J. C. Penney

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J. C. Penney Reviews in Baton Rouge, LA

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
2,279 Reviews
3.0
2,279 Reviews
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J. C. Penney Chief Executive Officer Mike Ullman
Mike Ullman
588 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • 20% employee discount on regular days- could be combined with coupon discounts (in 181 reviews)

  • Work-life balance mostly good except during high volume holiday sales season (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Short sighted management, desperate for employees so work/life balance hard during peak seasons (in 54 reviews)

  • Associates are essentially working for a credit card company, not a clothing company (in 101 reviews)

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  1.  

    my experience at J.C Penney was great i loved working for the company

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    Former Employee - J C Penney in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - J C Penney in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    resons to work for the company is awesome sales and,great place for advancement,and great peers

    Cons

    The downsides about wworkng for J.C Penney is the people that do the company wrong makes it bad for other companys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to managment is to keep with the advertisment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice Sales Job

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Good employee discount & can get discount on sale merchandise
    very fun working environment
    decent pay

    Cons

    the customers are very rude and only care about discount
    changes with CEO make it difficult for managers to implement sales/coupons/etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, work is fairly easy, decent pay, had a great team (many are still good friends years after leaving)

    Cons

    Shifts are long, management didn't always communicate effectively across departments, holidays can be rough, some team members aren't there to work but socialize

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sephora is a great addition to JCP

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    Former Employee - Product Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Product Consultant in Baton Rouge, LA

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

    Pros

    Great Management
    Continuing Education
    Very Clean Store
    Co-workers are wonderful

    Cons

    Wish I could have worked more when my children were in school.....not evening and weekend shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything was very organized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at JC Penney has been nothing but positive, the people are wonderful.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at J. C. Penney

    Pros

    I have made a ton of long lasting friendships, including my managers. I feel like my contribution is actually worth something and I'm always encouraged to be the best me I can be. My supervisors are very supportive of my growth in all aspects of my life.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's a little rough to deal with unruly customers. And sometimes people can be really disgusting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The only advice I could give is to hire more associates! There aren't enough associates to ensure the cleanliness of the store.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If retail, I guess I want to work here?

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at J. C. Penney

    Pros

    Decent Pay
    Good Benefits
    Nice Management
    You get to dress up
    Great discount
    Management feeds you on holidays....sometimes
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    Cons

    long hours
    work every weekend
    Always on your feet
    Save money on air, its hot in there!
    Customers, lower class

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    JC Penney is overall good place to work. However, retail is not a good place to be if you want decent hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Only if you don't plan on having a family

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at J. C. Penney

    Pros

    The associates are great to work with

    Cons

    Extended store hours, no work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust the extended store hours. It's not necessary to open at 8am every saturday. Penney's customers know when to shop. They recognize the same sale over and over again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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