Charming Shoppes

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Charming Shoppes Reviews

68 Reviews
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Charming Shoppes President & CEO Anthony M. Romano
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great job, good benefits and time off (in 4 reviews)

  • decent benefits, easy work environment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Employee concerns are virtually ignored by upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • Lack of communication from the top and room for advancement is spotty (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very good place to work, they have looked out for the employees.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people and clients upper managment is very pro employee. They have brought people in fo the I.T. dept. to help build resumes and also brought in the unemployment office to help us out.

    Cons

    Charming Shoppes was bought out by Ascena Reatail group they offered me a Job in Columbus Ohio that I had to turn down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating the employees they you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Help Desk Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes

    Pros

    Manager was awesome and supportive

    Cons

    Hard to get out of support

  3.  

    The employees are all very nice and helpful

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes as an intern

    Pros

    The kindness of fellow employees

    Cons

    The typical frustratig corporate bs

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  5.  

    Sales Associate Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They are very flexible with schedules. It is a very relaxed, low stress environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are not enough hours for each associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate expectations and store results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Bittersweet doors closing after 70 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ssl in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Ssl in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long term as long as did your job and drove biz

    Cons

    Transition to new company not fair, missed out on a lot of great talent. Hate to see that, would never work for any of the other divisions treat people unfairly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Numerous managers committed until the end out of loyalty to upper management and respect for years of employment only to be left without jobs that are available within the company, due to the way we were passed over we would turn down if offered now just needed someone to know how much great talent will never walk through your doors again!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall OK not the worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Many Challenges, Many Changes, room to advance in certain areas.

    Cons

    Raises have been low compared with other retailers through the years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the committed and long time employees that make the company run day to day

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Ok company at store level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Vacaville, CA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Vacaville, CA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large company with some opportunity for advancement. Offer holiday pay to all employees. Good retention rates. Generally supportive district mangers.

    Cons

    At store level hours fluctuate significantly through out the year. There are no sales bonus available to part-time leaders for making store sales goals despite the fact that many PTSL's word only a few hours shy of the 40 per week mark.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very demanding and stressful, management only there to criticize, treat employees badly and commonly lie.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Payroll Analyst in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Payroll Analyst in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes

    Pros

    Will let you take a day off if needed, but not on Monday or Tuesday

    Cons

    Poor upper management. Particularly HRIS and Payroll. No communication unless it's to criticize. Low, low pay. Management lies to employees on a regular basis to get what they want out of you. They take away your spirit and self worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They really need to replace senior and upper management. These issues have been going on for a very long time under the present management. It will not improve until somebody here sees where the problems really lie. Outsourcing to India has created it's own set of issues, but has gotten better over time. Problems in Payroll and HRIS are not getting better and will not until something changes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work/life Balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes

    Pros

    Location is great, Ability for Flex Time Hours is a great benefit, Opportunity to adjust Summer Schedule (Summer Hours program) is great.

    Cons

    No current job security due to poor sales and poor high level decision making. Overall morale is low. Too many jobs are outsourced to India which causes internal frustration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to stop looking "outside" company for talent. Start promoting and training from within. Instead of cutting lower level staff to save money, need to re-evaluate management layout (too many Chiefs and not enough Indians)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Non competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes

    Pros

    Great employee discount and benefits

    Cons

    slow growth potential and insignificant raise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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