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"Great company to work for in retail"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Chico's FAS full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Different retail atmosphere (slightly more upscale/boutique environment), great people to work with (associates and customers), opportunities to advance

Cons

Salaries are low until you reach management position, benefits could be improved, retail hours sometimes make it hard to have a work/life balance

Advice to Management

Acknowledge how hard your sales associates work

Other Employee Reviews for Chico's FAS

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not Your Average Retail Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wardrobe Stylist
    Former Employee - Wardrobe Stylist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Chico's FAS part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Merchandise, standard discount opportunities across all brands, clients, medical and stock purchase plan eligibility for PT employees.

    Cons

    Level of Responsibility (high degree of account management/B2C Work) and Pay are not well aligned for PT Employees who may not work enough hours or at the right times to achieve maximum comp opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Worked there for several years. Loved the company but noticed its generous employee discount opportunities were decreased over the years. It's one of the things that made you great.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Steep Descent for Sales Associates"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Chico's FAS part-time

    Pros

    Pretty much all gone ... Feels as if it's just not worth it anymore to dress up, pay for dry cleaning and gas, wear uncomfortable shoes, and put up with what's currently going on in the stores for associates. This is simply not the job it used to be--not even close.

    Cons

    Feels as if there's a conspiracy (aka corporate mandate) to turn this into a $10.00/hour job, like The Gap, where talented sales people ring up sales and fold jeans. Over the course of the past nine months, the freedom to sell has been almost completely obliterated.A four hour shift is now completely tasked: greeter, cashier, fitting room area, training book, training video, writing thank you cards and calling customers to promote latest promotion. And, there seems to be a new dictate specifying that managers can't ring sales; thus, with two person coverage--one of whom is a manager--the sales associate will end up cashiering the entire shift! To add insult to injury, they will then be asked why they failed to meet the many (often contradictory sales and e-mail capture goals). One can go an entire shift without ringing their own sale! And then, of course, there is the conundrum of how to clean two bathrooms while wearing $300.00 worth of clothes, nice shoes, and jewelry. The possibility to earn commission, which initially attracted me and made the position worthwhile, seems to be eroding to the point of non-existence. So disappointed and, frankly, confused.

    Advice to Management

    For a company that has a metric for everything, they might consider the cost associated with unhappy employees and very frequent turnover (necessitating constant training). Also, new employees make errors, and there must be a cost associated with that, too.

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