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dressbarn Reviews

Updated February 6, 2019
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  • "Best work/life balance I retail I have seen yet as 20" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Great employee discount at a lot of different brands" (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company cares about family, special if hours in the winter and weekends

    Cons

    Pay isn’t the greatest


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at dressbarn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work enviroment to be in.

    Cons

    None that i can think of.

  3. "Nice Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Higher ups are VERY concerned about employees and customer safety AS WELL AS profits and cost cutting measures.

    Cons

    Sometimes heads are not cognizant of actual work on the floor, therefore it's wise for SLs to be able to implement directives accordingly.


  4. "Loved working here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fashion Consultant in Birch Run, MI
    Former Employee - Fashion Consultant in Birch Run, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent pay, great coworkers, flexibility.

    Cons

    Slow increase to pay, slow advancement, unsteady hours


  5. "First Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistang Manager
    Former Employee - Assistang Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot of work ethic
    How to manage a team

    Cons

    Management was difficult to get along with (but this was just the case for the store I was in)


  6. Helpful (3)

    "very high expectations, micro management, low pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Turlock, CA
    Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager in Turlock, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    40% discount on merchandise

    Cons

    Discriminatory employment tactics for disabled staff, unrealistic goals, innaccurate sales reports used to coach stylists to sell more. High pressure sales tactics, must try to sell until the guest says thats enough. must get everyone to open CC, sign up for text messaging, and rewards points.


  7. "there a great business"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    the company it self is a little off but the people really make you feel like family and help you with anything you need

    Cons

    they underpay there employees

  8. "Pretty good"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist
    Former Employee - Sales Associate - Stylist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice workers, flexible hours, nice customers ,

    Cons

    Not really any cons, you don’t get paid enough for what you do

    Advice to Management

    No advice needed


  9. "A rapidly changing culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    Hard working dedicated people who want the business to succeed.
    A combination of long term associates and new faces.
    Beautiful HQ facility.
    Passionate field organization.

    Cons

    A changing retail environment leads to rapid strategy changes. Day to day can feel like a lack of clear direction and approach.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the suggestions of the field, the internal team and the customer. The customer is saying that she is not loving the product changes, so keep focusing on who the real customer is, no who you would like her to be.


  10. "Make a descion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful building nice people nice

    Cons

    Wishy washy need to make the call