Ascena Retail Group Reviews

Updated Aug 12, 2020

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3.2
41%
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52%
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Ascena Retail Group CEO and President David Jaffe
David Jaffe
53 Ratings
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  • "Benefit cost, unsure if Ascena is running the business or Ann Taylor is running the business(in 14 reviews)

  • "Need to develop work life balance programmers(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "LOFT"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascena Retail Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, flexible schedule, good hours and benefits

    Cons

    Poor communication and little acknowledgement

  2. "great"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascena Retail Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible culture oriented goal oriented and motivated to reach goals

    Cons

    it's going into bankruptcy so avoid!


  3. "Ascena Review"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Ascena Retail Group part-time

    Pros

    It was a relatively easy work environment, not very fast-paced.

    Cons

    The pay is not very good, but it is not a crazy environment so that helps.

  4. "Great First Job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Style Advisor 

    I have been working at Ascena Retail Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to understand how the store operates, customer service is key, great coworkers

    Cons

    This is a great first job. I can’t think of any cons as I’m not too deep in the company. I am just part time

  5. "Happy Place at Dress Barn"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in North Bend, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascena Retail Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Ascena Retail Group cares about their employees: good training, excellent benefits, pleasant, positive work environment, competitive pay scale

    Cons

    Length of commute was too time consuming.

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  6. "Great job"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Picker Packer in Newark, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascena Retail Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice speed always stay busy good hours and amazing workers staff and they explain your job title and how to do what is needed done so easy

    Cons

    Get to many points for missing work your fired

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic and troublesome environment"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascena Retail Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are good teams to end up on if you are lucky.

    Cons

    Low pay, benefits are subpar (no 401k until after a year of employment), slow slow slow slow slow to promote (you have to go 10000x above and beyond just to be considered for a promotion and be lucky to have a manager who cares about you), poor and toxic leadership who only care about themselves, recent pay cuts, long hours. High turnover on many of the teams. Several layoffs and furloughs recently.

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  8. "ASM and loves it"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Fairview Heights, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ascena Retail Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great discount wonderful DM, cute din store to work at

    Cons

    Lots of folding clothes not alot of employees with open availability

  9. Helpful (1)

    "No they don't value you!"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ascena Retail Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have nice quality merchandise

    Cons

    As a customer I think the associates are expected to be too pushy.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible Upper Leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ascena Retail Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The employees in the field are 110% committed to success

    Cons

    Lack of transparency The CEO takes away from employees to line his own pockets They preach CARE but do not follow through

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