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dressbarn Reviews

Updated June 19, 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. Helpful (12)

    "Rewarding 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
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a fun place where you can explore how your personality can inspire women to look and feel beautiful through sales. The management is very fun and you feel like you’re apart of a team and family when you work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be hard to keep your hours down when you’re part time with the company. There’s not much growth in the company either.


  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Store Manager was nice
    Worked well with my school schedule
    Friendly Customers
    Good employee discount

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Business was slow at times

  3. "Stocking"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stocking in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Stocking in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with people And sharing good advice to other customers

    Cons

    Trying to get the work done on time

    Advice to Management

    Always having a great and positive attitude


  4. "Awesome, very instructive and educational."

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

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

    Pros

    Friendliness and kindness of Co workers and managers.

    Cons

    Salary can be a little on the low side.

    Advice to Management

    More computer based training for each level.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales associate"

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

    I worked at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Great people they worked around my schedule.

    Cons

    Hard to get more hours


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Just Don't..."

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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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Lot of room to express your fashion / style

    Cons

    Poor salary
    Too many tasks for such little pay, and the tasks keep adding on
    Not the same as it used to be
    Events, coupons, and sales are never planned correctly
    No appreciation for employees
    Over worked and under payed

    Advice to Management

    I suggest you get your higher management that make all the decisions and don't work inside the stores to actually go into the stores and work a good week to see what it is that we actually have to deal with on a day to day basis with all the malfunctions you put us through.


  7. "4 outta 5"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly enthusiastic, fast paced. Fun outreach program.

    Cons

    Not much room to moved up in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Contant changes, stores closing down.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Discouraged"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Indianapolis, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice stores and great health insurance. It used to be fun and satisfying to come to work.

    Cons

    Constant change in policies and district managers pushing and micromanaging every move. Nothing is ever good enough. Threatening managers to try and make the stores profitable again. Upper management grasping at straws to find a way to save the company. The stock prices have hit so low that it is scary! No more raises and nearly impossible to make bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff that are running the stores! Really listen! We ask for products that will sell. The buyers are buying items that are not what the suburban woman wants. Our customers don't care what is on the New York runway. They want to be comfortable with some style at a good price!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good Overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Junior Copywriter in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, gym on site with free workout classes, laid-back atmosphere, cafeteria onsite, beautiful office space, free shuttle service to NYC and local train station, 1PM summer Fridays.

    Cons

    Leadership is a hit or miss. Lots of last minute requests with fast turnarounds.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it seems like they execute things based on how they feel and what they want personally or how they envision the brand, rather than what data suggests and the customer wants.


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