J. C. Penney

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Excellent place to work (Home office)

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX

I have been working at J. C. Penney

Pros

Excellent working environment, generous vacation (Home office), employee friendly. Adequate benefits. Through it's history, JCPenney has been way above average in how employee's are treated. Profit sharing was fair, and sometimes paid when no profit. The company was process-driven, which affords stability to employees. HR processes were satisfactory, job descriptions accurate. The company celebrated successes generously. The name has prestige.

Cons

Profitability inconsistent. They've been near bankruptcy in the past ten years, and may be headed there again. Have taken to laying off hundreds of employees (including me). IT area had to switch to cheaper offshore / outsourcing which reduced support from excellent to barely adequate. IT leadership is over-optimistic about the quality available from COTS and offshore contractors. This year will be a wild ride for employees, with failure very possible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about cutting everybody's pay, especially at the top levels. Stop offering the excessive severance packages for executives. Reinterpret SOX in a more practical way. Stop spending IT bucks to avoid highly unlikely events.

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    Great Place To Work For Beginners In Retail...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rocky Mount, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rocky Mount, NC

    I worked at J. C. Penney

    Pros

    -Fair pay for beginners in retail
    -Great Management
    -Friendly co workers
    -Very accommodating to your schedule

    Cons

    -Having to push for people to open up charge card accounts (but that comes with all major retail sources)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Continue to be great leaders to the people who come through and work for you.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Decent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Asset Protection in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Asset Protection in Charleston, SC

    I worked at J. C. Penney

    Pros

    Management is fair and balanced. Equal balance of work and time off. Clean and safe work environment. Individual Store Management is truly concerned about employee welfare and take a proactive approach to employees questions and concerns.

    Cons

    Middle management is questionable in their qualifications and experience. It appears they subscribe to the "Older is Wiser" adage regardless of individual interpersonal skills and job ability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a chance on the younger employees who have the skills and abilities to perform the tasks required to effectively accomplish the company mission.

    Approves of CEO
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