Deb Shops Reviews

Updated May 26, 2015
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Dawn Robertson
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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. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Plevna, MT
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Plevna, MT

    I worked at Deb Shops (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Close to home, easy commute

    Cons

    untrained upper management, unwilling to resolve in store issues


  2. ummm

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    Former Employee - Keyholder in Pottstown, PA
    Former Employee - Keyholder in Pottstown, PA

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    music, coworkers, clothing, customers, discount

    Cons

    customers, corporate, signs, rules, policy

    Advice to Management

    get it together god


  3. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Managers were great! Was able to get the hours that I wanted. Good at informing us when the company filed for bankruptcy.

    Cons

    Company forgot about my store. It was an older store and needed alot of work but they didn't care at all to come and fix things.


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  5. Great and then bad.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Blasdell, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Blasdell, NY

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    40% discount. Interview process was easy. Girls were nice. Good place if you like fashion. They have different styles for different people's personalities.

    Cons

    I never worked more than 12 hours a week, 4 hour shifts. I was mostly on-call and I had to call every time an hour before hand. If the on-call was at 2, I had to call at 1. The one time, my on-call was as 5, so I called at 4. They said they didn't need me. At 5:07 the Manager calls back and asks me if I can get there at 5:30. I live a half hour away. And I didn't have a car so I had to rely on people for rides, I told her I couldn't come in by 5:30. I got written up for that. I worked there for a little over 3 months and some weeks I wouldn't work at all, and other weeks I'd be only on-call. Apparently when you're on-call you can't do anything the entire time because they may need you to come in at any given moment. The one Manager was a little judgemental. I wore a chain-necklace and she asked me why I wore it and I told her why, and she said "Oh I was just wondering because I thought only men wear it and my boyfriend has a similar one."

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, they're going out of business.


  6. overworked

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    fewer promotion changes, more realistic expectations for staff


  7. Working with all females

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    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Danvers, MA

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours,awesome discounts for employees.fast promotions is showing great work and commitment,but won't go hire then store manager the district manager isn't going to give you their job,

    Cons

    Not enough pay,the district manager is a control freak,younger employees challenge the assistant managers behind the store managers back. Employees don't take loss prevention seriously

    Advice to Management

    HAssert your poistion.do what's expected of you,when your hired you agree to all the responsibility included show up do your best,they won't hesiate to replace you.


  8. Drama

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    the discount was really cool

    Cons

    way too much drama with all the females


  9. Helpful (1)

    What they don't pay you in money, they pay you in experience and learning.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I have an excellent team that makes coming to work enjoyable. My DM is very supportive and helpful. The work is challenging so it really pushes you to learn and become a better manager. Plenty of PTO days.

    Cons

    The pay is not competitive at all, and they have no interest in being competitive. I had a member of executive management tell me that I need to hire managers that no one else wants so that they will take the pay rate we offer. Deb wants "hungry people" as she put it. They are so worried about cutting payroll costs (pay rate and budget hours) they do so at the cost of losing sales. SM has to work 60 hours a week just to maintain the store because the budget is ridiculous. Yet when executive management visits my store, they complain that enough people aren't scheduled to cater to customers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a proper workforce and you will get the money back tenfold in sales. Stop treating your employees like garbage. If the company treated employees right and was able to retain them, they wouldn't spend so much precious payroll training new employees. This company is extremely disorganized. Figure out a system and stick to it. You are all wasting your employees time by making bad decisions. And the Store Managers are the ones that have to suffer because they need to put in all the extra hours to fix your mistakes.


  10. Repetitive.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Erie, CO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Erie, CO

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A physically easy job, good hours.

    Cons

    Repetitive job. Nothing new or exciting.


  11. Helpful (1)

    very very stressful!

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Akron, OH
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Akron, OH

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    as a full time assistant manager, the pay is decent, the discount is good 40%.

    Cons

    negative work environment, constant promo changes-- sometimes in the middle of the day! tons of tasking not enough customer service, not enough hours for coverage-- heavy shrink... at my store, we went through two sets of management and then the new manager walked out, also had our regional manager quit and our new district manager rarely showed up... she didnt care about what was happening in our store. constant gossip, lies, backstabbing, and when you did tell her she just said that we all needed to learn how to "play nice" together. this was the worst job i have ever had in my life.. i was so stressed on a daily basis. my "new" manager actually told me that yes, we need to help customers, but shipment is more important. this company is horrible.. dont walk away... RUN!!!!! i'm very serious.

    Advice to Management

    when you have constant strife in a store and someone is coming to you honestly and truly caring and asking for help.. maybe you should listen? you say that customers come first but with 2 person coverage (and i personally had one person coverage for up to 6 hours at a time) and a big store in a mall where there is high shrink, how can you really have eyes everywhere and do everything? listen to your employees, not just the dm who is never there. and if you say you care, actually mean it. thats a tiny start.



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