Dress Barn Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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Dress Barn President, CEO, and Director David R. Jaffe
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  1. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Cherry Hill, NJ

    I have been working at Dress Barn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family like teams, Great work environment, Friendly customers.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to advance.

  2. OK, I guess

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dress Barn

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of divisions and oppotunities

    Cons

    made 401-k a 12 month wait

  3. I really enjoy working for Dress Barn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stock in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Stock in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Dress Barn

    Pros

    It was part time and it was easy. There was some challenges from management. But overall good job.

    Cons

    They need to care about there employee's

    Advice to Management

    More caring and compassion from management

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  5. Sales associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dress Barn

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

    Pros

    If you like making 20 bucks a week, then go for it...

    Cons

    If you like working 3.5-4 hours a week...then go for it,

    Advice to Management

    Give part time employees more Hours..

  6. Likeable!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at Dress Barn

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

    Pros

    Quality Customer Service
    Great Discount
    Nice Clothes
    Fun Enviroment
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Often Over-Staffed
    Low Pay
    Little to no opportunity for advancement
    Avoid it if you don't like to always do the same thing

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving part time employees the opportunity to advance and see a pay raise. It seems unfair that pay raises are based on that particular stores performance instead of the employees.

  7. IT contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Consultant, Wireless Systems in Greencastle, IN
    Former Employee - IT Consultant, Wireless Systems in Greencastle, IN

    I worked at Dress Barn

    Pros

    Was challenging demanding rewarding experience in the IT department of the Distribution Center.

    Cons

    was temp project during peek Christmas season

  8. Team Oriented

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Dress Barn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    team environment, supportive staff, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    low pay, no upward mobility

  9. Good pay and benefits

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

    I worked at Dress Barn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has given the store managers more freedom to make decisions for each of their stores. Since every community is different this was a welcome change. The benefit package is great and reasonably priced. If you hire a dedicated staff you can have lots of fun at work.

    Cons

    There is no contact with upper management except for the district manager. If you are a good manager you will not have much contact with him/her. This can be hard on you when you need guidance if your district manager is hard to reach. They do have a help line to call, but I was chastised several times for calling them after I was unable to reach my district manager. Not a great work/life balance. You work most weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Set guidelines for weekends off for your managers. When the district manager doesn't want you to even take one weekend off per month you are going to burn out your staff.

  10. Helpful (3)

    A good job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Kansas City, KS

    I worked at Dress Barn part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - you will learn a lot about fashion and selling with out having to worry about commission.
    - very team based and after a while everyone starts to feel like family

    Cons

    Nothing really it depends on your store leader how the store will run. Some do a great job others play favorits

  11. Helpful (2)

    Great for the customers

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

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Adaptable work hours
    Training offered to develop skills
    Fast paced
    Great employee discount
    Like a boutique with focus on customer experience

    Cons

    A person cannot live on the full time income provided so must have a secondary job to cover basic bills
    The "work" is never done
    We do it all, floor setting, merchandising, shipment, all while driving the sales

    Advice to Management

    May have less turn over from management if the pay were more in align with the responsibilities

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