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Excellent sales position

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA

I worked at J. C. Penney

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

JCP always had incentive programs going on within the store that emphasized service and not sales. Also, they would periodically have mini parties in the break room with free food and drinks.

Cons

Employees were given compensation based on how old they were and how long they had been in retail. The best employees in retail are usually the younger people because they will eventually move on to do bigger and better things, while older people in retail tend to be low achieving and not as competent. No benefits to associates

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  1. Stressful and not well recognized for job well done

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    Former Employee - Sales Support/Replenishment in Langhorne, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Support/Replenishment in Langhorne, PA

    I worked at J. C. Penney

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people Good place to get retail experience

    Cons

    Compensation terrible Hours are not flexible Not much recognition when a job is done well Promotions unfair

    Advice to Management

    You should make sure to pay the people who have been there long more than new hires


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    Changing, not for the better

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    Former Employee - Planning and Allocation Director in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Planning and Allocation Director in Plano, TX

    I worked at J. C. Penney

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great vacation package. Good bonus structure. Adequate salaries Good training and development programs.

    Cons

    Senior management cares more about the appearance of employee satisfaction than the reality of it. Too many senior people are not focused enough on profitability. Awful, awful healthcare coverage. Not a good place to work if you don't toe the line. Senior management does not like challenges, even when backed up with data. Meetings for the sake of having meetings. Too much time spent in preparing for dog and pony shows. Very unproductive.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to offer expensive brands with zero name recognition. Just because you know of an obscure brand name from another country does not mean the customer is willing to pay more for it. Just because you know that something was designed by a famous designer does not mean the customer is willing to pay more for it, when that designer wont even put his name on the product. Start actually listening and reacting to the feedback of your employees.


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