J. C. Penney

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I enjoyed my experience at JC Penney and was treated like family.

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Former Employee - Associate  in  DeRidder, LA
Former Employee - Associate in DeRidder, LA

Pros

The benefits and discounts are probably the best thing about working for this company.

Cons

There is a lack of communication between management and associates.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Seasonal Store Associate

    Former Employee - Seasonal Store Associate  in  Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Seasonal Store Associate in Hayward, CA

    Pros

    Good seasonal job, people were nice, lots of treats and goodies from management. Pay was slightly above minimum, which was a plus!

    Cons

    Doing all training via computer programs was no substitute for good hands on training. Most of what I learned was actually through working on the floor.

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    Restructuring is not going well at JCP.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, WA

    Pros

    Seeing new brands and a new vision at an older retailer is exciting. Theoretically stores are given more freedom to execute a new merchandising strategy never before used inside J.C. Penney.

    Cons

    New brands and pricing structure began as a good thing, but corporate cannot decide on one strategy and stick to it. Every day people go to work fearing they will be let go in the name of restructuring. Rather than encouraging people to do the best work they can, this encourages management to be a culture of fear which then cascades down to the selling floor associates. The new structure demands you give them everything you can, but they are no longer there for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at the people you have leading the store - and the districts - not just based on prior reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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