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"Excellent place to work (Home office)"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plano, TX
Recommends
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Excellent working environment, generous vacation (Home office), employee friendly. Adequate benefits. Through it's history, JCPenney has been way above average in how employee's are treated. Profit sharing was fair, and sometimes paid when no profit. The company was process-driven, which affords stability to employees. HR processes were satisfactory, job descriptions accurate. The company celebrated successes generously. The name has prestige.

Cons

Profitability inconsistent. They've been near bankruptcy in the past ten years, and may be headed there again. Have taken to laying off hundreds of employees (including me). IT area had to switch to cheaper offshore / outsourcing which reduced support from excellent to barely adequate. IT leadership is over-optimistic about the quality available from COTS and offshore contractors. This year will be a wild ride for employees, with failure very possible.

Advice to Management

Think about cutting everybody's pay, especially at the top levels. Stop offering the excessive severance packages for executives. Reinterpret SOX in a more practical way. Stop spending IT bucks to avoid highly unlikely events.

Other Employee Reviews for J. C. Penney

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's Ok"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fine Jewelry Sales in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - Fine Jewelry Sales in Chico, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    I can request time off.

    Cons

    Since new changes there has been a lot of layoffs, moral is down, and all associates and mangers are spread out thin.


  2. "Great Place To Work For Beginners In Retail..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rocky Mount, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rocky Mount, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Fair pay for beginners in retail
    -Great Management
    -Friendly co workers
    -Very accommodating to your schedule

    Cons

    -Having to push for people to open up charge card accounts (but that comes with all major retail sources)

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to be great leaders to the people who come through and work for you.

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