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Not Recomended

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Pt Associate in Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Pt Associate in Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at Dress Barn

Pros

It does give you the opportunity to learn more about fashion

Cons

They always add more responsibility and change your goals to be unreasonable

Advice to Management

Remember that if you want a career employee you must pay them better and give them a better chance for advancement within a location

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  1. Look elsewhere for a career!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD

    I worked at Dress Barn

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Senior manager was nice.
    - Great starter job or place to earn extra money. --> emphasis on job!
    - Flexible hours.

    Cons

    - Assistant management was horrible. They were lazy, incompentent, and tried to micro-manage small matters.
    - Sale associates were overworked for little pay.
    - There was no advancement. You were stuck in a glass ceiling environment.
    - Some sales associates were unreliable.
    - Hours were crazy.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  2. Helpful (3)

    Not so rewarding

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Warrenton, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Warrenton, MO

    I have been working at Dress Barn

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - customers and other associates are friendly and pleasant to work with
    - flexibility in hours--can work around a second job or family commitments
    - 40% discount on clothing

    Cons

    - low pay as compared to other retail jobs in the area-- average raise doesn't even keep up with inflation--the longer you stay, the further behind you get
    - unfair salary practices--new people coming in can be paid more than veteran employees
    - constant pressure to meet sales goals and quotas with very little reward
    - most employees are part time and receive no benefits
    - very little appreciation for hard work--evaluations are based solely on numbers (UPTs, $PTs, charges opened, etc,) but numbers can be skewed easily if someone "steals" your sales or makes a mistake in giving you credit. No way to correct these mistakes or change them afterward. If you have a slow day, you lose, you are expected to make your sales even if no customers enter the store.
    - any time worked before the store opens or after the store closes lowers your sales statistics which counts against you
    -too much power play from managers and district managers--when they want to get rid of someone, they pressure them to quit by cutting hours, making them work the worst schedule possible, reporting miniscule infractions that everyone makes. --that way they get out of paying unemployment benefits very subjective--if a manager doesn't like you for some reason they force you out

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that all employees deserve respect and fair treatment. Reward them for all of their hard work. Quit trying to save money by screwing over the workers.

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