Having worked at JCPenney for about five years, I've outlasted 4 general managers at our store. Corporate doesn't give a flip about associates as they tend to keep on a vile, toxic HR manager in place. One that not only demeans customers and associates but will physically grab and assault associates. An HR manager who tells associates going through chemotherapy that its a "inconvenience to my scheduling". As a response to associates going through dark times, corporate HR's response is that "you shouldn't worry your managers with this information". All-in-all, avoid working here like the plague.