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  1. "PSO/LBO Gilroy Outlets"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Gilroy, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Gilroy, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team environment
    Motivating team to reach goals
    Close relationship with District Manager
    Responsible for recruiting key people to drive sales

    Cons

    High turnaround of employees
    Working most weekends
    Lifting of heavy boxes and fixtures
    Repetitive tasks that make the day go by slowly

    Advice to Management

    Management actually did as best as they could with the constraints that were placed by corporate. Regional management would visit store level at least once, maybe twice a year.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "charming shoppes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    people are relatively nice but be prepared to learn on your own. compensation is so-so and cost of benefits were recently increased.

    Cons

    it used to be alot of fun but recent management changes have changed the culture considerably. be prepared to train youself as there is no training program to speak of.

    Advice to Management

    get back to focusing on how your employees feel. alot of people are looking elsewhere bc they are no longer happy working for your company.

  3. "Not a place to build a career."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There very few good reasons to work at Charming Shoppes.

    Cons

    Too much travel, low compensation, poor work-life balance, little opportunity for advancement, unfair HR and employment practices.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management needs to clean house at the middle management layer. More accountability is required throught the organization.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Charming Shoppes in Need of Change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and there are ample opportunities for career enhancement, training etc.

    Cons

    The lack of communication is obvious throughout the organization regarding corporation direction, growth opportunites, health of the business etc.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to change and to the exchanging of ideas and delegation. It all can't be done "at the top" and there are a lot of very talented people that come to the table with "outside" experience that may help reverse some of the bad decisions and policies made thus far.


  5. "Lots of room for improvement for new CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Associate in Bensalem, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If in the right department, the work environment is great with lots of communication from the top. Some departments do not have as much communication.

    Cons

    Leadership has been distracted by proxy battle. New changes in leadership has led a feeling of not knowing the direction of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Areas under some EVPs got significant raises this year while other area did not receive any raises. Cuts have not been equal across the board. Secret promotions passed out around the company hurt as well when secrets were passed around between associates.


  6. "Neutral feelings."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Director in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Onsite cafeteria that served hot food.

    Cons

    Limited career opportunity. Unprofessional behavior.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  7. "Good, but could do more"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time

    Pros

    My co-workers were really great. Working for e-comm causes the work/life balance to be a little off. Working from home was a nice perk.

    Cons

    Location was not ideal if living in the city. Company events were a little lackluster.

  8. "Nope"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers were great. Benefits were fairly good.

    Cons

    High turn over due to low wages for support staff.


  9. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time

    Pros

    Nice co workers
    Good product

    Cons

    Scheduling and Hours
    Crazy district manager
    location

    Advice to Management

    Make your schedules accordingly and stick to them. No on call shifts


  10. "allocation analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    there really was'nt any pros at all

    Cons

    everything about job and people


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