Dress Barn

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Dress Barn Reviews

Updated October 11, 2014
Updated October 11, 2014
189 Reviews
3.5
189 Reviews
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Dress Barn President, CEO, and Director David R. Jaffe
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112 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are empowered to run your store as your own, Great work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • The employee discount is also generous (40%) (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management sucks and does not value any of the employees (in 10 reviews)

  • I was a part time employee it was my first job so i didnt have high expectations i just needed some cash (in 9 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company that cares about its employees!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lee, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lee, MA

    I have been working at Dress Barn (more than an year)

    Pros

    -support from management
    -fun environment
    -not bogged down with goals and quotas to meet, allowing us to just take care of our customers

    Cons

    -its retail, so nights and weekends are a must, but you find that at every retailer
    -my face sometimes hurts at end of the day from smiling and laughing so much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for listening to us worker bees and giving us a great work-life balance!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mahwah, NJ

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, collaboration and a strategic vision for the future.

    Cons

    Office is located in a beautiful campus outside of NYC that is a challenge to commute to with public transportation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent company to work for!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Leader in Minot, ND
    Former Employee - Store Leader in Minot, ND

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company's as excellent team building values and puts the customer first!
    The company is a developer of people and they want to help advance. I was able to become a better manager because of the company because they truly value the employee.

    Cons

    Hours, in this location you will work almost every Saturday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best company to work for.

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

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They care about their customers and their employees. Benefits are great, work-life balance is great.

    Cons

    right now I don't see any cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome place of employment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, great benefits for full time employees. Everyday you help someone feel good about themselves and you get to dress's them up in what fits there body style! Its eye opening and a lot of fun!

    Cons

    Working Sundays and no benefits for part time rmployess.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have been in the retail industry for 20+ years now and I have never work for a company like Dress Barn.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Leader in Elmira, NY
    Current Employee - Store Leader in Elmira, NY

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Definitely for the associates! Believes in work life balance! I have nothing but positive things about this company. I have a great district leader who helps me though this journey and she doesn't judge.

    Cons

    I really don't have any cons about this company. Except that I wish we were located in a different area so we could get more foot traffic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture!

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

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good discount, family oriented, work-life balance is important to them.

    Cons

    Training wasn't the greatest in the beginning but has improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Im in training for management..I started from the bottom.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Training in Ocean City, MD
    Current Employee - Management Training in Ocean City, MD

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy my manager and co workers. Good company Good company discount.. good family values. I like my career with Dress Barn.

    Cons

    Maybe an extra break when working 8 hours like 10 min plus your half hr lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trainning of management pay like at least $9.50 an hr . And extra hours for Floor moves .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Honest and True Family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like any retail job, it depends on your manager. If your manager is a competent worker and same her bosses, then life at DressBarn is pretty great. It's a company that recognizes hard work and is quick to promote from within.

    Cons

    Dealing with the public honestly is the worst part. And if you have a bad manager, then things will be harder for all workers involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DM's need to stay in more constant contact with store managers. An example is if several employee's have a complaint very similar about a SM, then you should investigate and NOT say who you heard these things from. It's puts everyone in a bad position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun job and loved my staff.

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

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun atmosphere and they really try to make employees feel appreciated.

    Cons

    when you worked an 8 hour day plus you only got a half hour lunch break and they have really low staffing so its hard to accomplish what you need to do each day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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