Charming Shoppes Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
68 Reviews

3.2
68 Reviews
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Charming Shoppes President & CEO Anthony M. Romano
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great job, good benefits and time off (in 4 reviews)

  • decent benefits, easy work environment (in 4 reviews)


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

  • Lack of communication from the top and room for advancement is spotty (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner  in  Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Bensalem, PA

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great job, good benefits and time off

    Cons

    long hours and too many forms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ugh

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Not Really My Cup of Tea

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy working environment, flexible hours

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    OK Overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time for more than 5 years

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator  in  Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Telecom Administrator in Bensalem, PA

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep treating the employees they you are.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Construction Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Construction Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't change any of the procedures

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Good luck

    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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

  10.  

    Exciting and Innovative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Supports Worklife Balance for entire organization

    Cons

    Long hours if you dont ensure you work "smart" not harder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to make your Field Teams feel valued

  11.  

    manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time

    Pros

    good place to work. nice

    Cons

    no actual cons to comment on.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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