I was hired at JCPenney as a Temporary Operations Associate in their recovery team. I enjoyed the work, as I like tidying up and organizing. However, it was clear that the store wanted to get by on as little staff as possible. Fixing certain clothing displays could be a multi-day project.
Training and supervision was also rather minimal. Customers would approach me asking about certain items and stock and I would not have the information to meaningfully assist them, and would often direct them to the back counter where a cashier could help them find the item online.
Communication of expectations was also iffy. I was surprised to learn I was essentially being let go after only a month on the team, as I was a seasonal hire for back to school. My manager also seemed to be unaware of this information, which I only received after asking the HR Manager about my schedule.
For positives, JCPenney offers lots of great benefits if you aren't seasonal or temporary, and requesting time off or changes to your schedule is very easy.