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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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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"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Farmington, NM
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Farmington, NM
    Recommends

    I have been working at Deb Shops (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, trendy fashion and a good discount.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of hours for part time and you only get full time hours if your a key holder , asst manager of higher .


  2. "Best Clothing Store"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great schedule, great Co workers, fun with customers and we were the #2 store in the whole company. One of the best jobs I've had

    Cons

    No cons other than I wish our store stayed open longer than most of the stores and that was because we were in a temp location and the lease were up so they closed our location fast before any other locations but at lease they gave us a chance to transfer with our same position and wage per hour especially when liquidators were paying our full salaries even with approved overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately this company declared back rupture in the middle of the Xmas season and we closed right after the new year


  3. "First year wasn't bad, the last 3 were very stressful and seemed to always be losing higher up management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Peters, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Peters, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Meet a lot of great people, learn a lot of things to help benefit at another retail place.

    Cons

    CONSTANT change , high turn over, they expect way too much for what they pay, no payroll ever

    Advice to Management

    higher up management needs to listen to employees


  4. "Great opportunity to grow and improve."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The team, I had a great D.M. and was trained to be ready to move up. PTO is very generous, scheduling is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    The amount of tasking can get overwhelming, you work with only one coverage and can have Mark downs then they will throw a sale change and expect it all to be done within a short amount of time while taking care of customers.

    Advice to Management

    It doesn't matter, they are closing all stores.


  5. "It was good while it lasted."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team, very generous on number of PTO days. Helping girls find their prom and homecoming dresses is fun.

    Cons

    The work load is off balance and not good planning. Having to work alone and attend to the customers and then have to change sales on a dime was frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    No need, company is closing down.


  6. "Help Desk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of Training, great people, learn many different technologies.

    Cons

    Pay rate, old hardware and software which causes many issues.

    Advice to Management

    New registers, Windows 7


  7. "This is a very low company!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in White Marsh, MD
    Current Employee - Store Manager in White Marsh, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My team-Our team! Paychecks & discount!

    Cons

    -Corporation is discriminatory
    -District managers are racist. Bluntly say discriminatory remarks in front of you
    -Poor corporation
    -Poor communication from upper level to lower level
    -Lack of care for their people
    -Over worked and unorganized
    -Poor management
    -No company values

    Advice to Management

    Look elsewhere.I've only been a manager here for a short period of time and company failed to alert entire on boarding management team that they are in distress and going out of business. I was hired after a complete elimination of all management and associates and a very high shrink result. Store was a disaster. We were used beyond all measures to get the store back up and running because they had no one. The few members of management that I met are on drugs. Reports have been made by customers and corporation failed to pursue. Leadership is weak. Merchandise is low quality.


  8. "Working with all females"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Danvers, MA
    Current Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Danvers, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great hours,awesome discounts for employees.fast promotions is showing great work and commitment,but won't go hire then store manager the district manager isn't going to give you their job,

    Cons

    Not enough pay,the district manager is a control freak,younger employees challenge the assistant managers behind the store managers back. Employees don't take loss prevention seriously

    Advice to Management

    HAssert your poistion.do what's expected of you,when your hired you agree to all the responsibility included show up do your best,they won't hesiate to replace you.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Satisfactory job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the environment is always upbeat, a lot to do to keep you busy.

    Cons

    lack of payroll during peak times. Not enough attention to hardworking people. No promotions available once you reach the top tier of field management.

    Advice to Management

    support those who want to move up and be a larger part in the organization.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Cheap Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pineville, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pineville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing really discount is mediocre

    Cons

    EVERYTHING bad pay low wages ridiculous hours. Discount was awful
    worse than average

    Advice to Management

    mgmt needs better sales, take better care of employees, better policy


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