Dress Barn

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I love it!

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Amg in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Amg in Richmond, VA

I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Work in a supportive environment with great people!
Opportunities offered to grow in the business at your pace!
Work with current trends in fashion.
Discount on clothes.
Inspire and delight our customers with creative ideas.
Company is open to ideas from ALL employees.
All employees take ownership over the business and are valued.

Cons

Retail hours can be challenging and unpredictable based on the needs of the season.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to keep the lines of communication open and be flexible with the needs of your associates. Be fair when considering time off requests.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Best company in which to work and shop!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Manhattan, KS
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Manhattan, KS

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Sincere dedication to their mission to inspire women. Great upper management that gives everyone an opportunity to contribute ideas. Stylish clothes at great prices. Excellent benefits and work environment.

    Cons

    Still working to provide newer tools at the store level, such as hand scanners. Allowing store managers to adjust inventory levels by dept. would help us react to local trends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep lines of communication open, invest in new technologies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    beware

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    this company, of late, doesn't know what it wants to be...it's too bad because what it used to be was a great place to work, not anymore

    Cons

    changes coming fast and furious, everyone afraid for their job...if you're over 50 they don't want you as their customer or their employee...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What made you a great employer, made you a great place to shop.
    Now you throw around the "Inspire Women " line like a commandment, Want to "inspire" a woman? Leave your prices low (every item has noticably gone up over the past year), give the customers who have been loyal to you the stock they want, not what you think they want. You want to lower the age of your core customer by bringing in trendier styles, great, but the items you've deleted know no age, so you've lost as many 30-40 year old customers as you've weaned out the elderly. Mock neck sweaters and basic items know no age, Someone in corporate has stereo-typed certain looks with certain ages, someone who has never dealt with a customer on a sales floor..Never let your competitor in your door, sending these customers to another retailer to find these items won't make you a hero in the customers' eyes, it makes the other retailer the hero, because that other retailer hasn't abandoned them.
    Bring payroll back to the sales floor and out of corporate (store payroll has been slashed leaving no one to help customers while expense accounts for upper level management has ballooned).Sls, DSLs and RSLs bragging to staff of their most recent company trip doesn't inspire your staff, rather it lowers morale because it brings into question why the money is there for something as frivolous as these trips and not for "one" more person on the sales floor on a busy Saturday. Especially because in most cases the person picked to go on the trip had a whole team of employees who have not been awarded anything more than a pat on the back and a three percent increase in a minimum salary position for their part in the leader's success
    If you point out these items to a supervisor, you're seen as having "behaviour issues" and shown the "glass door".Ironic, really, since the behaviour competancies for ideal management candidates were originally based on people like myself, who years ago were part of the group who helped develop those competancies.
    It's too bad that upper level management has become so short sighted that they cannot see you for what you really are when you give your opinion a concerned employee who can see from "ground zero" what is happening to "their" company, the company they helped build, the company they loved working for...such a shame

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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