Deb Shops

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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated February 3, 2015
Updated February 3, 2015
67 Reviews
2.4
67 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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
  • Upper management not only is on different pages but in different books (in 18 reviews)

  • The new district manager is driving my old store into the ground (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

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

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity to grow and improve.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    It was good while it lasted.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    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 ManagementAdvice

    No need, company is closing down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Had really cute plus size clothes!!

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

    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.

    Recommends
  6.  

    I loved this company

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Loved working with the people.

    Cons

    43+ hours a week. They were long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fun with your associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Help Desk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of Training, great people, learn many different technologies.

    Cons

    Pay rate, old hardware and software which causes many issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New registers, Windows 7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Great experience

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of travel not much of work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible work experience thank god it's closing

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Great clothing, corporate cares
    Very busy whole shift
    Do your own visuals

    Cons

    Terrible manager, only cared about herself, other store manager unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    overworked

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    good environment, dm very helpful, other store managers helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    working upwards of 60 hours/week, not paid for anything over 40 hours. promotion changes at the last minute, meaning you stay till 11 or 12 pm. hard to find good employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fewer promotion changes, more realistic expectations for staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    This is a very low company!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in White Marsh, MD

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    My team-Our team! Paychecks & discount!

    Cons

    -Corporation is discriminatory
    -District managers are racist. Bluntly say discriminatory remarks in front of you
    -Poor corporation
    -Poor communication from upper level to lower level
    -Lack of care for their people
    -Over worked and unorganized
    -Poor management
    -No company values

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look elsewhere.I've only been a manager here for a short period of time and company failed to alert entire on boarding management team that they are in distress and going out of business. I was hired after a complete elimination of all management and associates and a very high shrink result. Store was a disaster. We were used beyond all measures to get the store back up and running because they had no one. The few members of management that I met are on drugs. Reports have been made by customers and corporation failed to pursue. Leadership is weak. Merchandise is low quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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