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"Cause and Effect"

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Former Employee - Marketing/E-comm in Bensalem, PA
Former Employee - Marketing/E-comm in Bensalem, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

There is an in-house cafe, excellent health and disability benefits, a matching 401K plan and a value put on recognizing individual talent achievements. Plenty of money is spent on company resources and equipment, accommodating employee needs, holding parties and celebrations, and encouraging continuing eduction and training programs.

Cons

Since the company was acquired in 2012 by Ascena Retail Group, they've eliminated most of the brands and subdivisions and laid off half their workforce. In turn, this has scared a lot of the existing workers into leaving the company which has lead to current employees taking on additional roles and responsibilities to fill the vacancies. In turn, it has lead to a decline in work life balance which now results in many dissatisfied employees working one too many hours.

Advice to Management

The company likes to hand out empty promotions to make up for the extra responsibilities, so you'll find there are a lot of unnecessary "managers" only managing one person or no one at all. This leads to lots of individual micromanaging and unnecessary hands in the pot when it comes to making decisions. In turn, this awkward structure results in one too many meetings about well, meetings. They love to hold meetings.

Other Employee Reviews for Charming Shoppes

  1. "This company chose profits over their employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rent Disbursements in Bensalem, PA
    Former Employee - Rent Disbursements in Bensalem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Charming Shoppes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They seemed to have a decent handle on how to maintain communication with its employees

    Cons

    They decided that people overseas could do a better job.


  2. "Bittersweet doors closing after 70 years"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ssl in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Ssl in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Charming Shoppes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Long term as long as did your job and drove biz

    Cons

    Transition to new company not fair, missed out on a lot of great talent. Hate to see that, would never work for any of the other divisions treat people unfairly.

    Advice to Management

    Numerous managers committed until the end out of loyalty to upper management and respect for years of employment only to be left without jobs that are available within the company, due to the way we were passed over we would turn down if offered now just needed someone to know how much great talent will never walk through your doors again!

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