Charming Shoppes

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Low pay, low pay, low pay

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Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Bethlehem, PA
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bethlehem, PA

Pros

If you work hard you will be promoted. Make sure you get in good with management. Company was recently bought out so maybe corporate structure will change?

Cons

Review process was a joke. 0-5% per year but it's almost impossible to get more than 2%. Computer systems were ridiculously slow with them implementing modern programs on systems that should have been upgraded five years ago.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay more to those who offer loyalty and do a good job.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Sales Associate Experience

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate  in  King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA

    Pros

    They are very flexible with schedules. It is a very relaxed, low stress environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes there are not enough hours for each associate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate expectations and store results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Former Employee - Marketing/E-comm  in  Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing/E-comm in Bensalem, PA

    Pros

    There is an in-house cafe, excellent health and disability benefits, a matching 401K plan and a value put on recognizing individual talent achievements. Plenty of money is spent on company resources and equipment, accommodating employee needs, holding parties and celebrations, and encouraging continuing eduction and training programs.

    Cons

    Since the company was acquired in 2012 by Ascena Retail Group, they've eliminated most of the brands and subdivisions and laid off half their workforce. In turn, this has scared a lot of the existing workers into leaving the company which has lead to current employees taking on additional roles and responsibilities to fill the vacancies. In turn, it has lead to a decline in work life balance which now results in many dissatisfied employees working one too many hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company likes to hand out empty promotions to make up for the extra responsibilities, so you'll find there are a lot of unnecessary "managers" only managing one person or no one at all. This leads to lots of individual micromanaging and unnecessary hands in the pot when it comes to making decisions. In turn, this awkward structure results in one too many meetings about well, meetings. They love to hold meetings.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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