Deb Shops

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Typical corporate company

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

I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (more than a year)

Pros

People you work with, flexibility of schedule

Cons

Amount of hours allotted for floor coverage, never enough time.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Horrible company to work for, Even worse environment to work in.

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employee discount is decent.

    Cons

    HR/Payroll;
    Turnover rate company wide is is very high. Employees are not valued and are treated as "dime a dozen". Expected floor coverage vs. payroll given is unrealistic on the weekdays. You receive emails from DM scolding you for not using all of your payroll one week (when it is not needed) and doing the same when you go 1hr over when needed.

    You do not receive additional support from upper management to ensure you staff your store successfully during a tough time.
    Getting an open position posted is very difficult.

    RM's/DM's are only for the company for a few years and then move on to something better.
    DM's gossip to everyone who will listen. i.e. who stole what, who is being investigated, who she is trying to fire.

    Upper Management;
    DM is not involved at store level and threatens Store Management jobs when DM is under "hot water". Managers are not allowed to take vacation time around any holiday but corp. office and RM/DM's are off every Holiday. DM's and RM's are so extremely tough to speak to. I have personally overheard my DM take personal phone calls on her company phone and ignore calls from stores to talk about "dinner and drinks later?".

    I don't see this company standing in 2 years. They should have used the "revise" to get their priorities straight instead of opening new stores that are just going to close next year.

    Personally, working for this company was the worst decision I have made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new CEO needs to take a closer look at the DM's workload and how they contribute to their team. Sending job threatening emails and text messages are unprofessional and in no way will motivate staff/management, this causes an immediate shut down.
    Value your employees you currently have. Especially those who stuck it out during bankruptcy. Make frequent pop-ins to ensure your RM's/DM's and stores are performing and providing "Positive Feedback".
    Another big tip; Take care of your stores appearance. When a store looks like it is closing because of poor upkeep it will lose business for good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    A fun job and you are able to be creative.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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