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dressbarn Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Dressbarn has a great work life balance (in 44 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. Helpful (2)

    "coaching"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kimball, MI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Kimball, MI
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong company
    Great benifits
    Great teaching tools
    Leaders for many fundraisers
    Company sometimes matches contrabutions
    Programs to help struggling associates

    Cons

    The only downside, store manager not walking the talk. 2 years of coaching for hostility,temper,unfair treatment, and aggressive behavior is still not resolved.

    Advice to Management

    The company guidelines are great., not always used. Assistant mangers need to be heard, without retalition from store manager.


  2. "New store, fun, friendly and beautiful!"

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

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

    Pros

    We have fun, friendly, and respectful fellow associates!

    Cons

    Mall location and lack of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking our advice and opinion, we appreciate it!

  3. "I love it!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Amg in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Amg in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work in a supportive environment with great people!
    Opportunities offered to grow in the business at your pace!
    Work with current trends in fashion.
    Discount on clothes.
    Inspire and delight our customers with creative ideas.
    Company is open to ideas from ALL employees.
    All employees take ownership over the business and are valued.

    Cons

    Retail hours can be challenging and unpredictable based on the needs of the season.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep the lines of communication open and be flexible with the needs of your associates. Be fair when considering time off requests.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Stores have a friendly environment, you can advance within company, job is somewhat challenging (during busy hours), great management, and is fun learning about how the retail industry works.

    Cons

    There were times I wish management could have been a bit stricter with employees being late so that it was consistent within management. Otherwise, management was overall AWESOME.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoyed management


  5. "Great Company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    Management listens to your suggestions, great benefits, company does a lot for the community

    Cons

    Just typical retail issues with working with the public.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "part-time store associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Associate in Slidell, LA
    Current Employee - Part Time Associate in Slidell, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great health plan, and great fashion wear.

    Cons

    I did not have any down sides while working there.

    Advice to Management

    I have no advice to upper management.


  7. "Wonderful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Johnstown, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Johnstown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meeting good people helping women dress for their most important occasions in life

    Cons

    The only con is when we get in lots of shipments that we hang steam and put away all while waiting on customers

    Advice to Management

    I think the job deserves more incentives for sales also PC calls there very time consuming we should have a recording call people because some people are very very rude!!!

  8. "like!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hartford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Somewhat friendly coworkers and no early early mornings.

    Cons

    No Cons its wonderful to work for this company.


  9. "Best Company I have Ever Worked For"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suffern, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suffern, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dress Barn is an amazing company to work for. Executive Leadership understands that we are accountable, responsible people who work hard, AND that we all have many life priorities to juggle. The company is very committed to a "total wellness" philosophy and invests in programs to support personal as well as professional development. From our CEO, David Jaffe, on down, they (we) believe that "a better YOU makes a better DRESSBARN!"

    Cons

    If you live in NYC, is not an easy commute to Suffern, but we are moving to Mahwah, NJ and will have some sort of shuttle service that helps associates with the commute.


  10. "Good Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Wheaton, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Wheaton, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They care, and are always trying to make things better for employees

    Cons

    Inconsistent from store to store

    Advice to Management

    Keep being Caring it does get noticed. Glad you have made the changes you are making in the stores.


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