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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated 21 February 2015
Updated 21 February 2015
132 Reviews
2.4
132 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a 40% discount on their clothes, which is good because they are very cheaply made (in 16 reviews)

  • The employee discount is decent, but that's literally the only good thing I can think of (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management not only is on different pages but in different books (in 18 reviews)

  • The new district manager is driving my old store into the ground (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very nice place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sydney
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Sydney

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    excellent service, good infrastructure..and well behaved employer

    Cons

    nothing..no cons as it is a very good place to visit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    very good management ..welldone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    management

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    loved the company and tam

    Cons

    long hours in retail overall

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Ever changing environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Minneapolis, MN (US)

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Making hiring choices that supported need

    Cons

    Lack of consistency from corp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't follow the competition have them follow you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Too bad that Management did not have opportunity or time to improve the busines

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    New branding, new marketing was good. Product was improving! Believe it was heading in right direction

    Cons

    Deb needed more time to improve stores, and upgrade stores

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great opportunity to grow and improve.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    The team, I had a great D.M. and was trained to be ready to move up. PTO is very generous, scheduling is pretty flexible.

    Cons

    The amount of tasking can get overwhelming, you work with only one coverage and can have Mark downs then they will throw a sale change and expect it all to be done within a short amount of time while taking care of customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't matter, they are closing all stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It was good while it lasted.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Grand Rapids, MI (US)

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Great team, very generous on number of PTO days. Helping girls find their prom and homecoming dresses is fun.

    Cons

    The work load is off balance and not good planning. Having to work alone and attend to the customers and then have to change sales on a dime was frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No need, company is closing down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great and then bad.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Blasdell, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Blasdell, NY (US)

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    40% discount. Interview process was easy. Girls were nice. Good place if you like fashion. They have different styles for different people's personalities.

    Cons

    I never worked more than 12 hours a week, 4 hour shifts. I was mostly on-call and I had to call every time an hour before hand. If the on-call was at 2, I had to call at 1. The one time, my on-call was as 5, so I called at 4. They said they didn't need me. At 5:07 the Manager calls back and asks me if I can get there at 5:30. I live a half hour away. And I didn't have a car so I had to rely on people for rides, I told her I couldn't come in by 5:30. I got written up for that.
    I worked there for a little over 3 months and some weeks I wouldn't work at all, and other weeks I'd be only on-call.
    Apparently when you're on-call you can't do anything the entire time because they may need you to come in at any given moment.
    The one Manager was a little judgemental. I wore a chain-necklace and she asked me why I wore it and I told her why, and she said "Oh I was just wondering because I thought only men wear it and my boyfriend has a similar one."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter, they're going out of business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Had really cute plus size clothes!!

    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of different styles for plus size girls.

    Cons

    They are going out of business and it was a really nice store.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Help Desk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of Training, great people, learn many different technologies.

    Cons

    Pay rate, old hardware and software which causes many issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New registers, Windows 7

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Have to be dedicated but the hard work pays off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Management in Saint Louis, MO (US)
    Former Employee - Store Management in Saint Louis, MO (US)

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Great opportunity for development and advancement. Nice 40% discount. DM and RM were open and honest really great to work with.

    Cons

    liquidation; spending on unnecessary things rather than investing in the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Home office management and those in charge of spending should have been smarter about what to spend money on. We didn't need so many people at home office and then no hours in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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