Chico's FAS

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Lacks Vision and Mission for employees

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Even if customer make returns, you keep your bonus.

Cons

Don't know their future direction, lack of communication from HQ

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give some names and faces of HQ staff, someone who is open for dialogue, too much is being pushed top-down. The sales associates are the ones who bring in the income to the company, listen to them!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    This is a great company to work for in retail. By the very nature of the game retail is always different due to work hours and dealing with slow days that don't make plan . But, history dictates that now sales people in stores get above min wage plus bonus!! I remember working in very high end stores with only $00.10 above the min wage. They give great discounts to their employees and love the ladies that shop the stores. Lots of opportunity to advance. I like the Passport membership it works and trends sales and customer preferences in ways that really support your customer knowledge.
    They have the dye lots of the fabrics really down to a perfection so creating an ensemble is a snap. The strong colors bring out the beauty in more mature clients about age 45. I have taken the colors in natural day light and can clearly see someone has taken the time to make sure the colors are even crisp, and a wonder match. The cut and design is a clean smooth smart look. I've worked in the textiles field or the "rag trade" in the past and can only say somene is doing there homework here!!!

    Cons

    They need to update there computer hardware. Lots of time to perform transactions. Would like to see trending reports off of Passport. Would like to see pantone color wheels around the store so sales associates can really get a handle on matching. Have a special color matching day by an expert so the customers know what looks really good on them with their skin tones and hair and add the info to the passport system,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Boss training system is great but there is much to learn. We should have access to train at home or on iPads if needed. The more you know about the training in Boss the higher your profits. Would like to see more about the benefits of Passport visible in the stores.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great associates, but poor management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Altos, CA

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, lively atmosphere with wonderful customers and associates

    Cons

    Management is disorganized, schedules are done at the last minute and employees are not appreciated and management (district managers) act like "bullies." The company wants part-time associates to put Chico's in front of everything in their personal life and be "on call."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage - rather than criticize- sales associates. Make the work environment fun and uplifting to create a wonderful uptempo and mood in the stores

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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