Charming Shoppes

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Charming Shoppes Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Charming Shoppes – US – “Clothes”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 67 reviews

35% Approve of the CEO

Charming Shoppes President & CEO Anthony M. Romano

Anthony M. Romano

(20 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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)

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

    Telecom Administrator (Current Employee) Bensalem, PA

    ProsFriendly 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep treating the employees they you are.

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

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    Help Desk Analyst

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsManager was awesome and supportive

    ConsHard to get out of support

     

    Worked as Sales Associate for over a year

    Part Time Sales Associate (Former Employee) Decatur, GA

    ProsGreat Work enviroment, great co-workers

    ConsNot enough hours per week

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    Loved the people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDedicated Staff, Friendly co-workers, Shared vision, gym

    ConsDemanding work schedules, meager vacation/sick leave, salary adjustments weak

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    Great

    Merchandise Planner (Former Employee) Bensalem, PA

    ProsGreat job, good benefits and time off

    Conslong hours and too many forms

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgood people to work with

    Consnot a lot of bad staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    The employees are all very nice and helpful

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe kindness of fellow employees

    ConsThe typical frustratig corporate bs

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    My favorite company to work for so far

    Copy Chief (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat people with excellent work ethics and pleasant dispositions. Nice benefits

    ConsLaid off my entire office in one day without warning

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate Experience

    Part Time Sales Associate (Current Employee) King of Prussia, PA

    ProsThey are very flexible with schedules. It is a very relaxed, low stress environment.

    ConsSometimes there are not enough hours for each associate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate expectations and store results.

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

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    Cause and Effect

    Marketing/E-comm (Former Employee) Bensalem, PA

    ProsThere is an in-house cafe, excellent health and disability benefits, a matching 401K plan and a value put on recognizing individual talent achievements. Plenty of money is spent on company resources and equipment, accommodating employee needs, holding parties and celebrations, and encouraging continuing eduction and training programs.

    ConsSince the company was acquired in 2012 by Ascena Retail Group, they've eliminated most of the brands and subdivisions and laid off half their workforce. In turn, this has scared a lot of the existing workers into leaving the company which has lead to current employees taking on additional roles and responsibilities to fill the vacancies. In turn, it has lead to a decline in work life balance which now results in many dissatisfied employees working one too many hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe company likes to hand out empty promotions to make up for the extra responsibilities, so you'll find there are a lot of unnecessary "managers" only managing one person or no one at all. This leads to lots of individual micromanaging and unnecessary hands in the pot when it comes to making decisions. In turn, this awkward structure results in one too many meetings about well, meetings. They love to hold meetings.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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