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Chico's FAS Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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Chico's FAS President and Chief Executive Officer Shelley Broader
Shelley Broader
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  • For Chico's it's all about work and less about work life balance (in 47 reviews)

  • Upper management extremely disrespectful in the way of communication to management and staff (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Great people, not great hours."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Style Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Style Consultant in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS part-time

    Pros

    The managers were all really nice and encouraging and understanding. Pretty much always granted schedule change requests, and generally treated me like a person. Best retail job I ever had.

    Cons

    You only get about 8 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job! You guys are awesome.


  2. "Lead associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Too much work for small hourly pay

    Cons

    Good environment nice clients

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and campus amenities.
    Promotion track available.
    Easy access to upper management.

    Cons

    HR rep has never had a face to face with our department.
    No room for promotion in department.
    Have to change departments and roles to get ahead.
    SVP only takes an interest in half the department.
    Salary.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of current employees, not just new employees. The salary discrepancies for new hires and current employees have not gone unnoticed. The campus wide salary increase was not in line with the company principles.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "If your boss is a good leader -you are good!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comparable pay, lower cost of living. Weather is nice. Teams below the thermal layer (director level) are very helpful and passionate. If your boss is good you are good. Shelley broader CEO is amazing. She is trying to turn ship.

    Cons

    With new reorg structure limited possibility to advance w title/function. Once you come in at a title very hard to advance no matter how many awards and accolades one receives. Vp and above level super political, can't make a decision and struggle w accountability. Brand presidents have their favs- hard to penetrate and work w the "click". Old school management style at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Remove your leaders that are not adhering to the servant leadership model and still can't make a decision until the last min and are not following the operating principles. Big mistake EC is making is not taking swifter action to remove those people.


  6. "Worthwhile experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fairfield, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable with family time and flexible for a retail store. Good place to learn but not to stay for a long time.

    Cons

    Senior Management has a lot of turnover. Impossible to make an impact at the store level
    Online business is competing with retail business

    Advice to Management

    No concern for individual contribution


  7. "Growth Potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Pay and sales bonus.
    Good product
    Growing and changing to adjust to current market trends
    401 plan available to Part timers

    Cons

    Upgrading POS technology. Positive changes but tough to live thru.


  8. "Career and Culture all in one!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    At Chico's FAS headquarters in Fort Myer's Florida, I have been able to build an amazing career. You are in charge of your destiny - you can build the career that you want. I love the people I work with daily...we work hard, but we also have a blast while doing so. The culture that the Senior Leadership Team has built gets stronger and stronger every day. A culture of support for one another and one that promotes and encourages personal and career development at any level. The benefits package and the on-site amenities are awesome (including a daycare, gym, and car wash/detailing!)

    Cons

    Truly can't think of any...

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning experience at this store. We built this store from ground up and retained very loyal customers.

    Cons

    Allow the management team to hire more key holders

    Advice to Management

    Work on the commission system that is in place. It was very hard for the staff to get commission on sales due to the perimeters set forth.


  10. "Business professional with demonstrated strengths in administrative duties, inside sales, productivity improvements an"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Lead Style Expert in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Lead Style Expert in Woodbridge, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Committed to providing our clients the most amazing personal service.
    Guiding clients though Chico’s unique styles and accessories.
    Assist with hiring and training new Sales Associate with Chico’s values.

    Cons

    Lack of benefits for part time employees,

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great training.


  11. "Sr. Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, fabulous place to live

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing


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