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Good company with decent benefits and decent amount of opportuntites

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Former Employee - Area Manager in Cedar Hill, TX (US)
Former Employee - Area Manager in Cedar Hill, TX (US)

I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (more than an year)

Pros

jcp is not scared to place you in a role that you have no experience in. Multiple locations throughout the country which provides opportunities for advancement if willing to locate.

Cons

Limited opportunities if not willing to locate. If a position is offered to you and you turn down the position (due to location or job preferences), it is difficult to advance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should evaluate their distribution center HR policies as there are a multitude of under-performing supervisors and managers who cannot be dismissed from the company due to the Pro-employee approach they take. This effects moral of quality employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    The Company is alright to work for, but you need to play the political game if want to get promoted

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Milwaukee, WI (US)

    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Vacation time credit for previous work experience is a nice bonus. Was there 4 months and received credit for my previous employment years that was equal to 5 weeks!

    Cons

    Poor/Inadequate Senior Leadership Team with regards to people Development
    Not enough focus on enhancing Leadership skills
    Too much instability since Ron came in as CEO
    Haven't received a Manager's raise in last 18mos due to Company's poor financial results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Feel that the Executives are trying to change too much without thoroughly assessing the pros/cons through. Also feel that the company is confused- unsure which direction that it is currently

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good on hours, but only during the holidays

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Palmdale, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Palmdale, CA (US)

    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    + customer oriented
    + takes good/bad reviews seriously
    + friendly environment
    + managers can be friendly& down-to-earth but know when to manage
    + 25% discount
    + the change [ppl may hate it now but things don't just happen overnight, I think they're going in the right direction]
    + good hours during the holidays
    + spirit week [reminds me of high school and I loved the spirit]
    + recognition
    + new dress code [not business attire anymore]
    + flexible schedule

    Cons

    - even if your department is clean, everyone has to stay til the store is clean
    - late nights
    - random nights where you will have to stay til 4am because the store will be inspected the next morning
    - favoritism
    - difficult to advance
    - so many employees so some hard workers aren't recognized
    - some managers are biased
    - cliques
    - employee drama
    - the change [i understand it takes a while but it's a pain in the ass to re-explain everything to customers]
    - very very little hours after holidays [full time went to part time, part time went to under pay or no hours at all]
    - not enough employees at closing. sometimes there would only be one person closing at Kids, and that's a pretty big department to close by yourself
    - kept pushing others to get ICAPs or online sales.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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