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dressbarn Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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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 39 reviews)

  • Great employee discount at a lot of different brands (in 34 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. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. You'll learn a lot about retail and providing excellent customer service. Very flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for full time hours, theft is always an issue. Pay is just okay.


  2. "Nice Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Washington, MO
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Washington, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company atmosphere is very friendly, managers and other associates are very nice to work with and the customers are usually great

    Cons

    Don't give out many hours at all, especially in the summer months

    Advice to Management

    Hire less people and give the ones you already have more hours. Don't skimp on giving hours just because you have to give them benefits. It will make your employees stay for a long time!


  3. "Executive Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Little Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Little Falls, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Familiarity, flexibility with scheduling , summer hours, great ambiance with co-workers

    Cons

    stress level fairly high, commute on RT 17


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  5. "Asst. manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Warwick, RI
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with talented women. Great training you can always explore new ideas.Helping Customers to look and feel beautiful very rewarding.

    Cons

    None Retail is the most rewarding job maybe pay scale should be as rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  6. "Great place to work !!!"

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

    Pros

    Compensation discount people flexibility and atmosphere

    Cons

    Not enough hours, nothing else to add

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!


  7. "Sales associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Easy work
    Family atmosphere
    Easy to get the job
    Lots of hours
    Sense of responsibility given to employees

    Cons

    Managers could not keep the store fully stocked of employees.
    Managers schedule associates to work hours that they aren't available.
    Corporate expects floor sets to be complete and attention to customers at the same time with not enough hours given to the stores to keep the floor covered.
    Stores are not making enough and job security is beginning to become a concern.

    Advice to Management

    Allow the stores to have extra employees on the floor, and make sure the stores have enough workers so that employees don't burn out.


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    "Good place to build career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Carle Place, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Carle Place, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Can build great relationships with fellow workers. Some leaders are great to learn from. Company has tools to build yourself

    Cons

    Leaders too controlling with scheduling,some micromanage too much.


  9. "assistant store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Retail Store Manager in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great environment, district manager really cares about employees, good work/life balance

    Cons

    low pay, on your feet all day


  10. "Assistant Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Castle, PA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in New Castle, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great company to work for! They have clear cut expectations and everything is reasonable! It is always a fun time

    Cons

    Sometimes the customer complains about there not being enough sales going on and it is hard to deal with that. We want to help the customer but there is only so much we can do to help


  11. "Nice clothes, terrible pay!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Pooler, GA
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Pooler, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Being able to work with the customers
    -Occasionally really good deals on shopping
    -Great clothes

    Cons

    -Terrible pay!
    -Management was ridiculous
    -I worked over a lot and stepped up for people when they couldn't show for various reasons, but the manager didn't appreciate any of it, was super negative, and had no compassion

    Advice to Management

    Realize you're only paying $8.50/hour or so and don't expect people to be loyal as if this were a career position



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