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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated December 16, 2016
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Pros
  • It was just like any other retail position, however you got a 40% discount (in 20 reviews)

  • employee discount was really the only pro to working in this type of retail (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Too many changes in upper management and strategies (in 25 reviews)

  • Went over a year without a district manager (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great Empoyees
    -Lots of opportunites of growth

    Cons

    -Company has trouble reaching sales


  2. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Dayton, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ability to move up was easy.

    Cons

    Too many changes in upper management and strategies.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to those actually interacting with the customers.


  3. "Assistant Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the people and learning experience

    Cons

    company closed due to lack of adapting to the junior market and price driven market


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  5. "Assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, cute clothes, and great discounts

    Cons

    Poor choice in upper management

    Advice to Management

    Make better choices


  6. "Underpaid and Overworked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The other employees were wonderful

    Cons

    Crappy pay for the work and the company didnt manage their money spending skills wisely. They filed for bankruptcy twice while I was working for them.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for fair pay and reasonable hours.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    40 percent discount was nice

    Cons

    Cheap pay bad company bankrupt


  8. "Key holder"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good product fun environment! Prom season was eye opening and rewarding to help young girls.

    Employee discount.

    Cons

    Bad pay for every employee not matter your title! Always understaffed never givin enough hours, due to that there was a ridiculous amount of external theft.


  9. "Out of business now for a reason"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Yaphank, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Yaphank, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    30% off clothing and accessories

    Cons

    No room to move up

    Advice to Management

    Out of business


  10. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee Discount. Not much more than that...employee discount was really the only pro to working in this type of retail.

    Cons

    Barely pay over minimum wage for management responsibility. 12-14 hours days often with no overtime pay and you are expected to be on-call for anything. If a regional or district manager was scheduled to visit your store or would show up unannounced, management was required to work around their schedule even if that included coming in on your day off or if you already had family plans during off-time. Full-time salaried and experienced employees can earn more at an hourly retail job elsewhere (department stores or larger specialty retail) without the demanding management responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize how important your management is to the company's bottom line. If you cannot compensate your management well for the tiresome hours and dedication they put into running the store and staff, you cannot expect loyal employees.


  11. "Honest"

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    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Travel experience, good leadership, friends, fun, early holiday time, good connections, 401k, health benefits, took care of employees

    Cons

    Long hours, too much travel, erratic management, bad business ethics, fired employees without warning, work on weekends

    Advice to Management

    Need to implement better work life experience. Listen to your employees. Don't take mistakes so seriously.



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