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J. C. Penney Reviews

Updated August 18, 2018
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J. C. Penney Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison
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Pros
  • "fast paced good pay great co-workers great employee discount" (in 506 reviews)

  • "You have the flexibility for work life balance based on the needs of the business" (in 110 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management would hound you to ensure you were getting enough credit card applications" (in 368 reviews)

  • "Work life balance might get hampered sometimes" (in 153 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work hard to make money

    Cons

    Unnecessary rules and regulations that hindered success.

    Advice to Management

    Take out unneeded and let associates thrive.


  2. "Team member"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Iowa City, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Iowa City, IA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people and the supervisors were nice

    Cons

    Working holidays and the weekends

  3. "Product Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    There's always hours
    Co-Workers are nice
    Management is respectful and nice

    Cons

    Benefits are horrible ( they dont offer much )


  4. "overall good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    helpful managers and fellow employees

    Cons

    not payed enough for the work


  5. "Cash Room Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    early mornings, good hours, cash handling experience

    Cons

    No raise when promoted to position.


  6. "Accommodating schedules"

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    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Northridge, CA
    Current Employee - Furniture Sales Associate in Northridge, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good part time place to work

    Cons

    The training provided for new employees is minimal


  7. "Specialty assistant"

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    Current Employee - Specialty Assistant Manager in Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Specialty Assistant Manager in Lima, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with many people and finding just what they need.

    Cons

    Demand in many areas

    Advice to Management

    Daniel and pam

  8. "Merchandise Execution Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henderson, NV
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    It's an easy job. Time goes by fast because you're constantly busy. Management is nice and friendly.

    Cons

    No benefits for Part Time.


  9. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    fun, easy, and fast paced

    Cons

    none that i can think of


  10. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Bronx, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great for students who are just starting to work.

    Cons

    No real opportunities to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees fairly and listen to what they have to say.


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