For the second consecutive year, we are proud to be named a 2019 NAFE Top Company for Executive Women! Click the link below to see our stats.
We're pleased to announce that Karen McKibbin will join us as President of our Chico's Brand. Welcome to the Chico's FAS family, Karen! Click below to read the full press release.
The Company, through its brands – Chico's, White House | Black Market, and Soma Intimates, is a leading women's omni-channel specialty retailer of private branded, sophisticated, casual-to-dressy clothing, intimates, complementary accessories, and other non-clothing items. The company operates about 1,500 boutiques and outlets throughout the U.S. and Canada and has direct-to-consumer channels for each of its brands.
Chico's FAS helps women look as great as they feel by delivering amazing personal service and offering unique products, all within a warm and inviting boutique atmosphere. All brands share the same focus on creating lifelong relationships with customers, offering them high quality merchandise and amazing personal service.
At Chico’s FAS, we value our customers, integrity, respect, vibrant spirit, and high performance. Our commitment to encourage and support the success of each associate makes Chico’s FAS, Inc., the Most Amazing Place to Work, Learn, & Grow! As we continue to grow our brands, we invite you to learn more about the opportunities to become a part of our incredible team.
The Chico’s brand was founded in 1983 as a boutique selling Mexican folk art and cotton sweaters from a store on Florida’s Sanibel Island. Today, we offer women exclusively designed, private branded clothing featuring a combination of fabulous style with on-trend and one-of-a-kind designs for a wardrobe that is fashionable, unique, relaxed, figure-flattering, and comfortable. Chico's acquired WHBM in 2003 and then opened the first Soma boutique in 2004.
Chico's FAS, Inc. embraces a culture of servant leadership. What sets us apart is our commitment to Most Amazing Personal Service. Our boutiques have focused on it since our founding – it’s our unique, special quality – and you see it in our Chico’s, WHBM and Soma stores every day.
Across our 21,000 associates in our boutiques, Georgia-based Distribution and Contact Center, and Florida-based National Store Support Center, we exemplify Most Amazing Personal Service to EACH OTHER in our daily interactions. It's our passion to inspire and empower one another and give back to the communities in which we live and work.
Providing Most Amazing Personal Service to our customers, our communities, and each other makes Chico's FAS, Inc. an amazing place to work, learn and grow.
For more detailed information on Chico's FAS, Inc., please visit www.chicosfas.com.
Through service and giving back, our Chico's, White House Black Market, and Soma associates are passionate about supporting the communities in which we live and do business.
Our associates are the heart and soul of our company. At Chico’s FAS, Inc, we value our customers, integrity, respect, vibrant spirit, and high performance. We are also committed to providing our customers with exciting merchandise, compelling marketing, and the Most Amazing Personal Service in an enjoyable shopping environment. We invite you to learn more about our organization…The Most Amazing Place to Work, Learn, and Grow.
We are customer-centric: passionate about our amazing personal service.
We expect honesty and trustworthiness 100% of the time.
We care about each other, our customers and our business partners.
Our entrepreneurial spirit that makes getting things done, productive and fun.
When Chico’s FAS wins, we all win.
Most Amazing Personal Service
We treat our customers as friends. We earn their confidence by helping her to look and feel beautiful every day.
We Love What We Do!
We don’t just make and deliver clothing. We have a passion for fashion.
Most Amazing Place to Work, Learn and Grow
We constantly coach, encourage, and challenge, guiding our Associates to be the best they can be.
The Chico’s benefits program offers a full range of competitive and comprehensive options for our associates and their families. The Company pays the majority of the cost, to insure that programs are affordable to our associates and meet their diverse lifestyle needs.
Regular Full Time Associates are offered the following programs:
HEALTH, LIFE AND DISABILITY
SAVINGS AND INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
PAID TIME OFF & WORK LIFE BENEFITS
Part-time associates are able to purchase limited medical, dental and vision coverage and are also eligible for a generous discount on company products.
ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR NATIONAL STORE SUPPORT CENTER ASSOCIATES:
Chico’s FAS, Inc. is committed to reducing our carbon footprint and increasing our associates’ awareness toward environmental issues. Using eco-friendly disposable food containers, plates, bowls, cups and flatware is a positive step toward our goal of being a greener company. In addition, containers have been placed throughout the NSSC campus for the recycling of bottles and cans, paper, and toner cartridges.
In 1983, Marvin and Helene Gralnick began selling Mexican folk art and cotton sweaters in a small store on Sanibel Island, Florida. In the 25 years since then, we’ve helped millions of women look as great as they feel. Our chic prints, artisan jackets, and wrinkle-free Travelers collection have built quite a following at our boutiques. Our friendly environment and unique styles connected with customers in a special way that quickly evolved into over 600 Chico’s boutiques nationwide. As Chico’s has grown, our values – beautiful apparel, exceptional service and deep appreciation for our customers – still remain at the heart of who we are today.
Today, Chico’s currently operates more than 600 boutiques and over 100 outlets across the U.S., the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Chico’s also publishes a popular catalog about once a month and offers round-the-clock shopping at www.chicos.com.
White House | Black Market
White House Black Market is a multichannel fashion retailer that began as two small Baltimore, Maryland boutiques—The White House, opened in 1985 and Black Market, opened in 1995. The brand, acquired by Chico’s FAS in 2003, is dedicated to providing a modern wardrobe for the way women live now, offering customers curated clothing collections at more than 436 boutiques and over 72 outlets across the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands and online at whbm.com.
WHBM exists to celebrate and support women with a collection of versatile, modern pieces, exceptional customer service and expert styling advice, dedicated to providing everyday luxury for on-the-go, multifaceted lives.
Although named for the simplicity of black and white, the modern, curated collections always reflect the latest colors, prints and styles. WHBM expert stylists can always help transform a closet, style the current trends or create a unique look—and their services are always complimentary. In boutiques and online, exceptional personal service is the hallmark of everything WHBM does and customers always come first.
In 2004, a design team of women set out to create something they saw missing from the marketplace: a line that gives women what they really want. Bras as comfortable as they are beautiful. Panties that stay where they should. Pajamas soft enough to bring us the sleep we so deserved. They began innovating, and they started Soma.
Nearly 300 boutiques and millions of loyal customers later, Soma continues to improve women's lives every day with exclusive products you can't find anywhere else. Our experienced design team is still led by women—so we never stop making things better. More comfortable. Softer. More flattering. Because confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can wear.
Soma is—and always has been—so much more than sexy.
I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time (More than 5 years)
Exciting place to work. Love assisting with any task. Love the customer base. Really enjoy seeing and being a part of such a fun Company!
Technology needs to be improved. Cash registers go down and some of our busiest time. Fortunately our customers simply keep shopping and don't seem to be annoyed by this.
Advice to Management
Keep creating a great work environment for your employees and in turn the employees will continue to do a fabulous job for our customers. Team work makes the dream work!
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Chico's FAS (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in May 2018.
Two part interview, First a group interview with general manager about 11 other candidates.
Manger was nice and polite, very open and friendly environment
second interview one on one with assistant manager.
Manager was very enthusiastic also conducted an outfit pull to test retail knowledge and understanding
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce