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dressbarn Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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Jeff Gerstel
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Pros
  • Management as a rule works hard to enable the employees to have the work-life balance that not all employers are open to (in 37 reviews)

  • Great employee discount at a lot of different brands (in 33 reviews)

Cons
  • Shortly after I was hired two more part-time associates joined the team because we were short-handed (in 24 reviews)

  • Not everyone who works there is going to be considerate of your work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Employment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist in Morgantown, WV
    Current Employee - Stylist in Morgantown, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and excellent coworkers

    Cons

    Hard to get the hours wanted


  2. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Fun, fashion filled, clear team work communication makes the job much easier. Flexible schedules

    Cons

    The company needs to work on better pay increases.

    Advice to Management

    Balance opening and closing shifts fairly with team members and managers.


  3. "Excellent Company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits and a personal life changing experience. The personalized customer service with the customer... is to go on and beyond... Dressbarn is all about stories.

    Cons

    Retail, a lot of personal time to sacrifice, same as holidays and weekends. It's good when you don't have family to spend time with, but if you Retail is to think it twice!

    Advice to Management

    keep caring about associates and need to give more raises


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    "Lots of transitioning"

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

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    Great office environment, good people

    Cons

    Changing work environment with uncertainty


  6. "Great if you want low key retail environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome sales staff and informs you of sales goals and how to keep up with inventory well. I was excited to learn about the new seasonal clothes and they have really good employee discounts on clothes!

    Cons

    Have to have patience with this job when it comes to the people who you are selling to. Sometimes people need help with what they are wearing and you have to understand that.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are doing great!


  7. "Sales Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    discount on clothes, little stress, little responsibility, schedule on time, ability to move up

    Cons

    girls are catty in retail, pay is minimum


  8. "It was pretty good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have great schedule flexibility especially for students and there is a really fun environment i especially liked the positive mindset

    Cons

    Theres not enough hours given to associates and too many signage changes. Very good pay for full time employees !

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Assistant Merchant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere
    Gym
    Fun working environment

    Cons

    I have no cons dressbarn is great

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees to develop


  10. "Great place to work if you like customer service."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible hours as for retail job. it is good job for a beginners but not as a carrier choice

    Cons

    very hard to get any promotions or raises

    Advice to Management

    listen to employees surveys to understand their frustrations.


  11. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance was good

    Cons

    Always changing but nothing new



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