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"Horrible experience"

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Former Employee - Sales Support/Replenishment in Rapid City, SD
Former Employee - Sales Support/Replenishment in Rapid City, SD
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at J. C. Penney part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Employee discount and slightly above min. wage pay. They give 25% off to employees which is better than most places.

Cons

Treated like you're less than human. Can only use the restroom on break no matter what, can't leave the store on break and you must go on breaks as a team.Also, was told I was to take a lunch break by my main boss (I was was working between part time and full time) only to be told by my supervisor that I could not. Supervisor tapped her watch when it was break time and reminded me that while everyone else had half hour, I only had 15 minutes. It was obvious that everyone was terrified by this supervisor since the mood changed drastically when she walked away and comments were made.
If you work here, plan to leave your dignity at the door.

Advice to Management

Treat employees with respect and make sure all leaders do the same. When you know they are not, do something to change it.

Other Employee Reviews for J. C. Penney

  1. "The "New" JCP"

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    Former Employee - Do Not Wish to Disclose in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Do Not Wish to Disclose in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It "used" to be a "caring, family" place to work

    Cons

    No hours, lots of recovery - for non-management

    Advice to Management

    No advice, "they" also feel the pain - blame it on the "New CEO" - Ron Johnson!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good on hours, but only during the holidays"

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Palmdale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Palmdale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    + customer oriented
    + takes good/bad reviews seriously
    + friendly environment
    + managers can be friendly& down-to-earth but know when to manage
    + 25% discount
    + the change [ppl may hate it now but things don't just happen overnight, I think they're going in the right direction]
    + good hours during the holidays
    + spirit week [reminds me of high school and I loved the spirit]
    + recognition
    + new dress code [not business attire anymore]
    + flexible schedule

    Cons

    - even if your department is clean, everyone has to stay til the store is clean
    - late nights
    - random nights where you will have to stay til 4am because the store will be inspected the next morning
    - favoritism
    - difficult to advance
    - so many employees so some hard workers aren't recognized
    - some managers are biased
    - cliques
    - employee drama
    - the change [i understand it takes a while but it's a pain in the ass to re-explain everything to customers]
    - very very little hours after holidays [full time went to part time, part time went to under pay or no hours at all]
    - not enough employees at closing. sometimes there would only be one person closing at Kids, and that's a pretty big department to close by yourself
    - kept pushing others to get ICAPs or online sales.

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