Good place for someone in high school/early college to work
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – September 27, 2017
Liked to work there back in high school, would not recommend it to someone over the age of 19. Good pay for a young kid. Retail just wasnt exactly my thing. But for someone who doesnt mind folding clothes then i would reccomend.
Sale associate (Former Employee) – Hollywood, FL – November 18, 2018
Skills Additional Information handling and sanitation techniques Extensive knowledge of sanitary practices for large scale industrial kitchens working knowledge of commercial kitchen equipment Experience with all of medium to l arge catering event requirements and implementation
Men's Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Kansas City, MO – November 18, 2018
Long days on your feet folding and sorting clothing. A phone that never stops ringing, yet you are expected to answer it and help customers and make sure that your department is presentable at all times. You work yourself nearly to death and if anything is wrong with the department, it is you, not your fellow co-workers that get written up because you are the new guy and the manager is friends with everyone else. Being passed up for promotions in spite of the fact that you have a college degree and stable work history (unlike your coworkers who do get promoted). Seeing know nothing, spineless, passionless kids get promoted instead of you (despite the fact that you work harder than they do). Ultra bleeding heart liberal culture that looks down on you for your conservative views. A culture that "promotes diversity" so long as it is in no way conservative. Putting up with all of this for a measly $8 an hour and watching people with less experience than you get a promotion and make 30K a year.
None. You lose more going to and from work than you make.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – San Marcos, TX – November 15, 2018
Horrible management, no one communicates or is on the same page. HR supervisor is actually the cause of many problems in the store, not qualified for the position, and even going so far as to bully/harass employees. No real training or company standards provided to employees. "Full time" is 32-38 hours a week so they never have to provide health care. Part time hours are not consistent and are subject to how much HR supervisor likes you at any given time. Many employees have had to seek out alternative second jobs or new ones entirely.
Shoe Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grand Forks, ND – November 14, 2018
A typical day at work would consist of many different tasks. As a sales associate I would assist in unloading inventory and stocking inventory on the sales floor. Adjusting prices and displaying inventory was done as requested by supervisors. Selling inventory and providing customers with discounts was the main objective.
JCPenney Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Mesa, AZ – November 12, 2018
This was not only my first job but also my favorite job I have ever worked, due to a sad misunderstanding the job came to an end. I worked in the men's accessories department (suits, ties, tuxes, dress shirts etc) as my trained department, after that was easily mastered I was sent to work in the Levis department (Jeans etc) and the left over men's departments (Sports, casual etc) Management was fairly decent but there was a lot they didn't teach you nor did your appointed mentor teach you, often you were left alone with barely any idea how to manage things. Hardest part was not having any idea what to do during rushes or when no one was around and everything looked spotless, though when people finally showed up to help out you were kindly explained how things worked, always kind staff never any anger shown in this work environment. The best part of the job would have to be how at home and relaxed this job feels, I always looked forward to working here, every shift.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Grass Valley, CA – November 10, 2018
Typical day at work Ringing up clients orders, helping with questions ordering things in catalog. What have I learned Strong sale skills Hardest part of the job is to get customers to sign up for Icaps
Sales Associate/Part Time (Former Employee) – Pleasanton, CA – November 9, 2018
Big company. Retail is more than standing at the cash register. The work is fast paced. You can be in one department in the morning and another in the afternoon. During sales promotions it's even faster.
Like working with the team.
Hard work and being on your feet all day is tiring.
JC Penny Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Freeport, IL – November 9, 2018
My experience as a sales associate at JCPenney of Freeport was brief, stressful, and honestly, miserable. The training from management was lacking, and unfortunately the store manager was short with me and made me dread coming to work each day. The only positive were some of my co-workers who made me feel welcome and answered my many questions.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Rogers, AR – November 9, 2018
It is a good job especially to start out with and has good pay and a flexible schedule. The managment can be kind and are understanding. There are great benefits that can be included and hours are good.
Good pay. good atmosphere. Flexible schedule. managment is kind and understanding for the most part.
I was only seasonal help, but it was a wonderful time working there. They worked with both my school and other job schedule and gave me the days I needed off as well. All of the coworkers are very friendly and sweet and you grow as a family with them.