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Good work environment, poor company direction by new CEO Ron Johnson.

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Former Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer  in  Lenexa, KS
Former Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer in Lenexa, KS

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

Pros

Work life balance. Very satisfying work when project are available. Great management teams. Previous years credit given to boost vacation time. Very competitive salary with good sign on bonus.

Cons

Minimal raises and bonus payouts. Promotional opportunities very limited without relocation. Corporate strategy changes created uncertainty in job security. Poor insurance benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create a growth plan with Management Trainee's that shows promotional opportunities and salary increase to reduce turnover.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    For Support Specialist positions -If you're not used to walking or standing still for long periods, dont bother applying

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    Current Employee - Support Specialist  in  Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Amherst, NY

    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Employee discount of 25% is great, especially when used with marked down items.

    Cons

    You don't get to choose your schedule, some start times are anywhere from 3am, 5am, 6am, etc. You might get scheduled to start 3am after working til 8pm the night before. You'll get screwed out of breaks. There is no training, you'll get thrown on a team with no clue of what some term means. There is no one on one training. When using the handheld scanners, they don't always work in some areas of the store and you'll spend a lot of time scanning stuff someone else did. No one checks your work to make sure you do something right. Very frustrating and physically draining.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a training spend on one time showing you exactly what to do for a couple weeks, with the trainer checking what you do and making sure you understand. All this should be done before you are put on a team.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible company with horrible benefits...

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    Former Employee - Direct Inventory Analyst  in  Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Direct Inventory Analyst in Plano, TX

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice Facilities. On site gym.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits. Long hours. Bad management. You have to pay for EVERYTHING... even your morning cup of coffee (and the prices are ridiculous). Low moral. Arrogant buyers. Very little opportunity for advancement. Extremely liberal. If you even suggest that you think something could be done better / more efficiently it is as if you are shunned. Female dominated industry. The only reason I stayed as long as I did is because I have a family and with the current economy being the way that it is I couldn't just "up and leave."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to listen to your employees and encourage feedback... you might actually learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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