I worked at this company for several years, being hired several times. Originally I was hired for seasonal positions. Every time I was hired I did want to stay to keep employment. As a high school student this was a great job opportunity. As a full-time college student and single parent this was not so easy. I did make some advancement but it took a VERY long time. I was also working from the very bottom of the ladder so that might explain why. Pay at hiring seemed ok for a starting wage, but raises were not what I had hoped for at all. I believe every time we had opportunity for raises I received highest remarks during my reviews and earned 10 cents per hour as my raise. The rate of minimum wage increased more than the pay during the period of five years I worked there. The other problem was hours. If you have full time availability your probably ok. If there are hours you cant work because of school or family, don't look for much as far a weekly hours go. I had to leave this position because I was going to college and when my availability changed my work hours were cut to just a few a week. I was willing to work and wanted to work at least 20 hours a week, but they reduced my hours because of my availability and it made it near impossible to even pay for gas to get to school some weeks. Because they wouldn't work with my schedule, I had to leave. If they would have been more flexible I would have probably stayed longer.
In my initial admin role days were pretty easy. Very low stress. I experienced 3 CEO changes and being in this position (that has since been restructured) it wasn't very challenging. If you can manage to sit and manage a basic data entry position it is the most unchallenging position ever and decently compensated. Especially if your are a recent college grad.
After being promoted to my current position. I have consistent challenges; being held accountable for someone else not doing their job in a timely manner, reminding superiors when they don't do their job correctly, being ping pong'd with leadership to accomplish basic tasks and other challenges when seeking basic guidance (manager could tell me yes complete XYZ; director this is all wrong you're not suppose to do it like that) and would leave little to no constructive feed back. Some departments have easy going people other are tense the departments that I have been apart of have been fairly easy going little complaints about networking and creating professional relationships.
Its not hard working in this office. DON'T cheat them out of the billable hours you are suppose to be working. Remain honest and transparent and there shouldn't be any problems.
ALWAYS listen to HR when making any moves. Life lesson learned they for warned me about my promotion and I regret not listening.
nice holiday gifts and other office wide surprises, prescription contacts sale is EVERYTHING!!!, cover parking life saver, gym, post office, more amenities soon to come
pay could be a little better, leadership inconstancies; lay offs
overall, a good place to work at. Socializing with customers and meeting new people was entertaining. became friends with the other employees and had fun nights out. management was on top of everything but very supportive and laid back. customers were a bit of a pain but thats just retail lol.
detailing, customers messing up your clothes, go backs
-Typical day was coming in with every one in a good mood with smiles ready to work.
-I learned new things such as receiving a full truck, spw's, full scans, and great customer service skills.
-Management was an awesome different individual personality who all cared for there employees.
-My co-workers, were the best! they all were motivated and ready to work always making sure you were smiling, and always helpful if you ever needed help with anything. They were 50 percent of the reason why I came to work motivated.
-The hardest part of the job, was leaving the job.
-The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the customers smile after lending them a hand in what they needed. Seeing your manager smile after completing your days of work. And, my co-workers, they were the ones who kept me smiling even on a bad day.
The manager of the store was great, he always would let me know what a great job I was doing. One of the other supervisors gave many employees an issue including myself.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with mean customers, one who actually threw her stuff at me because I couldn't scan her coupon for the second time, one time use. Cranky customers come around the holidays so I've noticed.
Other than that I loved my job, boss and the people I worked with.
Specialist (Volt alkalmazott) - CA - 2015, május 12.
you have to work there to get the experience. everyone views working at jcpenneys different. Iv been there for many years and have learned a lot. I also have seen the bad and the good in the management. I would love to get the opportunity to climb the ladder and learn more with out judging my character from the outside and see whats in the inside.
Typical day at JC Penny would include going around the store making sure everything was neatly set. Organizing the store until everything from size to color was in place. Stocking the store if they were out of the jeans in women's see if there were more in back to restock them. Pricing items in the back of the store when new shipments came in. Cashiering when you saw a costumer by the cash register. I learned how to multitask and how important it is for a store to be stocked and organized. The management needs to work on how to listen to employees that have an issue with something instead of ignoring it. Co-workers were upbeat and positive, There were no hard parts about this job. Moat enjoyable was you got to do you own thing and at your own pace,.
I didn't like the coworkers. Breaks were short. The worst part of working there was working black Friday 4pm-4am. The hardest part was the mean managers. Sometimes the rude customers were easier to deal with!
poor management didn't get jobs done that needed to be. employees cared more about breaks and leaving than they did doing a good job and helping customers. financially company is just about bankrupt. serious changes would need made for the company to stay in business much longer
A typical day of work at JCPenny includes cashering, cleaning the fitting rooms, keeping the floor straightened and presentable.
The Managers would come and check. As long as you are doing your work they are great.
I always try to go beyond. The extra mile. The managers and I got along very well. They liked my work.
I enjoyed the people I work with. We always have respect for eachother and they are great people to work with at JCPennys.
I enjoy working with people.