Pacific Sunwear Employee Reviews about "laid back"

Updated 19 Jun 2020

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Pacific Sunwear President, CEO, and Director Gary H. Schoenfeld
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  1. "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

  2. Helpful (1)

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

    4.0
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    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.


  3. "Good job for student looking for part-time work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

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

    Pros

    Friendly, laid-back environment, discounts, etc.

    Cons

    Lack of communication between corporate and local store

  4. "Love managers"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The managers are super sweet and you feel right at home. Everyone’s laid back. There’s not much of a dress code either you kinda just wear what you want.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was a little higher

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  5. "A job not to be taken seriously"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    Easy, flexible, laid-back, fun, cool

    Cons

    Unprofessional, not enough hours, weird hours

  6. Helpful (1)

    "HQ doesn’t know how to run the company, relies on the employees working in stores to fix their mistakes."

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great 30-50% off discount depending on item Laid-back environment during dead season Corporate really pushes for authenticity in associates

    Cons

    Pay is not worth the jobs they tell you to do Corporate poorly plans out floorsets and visual updates without taking into consideration what’s selling and what isn’t. Extreme workload during holiday season No commission and no raises

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  7. "Pac-Sun Sales role"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Holmdel, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Discover new line of street wear brand trends ahead of curve. Employee discounted 30% for items each month. Cool working environment and laid back culture.

    Cons

    Small stores, shifts can be boring and less so demanding. Pay is at minimum wage, not the best or the worst.

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  8. "Pacsun"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Pacific Sunwear part-time

    Pros

    Super easy Laid back

    Cons

    Poor management Co workers do the bare minimum while you always have to pick off from what they don’t do

  9. "With the right team it’s fun, without it’s a sh*t show"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most coworkers are cool but some can be annoying or weird. Really laid back. Cool product. Nice customers. Easy job. Great discounts ($27 vans, etc). Though it doesn’t seem like it the goods outweighs the bads cuz most of the bads are political.

    Cons

    Tier 3 stores are not given what’s needed to be successful. District managers can be lazy and do not hire the right managers. High turnover of coworkers and managers. I’m in a bad area and there’s high theft and some weirdos but I’ve seen other stores that only have problems with entitled people. No commission. On your feet a lot.

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  10. "Laid Back and Enjoyable"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pacific Sunwear part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - lenient policies/dress codes - great discounts - laid back atmosphere - great customer service/retail experience

    Cons

    - salaries are lower than deserved

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