A great team of dedicated individuals driven to succeed. We worked hard and respected each other.
Learned to organize, prioritize and reassess as necessary.
Management was exceptional.
The workplace was competitive and vital. Respect was apparent between associates and myself.
Working with fewer employees and more demands.
Working with great people.
This location is not suitable to diversity. When I would wear my head wraps customers would call me names and even come for my job, management would consider this an inconvenience. They made my job harder and would blame me for low scores.
Your schedule can and will change without notice. It is often difficult to plan vacations or even a significant event due to blackout dates and Upper Level Corporate visits at a moment's notice. Your productivity is monitored and correctives issued if you don't have sales (varies by location). The hardest part of the job is the long hours on your feet or too many responsibilities placed upon you to meet benchmarks. The people are great to work with, and the company does have a nice rewards systems.
it was time to move on. i felt the company was getting ready to close at some point and want something more stable .Management kept changing and than they kept changing everything all the time became too much.
I worked for this company previously and found out that they really already pick the people that they want to advance and hinder those that they are determined to not to even consider to advance within the company.
Enjoyed working with many different people within the company
The company was once great and a great place to work but in recent years it has gone downhill from its ill fated appliances mission to removing furniture, removing coupons, and removing window treatments. I don't know if JC Penney will survive or go the way of Sears.
This was also a very fast-paced environment! Great staring salary and bonuses were available but I was there quite some time ago.
The hardest part of the job was fitting all responsibilities into an 8 hour workday.
JC Penney was an excellent company that trained all associates to manage associates, control expenses, improve profitability, give good customer service and develop as a manager. As a manager you were accountable for all departments including all auditing and cash flow.
Penney's was great for the first 8 years of my career there. Many opportunities for advancement and exposed to great management that cared about my career. Last 2 years was filled with high stress due to a very poor, demeaning, volatile manager. Only well after I left, did they do something about this manager.
Customer Service mon to Thursday slow days on Friday and weekend very busy
Decoration from homes
Management very Knowledgeable
The hard part is that you don't get great paid
I enjoy the friendship and dealing with clients
I came from an employer where we really focused as leaders on how we coached individuals and making coaching a mutually beneficial experience for both individuals. It's not so much at JCP at times it is almost disrespectful and manager seems to get off on it too and thinks everyone should coach how she does, which is just telling and screaming at people and embarrassing them in front of other employees to the point of harassment.