I have been working the area and of all the jobs, I think JCP would be the best place to go to for someone who is just starting to work. JCP is my first department store job. I applied as cashier but was hired as an operation associate. I enjoyed this work tremendously. I learned a lot about back store work. Pricing, merchandising, visuals, safety and service. I felt encourage to improve my work in support of the manager and supervisors who were all very kind and very generous with their knowledge. The interaction in the store was professional, I felt like a customer while being at work as an associate. I will miss working here.
Work in JCP is a lot easier and less demeaning than working in fastfood. Lighter load than grocery.
Also, expect to meet extreme personalities at work. Nothing to be afraid of. Just some staff who has spent a lifetime in JCP whose people skills had not had the chance to evolve.
Wonderful management, very friendly sales associates, good group of filipino workers
Very little chance of growth because of bleak retail future.