfortunately every day does not feel good.
fun starter job with little pay and no room for growth
assistant (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – July 13, 2016
vv culture is fun. ice cream truck wednesdays, kegs and eggs, etc--perks. however, pay is minimal and there is little to no balance in workload. if you are not a favorite- it is impossible for growth. the company has grown too rapidly and has a lack of procedures and processes which makes each aspect of your job very difficult. great place to start but not to stay....
A typical day working at Vineyard Vines was very laid back and chill. Customers would walk in, we would greet them, answer any questions they had about the clothing and any sales we had going on. I learned how to sell merchandise and to best fit what the customer wanted depending on what they were on the lookout for. The management was awesome. They were on the sales floor helping customers and doing what they could to increase sales. My co-workers was what made the job jun. We all got along and would joke around when no one was in the store. We had a great relationship and would help out other co-workers if they needed it. The hardest part of the job was just keeping enough merchandise on the floor without running out. The most enjoyable part was seeing the customer walk away happy with the merchandise that was picked out for them.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Falmouth, ME – October 11, 2016
A typical day at work involved performing tasks that management assigned, helping customers in a friendly manner, and making sure the store maintained an organized appearance. While I have worked there I have sharpened my communication and customer service skills. I have also learned to lead by example. I am not a manager, but I have been a sales associate for a while and some of the newer associates look up to me to help lead them when a manager isn't readily around. The management is great, they are understanding, friendly, and always willing to help out. My co-workers are the best part of the job. They create a happy, friendly atmosphere that also promotes teamwork, quality effort and efficiency, and this leads to strong sales numbers. The hardest part of the job was handling the crowds during the summer. It was a challenge to help customers while still trying to keep the store in a reasonable state, but teamwork was crucial.
Relaxed atmosphere, casual dress code, strong management, good company values
Low pay, can get extremely busy during certain times of the year
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Georgia – May 16, 2016
The best retailer I have worked for. It is still a very young company so there is a lot of area for improvement in day to day operations. However even with that the culture and talent of people have by far been the best that I have seen in 10 years of working retail.
There needs to be better turn around on management that underperforms
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Florida – July 28, 2016
A fun place to work if you are just out of college. A lot of space for promotion. You have to be willing to work weekends. It is a fun company to work for and the people in management are understandable and nice to work for.
A typical day here consists of clocking in, folding clothes, cleaning dressing rooms, restocking merchandise, greeting customers, working the register, re organizing the t-shirt wall for the billionth time, having lunch and then doing it all over again. This job has taught me a lot about time management and has developed my people skills. Co-workers were nice and fun, the hardest part of the job is constantly having to re-fold everything, especially the t-shirt wall. The most enjoyable part was the discount, 65% off all merchandise, excluding cashmere which had a lower discount.
Sales / Marketing Representative (Former Employee) – Oxford, MS – November 5, 2015
The CEO's created this company based off, " The good life" which means to enjoy your job. I think its a great company to work for but you get paid very little for how often you work and where you live.
I enjoyed working at Vineyard Vines. The management staff and employees were very easy to get along with and made work enjoyable. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to work in a laid-back work environment while helping customers shop in the store. The hardest part of the job was being on my feet for 9 hours a day. I learned how to sell things to people while working at Vineyard Vines.
Vineyard Vines is a great start up company and good to work at. Very friendly atmosphere. I learned a great deal about customer service, shipping and receiving, packaging, and managing a warehouse as well as managing temp workers. The best part of the job is that it is a very lenient company and very casual and laid back. Management is great, but has a tendency to overlook the people at the bottom of the totem pole. There is nothing really hard about the job except when the work flow is heavy.