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dressbarn Reviews

Updated October 17, 2018
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  • "No benefits for part time employees" (in 32 reviews)

  • "Not everyone who works there is going to be considerate of your work life balance" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Store Leader"

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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

    A culture that values employees

    Cons

    There are no cons


  2. "Stylist"

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

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Working with a team this goal is to uplift each other and our customers is rewarding on many levels.

    Cons

    There are not enough hours for part time.

  3. "Marketing Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Paramus, NJ
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Paramus, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture, great cafe and gym

    Cons

    Leadership turnover, struggling business, reactionary


  4. "Best place you could ever work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Methuen, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Methuen, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at dressbarn part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Supportive co-workers, easy to work for, overall company loves what they do

    Cons

    A lot of random changing rules with new branding initiatives


  5. Helpful (1)

    "There is very little movement in the company."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Colonie, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Colonie, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was a huge step down from my previous Assistant Manager job.

    Cons

    A lot of talk about making changes for the better but a lot never happens because there is no plan put in place by the store manager.

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally because it’s clear as day that there are favorites.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Store Leader"

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    Former Employee - Store Leader in Rocklin, CA
    Former Employee - Store Leader in Rocklin, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for job, 401k and good insurance. Flexible scheduling for a retail environment if you have a good district manager. Advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    To many changes with corporate and it flows down to brick and mortar. Taking away more and more benefits, lacks the family feel it once had a few years ago. Lack of hours to do the job properly and they keep adding work load. Took away incentives for managers of the year.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to your people all the way down. They are the face of your business. Treat people with common decency. Listen to the people in the trenches, they really know what is going on.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Merchants RUN AWAY!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I will like to say Nice building but it feels more like a prison.

    Cons

    Where do I begin, this place is HORRIBLE. In my +8 years in this industry I have never worked with such Incompetent people. They lure you in saying that you can create your own flexible schedule, quality of life, etc... Once you are there things change drastically, for us commuting from the city they tell you you can work from home some days but it reality is all a LIE. If you do you get look down upon. Management is a joke, no one knows how to read and react to business in a strategic smart way. If you have an opinion or disagree with management you are put in the short list to get rid of. Many people who have been fired from other companies are hired as top management, that says a lot about the culture Dressbarn.

    Product is cheap, outdated and mostly bought straight from market, which means 100+ other retailers have the same product! I feel bad for the design team they have on staff because the merchants are trained to buy from market instead from their designs!

    Advice to Management

    Instead of being obsessed with your customer, take a close look at your team since 80% of them don't have a clue of what they are doing and probably cant get a job in any other company in the retail industry.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Stylist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    40% discount was great to have

    Cons

    Not enough hours, love pay, no one to cover shift


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Stylist*"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Best work/life balance I retail I have seen yet as 20+ years in retail

    Cons

    The Store name is terrible* A lot of women approaching 40+ do not want to shop at store ending in the word : "BARN" Any female younger will be harder to market towards to as well* Why not: "Dress Market*" or "Dress Central*" The idea of a Barn for dresses is very offputting to a lot of women.

    Advice to Management

    Name change for DressBarn. The Barn aspect is very offputting. We are so much more at a lower price!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, friendly and easy to work with

    Cons

    Terrible management, never worked with anyone so horrible

    Advice to Management

    Hiring someone new in Gastonia, North Carolina.


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