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Chico's FAS Fort Myers Reviews

Updated January 4, 2018
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Fort Myers, FL

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Chico's FAS President and Chief Executive Officer Shelley Broader
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Pros
  • They understand the value of a work/life balance (in 53 reviews)

  • A great retail company to work for with great benefits and employee discount program (in 48 reviews)

Cons
  • For Chico's it's all about work and less about work life balance (in 49 reviews)

  • Upper management pretends to listen to sales teams' feedback but then they don't (in 81 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Merchant Intern in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Intern - Merchant Intern in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loved the environment, co-workers and attire of everyday work

    Cons

    Nothing to report as a negative


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate IT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, on-site gym, multiple cafe's, golf carts to get around, great location (if you like small Florida beach towns).

    Cons

    Rampant nepotism resulting in "peter principle" management team, poor technology architectural decisions leading to inability to scale or maintain systems. High turnover in technology department resulting in constant and expensive re-hiring and re-tooling.

    Advice to Management

    Hire for talent, watch them excel, and then promote THOSE people. Working with the company for 15 years should not mean an automatic promotion to senior leadership.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Technical Design"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good company, tough environment and culture

    Cons

    management doesn't support their teams

    Advice to Management

    This department is top heavy with too many managers and not enough workers. This is straining your work force.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great company w good intensions for associates"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company has been really focused on servant leadership, transparency and personal growth plans. CEO is very forward thinking with focus on the customer Omni experience and getting chicos FAS up speed with technology. Beautiful area to live, fair salary and good work life balance for most associates.

    Cons

    Senior leadership & the C suite execs promote and create new positions for whom they are close with and like - without posting new position opportunities. This leaves other senior and or qualified associates left behind and creates underlying mistrust and low morale.

    When called out on this, they come up with excuses on why they did not open the opportunity up to everyone.

    Very political at the director and above level. With the flattening of the organization, and limited growth opportunities, it is very hard to advance even if you receive multiple awards and accolades for excellent over and above work/improvements/cost savings etc

    Advice to Management

    Stop the favoritism based on your personal friendships or relationships and allow everyone the opportunity to apply for a new opportunity. Please be transparent and post the opportunity and not just hand select someone you have worked closely with. When are you going to get rid of senior leaders whom are not following process, rework everything putting the associates, suppliers and bottom line at risk?


  5. "Product Development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, work life balance and a great team.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons currently.


  6. "Great Place to work and grow your career"

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    Current Employee - Management in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Management in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Chicos FAS focuses on the internal and external customer. We have great associates who make this a great place to work .

    Cons

    Retail is a tough environment! If you don't like change then you won't love Chicos!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your customers and associates!


  7. "Enjoyed working for Chico's FAS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company culture and fantastic campus amenities. Forward thinking in a fast-paced retail world.

    Cons

    long hours but its the nature of the business

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Information Technology"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They offer a lot of on campus amenities for convenience

    Cons

    Some departments are stagnant for job promotions


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Security Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior SAP Security Analyst in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Senior SAP Security Analyst in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work until all Sr. Managers left, CIO, VP, Director.

    Cons

    All senior security management left , new CEO got 30 million bonus to cut 100 million

    Advice to Management

    take care of seasoned SME's above taking bounus


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great co workers, team atmosphere, great location especially if you love the beach, gym in campus, day care, good training.

    Cons

    They still don't know what they want to do. They recruited me and relocated me and less than a year they eliminated my department. What was really weird they even gave me a raise a few months before that. They did offer me a reverse relocation if I wanted to take it. When they did the lay offs after two months they called me back if I wanted to return which was really nice of them however the trust level wasn't there anymore. I think the new CEO will do good things but it will take a while. Sometimes upper management acted like we were all in high school. You had to be in the inner circle.

    Advice to Management

    Change the leadership if you want to make the correct changes and please enough with the lay offs every other year. Be clear with your message and please don't play with people's lives like that especially when you have to relocate so many.


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