- Employees in region:
- HQ location:
- Cypress, CA
Vans, the Orange County-based action sports and lifestyle footwear, apparel, and snowboard boot brand, sold its first pair of shoes in 1966. Vans' founder, Paul Van Doren (hence, the Vans name), dreamt of manufacturing canvas shoes and selling them directly to the public via locally-based, company-owned stores. The classic Vans with thick-bottomed soles became the distinctive signature look of the company. From this starting point Vans has risen to become a worldwide dominant force in the footwear and action sports markets, making it the brand of choice for the contemporary consumer seeking action sports and lifestyle footwear.
Vans collections are sold in the United States through a network of independent retail stores including skate, surf and snow shops, specialty athletic and lifestyle retailers as well as through more than 270 company-owned stores and factory outlets. Headquartered in Cypress, Vans employs more than 350 at the corporate offices and distributes to thousands of accounts globally through distributors, sales agents and foreign subsidiaries.
“I can be a part of something meaningful.”
“I get to be stretched to my fullest, working with great people for a brand I believe it!”
“It is enjoyable and it helps me express my creative side all throughout the day.”
“They encourage everyone to be part of this culture, whether through art, music, fashion or sports. I get to travel the world and be the Vans cheerleader and share how great our company is. ”
“Vans is a fun and creative place to work. I feel respected as an employee. ”
“The most meaningful aspect of Vans is the overall passion that everyone has for our brand and the industry.”
“Vans address concerns immediately whenever concerns arise. They always put their employees in the first place and take care of them.”