Chico's FAS

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Chico's FAS Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
555 Reviews
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Chico's FAS President, CEO, and Director David F. Dyer
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discounts on clothes and fun to work with customers (in 15 reviews)

  • Great discount if your store makes sales plan (in 24 reviews)


Cons
  • Absolutely no concept of work/life balance (in 28 reviews)

  • 1000 of their social security money in order to make upper management happy (in 49 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    LOVE LOVE LOVE My 2nd Job!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Waterloo, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Waterloo, NY

    I have been working at Chico's FAS

    Pros

    Great Team In Waterloo, NY!! Manager doesn't a Wonderful Job "Balancing" all of her responsibilities!! I love the clothes & accessories!! Easy To Sell, while having Fun with Customers (and fellow employees) We are a "New Store," been with Chico's since it opened last May.

    Cons

    Wish Chico's Offered Health Insurance For Part-Timers!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None (at this time)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice group of ladies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Chico's is a fun place to work, especially at the outlet mall
    Clothing discounts
    Training
    Bonus

    Cons

    Pay is lower than some other retailers.
    For managers, the paperwork is unusually intense compared to other retailers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting payroll is not the best way to increase profits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent co-workers, but competetive

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here are great coworkers and a company that is really willing to work with your schedule if you are in school or working two jobs.

    Cons

    Because an associate also receives commission, making a good sale becomes very competitive. Also, I don't believe the training prepares you that well to work with customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work on office culture. Make sure that there is not one person taking all of the sales and that each person gets an equal opportunity to work with customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Review

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

    I have been working at Chico's FAS

    Pros

    The benefits such as cheap Healthcare and summer Fridays along with anything goes dress code.

    Cons

    Upper management not always aligned. Location isn't that appealing to many people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love My Job!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great team including management, they work with you to schedule for your availability, great company values

    Cons

    I dont have any and don't expect any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Love the people i work with

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chico's FAS

    Pros

    Good company with lots of benefits

    Cons

    get a better IT team that knows what they are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fine part time job, didn't want to work there for an extended period of time.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate

    I worked at Chico's FAS part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere
    Great selling strategies
    Commission bonuses
    Employee discount

    Cons

    Strict dress code
    Manager was less than flexible with my availability
    Inconsistent hours
    Lots of pressure on making sales goals - required to keep hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people be a little creative with their appearance! Just because I have some unconventional color in my hair and a tattoo or piercing or two does not mean I cannot relate with the WHBM clientele or culture! I loved a lot of the clothes in the store, and the customers as well. If I can be friendly, relate to customers, and have a neat appearance, what do these small factors of my physical appearance matter?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chico's FAS

    Pros

    Good place to work, everything was smooth and nice. Compensation was good and included commission if you made enough sales. The people were really nice and easy to work with. Very understanding with work-life balancing especially if you went to school full-time like I did.

    Cons

    No cons. You were able to grow and succeed in the company if you wanted. Like I said, commission was more than possible especially since the clothes are high priced anyways- easy to work with.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Panama City Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Panama City Beach, FL

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great discounts. Pleasant environment to work.

    Cons

    Few hours and low pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't have so many customer sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A decent place to work

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

    I worked at Chico's FAS as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people working here. The perks are good (clothing discount cards, etc.)

    Cons

    A lot of politics. Mixed messages coming down from executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refine strategy and direction before a large catalog job is undertaken.

    Neutral Outlook

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