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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated October 10, 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. "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


  2. "Assistant manager"

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    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


  3. "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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  5. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    people , the job , nice place to work for. able to advance in the company.

    Cons

    two many ceo over the years , to many people in wrong jobs, stores not running correctly

    Advice to Management

    Was a labor to supervisor to manager in my 27 years there.


  6. "Assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management and upper management. Good discount and great team to build with. Flexible with pto and vacation days

    Cons

    Not enough floorsets. Not enough payroll. Too many changes in regional managers

    Advice to Management

    Be all on the same page.


  7. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rockford, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great fashion, and great deals.

    Cons

    Management overtime and responsibilities could sometimes be a lot to handle

    Advice to Management

    Nothing because they are now out of business


  8. "Sales associate"

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    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 .


  9. "ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Martinsburg, WV
    Former Employee - Full Time Assistant Manager in Martinsburg, WV

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time

    Pros

    Was ok place to work till the end when they went bankrupt..miss the staff

    Cons

    They went out of business


  10. "Deb Shops"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, promotion opportunities, great co workers

    Cons

    went out of business in May 2015


  11. "Deb Shops"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Troy, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Troy, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always opportunities to move up, always something to do, friendly co-workers and management, huge variety of clothing so it was easy to cater to all types of customers.

    Cons

    ALWAYS a very heavy workload, got stressful, things were always changing with no warning, not enough payroll to support workload.

    Advice to Management

    Company wasn't very organizes.



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