Charming Shoppes Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Charming Shoppes President & CEO Anthony M. Romano
Anthony M. Romano
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Pros
  • Great job, good benefits and time off (in 4 reviews)

  • The work environment was stable, for the most part (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Employee concerns are virtually ignored by upper management (in 7 reviews)

  • 200 in three months), only offers part time, co-workers who gossip incessantly (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Bensalem, PA

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great job, good benefits and time off

    Cons

    long hours and too many forms

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charming Shoppes

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

    Pros

    Great people good benefits pto time

    Cons

    Work home balance credit cards


  3. VP

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Charming Shoppes (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits were good and overall work environment was positive.

    Cons

    Location in Bensalem is definite negative. Nothing in area other than this office.


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  5. Ugh

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Charming Shoppes part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    It was fun to help people shop and be confident. I liked the way women light up when They look good

    Cons

    They do not communicate with the stores very well. They're always distracting us with meaningless standards instead if letting us do our thing

    Advice to Management

    Quit


  6. Not Really My Cup of Tea

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Fairview Heights, IL
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Fairview Heights, IL

    I worked at Charming Shoppes part-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Easy working environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Promotions, leadership, time-off, compensation, co-workers

    Advice to Management

    I would advise being more realistic about people and their needs.


  7. OK Overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The work environment was stable, for the most part. They did offer a tuition reimbursement plan, not sure if thats still in effect.

    Cons

    Upper management had fairly high turnover in the time I was there, did not make everyone else feel comfortable that the company was captained with competency. Raises were not consistent and very small, often 1% or less.


  8. Great people, good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The facilities and construction department was organized and efficient, my co workers were great, real team environment. We did over 80 stores and projects in the calender year.

    Cons

    Selling the company and moving to another state was a huge disruption. It broke up the team and diluted the trust in the word of management. Just when things were running smoothly it all ended too soon.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change any of the procedures


  9. Very good place to work, they have looked out for the employees.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Friendly people and clients upper managment is very pro employee. They have brought people in fo the I.T. dept. to help build resumes and also brought in the unemployment office to help us out.

    Cons

    Charming Shoppes was bought out by Ascena Reatail group they offered me a Job in Columbus Ohio that I had to turn down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep treating the employees they you are.


  10. I guess that's why their gone

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Bensalem, PA

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Had some good food in the cafeteria and worked with some great people.

    Cons

    The business was bad so they sold off the good and we're bought out.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


  11. Help Desk Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes

    Pros

    Manager was awesome and supportive

    Cons

    Hard to get out of support



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