JCPenney: Welcome to Fear Factor! Sadly, this company looks like it has one foot in the Retail Graveyard. Stocks are down. Promotions/raises are a forgotten thing of the past. Senior leadership is out for themselves. The morale is at an all-time low. Workloads have tripled, while head count has diminished. When someone is "let go," their vacant positions are rarely filled. Sadly, there's no one to talk to about current culture or conditions. I've known colleagues who complained, then were "let go" soon after. All hail to the Golden Rule. I see the writing on the wall and would not recommend investing one's life in JCPenney.