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A Fun, and exciting place to work.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Worker in League City, TX
Current Employee - Merchandise Execution Worker in League City, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Your indoors comforted by the A/C and you also get to jam to cool music while you work. I always appreciate JCP's commitment to providing employees with two 15 min breaks and a lunch break when working full shifts. I've done this with other jobs and have never been so privileged!

Cons

not much to point out here. though I would love it if JCP had sort of a radio station where customers/ employees could text or request a song somehow. it would make the entire shopping/ working experience even more enjoyable!

Advice to Management

Always encourage the idea of having periodic special lunches where food is prepared for employees that day. This type of function is fun, engaging, and always makes every worker feel more appreciated and truly causes them to love where they work.

Other Employee Reviews for J. C. Penney

  1. Helpful (1)

    Store manager and Sephora manager are unaware of their own company policies!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Midwest City, OK
    Current Employee - Beauty Advisor in Midwest City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees are friendly and great to work with.

    Cons

    They hire you under the pretense that you will get a minimum of 32 hours a week and you get commision and great benifits starting day one! You soon find out that the benefits are a discount program....but to late you already comitted to the "insurance"! The commision is only if you beat last years sales....and nothing to do with the products you sold for the day! And as for the hours....they have more employees than needed just so that dont have any full time employees to recieve the real insurance! Also if the manager over Sephora decides she doesn't like you she will work you 4 hours a week....if you are lucky! She shows favoritism to those who suck up and if you don't gossip and bad mouth other employees with her you become the one that is talked about!

    Advice to Management

    The company has an open door policy which means you can speak freely about concerns without repercussions! After telling the store manager I want what I say to not get back to my supervisor! Not only did he tell her everything but he even showed her the notes he took with our discussion.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Used to be a good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hair Designer in Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Hair Designer in Canton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My boss was amazing. I worked in the salon and she was awesome. Their old pay scale was very fair and encouraged growth in the salon. I had awesome coworkers who were not afraid to share their tips and we all worked as a team together. It was a great atmosphere. I was very happy working there. I'm also happy at their progressive attitude towards LGBT's.

    Cons

    Ever since Ron Johnson took over, morale has been dying at JC Penney. They do something positive for people to make them feel good and then in the next moment, screw over employees in cost cutting moves. They changed the pay structure in the salons to all hourly; didn't take into account that my low productivity the previous year that my new hourly rate was based on was due to me being a new hair stylist with no clientele and didn't work the entire year; and eliminated retail commission. they even lowered the salon manager's pay significantly which was also really crappy. JC Penney was one of the few profitable retail stores in 2011 when a lot of retail stores weren't doing so great. Ron Johnson came in and decided to fix what wasn't broken. I'm not a person totally against change. But I know changes aren't good when you shift from an attitude where good customer service and your employees matter to an attitude when only money matters.


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