Dress Barn

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Great Place to Work

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

I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Friendly coworkers, thorough training, great place to learn the in's and out's of customer service and retail.

Cons

Encountered on problem with poor management which was solved by HR.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Never again...

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Monroe, LA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Monroe, LA

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Paid training. The customers are great.

    Cons

    Everything else. I was apart of the management team and I was on the brink of becoming suicidal. The upper management sucks and does not value any of the employees. The HR department is run by a pack of monkeys and the pay is nowhere close to the demand, stress, and drama you have to endure to get at 35% discount on clothes that will tear after one wash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone and rebuild.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fun but frustrating place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employee discount is very generous, at 40%. It is generally a fun place to work, that is fairly flexible with the scheduling. The work life balance is pretty good since they will do their best to give you the days off that you request. You get to know many of the regular customers, developing relationships with them.

    Cons

    Different stores have different policies regarding coupons, special orders, VIP parties, outreach, and a multitude of other things. Individual stores are now "empowered" to make some of their own decisions, which has created animosity between stores. One store will say yes, the other no. Everyone is confused.

    There are never enough hours in payroll to have enough people scheduled. Most of the time there are only 2 people working. It is impossible to watch the entire store with only 2 people, which can be a loss prevention issue.

    The new policy is that everything is rung under one of the managers that is on duty, supposedly to make sure that they are coaching employees to do their best. With a couple of the managers, the part time people do much of the work and they get the credit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider allowing all stores to ring everything under one number all the time. If we are supposed to be one big team, it should be one number. The CEL idea seems unnecessary. With only 2 people scheduled during most shifts, the whole idea of the CEL coaching to make sure that the others (read part time people) do their jobs is impossible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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