Cashier/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 19, 2018
The workplace is good there's a lot of good employees but like every job there's some that you should just stay away from. The job is flexible sometimes when it comes to time off and sometimes it's not which can be a pain when needing those days.
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) – Plymouth, IN – September 18, 2018
There are pros and cons about working at my JCP. The hourly associates got along with each other relatively well. There is some background conflict with LODs vs the newer hourly associates. Our store has a limited number of employees which really harms the ability to keep up with the store. There is a quite a bit of favoritism which and extreme pressure for credit applications, this leads to high amounts of stress. On the positive side, you do get a great discount and it is an easy job to get in order to gain experience you may need.
JC Penney Staff moral is low and the store Manager is either not there and taking another vacation or helping other stores. The staff was cut from full time to part time and little hours. Unless there is a good sale there are little people shopping there. For the optical Department the home Office is being taken over by people from Luxottica and now we are doing things that Pearl and Lens Crafters were doing.. The upper management are the only ones to get pay increase's we have been on Pay Freeze for over 5 Years no matter how good the store is doing.
Good Discounts, Great Patients and Staff
low pay, not enough staff to control the patient flow.not enough hours given to get staff.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Palmdale, CA – September 18, 2018
JCPenney was a wonderful place to work. Unfortunately, I only worked there for seasonal. It was stressful at times, but I enjoyed every second of it. I learned how to fold clothes properly and how to operate a cash register. Management really showed they cared about me and all my co-workers. Workplace was fun mainly because of my co-workers. The hardest thing about the job is the constant picking clothing off the floor, but it is worth it 100% of the way, because I made a lot of friends along the way and I really enjoyed helping customers with even the most ridiculous requests.
Co-workers and customers are friendly
Physically exhausting to pick up a ton of clothes off the floor
It an ok place to work , very demanding for minimum wage
Cashier (Current Employee) – Rancho Cucamonga, CA – September 18, 2018
I've worked here for over a year and its fluctuated on how they would treat employees. There a few select managers that are very nice and have respect for everybody, others since they are above they just demand.
Detail Checker Engineer (Former Employee) – Wauwatosa, WI – September 18, 2018
It was a fast pace productive work enviornment. We work together in teams to complete the work that needed to be done. I enjoyed my years working for the company. I loved the benefits I had a very good supervisor.
I had a great supervisor and me and my co-workers worked great together.
Management seemed to favor older women who worked at the store compared to teens/ college aged associates. For the most part everything was fair except for closing. Certain managers would lock the doors and prevent associates from leaving until 11:30, 2 hours past when we were meant to leave. No one could leave at 9:30 when we were scheduled to leave. We also weren't allowed to have our phones either, so my parents would get worried when it was near midnight and I'd been supposed to end hours before and wasn't picking up my phone. There was a lot of standing and my feet and back almost always hurt. However, the base pay was $8 for me, and I got 20% off on most clothes in store.
t's easier to stay on top of cleaning so it won't be that much to at the end of your shift. The managers there were very helpful
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lexington, KY – September 17, 2018
The pay was good, people were friendly and helpful. There are resources to learn about systems you don’t understand. Fast paced and always challenging. More people on the floor continuously recovering store so it doesn’t always fall to night shifts.
"The employee discount was decent"
"Management would hound you to ensure you were getting enough credit card applications"
The company is poorly managed in every way, from corporate management to store management. I'm currently doing the job of an assistant supervisor without any of the extra pay or benefits. Overall, it's an okay place to work, but not a long term sort of thing, especially if you ever want career advancement.
Productive, never a dull moment, loved the people I worked with.
Salon Receptionist (Former Employee) – Plano, TX 75075 – September 17, 2018
I loved working for JCPenney. I started working for them in 1994. I worked in the Men's department, the shoe department, a year in the office and the finally the Salon/Spa division. I loved working in the Salon, it was never a dull moment. I learned a lot in the salon, from how to deal with customers to how to manage a front desk. At one point I had 9 receptionists under me to help support the Salon. I helped answer phones, check customers in and out, replenished the inventory, and worked on inputting schedules. It was hard leaving the company.