JC Penney's is like a family we accept all inclusion and diversity it's a great place to work. JC penney recognizes people for their hard work and promotes many people from within the company Many of my closest friends work for JC Penney'.
Great for a little check on the side or if you are busy with schooling. Flexible hours and a nice group of people to work with. However the pay isn't great and raises are only 25 cents on average annually. Their budget is tight because retail is dying and the writing is on the wall. Most stores are very understaffed. Even management positions are underpaid. That being said it is a fairly easy job with minimal stress.
I worked behind the scenes before the store opened setting up store displays and events that were running for that week. Working with different managers made my job enjoyable. To learn different parts of the store and the expectations that were expected.
A typical day at JCPenney would consist of putting out merchandise on the sales floor. Management was very helpful and cared about the job and performance the associates did. The hardest part of the job was dealing with customers that were rude. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with people that were nice and cared about the job they did.
Food was provided a lot and the Managers were very helpful
I spend almost 20 years in the store and served many roles. However, once my daughter was of a certain age I accepted a position at a local hospital for a much higher hourly rate. I was topped out at my salary range, with no hope of an increase unless the minimum wage was increased.
Required a huge work load and would under schedule us. My team would enter at 4am and would still get paid less than the sales associates. They were not flexible with time off and would only schedule 4 hour shifts. They were very unorganized.
A typical day at work involved not knowing who you would report to being at the time there was no permanent manager for my department.The GM and her assistant liked to micro manage the employees even if you had a mgr to report to and belittle you with their remarks and criticism.It constantly felt like you were walking on egg shells.They did not do a lot of job advancement.One you were in a position they kept you there and would just pile more onto your workload.Most of the employees liked to gossip and there were clicks.It seemed like a very childish atmosphere.The hardest part about working here was trying to please everyone.The most enjoyable part of the job was the friends I made along the way and what I learned along the way from a few decent people.
health benefits that were not affordable for the compensation paid.
There was group as that work truck early in the morning.. Make friends working there .. A fun place to work at especially for the discount.. Manager for my department was very nice .. I would work for her again if I had the chance..
JCP is concerned about sales. Everything is done based currently sales. Must pay for benefits out of paycheck. Benefits coverage is very limited. Management are very uneducated about jobs that are done.
Worked with customers and associates all the time, training associates and helping customers make choices on merchandise selection. It was fun setting up a display and before I could finish the display the merchandise had sold. Requiring me to find other merchandise to do the display with. I enjoyed pleasing the customers and love seeing their reaction to my work.
Most of the time my job was Monday - Friday.
I was not pleased with doing inventory all day and sometimes all night.