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"Jcp is not apple, don't run it that way"

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Current Employee - Lead Expert in Kansas City, MO
Current Employee - Lead Expert in Kansas City, MO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Flexible scheduling, technology is really ramping up. If you have a good store manager, then it is a great place

Cons

Like all retail ... late night's, weekend's

Advice to Management

It's not apple

Other Employee Reviews for J. C. Penney

  1. "The Company is alright to work for, but you need to play the political game if want to get promoted"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Vacation time credit for previous work experience is a nice bonus. Was there 4 months and received credit for my previous employment years that was equal to 5 weeks!

    Cons

    Poor/Inadequate Senior Leadership Team with regards to people Development
    Not enough focus on enhancing Leadership skills
    Too much instability since Ron came in as CEO
    Haven't received a Manager's raise in last 18mos due to Company's poor financial results

    Advice to Management

    Feel that the Executives are trying to change too much without thoroughly assessing the pros/cons through. Also feel that the company is confused- unsure which direction that it is currently


  2. "Atrocious, Retail Workers Should Unionize"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in New Hartford, NY
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in New Hartford, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -The only positive aspects of working at JCPenney are that they pay you on time and give you a break for meals.

    Cons

    -Disrespectful management, employees are basically stress relief balls for management
    -Management is clueless as to how a store operates
    -Low pay versus the number of responsibilities
    -Very low chance of career advancement
    -Long hours with few breaks
    -No longer flexible or guaranteed hours
    -Forced to work past scheduled hours
    -Customers have adopted the culture JCPenney created for them which is self-entitlement and a sense of superiority
    -Extreme pressure to open credit application and get high survey scores, disregarding most other aspects of sales
    -The company is anti-Semitic
    -Terrible communication
    -Corporate micromanages its stores, the heat and lighting cannot be changed without Corporates approval which is terrible in stores in the North when it's below 0 outside with no heat on inside
    -Corporate cuts costs in every single aspect possible except when it comes to giving free things to customers
    -Understaffed stores

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making your employees happy so it will spill over to customers, not the other way around. There is no chance of pleasing customers while your employees are moping and on the verge of walking out due to such poor working conditions.

    Perhaps instead of trying to impress the public by throwing money around on things like free vacations and free concerts (holiday gimmicks), actually invest in the stores, the products, and the employees.


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