Dress Barn

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Dress Barn Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.0 156 reviews

74% Approve of the CEO

Dress Barn President, CEO, and Director David R. Jaffe

David R. Jaffe

(91 ratings)

55% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are empowered to run your store as your own, Great work/life balance(in 12 reviews)

  • 40% discount on regular price merchandise(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management sucks and does not value any of the employees(in 9 reviews)

  • Pushed too hard to make sales goals without the incentive of commission(in 8 reviews)

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    Good place

    Cashier (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsFriendly environment usually pretty busy i don't have very many complaints it was a nice place to work i would suggest it

    ConsI was a part time employee it was my first job so i didnt have high expectations i just needed some cash

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Store Manager (Former Employee) Norwood, MA

    ProsSmall staff at the retail stores which allowed upper management to have quality time in direction and assistance. DM made sure to have daily contact with each store manager. There was consistent recognition for successes.

    ConsUpward mobility was difficult from the store manager level, as openings were few due to "long term" persons already filling any positions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice except to keep on doing what you're doing!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good, personable company to work for

    Pt Sales (Current Employee) Waldorf, MD

    ProsThis company is really focused on making a woman feel at home and beautiful. For example, we put the customer's name on their fitting room door. All of my co-workers have been great. Overall, a great company.

    ConsAs a college student working here in the summer (after nearly a year working here prior), it was pretty hard to get hours mid-way and late in the summer. The shifts for PT people tend to be very short- maybe 5 hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall a pleasant experience working for the company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe flexibility, work life balance, a very laid back environment, and room to grow.

    ConsThe pay, and hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Inspiring Career

    Associate Store Leader/Store Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat relationships with team and customers. Career has afforded me a life of independence and self esteem.

    ConsPhysicaly demanding. Weekends and holidays are busy retail times, so be prepared to adjust family celebrations etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlways listen to associates, where there is smoke there is fire.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Detroit, MI

    ProsFriendly coworkers, thorough training, great place to learn the in's and out's of customer service and retail.

    ConsEncountered on problem with poor management which was solved by HR.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun but frustrating place to work

    Part-Time Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsThe employee discount is very generous, at 40%. It is generally a fun place to work, that is fairly flexible with the scheduling. The work life balance is pretty good since they will do their best to give you the days off that you request. You get to know many of the regular customers, developing relationships with them.

    ConsDifferent stores have different policies regarding coupons, special orders, VIP parties, outreach, and a multitude of other things. Individual stores are now "empowered" to make some of their own decisions, which has created animosity between stores. One store will say yes, the other no. Everyone is confused.

    There are never enough hours in payroll to have enough people scheduled. Most of the time there are only 2 people working. It is impossible to watch the entire store with only 2 people, which can be a loss prevention issue.

    The new policy is that everything is rung under one of the managers that is on duty, supposedly to make sure that they are coaching employees to do their best. With a couple of the managers, the part time people do much of the work and they get the credit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider allowing all stores to ring everything under one number all the time. If we are supposed to be one big team, it should be one number. The CEL idea seems unnecessary. With only 2 people scheduled during most shifts, the whole idea of the CEL coaching to make sure that the others (read part time people) do their jobs is impossible.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company Limited opportunities to advance

    Part-Time Sales Associate (Current Employee) Nashua, NH

    ProsNice work environment and always current with the inventory

    ConsVery few full time positions per location thus a limited/restricted opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow experienced employees to work towards a full-time Senior Associate position, thus making them eligible for benefits such as medical, paid sick leave etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Review

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Conyers, GA

    ProsVery good company to work for.

    ConsPay really could be better

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Canton, MI

    ProsDress barn is a wonderful place to work. you become a family with the associates you work with. The company is very understanding of time off, and is family and school oriented.

    ConsThe pay is not that great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop relocating your managers whenever you feel like it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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