Deb Shops Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Pros
  • You get a 40% discount on their clothes, which is good because they are very cheaply made (in 16 reviews)

  • The employee discount is decent, but that's literally the only good thing I can think of (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • I have never ever seen a company have the turn over in upper management ever (in 18 reviews)

  • Went over a year without a district manager (in 10 reviews)

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  1. LOVED DEB SHOPS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, Upper management very educated, organized company, cute clothes, great discount.

    Cons

    Went out of business. Holidays crazy

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Asst. Manger

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deb Shops (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was easy work and somewhat flexible schedule. Started out with good benefits, but unfortunatley they did not last. Overall, not a bad job for retail.

    Cons

    Working hours were not great. Had to work nights and weekends which is expected with a retail job. Poor store management and district manager often did not listen to complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Management would benefit from listening more to store level employees. Increasing pay would also help to get better employees in the store.


  3. Best Clothing Store

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great schedule, great Co workers, fun with customers and we were the #2 store in the whole company. One of the best jobs I've had

    Cons

    No cons other than I wish our store stayed open longer than most of the stores and that was because we were in a temp location and the lease were up so they closed our location fast before any other locations but at lease they gave us a chance to transfer with our same position and wage per hour especially when liquidators were paying our full salaries even with approved overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately this company declared back rupture in the middle of the Xmas season and we closed right after the new year


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  5. Decent Job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time

    Pros

    For the most part, it was a fun place to work.

    Cons

    favoritism from some managers, too many late nights that were not compensated for and you don't get many hours if they management doesn't like you.

    Advice to Management

    none.you guys went out of business.


  6. Too bad they went bankrupt.

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, great coworkers, discount

    Cons

    Constant price changes and lack of hours.

    Advice to Management

    More payroll hours to help customers. It's hard being alone in a store for 4-5 hours at a time.


  7. First year wasn't bad, the last 3 were very stressful and seemed to always be losing higher up management

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Peters, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet a lot of great people, learn a lot of things to help benefit at another retail place.

    Cons

    CONSTANT change , high turn over, they expect way too much for what they pay, no payroll ever

    Advice to Management

    higher up management needs to listen to employees


  8. Too bad that Management did not have opportunity or time to improve the busines

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New branding, new marketing was good. Product was improving! Believe it was heading in right direction

    Cons

    Deb needed more time to improve stores, and upgrade stores


  9. Great opportunity to grow and improve.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The team, I had a great D.M. and was trained to be ready to move up. PTO is very generous, scheduling is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    The amount of tasking can get overwhelming, you work with only one coverage and can have Mark downs then they will throw a sale change and expect it all to be done within a short amount of time while taking care of customers.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter, they are closing all stores.


  10. It was good while it lasted.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, very generous on number of PTO days. Helping girls find their prom and homecoming dresses is fun.

    Cons

    The work load is off balance and not good planning. Having to work alone and attend to the customers and then have to change sales on a dime was frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    No need, company is closing down.


  11. Had really cute plus size clothes!!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of different styles for plus size girls.

    Cons

    They are going out of business and it was a really nice store.



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