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J. C. Penney Reviews

Updated October 18, 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 325 reviews)

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

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  1. "Never offered full time"

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

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    employee discount is nice, and that we can use it in conjunction with coupons and sales

    Cons

    Was never offered full time or to train for management positions. New store manager after a few months of working, he was creepy, and made it clear that he didn't care for me.


  2. "Pennies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    You get discounts, friendly working environment, get to help people find the things they need

    Cons

    In sterling to further away from where I live

  3. "Lead"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company good benefits great staff

    Cons

    Up and down work random drug screens

    Advice to Management

    Great job continue to hire great employees


  4. "Good work enviroment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time

    Pros

    good salary free lunch I would expect more growing but no

    Cons

    management too political
    impossible to go up


  5. "Associate Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Schedules; Friendly staff; Associate Discount

    Cons

    Pay; Redundancy; System updates/corporate; Repetitive theft incidents


  6. "Overall a great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - SDE1 in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - SDE1 in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company/culture and PTO is great

    Cons

    retail isnt doing so good.


  7. "Cutting long time employees"

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Muncy, PA
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Muncy, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is 25 percent

    Cons

    Alot of work and not enough employees to help do it.

  8. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victor, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Victor, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    fun coworkers and staff, associate discount

    Cons

    unpredictable hours, expected to work holidays, very little pay

    Advice to Management

    The main reason I am leaving JCPenney is I was not given a raise when promoted to the fine jewelry department. I was given an incredibly kind and generous survey review by a customer, that the management staff failed to recognize. I was given very little pay and unpredictable hours. Some attitudes and behaviors of staff and management lack professionalism. I hope you can improve your company by providing more realistic pay, and schedules and allow workers holiday time with their family.


  9. "Optician"

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    Former Employee - Optician in Greenwood, IN
    Former Employee - Optician in Greenwood, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great management and love the patients.

    Cons

    Don't have anything negative to share


  10. "Good"

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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

    always hiring, one week PTO even for part-timers, flexibility in hours worked

    Cons

    hours sometimes cut due to tight budget


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