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CORPORATE CULTURE

You spend a lot of time at work, so why not enjoy it? At Vans, we know what it's like to work hard and play hard. It's common to see wetsuits hanging to dry outside, or employees skating through the halls to get to a meeting. Our employees enjoy coming to work and take pride in what they do. Check out the video below and get a glimpse into our headquarters, guided by the one and only Steve Van Doren!




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Company Events

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Vans Warped Tour, Pro-tec Pool Party, Maloof Money Cup, Vans Pier Classic, Vans Downtown Showdown

Vans Warped Tour, Pro-tec Pool Party, Maloof Money Cup, Vans Pier Classic, Vans Downtown Showdown


Vans holds many events each year, including those listed here. When possible, we like to get our employees out to these events. There's nothing like getting to see our product and athletes in action!

Employee Events

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Summer Event (Past Events Include: Beach Day, Boat Cruise)

Summer Event (Past Events Include: Beach Day, Boat Cruise)


Our Summer Events give employees a chance to take a break from the office to socialize with and get to know co-workers. Past events include a Beach Day and a Yacht Cruise.
Quarterly All Employee Meetings (Have Your Questions Answered by the President)

Quarterly All Employee Meetings (Have Your Questions Answered by the President)


Quarterly All Employee Meetings give employees the chance to get together and hear not only about the health of our business, but to learn more about different areas of the business and get questions answered by the President.
Softball Team

Softball Team


The Vans Softball Team has played in 4 seasons - winning the championship in 3 of those and 2nd place in the other. Playing on the softball team is a chance for our employees to hang out and get to know each other outside of the office.
Halloween Party

Halloween Party


Our corporate office celebrates halloween with a department contest and individual costume contest. Employees gather in the lunch area to catch a move and enjoy some popcorn and a caramel apple.
Holiday Celebration

Holiday Celebration

Along with that cup of cheer, enjoy a holiday brunch and join in on the holiday raffle.
Kids Day

Kids Day


Kids Day gives children of employees the chance to come into the office and see where their parent works, learn about a part of the business, and participate in fun activities.
VF Employee Appreciation Day

VF Employee Appreciation Day


"VF Day" is celebrated by all employees of VF. Each brand celebrates in different ways. Vans has celebrated in the past with a catered lunch during a carnival, a relay race, and more.

Social Responsibility Efforts

Volunteer Opportunities and Hours

Volunteer Opportunities and Hours

Vans provides a set number of hours for each employee to volunteer during business hours. If an employee doesn't have a qualified group to volunteer for, Vans sets up opportunities to use volunteer hours by planting trees, packing lunches at the Food Bank and wrapping presents during holidays.
Onsite Blood Drives

Onsite Blood Drives


Vans works with the Red Cross a few times per year to allow corporate employees to donate blood onsite. Check out the Red Cross website to see how else you can help!
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Custom Culture Program

Custom Culture Program


Vans Custom Culture is a contest funded by Vans to promote creativity through design and support of art programs in schools throughout the USA.
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Soles4Souls Partnership

Soles4Souls Partnership


Vans has a program for recycling old shoes. At this time, the corporate office and a number of our retail stores collect old shoes and donate to Soles4Souls. Check out the Soles4Souls website for more information on the company and what they do!
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Food Drives

Food Drives

One of the many ways some employees use their volunteer time is by helping at the Orange County Food Bank. During the holidays our corporate office also collects canned food for those in need.
Race for the Cure

Race for the Cure


Vans participates yearly in the Susan G Komen Race for the Cure in Newport Beach, CA. Entry fees for employees are paid and those that participate also receive a Vans for the Cure t-shirt. Check out the Susan G Komen website for more information.
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VF 100 Volunteer Awards

VF 100 Volunteer Awards

VF Corporation recognizes employees’ efforts to improve the communities in which we work and live. This community service program sets the gold standard for volunteerism by our employees. VF will recognizes the 100 associates who accumulate the highest number of community service hours. Recipients are honored with a donation of $1,000 on their behalf to the qualified charity of their choice.
Lee Denim Day Participant

Lee Denim Day Participant


Vans participates in Lee Denim Day by collecting donations. Check out the Denim Day website to find information on what this day is about and how you can help!
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Environmental Responsibility Efforts

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Beach Cleanup

Beach Cleanup

One option for employees looking to use their volunteer hours is to join in a beach cleanup. Periodically, Vans partners with the Surfrider Foundation to get more people helping to clean our beaches.
Carpool rewards

Carpool rewards

Each employee that carpools or takes a form of public transportation gets entered into a weekly drawing. Reducing emissions from driving is just 1 of the ways that Vans is helping the environment.
Earth Month Events

Earth Month Events

During Earth Month, Vans brings in special guest speakers to share information on environmental initiatives. Meetings are usually held in the lunch room and all employees are welcome to listen in.
Onsite Recycle Program

Onsite Recycle Program

Throughout the office, Vans has collection sites for standard office reyclables. Plastic and paper cups are not available in our office, we give each employee a mug and cup to use on the day they join!
Onsite E-waste

Onsite E-waste


Another way Vans helps our environment is by collecting electronic waste and batteries to be disposed of properly. Also, once per year Vans sets up a collection in the parking lot for larger items such as TVs, stereos, computers, etc. to be dropped off and disposed of properly.

Fun at work

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Pool Table

Pool Table


Employees come to the largest Vans branded pool table to play a game with their coworkers. On a break or before lunch, a game of pool can help refocus and recharge.
Ping Pong

Ping Pong


If pool's not your game of choice, then hop right over to our ping pong table where a number of employees often enjoy a quick game.
Skate Ramp

Skate Ramp


Of course we have a skate ramp! Whether it's an employee on a break or after work, or one of our athletes getting in a session, the ramp is where it's at. Ever seen Steve Van Doren shred it up? If not there's some video footage on our site - don't miss it!
Casual Dress

Casual Dress

Individuality is part of who we are. Dress comfortable and work comfortable. Jeans are a norm in this building.
Family Atmosphere

Family Atmosphere

It's in the Vans blood for us to maintain a family atmosphere, from 1966 when Paul Van Doren opened the doors, to today when we have 3 Van Dorens still a part of the company. And we wouldn't have it any other way!

Employee Recognition

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Sole Awards

Sole Awards


The purpose of our annual Sole Awards is to recognize individuals who have excelled at their job and who have contributed to Vans’ success. The following categories align performance with the company’s objectives and culture: creativity, leadership, teamwork, service, and spirit.
Service Awards

Service Awards


Vans honors employees that reach certain numbers of years of service. Gifts range from a gift certificate to our stores to skateboards with the employees name on it.
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