Victoria’s Secret has been a popular lingerie store for decades, offering up a colorful array of underwear, bras, loungewear, activewear, and swimwear.
Even if you’ve never shopped there personally, you’ve likely seen the catalogs, or at least heard of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, an annual televised event.
But over the last few years, Victoria’s Secret sales have been declining rapidly, and CEO Jan Singer stepped down in November 2018. Many consumers can’t help but wonder what goes on behind the scenes, both in corporate offices and in everyday stores with employees.
According to employees who spoke with Insider and have written about their experiences online, working at Victoria’s Secret can be stressful, but also fun. And no, they don’t know what the secret is any more than you do.
Here’s a look at some secrets from Victoria’s Secret employees on what it’s really like to work there: