Dress Barn

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  1.  

    slow environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Washington, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Washington, MD

    I worked at Dress Barn part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The managers and co-workers were friendly

    Cons

    The shipment was extreme at times with having no help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great for the customers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Turlock, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Turlock, CA

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Adaptable work hours
    Training offered to develop skills
    Fast paced
    Great employee discount
    Like a boutique with focus on customer experience

    Cons

    A person cannot live on the full time income provided so must have a secondary job to cover basic bills
    The "work" is never done
    We do it all, floor setting, merchandising, shipment, all while driving the sales

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May have less turn over from management if the pay were more in align with the responsibilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    going in the wrong direction

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

    I worked at Dress Barn part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance is valued

    Cons

    low pay and upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Dress Barn part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Discount. You recieve 20% off sale items and 40% off regular priced items

    Cons

    -Hours is only guaranteed to the managers not even the Full Timers have guaranteed hours
    -Customers allowed to get away with anything and everything while manager just stands there and watch
    -Very low pay and if you do get a raise you are lucky to get .20 cents
    -When there is a issue with an employees behavior it takes forever for the situation to be worked through the proper channels for the employee to be reprimanded.
    -Gossip within the store, within the district.
    -More about looks then work ethic
    -Weak managers
    -A lot of times people are allowed to not work as hard as others because they fit the physical image Dress Barn wants to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what it means to really inspire your team. Having the title of manager doesn't make you a good manager. I really don't think higher ups know exactly what goes on in the stores. But I do hear not all the locations are like this. I guess I lucked out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Its was an simple interview

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Dress Barn

    Pros

    Full time is 30 hours. Small store more like a keyholder position.

    Cons

    Store manager is very unprofessional and is very two faced. The store doesn't have many hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to asm manager to get insite of store manager and store

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good starter, not a career job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    --Training
    --Pay increase (yearly)
    --Coworkers/Managers *depends on which Dress Barn you work at

    Cons

    --No part-time benefits
    --Coworkers/Manager drama *depends on which Dress Barn you work at
    --Customers

  8.  

    Great culture!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Mahwah, NJ

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Teamwork, collaboration and a strategic vision for the future.

    Cons

    Office is located in a beautiful campus outside of NYC that is a challenge to commute to with public transportation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company to work for!!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Leader in Minot, ND
    Former Employee - Store Leader in Minot, ND

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company's as excellent team building values and puts the customer first!
    The company is a developer of people and they want to help advance. I was able to become a better manager because of the company because they truly value the employee.

    Cons

    Hours, in this location you will work almost every Saturday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Been training for a week... a lot to learn, a lot to do.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It seems as if they have great company values, and you can't beat a 40% discount. Also, my other co-workers seem nice.

    Cons

    There is a lot to do; too much to do. You can't focus on building relationships with your customers, when there's other stuff you're required to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the nightly recap stories to a weekly basis. Weekly reviews for associates aren't necessary either, change that to monthly reviews.

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work/home life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Laurel, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Laurel, MD

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Was welcomed as family as soon as I began working for DB. I have a 9month old baby and management has always been very accommodating with time off and scheduling. Training was not very strenuous and in no time I felt like I had all the knowledge and tools to help our women clientele look and feel beautiful. The highlight of my work days is creating floor displays, I am allowed to express my creativity while still adhering to company's standards.

    Cons

    Pay sucks at 8.50/hour and there is little to no room for advancement. Stores are allowed to have 1 manager and 3 assistant managers, if positions are filled you pretty much are stuck as an associate until someone quits or relocates. Some management has been there 15years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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