J. C. Penney

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Amazing vision, unfinished execution

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Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Plano, TX
Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Plano, TX

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

Pros

good company in it's glory days. Still great place to work and good environment. Compensation was moderate to average. Nice company perks (discounts).

Cons

lots of change, almost overwhelming. Company is struggling and initiating huge amounts of change. somewhat chaotic due to changes and not everyone being on same page.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change is tough, but is necessary. Vision with passion = success!

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Neutral Outlook
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    JCPenney Retail

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    Former Employee - Various in Denton, TX
    Former Employee - Various in Denton, TX

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are a student looking for flexible part-time hours this is a great place to start. There were times when I was working one day a week to 35 hours a week. They were always very flexible regarding my school schedule. Every day is different, if you are a sociable person you will thrive in this environment with the many customers you meet on a daily basis. If you want to get great leadership skills becoming a department lead is not hard to do as well.

    Cons

    The seasonal months can be stressful, as well as new CEO's rolling out absurd changes that can affect you directly. Because it is retail-level work, there will always be some bad eggs within management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to better observe some of their department leads. I've seen leads belittle their employees, call them out for mistakes they never made, etc, then go sit in their office and do nothing. Great leaders are those who maintain a professional relationship with their employees, but are also able to mentor them in a way that inspires them to do good work. My advice would be to get new fresh energetic leads versus keeping the washed-out and bitter ones.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A good stepping stone in retail

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Commissioned Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Team-oriented, team and individual accomplishments celebrated, good discounts, first to see clearance markdowns, special employee extra % off plus discount events, opportunity to participate in charity work

    Cons

    pressure to sign customers up for JCP credit card, not always enough staffing during holiday peaks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to the old jcpenney, give employees commission back for old commissioned departments, remember to appreciate and thank associates across all levels from cashiers to store managers to district and corporate level

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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