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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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  • employee discount was really the only pro to working in this type of retail (in 9 reviews)

  • The discount was nice and I enjoyed the visual merchandising aspect (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "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.

  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.


  4. "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.


  5. "Assistant store manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The customers where a joy to work work

    Cons

    Horrible organization coming down from corporate.


  6. "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at Deb Shops (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Your coworkers can be great and if a manager likes you you were more likely to get the shifts you wanted.

    Cons

    No rewards for excellent performance. Only criticism. A manager would leave passive aggressive notes threatening employees job security. This happened on a few occassions. If one person wasn't doing well it was sometimes taken out on all of us. No security cams or sensors on clothing at our location. If a customer complained you were instantly assumed as guilty (goes back to the no security cams).

    Advice to Management

    Well, they're going out of business so I guess it's a bit late for advice.


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "Ecommerce"

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    Former Employee - Ecommerce/Warehouse in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Ecommerce/Warehouse in Philadelphia, PA

    Pros

    Was great working for the company my fellow employees were great

    Cons

    Wish the company didn't close

    Advice to Management

    Team player work well with others


  10. "This job sucked"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy Job. Laid back. Decent discount.

    Cons

    Everything from the clothes to the managers.


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