Dress Barn Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Dress Barn President, CEO, and Director David R. Jaffe
David R. Jaffe
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Pros
  • The work life balance is pretty good since they will do their best to give you the days off that you request (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • if you want upper management it's harder to get into (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. Satisfying work with growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Potential for growth is good, with great benefits, and a customer service-focused culture.

    Cons

    Quick turnover and not enough floor coverage/ payroll hours can get frustrating


  2. Amazing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time

    Pros

    Best I have ever seen

    Cons

    Nothing everything was great and outstanding


  3. Helpful (1)

    Company has no benefits

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

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, 40% employee discount

    Cons

    Unless you work full time you will get paid very little and receive no benefits other than the employee discount

    Advice to Management

    Need more accountability for higher management, give part timers working 29 hours some benefits


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  5. hired at panera in April by Jamie

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - High School Graduate Looking for A Full Time Job, in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - High School Graduate Looking for A Full Time Job, in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Wide availability, fast learning, high school diploma, hard worker

    Cons

    Can work to hard, must always work or i get bored

    Advice to Management

    Ask far as i can see ni advice is need, everything looks great


  6. Sales Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rego Park, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rego Park, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I had the opportunity to interact with the customers and make them feel welcomed and become a frequent customer at Dress Barn.

    Cons

    There was not enough Sales Associates to rotate a fair schedule.

    Advice to Management

    To listen to suggestions and concerns from the Sales Associates.


  7. Helpful (2)

    An amazing company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    When we say we value work/life balance, we mean it!! Three weeks paid time off each year, 40 hour work weeks for store leaders and assistants and no one dictating your store's schedule. Empowered to make our own decisions, great employee discount and a culture that inspires accountability and team work.

    Cons

    No room for advancement because turn over in management is so low.

    Advice to Management

    Create area managers and/ or assistant district manager positions for growth opportunities.


  8. Helpful (4)

    Store Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company to work for. The discount was amazing! They treated you very well! The job was a lot of fun!

    Cons

    At this time there is nothing that I can think of that I would put down as a con. I really enjoyed my employment at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I really enjoyed working at this company and the clothes are sooo cute! I also really enjoyed the discount!


  9. Assistant Manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Aberdeen, MD
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Aberdeen, MD

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Love working with Dress Barn great company.

    Cons

    Working on Sunday that day sure be for family.


  10. Store Leader

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Leader
    Current Employee - Store Leader

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's like a family. The dressbarn story is amazing from it's founder to the Customer's and Associates who make me love what I do. Everyday there is something new to learn and there are always changes. Keeps it from being boring. If you like a challenge and to keep busy this is the place for you! I like that you take personal ownership in your development. Your career is what you make of it.

    Cons

    Future growth is always a possibility, but sometimes only when you can re-locate. The management teams in place also love what they do and there is low turn-over.


  11. multi store

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Multi Store Leader in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Multi Store Leader in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Dress Barn

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

    Pros

    work life balance,empowerment,autonomy,mastery of role,evolution to stay current and relevant,culture based on inspiring women,great support,and amazing executive and field teams.

    Cons

    Associates never wanting to leave!

    Advice to Management

    stay the course!



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