JC Penney was a great place to work for the benefits and flexible hours, however especially after some stores started shutting down and employees were transferred from store to store, it got a little hectic. I found that there were some people who truly loved working there (and some had been there for 20+ years) and others seemed like they just wanted an easy paycheck. There were a lot of issues with under-staffing which frustrated both employees and customers, and several of the younger employees didn't seem to have much of a work ethic (many would shop around, stand around and talk, or be on their phones while there were lines behind the counter). Management didn't really do anything after numerous complaints from multiple individuals. The great side of the job was, though, that there are great employee benefits and you meet some of the nicest and most interesting people. It's hard work, but it is rewarding when you get to help and get to know your customers.
Flexible hours, good benefits
short breaks, few opportunities for advancement