J. C. Penney - Was a great company, not so much in the last 15 years | Glassdoor
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"Was a great company, not so much in the last 15 years"

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Current Employee - Management in Plano, TX
Current Employee - Management in Plano, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Nationwide Icon with many locations

Cons

All outside hiring with no loyalty

Advice to Management

Promote from within

Other Employee Reviews for J. C. Penney

  1. "Good work environment, poor company direction by new CEO Ron Johnson."

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    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Former Employee - Senior Industrial Engineer in Lenexa, KS
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Very satisfying work when project are available. Great management teams. Previous years credit given to boost vacation time. Very competitive salary with good sign on bonus.

    Cons

    Minimal raises and bonus payouts. Promotional opportunities very limited without relocation. Corporate strategy changes created uncertainty in job security. Poor insurance benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Create a growth plan with Management Trainee's that shows promotional opportunities and salary increase to reduce turnover.


  2. "For Support Specialist positions -If you're not used to walking or standing still for long periods, dont bother applying"

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    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Amherst, NY
    Current Employee - Support Specialist in Amherst, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee discount of 25% is great, especially when used with marked down items.

    Cons

    You don't get to choose your schedule, some start times are anywhere from 3am, 5am, 6am, etc. You might get scheduled to start 3am after working til 8pm the night before. You'll get screwed out of breaks. There is no training, you'll get thrown on a team with no clue of what some term means. There is no one on one training. When using the handheld scanners, they don't always work in some areas of the store and you'll spend a lot of time scanning stuff someone else did. No one checks your work to make sure you do something right. Very frustrating and physically draining.

    Advice to Management

    Have a training spend on one time showing you exactly what to do for a couple weeks, with the trainer checking what you do and making sure you understand. All this should be done before you are put on a team.

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