J. C. Penney

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Nice long career that ended due to a bad CEO decision.

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

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

Pros

The people that work at JCPenney are some of my best friends still!

Cons

Terrible leadership at most levels of the company. Career growth reliant upon politics.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value talent and promote it. Stop promising undeserved associates promotions that haven't been earned.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Culture is rich, but the company lacks communication and buy-in to the new strategy.

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    Former Employee - Trainee Program in Buena Park, CA
    Former Employee - Trainee Program in Buena Park, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture is enticing for just about anyone who is recruited.

    Cons

    Processes seem antiquated and do not support the new company-wide strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement unique changes that team members support but ease into them opposed to all at once. Acknowledge your young leaders, embrace the bilingual and provide them opportunity for growth since they are able to communicate effectively with team members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The most confusing place to work now. Nobody knows what's going on.

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    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Project Analyst in Plano, TX

    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some good people and a lovely building (Home Office).

    Cons

    Too many to list. Job titles mean nothing. There is no org chart nor are there plans for one. Performance reviews have been abolished. With no goals or performance indicators how on earth is an employee to advance other than sucking up? Strong preference for external hires even when great people already there could do a better job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have to give people hope that they can advance. Or maybe jcp only wants to hire from outside and keep awarding huge signing bonuses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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