J. C. Penney

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Good on hours, but only during the holidays

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Palmdale, CA
Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Palmdale, CA

I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (less than an year)

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.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Very disappointed in the mismanagement of JCPenney Salon division

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    Current Employee - Master Stylist in Rochester, MN
    Current Employee - Master Stylist in Rochester, MN

    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    discount and paid vacation (if you are full time)

    Cons

    everything! salon managers, district managers...you name it. if you want stuff like commission and hours taken from you, you're workin at the right place. if you want to do free kid haircuts for a month straight with no tips, come on down. if you want to work for a company that doesn't value it's employees at all... by all means come get a job at Penneys, because everyone else is quitting and they will need some quality workers to run the store and salons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get new managers that actually back up their employees and make positive changes. have Salon employees give feedback to corporate and then use it to run the salons better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    misdirection of mgmt

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Designer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a career for ? and $

    Cons

    misdirection of mgmt and ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should not friends with mgmt and should not side with mgmt when employee is right- CEO has blinders on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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