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A fun job and you are able to be creative.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Deb Shops

Pros

Upbeat music and mostly nice customers.

Cons

Shoplifters and customers who just want to be mean.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    TERRIBLE!!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It is difficult to find any pros with this company as the culture is so unfriendly. The only pro I can come up with is that you get first pick of their clothing which thank GOD is improving!! You get a nice discount.

    Cons

    The company is disorganized and communication is VERY POOR!! Unrealistic expectations!! Even direct deposit took over eight weeks to set up...SERIOUSLY??!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make expectations achievable. Improve your product on the buying end. Improve your marketing. Create a training program...as far as i know as a store manager there was nothing!! SHAME ON YOU!! Spend a little more money on your associates. Improve your customer service policy!!! IMPROVE LP!! Get rid of your RM and DMs that are not friendly to their people. Nothing makes a store manager perform worse than having a RM/DM that will take off your head off literally then change their mind the very next minute and offer you no support. IF YOU REALLY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE STORES YOU WOULD MAKE YOURSELF ACCESSIBLE TO CANDID COMMENTS FROM EMPLOYEES. STOP DRIVING OUT YOUR GOOD EMPLOYEES!! Look at the hours your dedicated store managers are putting in and show a bit of gratitude for those that willingly and regularly put in over the required 44 hours a week!!! Appreciate those who struggle through the long days with unrealistic work loads. Those that are willing to work an open to close with our complaining to make sure their people have their time they need even though they may be short staffed. Make sure your managers are getting their time off to re-charge, getting their holidays and vacations!!! That they are not being told by their DM 'Sorry you are not staffed you don't get a vacation." Make your company more attractive to entice those good employees to come and to stay. REWARD HONESTY!! Streamline your processes!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    See the fruits of your labor delivered in positive business profit, only singular management recognition.

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time

    Pros

    Makes you a hard worker (in high volume). Disorganized corporate functions and contacts, do not expect support, inconsistent management, low pay, mid-level demographic, territorial/inexperienced leaders, do not consistently give "six month evaluations" or raises despite handbook citation, think they can "rebrand" (rebrand is pathetic excuse for what they are trying to do, I've worked in a rebrand store and it's pathetic in comparison to what they've raved about. They only have a future because they have been around long enough for mothers to bring their daughters, prom season and homecoming season and because they do not compete with big brand demographics like H&M, Charlotte Rouse, Forever 21.

    Cons

    Some district managers will commend you and promise things either beyond their reach or beyond what they will (but can) actually deliver, despite the, dated, "handbook"; contact your sm and delcare your problem and it will be resolved in 7 days and then contact your district manager or corporate. Doesn't happen. Obvious favoritism.Great experience in 'run your own business' - great for a first time manager. It seems like they promote quickly. I knew a store manager who went from associate to store manager in a year before asked to leave. Don't think it will be good resume padding - it isn't. If you are a store manager (don't come here) or become one through this company, don't expect to be prepared to an ACTUAL store based on your experience - most definitely through the experience you gained here. ATPs rose while nothing else did - unfair hour/store allocation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know who you are working for and actually respond to your talent campaign - don't play safe and don't play favorites. I know some (within the company!) who could do what I do or more. If you can't make it happen, and know how quantify a promotion viable to your superiors, then move on or learn how to make it happen. While people can make your business, people can most surely break it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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