Deb Shops Reviews | Glassdoor

Deb Shops Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
185 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

185 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • 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)

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

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

More Pros and Cons

  1. Helpful (1)

    "store manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Agawam, MA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Agawam, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Debs was a great company to work for. They treated employees very well and corporate was always respectful and helpful which is not always the case.

    Cons

    Debs going out of business was a hard blow to my entire team. Our DM had a great handle on his stores and it was a shame that other regions were hit so hard.

    Advice to Management

    I really do not have anything to put in here at all. The company was great to work for.


  2. "Sales associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 .

  3. "ok place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Manager in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working for this team! Although we were short staffed due to bankruptcy I couldn't of asked for a better team and amazing life long friends to work with!

    Cons

    The only downside of Deb's was that they went out of business.

    Advice to Management

    Amazing


  5. "LOVED DEB SHOPS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, Upper management very educated, organized company, cute clothes, great discount.

    Cons

    Went out of business. Holidays crazy

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "nothing to write home about"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Loved working with a diverse clientele!

    Cons

    Poor pay, upper management was very narrow minded, poor customer service in most stores.


  7. "Worst place ever...so glad I finally left!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Associate Buyer in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Deb Shops (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    free samples & lunch, thats it...there was nothing else good about working for this company

    Cons

    The management was horrible. The CMO was so mean and unprofessional and her buyers were just as bad as she was. They treated everyone horribly and didn't care. They expect you to work 14 hr days while they walked out the door at 5 on the dot.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like you are better then your lowly assistants. We are the ones that did all the work while you got all the benefits. You would be lost without us because most of you had no idea how to even enter an order.

  8. "Deb Shops"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Deb Shops"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. "Asst. Manger"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Deb Shops (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was easy work and somewhat flexible schedule. Started out with good benefits, but unfortunatley they did not last. Overall, not a bad job for retail.

    Cons

    Working hours were not great. Had to work nights and weekends which is expected with a retail job. Poor store management and district manager often did not listen to complaints.

    Advice to Management

    Management would benefit from listening more to store level employees. Increasing pay would also help to get better employees in the store.


Showing 185 of 186 reviews
Reset Filters