Chico's FAS Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
494 Reviews
2.8
494 Reviews
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Chico's FAS President, CEO, and Director David F. Dyer
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245 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Discount on clothing; quality of clothing; working with nice ladies (in 13 reviews)

  • Good associate discounts, flexible and work life balance schedule (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Absolutely no concept of work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • 1000 of their social security money in order to make upper management happy (in 48 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    For the most part, I enjoyed working at Chico's.

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

    I worked at Chico's FAS full-time

    Pros

    Great discounts, discounts with Soma, Black & White, Boston Proper stores or online. 401(K) plan, health insurance options, accident insurance, stock options, good product most of the time.

    Cons

    The stress level can be high. Days off is sometimes a challenge. Too much micro managing. Not all stores have the tools to effectively run their stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop opening stores in an area that is already saturated. Focus on the stores that are there and put the money into the associates at the store level. They work hard.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long time career

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

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love the Brand, the stylish clothes, and Values of the company!!!
    Great benefits and PTO for Associates!!!

    Cons

    There could be better pay for internal promotes that have already proven themselves.
    Associates often complain when held accountable for results. People that do not like Accountability should work somewhere else as we are results driven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the teams that perform and do a great job monthly!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company review

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

    I have been working at Chico's FAS

    Pros

    Friendly and established company and employees

    Cons

    Can not think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Estero, FL
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Estero, FL

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

    Pros

    Promotion from within. Training. Fun co-workers. Nice clothing discount on all Chicos brands.

    Cons

    they bug you about getting everyone's e-mail

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to advise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for. Expect long hours. Company moves at a fast pace

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Location for young and single individuals. On site gym, dry cleaning and cafes.

    Cons

    Not much to do in this city. Lots of spin from management. Too many cooks in the kitchen

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing Company to Work, Learn and Grow

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

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This company is fun to work for, has great leaders and encourages growth within their organization. While they have high expectations, they work hard to provide the tools needed to accomplish the goals. The bonus potential is better than any I've seen and their clothing is amazing which associates can buy with a great discount!

    Cons

    I don't see any challenges that aren't challenges that any company faces. Working to get more customers to shop with us, changing marketing strategies, trying to get more accomplished with less cost. I don't feel there are any major cons that you wouldn't find at any retailer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to find ways to drive customers to shop in the stores and take into account the number of online returns that stores take when considering the stores sales plans.

    Continue to hold our greatest place to work meetings, I know they are costly but they add so much value and the employees come back inspired and energized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good if your young or retired

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

    I worked at Chico's FAS part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Job was simple and easy, never stressful. Management was consistent and pay was average but really all I needed in college. Met and worked with nice ladies helped dress them and restore confidence. Good Hours

    Cons

    Nothing to mention con wise. Flexible hours, easy job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing, keep it up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work for a part-time job

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

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time

    Pros

    Great discounts on clothes and fun to work with customers

    Cons

    Management needs to realize that part time employs are there to make some extra cash and the discounts. We do not need to be consumed with sales numbers etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the constant coupons!!!

  10.  

    Good experience overall. Enjoyed working with customers and helping them with their shopping needs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Amherst, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Lead in Amherst, NY

    I worked at Chico's FAS part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I liked greeting all the customers entering the store and getting to know them as if they were a friend or guest in my home. I liked working as a team with fellow associates and management.

    Cons

    Part time management positions don't get offered healthcare or paid time off or benefits of any kind. There is a lot of responsibility with being a member of management, and I feel that Chico's doesn't provide enough incentive to it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider offering some type of healthcare or medical assistance and incentive programs to it's employees, especially Sales Leads, who are part of management. Don't focus so much on the Bonus program for sales, rather let associates develop their own selling style and apply it to their customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time

    Pros

    Easy job. Only 4 to 6 hour shifts

    Cons

    You can be part time but feels like your there every day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone has sticks up their butts

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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