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Good company with decent benefits and decent amount of opportuntites

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Former Employee - Area Manager in Cedar Hill, TX
Former Employee - Area Manager in Cedar Hill, TX

I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (more than a year)

Pros

jcp is not scared to place you in a role that you have no experience in. Multiple locations throughout the country which provides opportunities for advancement if willing to locate.

Cons

Limited opportunities if not willing to locate. If a position is offered to you and you turn down the position (due to location or job preferences), it is difficult to advance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should evaluate their distribution center HR policies as there are a multitude of under-performing supervisors and managers who cannot be dismissed from the company due to the Pro-employee approach they take. This effects moral of quality employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. The Company is alright to work for, but you need to play the political game if want to get promoted

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI

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

    Pros

    The Vacation time credit for previous work experience is a nice bonus. Was there 4 months and received credit for my previous employment years that was equal to 5 weeks!

    Cons

    Poor/Inadequate Senior Leadership Team with regards to people Development
    Not enough focus on enhancing Leadership skills
    Too much instability since Ron came in as CEO
    Haven't received a Manager's raise in last 18mos due to Company's poor financial results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feel that the Executives are trying to change too much without thoroughly assessing the pros/cons through. Also feel that the company is confused- unsure which direction that it is currently

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great environment to work in because of the wonderful people to work with

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer II in Plano, TX

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

    Pros

    Able to share my thoughts and design suggestions freely.
    Being able to work flexible hours when needed for personal reasons.
    Close to home in North Texas.

    Cons

    They gave time to learn new skills but did not give you time to apply them, so therefore the skill is lost.
    the time schedules were always to aggressive, so long hours made you stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more time to be able to learn the new technology to all, especially the people with over 10 year careers, so that no one is left behind with out dated skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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