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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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    • Senior Management
    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. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was just like any other retail position, however you got a 40% discount.

    Cons

    I had shabby hours, management was always changing.

    Advice to Management

    I wish you guys would've done better.


  3. "assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time

    Pros

    It's a great first job into retail. Dealing with a lot of customers while tasking. Getting to know your customers on a personal level. This company liked to promote within.

    Cons

    Unfortunately with all the promos we had to do in a small amount of time killed us. Didn't have enough payroll to back up all the promo changes and the window changes which hurt the company. There was a change to the logo which didn't have to be done and silly signs that we didn't even bother to use. In the end the company didn't know how to budget the small things.


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  5. "It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked how quickly you were able to move up in the company.
    The people I worked with were probably the best people I've ever worked with before.

    Cons

    The company didn't know what they were doing half the time. Changing something almost every hour.

    Advice to Management

    My managers were the best


  6. "Great first job!"

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    Former Freelancer - Sales Associate
    Former Freelancer - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and managers. Pretty decent in-store discount. Was in my local mall so finding food while on break was easy. Fun clothing.

    Cons

    Customers could be troublesome at times: leaving clothes everywhere, leaving the dressing room a mess.

    Advice to Management

    Better screening for employees. We had a few who regularly slacked on the job and stole. But otherwise good people to work with.


  7. "Liked the company but found myself with high shrink and turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have a great chance for advancement.

    Cons

    Found myself with high shrink and turnover

    Advice to Management

    Get you a good key staff and keep them in place.


  8. "Amazing company with lasting relationships"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Inconsistency with visuals, marketing, and policies and procedures

    Advice to Management

    There shall be life after Deb !!


  9. "management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    loved the company and tam

    Cons

    long hours in retail overall

    Advice to Management

    great


  10. "Too bad that Management did not have opportunity or time to improve the busines"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New branding, new marketing was good. Product was improving! Believe it was heading in right direction

    Cons

    Deb needed more time to improve stores, and upgrade stores


  11. "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.



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