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dressbarn Reviews

Updated October 12, 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. "Just like any other retail job"

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    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


  2. "Great Customers"

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    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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work your feet and legs off"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    I truly love the customers

    Cons

    Far too many to list. Each shop is a fiftome, and favoritism runs rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate loyalty and dedication, and stop promoting a culture of back biting and favoritism.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Store leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    Laid back value based family oriented. Easy for most retail
     Management

    Cons

    Behind most retailers in growth and development


  5. "sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice and friendly managers and coworkers

    Cons

    no benefits for part time not a great pay


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A middle-of-the-road retailer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (health, dental).
    Average pay rate for a new hire manager.

    Cons

    Serious lack of payroll hours. Demands a huge workload with limited resources and employees.

    Advice to Management

    District & Regional Management need to allocate more support in terms of payroll and manpower with a realistic expectation for completing workload. Upper-field management forgets the logistics and reality of working on a store level.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "High demand low pay off"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Stockton, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Stockton, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If it is your first job in retail Dressbarn is a great place to learn fantastic customer service. They expect you to give every customer a unique and fun experience. They train you fully for it. Great employee discount.

    Cons

    Dressbarn expects you to wear in season clothing that reflects what they are currently selling but don't compensate enough for you to keep up . Full outfits, hair and make up are expected everyday.

    Advice to Management

    It varies from store to store but employees are under a lot of pressure to sell. There is no feeling of appreciation for hard work.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    good benefits at this job

    Cons

    too much gossip at this job

    Advice to Management

    train to be more professional


  9. "Store Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule willing to work with manager willing to work with employees

    Cons

    Not always forthcoming with the truth

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful at all time


  10. "Store Leader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn full-time

    Pros

    The customers and team.

    Cons

    Not enough time in the day to accomplish tasks and give customer experiences that are the priority. Need to beef up payroll and get back to basics of customer service.

    Advice to Management

    See above.


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