J. C. Penney
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www.jcpenney.com Plano, TX 5000+ Employees

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Good on hours, but only during the holidays

Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Palmdale, CA

Pros+ customer oriented
+ takes good/bad reviews seriously
+ friendly environment
+ managers can be friendly& down-to-earth but know when to manage
+ 25% discount
+ the change [ppl may hate it now but things don't just happen overnight, I think they're going in the right direction]
+ good hours during the holidays
+ spirit week [reminds me of high school and I loved the spirit]
+ recognition
+ new dress code [not business attire anymore]
+ flexible schedule

Cons- even if your department is clean, everyone has to stay til the store is clean
- late nights
- random nights where you will have to stay til 4am because the store will be inspected the next morning
- favoritism
- difficult to advance
- so many employees so some hard workers aren't recognized
- some managers are biased
- cliques
- employee drama
- the change [i understand it takes a while but it's a pain in the ass to re-explain everything to customers]
- very very little hours after holidays [full time went to part time, part time went to under pay or no hours at all]
- not enough employees at closing. sometimes there would only be one person closing at Kids, and that's a pretty big department to close by yourself
- kept pushing others to get ICAPs or online sales.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The Company is alright to work for, but you need to play the political game if want to get promoted

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    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time for more than 3 years


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    Changes Are Killing My Branch

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    Phoenix, AZ

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


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