The hardest part of my job was having to interact with many different personalities from both customers and coworkers. This made it difficult to communicate at times. Another hard part of the job is the pressure the companies to meet corporate standards and goals while having a scarce amount of associates in the store.
It is great to start off with this company, but if you have a passion that you are seeking, this company is only good momentarily. The corporate system is screwed up, and the communication can be the worst that I have ever experienced, but the workers are always like family, and the teamwork on their part is amazing. You also will not be able to celebrate any holidays besides Christmas, or take vacations during the fall, and winter because it is mandatory to be there otherwise you jeopardize your job security. It used to be a wonderful place to be, but over the years they have gotten more money hungry, and inconsiderate to employees needs outside of customer needs.
Great benefits, PTO, Workers are friendly
Not enough work-life balance, Too pushy for sales, Mandatory holiday shifts
This JCPenney operates on a skeleton of a staff, the store has always been severely understaffed leaving a heavy work load for employees. There is little to no variation in scheduling, except when closing some employees are allowed to leave earlier than others.
J.C.Penney was overall a good company to work for. They work with your availability to make your schedule and offer good benefits. They also give their employees a 25% discount with a J.C.Penney credit card or 20% discount with any other form of payment.
I was not impressed with how management handled things. They weren't very easy to talk to. They acted like they had everything under control yet when ever you went to talk to them about something they wouldn't do anything about it.
I loved working at JcPenney, I've been with them for almost 3 years or 4. At first, I felt it was a great environment, I've made great friends and the pay was ok. However, with the time came, the hours started to decrease because we had too many hires and the management was getting more poor every time. So I decided to look for other ventures where I can give all of my hard work and feel I'm getting the right share of pay instead of overworking myself for low pay.
friendly coworkers, great rapport of converstation, easy work.
Short breaks, wanting to work faster than normal in less 4 hours of shifts
Management was not great, they picked favorites and didn't treat all employees fairly. Management was constantly changing and there was no consistency in the store. They were inconsiderate to employees when they needed time off. Nothing was ever done correctly.
Overtime, free lunches, parties
not enough help, inconsistency in the stores, low pay
JCPenney was by far my favorite place that I have worked. The hours were super flexible, and I was almost never required to work weekends. Managers were super accommodating when calling in employees, either rewarding a $5 certificate or allowing you to leave when you would like. There was a lot of freedom with this job. The dress code was not very strict. The management stood by you when customers were upset, and they didn’t talk down to you. They had a way of forming a work relationship as well as a friend relationship, which made the environment incredibly enjoyable and stress-free.
Two 15-minute paid breaks, one 30-minute unpaid break, 20-25% discount, friendly coworkers, flexible hours
the hours are extremely flexible for people who are still attending school. good job for people beginning to join work force. only problems are not enough hours during the slower season and not enough associates to work on a daily bases.