Pacific Sunwear Reviews

Updated 8 Jul 2020

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3.4
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Pacific Sunwear President, CEO, and Director Gary H. Schoenfeld
Gary H. Schoenfeld
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  • "Bad communication between upper management to lower(in 87 reviews)

  • "The pay is minimum wage, which if you’re doing part time and providing for yourself just isn’t substantial(in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Starter job"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun environment and people. You also get discount on the clothes.

    Cons

    The job can be repetitive nd high paced at times.

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  2. "My experience"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Cashier 

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    Good company great benefits overall

    Cons

    Hard hours not very flexible

  3. "Trendy place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aurora, OH

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good employee discount, laid back environment

    Cons

    lack of direction from management to associates

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Short term, no outlook, low pay, high expectations."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Lead 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun, laid-back atmosphere, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Tasks aren't often explained in detail and busy days can be extremely hectic and uncoordinated due to management. Most shifts are late closings.

  5. "Great Advancement"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    Growth and Development Discounts on Product

    Cons

    Management Styles Vary Stockrooms are too small

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear full-time

    Pros

    Great management, cool work environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Bad communication from Corporate Office

  7. "Good environment"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    Good environment, low pay though.

    Cons

    Lack of hours/ pay is low

  8. "Favoritism is a thing here"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I love the team and meeting all the different type of customers. The pay is okay, but only after you’ve been there a very long time and they really need you because they’ve run out of managers.

    Cons

    Lack of support from DMs, they just yell at you. DMs play favoritism with the store managers. They don’t train you much. Don’t expect to be higher than an SM, internal promotion beyond that is virtually unheard of.

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  9. "Solid but Unstable"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good for beginning a management career. Relaxing and trendy environment.

    Cons

    No growth potential beyond Store Manager. Incentives rarely offered. Very slow to acknowledge and solve problems critical to driving results. (i.e. Consistent shipping errors for a period of 5+ months, upgrading essential business platforms without proper training, lack of Apple Pay support for target demographic)

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  10. "Fun environment"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice people and easy jobs

    Cons

    Hard to manage the store with the volume of people coming in.

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