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dressbarn Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Dressbarn has a great work life balance (in 41 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 12 reviews)

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  1. "If you have the right team dressbarn is a great company to work for..."

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

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    Being part-time one has very few benefits, on some holiday's if worked you will earn time & a half. After 1 year or 1,000 hours worked you qualify for 401K with company match up to 5% on each deferred salary and roth account. A great discount at store all the time with extra percentage a few times a year(Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter) as well as other Ascena brands such as Ann Taylor, Loft, Catherine's, Lane Bryant, Justice, Maurice's, & Lou Grey. In Management if stores plans are met then bonuses are earned. One has opportunities to use other discounts at some other retailers such as mobile plan discounts, flowers, and gym memberships. In past years there have been birthday coupons give to associate ($10 off) and Christmas/holiday gift cards ($10-20). Team is like family and always willing to work around other schedules such as other jobs and or school.

    Cons

    Not a lot of promoting done once a management team is in place they don't leave. Pay is low. Hours stores are suppose to operate on are minimal.

    Advice to Management

    Address issues quickly so behavior are nipped in the bud before they get out of hand.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Design"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Mahwah, NJ
    Former Employee - Designer in Mahwah, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at dressbarn (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Terms of Employment Compensation & Benefits.

    Cons

    A culture where mediocrity in performance is celebrated.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Manager"

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

    I have been working at dressbarn part-time

    Pros

    I love working with customers, the excitement in assisting with finding the perfect suit for a job interview or just because.

    Cons

    This position is part time only.

    Advice to Management

    Value great workers!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at dressbarn full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get a discount of 40 percent off..that's the only good thing I have to say.. the customers are very very awesome

    Cons

    All they care about is getting credit cards... bugging the customers about credit cards... not everyone wants them.. start caring about the associates like you do your credit cards.. if you ask your Manger to do things... pay them for there milage


  6. "Assistant Manager"

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

    Pros

    Their mission is wonderful "inspiring women to look and feel beautiful." Making women feel good about themselves is the best

    Cons

    Sometimes you don't have enough hours to get done what needs to be taken care of.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the associates, keep the energy positive


  7. "Sales Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment to work in. Everyone is on the ball and we work closely as a team. Our store is a tight ship and we have fun while working.

    Cons

    There are no cons. Our location doesn't get much traffic and I think we could do better if we were in a better location.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do!


  8. "Loved the job I did but wanted more"

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

    I worked at dressbarn full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love helping people and office work. Meeting people and assisting them. I love working with people. Being hands on with people is what I like doing

    Cons

    I will answer phones but would rather speak in person. People are not robots. They need help from a real person sometimes. Over the phone conversation doesn't always help


  9. "Pretty good"

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

    Pros

    very understanding management, very understanding and flexible - you're everyday retail job experience

    Cons

    the store was very slow but that's just based off of location


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ready for a change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at dressbarn (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Morals and values of the company are wonderful.

    Cons

    There is currently less full-time opportunity in an effort to save money on benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make cut backs on your people


  11. "Overworked and Underpaid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Keller, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Keller, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at dressbarn (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good employee discount. Good product.

    Cons

    Too much to do with the payroll hours allotted. Too many clopenings.

    Advice to Management

    Better store managers, please. Higher pay for what is expected of us.


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