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dressbarn Reviews

Updated October 17, 2017
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Pros
  • Dressbarn has a great work life balance (in 45 reviews)

  • Great employee discount at a lot of different brands (in 36 reviews)

Cons
  • Not everyone who works there is going to be considerate of your work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Shortly after I was hired two more part-time associates joined the team because we were short-handed (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "The best jump to my professional career."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hilliard, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good support system, team work initiatives, and a good understanding of what is happening in the company. There are regular checks from managers (regional and district) so you are very well aware of your progress.

    Cons

    Retail hours can be a bit difficult, raises are consistent but very minimum. With the smaller stores we have no security, therefore more shoplifters. And you can't really be full time without being a manager.


  2. "My experience so far with Dressbarn is awesome. We work very hard on keeping things professional and neat!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Springfield, PA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Springfield, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reasons to work here is because you become more confident within yourself and your work ethic. The coworkers are so sweet and friendly, they make the atmosphere of the place feel happy and genuinely friend/family feel.

    Cons

    The challenges would be, not having enough hours. Not getting paid enough.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice, because they already do a great job.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Going down hill fast"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good discounts, somewhat of a work/life balance

    Cons

    More and more tasking with fewer hours takes away from our great customer experience

    Advice to Management

    Come work in the field for 1 week, just 1 under exactly the same for instances we go through, no extra staff, no extra hours and the exact workload you impose on us, and then tell me how you feel about the Power of 3 and making all KPIs. dressed fresh and fashion forward everyday and STAY that way for your full shift which you might have to work without a break because hours have been cut but management has to be there! Everything we had that was good has been taken away including our ability to do a great job and willingness to even care anymore!


  4. "Just like any other retail job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with.

    Cons

    The pay was minimum wage


  5. "Great Customers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customers, selling is a breeze. Work as a team rather than individuals.

    Cons

    Limited hours available for all sales associates including management
    Often use vacation hours to maintain 40 hours
    Constant changes from HO without notice

    Advice to Management

    More standardized training is needed for all levels of associates
    Communication is garbled and confusing. Often opinions get in the way of facts.


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good staff and moral standards

    Cons

    none that I know of


  7. "Sales associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, always work together to achieve the end goal

    Cons

    Does not pay as well as some jobs

    Advice to Management

    Value your teams time and expertise

  8. "Great place work!! Loved the team I worked with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Linden, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Linden, NJ
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    wonderful work life balance, and great costumers

    Cons

    wish we had more payroll hours

    Advice to Management

    higher management should make themselves more frequent visits store


  9. "DB"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Some managers are willing to work with your schedule.

    Cons

    It's retail; you're going to have nasty and rude customers on a daily basis. The district leader doesn't follow up or do her job when you go to her regarding the work environment.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great customers and product to work with. Great discount for employees

    Cons

    It is retail so there are fluctuating shift hours.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more payroll so that necessary tasks can be completed without interfering with customer time


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