When I started with the company at 18, it was a happy place, very secure and stable, and the promise of upward growth, both for the company and yourself, was prominent. I very much enjoyed my job, and the people I worked with. After the CEO switch, and switchback, JCP can't seem to hold on to any ideas or sales for longer than a month. It was the most frustrating thing about working there the last two years I was employed there. Not knowing when you went in if the project you had started yesterday was still going to be relevant today happened a few times for myself. I think the people you work directly with can greatly influence how much you enjoy the job, but I would mostly recommend Penney's as employment for stay at home moms who need something to do during the school days when they don't have kids, or to high school students. It is nearly impossible to completely support yourself off of wages earned just here, and unless you have yourself worked out with a set schedule, the varying hours can be difficult to sort out secondary employment. The discount and knowing of sales and coupons is a good bonus, but now that they don't offer insurance to anybody outside of full time people, and they don't employ too many people full time anymore, the employee discount is seemingly the only benefit of relevance.