Deb Shops Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. I loved this company

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved working with the people.

    Cons

    43+ hours a week. They were long shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Have fun with your associates.


  2. Help Desk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    New registers, Windows 7


  3. Have to be dedicated but the hard work pays off.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Management in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Mediocre

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Mifflin, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in West Mifflin, PA

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The discount was nice and I enjoyed the visual merchandising aspect.

    Cons

    Poor compensation for all that you were required to do. The merchandise styles were generally awful....whoever the company buyer is needs replaced. Their mannequin outfit suggestions were terrible as well. They failed to train employees properly and didn't bother making any improvements to the stores. Overall it was not a good place to work. And half of their "rules" didn't make sense. We sell ripped/destroyed denim but we can't wear it as an associate? Yeah, that makes sense.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees better, have better incentives if you expect us to do 5 jobs in 1. More realistic expectations.


  6. Bad structure in terms of coverage

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

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and fun enviorment

    Cons

    Bad structure for scheduling ensures that employees have to work single staffed thus increasing shrink and decreasing profitability.


  7. Great experience

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of travel not much of work life balance

    Advice to Management

    no comment


  8. Great co-workers, not great upper management

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

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I met some great girls while working here

    Cons

    There were too many tasks but not enough payroll hours to complete


  9. Terrible work experience thank god it's closing

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great clothing, corporate cares
    Very busy whole shift
    Do your own visuals

    Cons

    Terrible manager, only cared about herself, other store manager unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    Don't work here


  10. overworked

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good environment, dm very helpful, other store managers helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    working upwards of 60 hours/week, not paid for anything over 40 hours. promotion changes at the last minute, meaning you stay till 11 or 12 pm. hard to find good employees

    Advice to Management

    fewer promotion changes, more realistic expectations for staff


  11. Going to be gone soon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sale's Lead
    Former Employee - Sale's Lead

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Um, hard to say. Most of my coworkers were cool.

    Cons

    Where to begin...
    First, liquidation. Company will probably not be around much longer.
    They have NO idea what they are doing as a company. To be honest, I have NO idea how they lasted this long. They cut hours down to one person many times in a high volume large store. They were then shocked that our shrink was 20-25%. That is unheard of!!!! They don't really know what they are doing. In my store within a year they had 7 managers. Each managers do things differently so it was difficult to keep up with each manager.
    They also give employees crap hours. How is someone supposed to live on working 4 hours a week!! All the part-timers worked 4 hours a week. Even as a second job that is unacceptable. I wasn't getting enough hours (I was sales lead so I got about 15-20 - not 4 at least) so I told them I got a second job and it was mostly third shift but I couldn't open 2 days a week. I could even come in the morning just couldn't actually open the store. My manager acted like it was unreasonable. So basically I was supposed to be available the whole time but only get 15-20 hours. I also was told many times from my management I would get promoted. The regional manager came into talk to my manager about me and without ever meeting me said no because I didn't have retail experience before this. I had been there for a while though and was one of the hardest worker there. Even when my manager was being lazy I would be straightening up, checking missed markdowns (as this was prevalent because of laziness), etc. I could go on but overall my point is that this company sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Well I guess it's probably too late now...



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