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it was such a good time

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at J. C. Penney for more than a year

Pros

flexible hours and easy to manage with school

Cons

so many changes that wiped all of the cons away

Other Reviews for J. C. Penney

  1.  

    no longer a good company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Master Stylist
    Former Employee - Master Stylist

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It is in a mall so there is walkin traffic.
    If you are new you can hope to build a client base. You do get a small store discount.

    Cons

    No longer is there any commission. There is manditory training for styles that are not current. Free kids cut drove away a lot of regular customers and brought in some of the worst customers I ad ever done. Receptionists cram appointments into lunch and break times without asking. Management is not honest with employees. They couldn't afford to pay hourly so they started cutting hours but continue to offer free kids cuts. They are denying vacation requests(probably can't afford to pay it). The company is losing millions of dollars under new CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees, don't mislead them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Great at one time now has gone down hill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice employees
    Good benefits
    At times was fun

    Cons

    * Long hours and even some overnights especially during holiday season
    * The new CEO has taken this company in the wrong direction and the company has laid off a lot of dedicated, long term employees for younger more experienced because they don't want to pay the higher salaries or benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back the old Jc Penney that cared about their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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