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"A Positive Experience"

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Current Employee - Service Specialist in Ames, IA
Current Employee - Service Specialist in Ames, IA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Get to work with some great people-- both fellow associates and customers. There is plenty of help, coaching to improve work skills, and become a better employee. Allows associates freedom to call the shots in their departments, take ownership.

Cons

Scheduling is hard to work through sometimes, have to schedule three weeks in advance in order to get time off. Not much room for position advancement, pay raises are hard to come by.

Advice to Management

Be more flexible with scheduling and hire more workers! Be less angry when we associates have a life outside of work.

Other Employee Reviews for J. C. Penney

  1. "Great experience for me, but morale is low and outlook is dire."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great campus, career mobility, diversity, work/life balance

    Cons

    Low morale, lack of long-term vision, waves of layoffs, uncertainty

    Advice to Management

    They need a new CEO that can inspire a turnaround, and fast. In its heyday, this was an awesome place to work, and there's no reason why it can't be again.


  2. "Company is looking for direction"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Specialist in Franklin, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great way to meet new people.
    Small knit family atmosphere.
    Flexible hours.

    Cons

    Store was so fake and shady.
    Instead of letting you go with dignity, they would stop scheduling you so the system can automatically terminate you without warning.
    Management didn't care if you were not getting enough hours to pay rent.
    If you worked less than 35 hours, then your insurance premium would go up because you were no longer full time.
    The only way to move up is if you are in good with the store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Give everybody an opportunity to shine. Don't let your decision to promote become personal. Look at the big picture. It's business.

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