It’s an okay job for people with not much of a financial responsibly. Schedule was ok but I did not like the mandatory closing shifts and the long holiday hours. At the time, my management team was awesome until everyone was laid off which then caused the store to flop. I believe this occurred company wide and most of my colleagues then left the company as well.
It is a good place to get started when learning retail. There is a lack of advancement and meaningful wage increases. Management is very respectful of their employees. It is easy to get time off when needed. Good benefit package
Loved engaging with the associates and customers. Loved empowering the associates hardest part of job is the women's fitting room Learned to come up with better game plans to ensure and easier close of store
I worked in management for JCPenneys for 25 years. It was some of the best years and some of the worst. I never felt fairly compensated for the responsibility I had. I was always in management. I started as a trainee and retired as a senior merchandise manager. The stores were reorganized in 1998 and I was asked to take an early retirement. I complied.
This job had its ups and downs the managers were super strict. You get paid more when you work holidays which was great but the cleaning up process at the end of the night was very had almost impossible to finish.
JCPenny gives you the stepping stone to create your own business inside their business . They provide great training and supply all the tools you need to build your clientele. You have to be able to multitask throughout the day in order to have a successful and productive shift. Management does a great job with making sure you meet your goals and quotas.
I was only seasonal during the holidays. But, my department manager was a paranoid maniac and a blatant southern conservative who wanted her ethnic employees to "remember their places." My manager was controlling and usually angry about personal things that had nothing to to do with our jobs and would engage in departmental gossip with other managers on the floor. She made it almost impossible to work effectively and her attitude and lack of leadership diminished the department's sales and customer service.
My typical day at work is usually keeping the store clean and organized. I also help customers with all their needs. I learned better people skills and organizing skills. The management is always trying to strive to be a better company. The hardest part of the job is working holidays. The most enjoyable part of the job is that feeling of having a clean store
Jcp started as a good company, low but fair pay and environment that quickly changed and collapsed.If a person can live off 12hrs a week .Expect to do 2 or 3 jobs .The only good things schedules and discount.
workers, schedules, discount
pay is low, hrs are lower than low, management, work overload
JCPenney was a good environment to be around. Helping customers find the things they were havin a hard time finding or even finding them something to wear for a special event always made me feel good inside. The benefits of getting customer to join the credit program were always good to have.
There used to be a time at jcpenneys where everyone from the smallest associate to the regional manager were able to actually be happy and it felt like the most amazing place to work even though it was a heavy workload sometimes it didn’t matter because they felt like family. Then one by one people were moved up and the ones that should’ve moved up weren’t moved just renamed and it started to turn into a cold and dark place some of the managers started being snobby and above you and put themselves on a pedestal and by then it was just another place I really really used to love working there I met so many amazing people customers and friends alike but now it is a store in agony a shell of its former self I can barely go in there without remembering that it was my first job and that I liked it there so much at first I cried when it was my last day because everyone had come to be my family. But now it’s an emotionless place.
Bad management no incentives to do better either you do good or you don’t get hours
J C Penney is a great company to work for. I enjoy doing my daily job of balancing the store vault. My banking experience was a great help to this position. My typical day consist of collecting and balancing cashier tills, balancing and remitting bank deposits. The most enjoyable parts of my job is satisfying customers and interacting with my peers.