Deb Shops

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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
122 Reviews
2.3
122 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a 40% discount on their clothes, which is good because they are very cheaply made (in 16 reviews)

  • The employee discount is decent, but that's literally the only good thing I can think of (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management not only is on different pages but in different books (in 18 reviews)

  • The new district manager is driving my old store into the ground (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Help Desk

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of Training, great people, learn many different technologies.

    Cons

    Pay rate, old hardware and software which causes many issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New registers, Windows 7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    enjoyable, focusing on customer service, the opprotunity to enter act with customers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Garden City, KS
    Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Garden City, KS

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    full time employees get benefits , pay is excellent ,hours are good

    Cons

    paid holidays, raises are given, work in a jr fashions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    clean store, have room for advancement, good training ,

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

    Great Experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Friendly office management, great dresses and coats, trendy clothing at affordable price.

    Cons

    I had no cons during the time I worked at Deb. Loved senior management!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It has been 16 years since I worked for the company. At the time the Senior officers were outstanding and treated me with the most respect. It is sad to hear all of this bad pr from employees on this site. Deb at the time I worked for them was a family oriented atmosphere. They cared about their people. Maybe they need to look back at what the previous management was doing right.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Full of advancement opportunities and very rewarding!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Deb has a lot of growth oppertunity and upper management listens to your goals and offers training so you can reach your goals successfully. Great bonus system and annual reviews with merit increases. Competive pay and employee discounts. Great staff, energetic atmosphere. Time off is approved timely manner. Goals and company directives are clearly communicated. Employees who lack passion and good work ethics are quickly removed to ensure positive work conditions.

    Cons

    During the holidays is blackout, which means less request time off approved. Markdowns and promotion processes are always changing around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develope all the tasking processes. I love the direction the company is currently headed. More connection with the higher leadership above regional level to seek insight.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Had really cute plus size clothes!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of different styles for plus size girls.

    Cons

    They are going out of business and it was a really nice store.

    Recommends
  7.  

    I loved this company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Loved working with the people.

    Cons

    43+ hours a week. They were long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fun with your associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Have to be dedicated but the hard work pays off.

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    Former Employee - Store Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Management in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Great opportunity for development and advancement. Nice 40% discount. DM and RM were open and honest really great to work with.

    Cons

    liquidation; spending on unnecessary things rather than investing in the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Home office management and those in charge of spending should have been smarter about what to spend money on. We didn't need so many people at home office and then no hours in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It is a pleasant work environment if you like to play dress-up!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good for professional growth. Most times promotions are given within the company as long as they have qualified individuals.

    Cons

    Pay rates and sometimes not enough employees scheduled for the volume of work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfactory job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the environment is always upbeat, a lot to do to keep you busy.

    Cons

    lack of payroll during peak times. Not enough attention to hardworking people. No promotions available once you reach the top tier of field management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support those who want to move up and be a larger part in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Loved it, but was going downhill.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, OH

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the discount and the clothes. Loved the girls I worked with, just wish there was more consistency and they give seniority more hours than just recently hired associates.

    Cons

    No consistent management. They began to hire a bunch of sales associates at one point which brought all of our hours way way down!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone who will actually stay as manager instead of so many that couldn't handle it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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