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Updated August 13, 2018
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  • "No benefits for part time employees" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Not everyone who works there is going to be considerate of your work life balance" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    great work environment for me

    Cons

    closing my store due to lease renewal

    Advice to Management

    yes


  2. "Pretty good."

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    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist
    Recommends

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Great customers, use creativity, short shifts, small store.

    Cons

    Short shifts, declining sales numbers,

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with a dynamic team of women

    Cons

    More communication from corporate with brick and mortar staff

    Advice to Management

    Mine the gold of experiential information with those directly implementing policy and responsible for success on the front end.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "benefits started good but slowly going"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    As a store lead, many benefits are available.

    Cons

    I wish these were available to our PT Stylists as well.

    Advice to Management

    I know you need to cover the "what ifs" but adding more people to staff when there are so few hours is very discouraging.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "dressbarn: how it's changed"

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Stylist in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule (depending on store leader); great discount; fun atmosphere (depending on team)

    Cons

    corporate doesn't realize how difficult they're making the shopping experience for customers; constantly changing the promotions creates unnecessary work

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to spend time listening to the store leaders. I have been both a stylist and an assistant manager so I have seen my store leader struggle through many different levels of corporate management. She used to be able to make decisions that were best for our customer but she is no longer able to do that. The constant changes and lack of involvement from corporate make it very difficult for us to focus on our customer.


  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Discount at 6 other sister stores.
    - PT and FT 401k
    - Managment is flexible

    Cons

    - A lot is asked of you without the best pay


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on your store type and location, working can be a great enjoyment.

    Cons

    Not enough hours for part time employees

  8. "Store Manager"

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

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No opportunities to move up


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Better pay"

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    Current Employee - Stylist in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is fun to work with others as companion getting 40% discounts on all brands is a plus

    Cons

    You give more that you get money wise I mean too much work for only $11.50 an hour.

    Advice to Management

    Management is very good but they have to tell the headquarters that their employees deserve better pay for what they do.


  10. "Good discount."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Even part-timers get a 40% discount on everything.

    Cons

    This store did not offer petites. Merchandise not appropriate for age of customer.

    Advice to Management

    I took the time to go through the long evaluation several times but kept being told there was a mistake on the last page---but I don't know where. Frustrating. Please check your site for use by a consumer, not someone who knows computing.


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