J. C. Penney Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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J. C. Penney Chief Executive Officer Mike Ullman
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Pros
  • What I really liked is that we got an Employee discount (in 181 reviews)

  • JCP has gotten better at understanding the Work/Life Balance (in 51 reviews)

Cons
  • NO work/life balance (what"s that) (in 54 reviews)

  • Associates are supposed to get two credit card apps a week (in 101 reviews)

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  1. Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY

    I have been working at J. C. Penney

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co workers are friendly very team oriented bright place big and always busy . Always have something to do .

    Cons

    How they do availability could be better, you can't find shifts to work you tell them what days and hours you work and they base it off that . Working 6 hour shifts you don't get lunch breaks just a 15 min break . It's not long enough .

    Advice to Management

    Working 6 hour shifts employees should get a half hour lunch , make scheduling shifts so employees can choose and base it around their schedules instead of managers /hr doing it


  2. Good Customer Service Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Management Training and hiring practices

    Cons

    Work long hours are a must

    Advice to Management

    Work to positively motivate employees


  3. Support Lead

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    Current Employee - Support Team Lead in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Support Team Lead in Bradenton, FL

    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It truly is almost a family, if you can get the right job with the right people it can be great.

    Cons

    Not a lot of long-term planning. It almost seems to be managed reactively as a company.

    Advice to Management

    More structure, more proactivity. Build an environment which is conducive to both today and tomorrow and not just the needs of the moment.


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  5. A Pleased JCPenney ex employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at J. C. Penney (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great bosses fun place to work for.

    Cons

    Not enough hours. Only part time except during the Holiday season.

    Advice to Management

    Give your current employees more hours they're worth it.


  6. Treat their people REALLY well

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    Former Employee - Emerging Leader Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Emerging Leader Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling Good associate discount Plan lots of incentives and contests for employees

    Cons

    Weekend and holiday hours


  7. Family friendly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Email Manager in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Email Manager in Plano, TX

    I have been working at J. C. Penney (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    able to work remotely, family friendly

    Cons

    doesn't pay fair, people that resist change, not adaptable


  8. Decent Part Time Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great associate discount. Flexible hours... works well with my college schedule. Coworkers and managers are nice and friendly.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement, only a temporary job, not much potential for a career. Some policies are outdated and pointless.


  9. Great people doing great work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Supervisor in Cedar Hill, TX
    Former Employee - IT Supervisor in Cedar Hill, TX

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people working in home office, stores, and supply chain. Lots of ways to advance career growth, opportunities to cross train, build skill sets. Great culture with good people.

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits were lacking, large company with many silos, and complex. Turnover is high in store environments, and supply chain, making it hard to keep great people.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your people, empower them to do their jobs and work to improve their skills and training.


  10. Fun, good job, good discounts

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good discounts, we got 25% so that was nice, you get rewarded for good sales. My wage went up by 2 bucks within 3 months of working there. Nice people, managers were okay. But department leads were nice :) friends and family was really nice

    Cons

    Angry customers but there's always those. Lots of favoritism and not much flexibility. Communication was never good and some coworkers literally did nothing

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. We all know you back talk everyone. Keep up the lunches up they bring up moral and give a reason for people to talk to each other


  11. sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Allentown, PA

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, great retail professional environment

    Cons

    working every weekend can become anoying



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