Liked to work there back in high school, would not recommend it to someone over the age of 19. Good pay for a young kid. Retail just wasnt exactly my thing. But for someone who doesnt mind folding clothes then i would reccomend.
I came on as an experienced Sales Associate, so my training was to refresh and learn JCP's way to effectively execute a sales transactions. My most enjoyable part of any given day was to get customers through a long line and to help that indecisive customer save money as we put together a "run-way" outfit.
I was schedule a 2pm to 9pm shift, and they would not physically let any employees leave until 2 am, until the store was clean to their standards. I was roughly 17 at the time and very much taken advantage of.
Working at Jcpenney was pretty boring. It was constant work for not that good of pay. The managers were rude and always had an attitude about something. I don't recommend working there especially not for the pay you'll receive.
Can be a productive and rewarding place to work if they ever get the right management team to train and work together. Need a stern HR manager to recruit the highly motivated worker. Need to spend more time on training employees.
Overall I found the company to be fun to work for. The holiday season can get a little hectic, Black Friday is always a madhouse, but for the most part of the year the store stays at a slow but steady rate. Good work environment.
A few managers there were unprofessional, rude and judgmental. Some workers were lazy or would be dishonest to customers to get a credit app for a quick dollar. They hire a lot of young teenagers and give no benefits or not enough hours. Pay is very little as well. Only good for young people to work as a first job to gain some work experience.
I loved working at JCPenney 2137 in Port Arthur Tx. A great group of friendly caring people. And when my daughter was diagnosed with cancer I was allowed to take an eight month leave of absence and still had my job waiting on me when I could come back. They also allowed me to take off for numerous times for her Dr visits and procedures.And even allowed me to go on several family vacations with her. I can never thank them enough for their kindness and compassion.
It was a fun place to work you walk around the store seeing what needs to be straightened to look presentable to the customers. A lot of the customers are very nice. I always like to try to help them find something that they have seen in the store. It's Really a great place to work.
The people make the job it’s a great place to work just be weary about favoritisms for managers store managers usually switch every year so if you don’t get along with yours don’t worry they’ll be transferred out