Deb Shops Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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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
  • I have never ever seen a company have the turn over in upper management ever (in 18 reviews)

  • Went over a year without a district manager (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working for this team! Although we were short staffed due to bankruptcy I couldn't of asked for a better team and amazing life long friends to work with!

    Cons

    The only downside of Deb's was that they went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing


  2. Asst. Manger

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deb Shops (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was easy work and somewhat flexible schedule. Started out with good benefits, but unfortunatley they did not last. Overall, not a bad job for retail.

    Cons

    Working hours were not great. Had to work nights and weekends which is expected with a retail job. Poor store management and district manager often did not listen to complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Management would benefit from listening more to store level employees. Increasing pay would also help to get better employees in the store.


  3. Deb Shops

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, promotion opportunities, great co workers

    Cons

    went out of business in May 2015


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  5. Deb Shops

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Always opportunities to move up, always something to do, friendly co-workers and management, huge variety of clothing so it was easy to cater to all types of customers.

    Cons

    ALWAYS a very heavy workload, got stressful, things were always changing with no warning, not enough payroll to support workload.

    Advice to Management

    Company wasn't very organizes.


  6. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If the staff got along it was fun. It was fast paced and there was always something to do.

    Cons

    The new store manager talked to everyone about everyone. It caused problems and made me not want to go to work.

    Advice to Management

    Well, the store is closed now so not much to say.


  7. Store manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work, discount was awesome, holiday pay and time off, great price point for quality, could manage how you like

    Cons

    No overtime pay, dis-orginzed management levels, lack on communication from home office. No sick or personal time, sales and incentives often taken back after awarded.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to sales management who are in the field and know heir customers and market. Work harder at expenses control of the company vs taking payroll from stores and giving hem more work


  8. cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burnsville, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I did like the discount and counting jeans part of the job. I liked cashiering and watching the fitting room.

    Cons

    I didn't like the new management team and how unorganized they were. They chased away employees and when it was all said and done, they store closed too.

    Advice to Management

    If you knew better you could have succeeded and did better! Hire professional people and don't pin your managers against each other.


  9. assistant manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time

    Pros

    It's a great first job into retail. Dealing with a lot of customers while tasking. Getting to know your customers on a personal level. This company liked to promote within.

    Cons

    Unfortunately with all the promos we had to do in a small amount of time killed us. Didn't have enough payroll to back up all the promo changes and the window changes which hurt the company. There was a change to the logo which didn't have to be done and silly signs that we didn't even bother to use. In the end the company didn't know how to budget the small things.


  10. Sales Associate

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milford, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Milford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The customers provided a fun atmosphere.

    Cons

    This company is no longer in business.


  11. It

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked how quickly you were able to move up in the company. The people I worked with were probably the best people I've ever worked with before.

    Cons

    The company didn't know what they were doing half the time. Changing something almost every hour.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were the best



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