Deb Shops

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Absolutely, the most stressful, unorganized, forever changing place to work.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westland, MI
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westland, MI

I worked at Deb Shops

Pros

Hours are pretty good.
Discount is amazing!
Great place to earn retail experience.
Merchandise is great.
Everything is easy to learn.

Cons

On-call shifts leave you with no personal life.
Overwork you. Manager will ask you to do an open-close shift, but won't do one herself.
Pay sucks for how much work you're actually doing.
Unnecessarily stressful for it to be a clothing store.
No type of advancement opportunities or raises.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you see that we're genuinely sick, SEND US HOME. Don't do things that you specifically told sales associates not to do; that's being hypocritical. Train new people better. Sales associates shouldn't be working 12 days straight or be getting called in on their only day off. BRING BACK LAYAWAY. Layaway helped the company a lot IMO. Get pricing guns for markdowns! Stop showing favoritism. If you're going to work/give hours to a sales associate like they're FULL TIME, they should get the benefits. Shouldn't even part time sales associates get benefits?????

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

113 Other Employee Reviews for Deb Shops (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    it has been interesting, and alittle frustrating

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    great team members,easy to get time off thats requested, very fast paced

    Cons

    no praise for job well done, pay, bad communication from senior management to stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work hard and do the best you can do

    Approves of CEO
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    Horrible, horrible, horrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lakewood, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lakewood, CO

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Good discount
    Decent clothes
    My store manager was amazing
    Some regular customers were amazing to work with and help out

    Cons

    Nearly impossible to be promoted
    No performance reviews, no raises, not even annual raises
    Upper management VERY disorganized
    No consistency from one store to the next

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees a reason to stay (competitive pay for the same job), don't change the promos 5 times in one day, send out emails once per day. Let people on the store level focus on the customer service instead of having to be at the register all day dealing with paperwork that could be done at open or close when customers aren't present. Understand that every store is different, with different clientele. What works in PA may not work in CO. Let the store managers use their creativity, and knowledge of their customer based to help with sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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