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J. C. Penney Hair Stylist Reviews

Updated August 21, 2017
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J. C. Penney Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison
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  • The worst thing about it is that all they care about is credit card applications (in 326 reviews)

  • Depending on the manager but not too good work life balance (in 139 reviews)

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  1. "Stylist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Customer Service very attentive to all customers needs

    Cons

    There are none that I can come up with


  2. "Salon"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Base pay with possible commission. Store discount 25% benefits beginning day 1

    Cons

    Require aggressive salesmanship, micro managing, unprofessional.

    Advice to Management

    Attendance discussion should be done in private office not public area

  3. "Designer Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great discount, great dental, great associate

    Cons

    Managers are not able to run a business not trained. Don't know how to talk to stylists or customers. No shampoo, no color, no leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to make good choices for your team. Help them when they need help. Don't let Master stylists bully employees. Make sure employees have color and shampoo. #iworkatjcp. #jcpsalon #salonbyinstyle.


  4. "Stylist"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, friendly coworkers, company cares about their employees

    Cons

    Don't really have any problems with where I work

    Advice to Management

    Love my manager


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    "Hairstylist"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Carbondale, IL
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Carbondale, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and positive work environment!

    Cons

    Always enjoyed! Only thing I can think of is maybe not a full service salon!

    Advice to Management

    They always do a great job!


  6. "stylist/ former manger"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist/Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist/Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    served as a stylist and former manager

    Cons

    responsible for supervising a staff of 14 -20 stylist

    Advice to Management

    within two years


  7. "Hair Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Temecula, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salon manager was amazing, very helpful and did an overall good job. As a hair stylist getting payed hourly even if you were slow was nice. I loved the majority of my coworkers we were like a family, you don't have to buy any product which is awesome because of the current price of product now.

    Cons

    As a hair stylist i just wanted to do hair, but because we did have someone to do the waxing the stylist had to do it and i hated it, but they still forced me to do it. Also if the receptionist was out for the day the stylist would have to play receptionist all day.

    Advice to Management

    overall i enjoyed working in the salon, I would make sure that the front desk has coverage at all times and not use stylist to do that because when walk ins come favouritism plays to big of a roll in who gets the clients.

  8. "Better than Ulta"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent hours
    Holiday pay opportunity
    Discount in the entire store
    Management takes care of employees

    Cons

    Sometimes you can wind up with an under qualified department manager because they're desperate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put some random in charge of the salon just because they have their cosmetology license.


  9. "Ew!"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    The only pro was the people I worked with and a few customers I got. Also the discount you can use in Sephora.

    Cons

    At first the job was okay, but the manager hired to many stylists and had favorites so therefore some people never got clientele. Rules only applied to certain individuals. The manager was very catty and unprofessional, she'd pick certain stylist to mess with and try and ruin their day. The amount you get paid just isn't worth the bs.

    Advice to Management

    Start actually caring about your employees instead of treating them poorly.


  10. "Hair stylist"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Mobile, AL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    They provide good benefits to employees

    Cons

    The location of the salon was very hidden given not enough exposure