Dress Barn

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Dress Barn Reviews

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
186 Reviews
3.5
186 Reviews
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Dress Barn President, CEO, and Director David R. Jaffe
David R. Jaffe
109 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You are empowered to run your store as your own, Great work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • The employee discount is also generous (40%) (in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • The upper management sucks and does not value any of the employees (in 10 reviews)

  • I was a part time employee it was my first job so i didnt have high expectations i just needed some cash (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    very customer service savvy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    When it comes to my personal growth with this company I definitely learned how to improve my leadership skills as well as my knowledge of the business world. I also learned more about communication with my teammates and was happy with the experience. The only thing I had issue with might've been the base pay. First starting at a minimum of 9.23 an hour I struggled to make enough for myself but now that it's higher I don't feel that strain as much.

    Cons

    Very happy people to work with. I always loved the work environment. They are very clean, always professional and forgiving if you have school or other obligations like children. Sometimes it's harder to get time-off but give them a few weeks notice in advance and there shouldn't be much of a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes a lack of communication with Management but if you are not afraid to make your issues known to them the smiles, good times, and even perks are endless.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Dallas, TX (US)

    I worked at Dress Barn part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment usually pretty busy i don't have very many complaints it was a nice place to work i would suggest it

    Cons

    I was a part time employee it was my first job so i didnt have high expectations i just needed some cash

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Store Manager

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

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small staff at the retail stores which allowed upper management to have quality time in direction and assistance. DM made sure to have daily contact with each store manager. There was consistent recognition for successes.

    Cons

    Upward mobility was difficult from the store manager level, as openings were few due to "long term" persons already filling any positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice except to keep on doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    A good, personable company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pt Sales in Waldorf, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Pt Sales in Waldorf, MD (US)

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time

    Pros

    This company is really focused on making a woman feel at home and beautiful. For example, we put the customer's name on their fitting room door. All of my co-workers have been great. Overall, a great company.

    Cons

    As a college student working here in the summer (after nearly a year working here prior), it was pretty hard to get hours mid-way and late in the summer. The shifts for PT people tend to be very short- maybe 5 hours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a pleasant experience working for the company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dress Barn

    Pros

    The flexibility, work life balance, a very laid back environment, and room to grow.

    Cons

    The pay, and hours.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great people

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

    I worked at Dress Barn

    Pros

    Love the people, very friendly.

    Cons

    Some employees are known to steal sales.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Im in training for management..I started from the bottom.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Training in Ocean City, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Management Training in Ocean City, MD (US)

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy my manager and co workers. Good company Good company discount.. good family values. I like my career with Dress Barn.

    Cons

    Maybe an extra break when working 8 hours like 10 min plus your half hr lunch.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trainning of management pay like at least $9.50 an hr . And extra hours for Floor moves .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Inspiring Career

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

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great relationships with team and customers. Career has afforded me a life of independence and self esteem.

    Cons

    Physicaly demanding. Weekends and holidays are busy retail times, so be prepared to adjust family celebrations etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always listen to associates, where there is smoke there is fire.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Detroit, MI (US)

    I have been working at Dress Barn part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, thorough training, great place to learn the in's and out's of customer service and retail.

    Cons

    Encountered on problem with poor management which was solved by HR.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Never again...

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

    I worked at Dress Barn full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Paid training. The customers are great.

    Cons

    Everything else. I was apart of the management team and I was on the brink of becoming suicidal. The upper management sucks and does not value any of the employees. The HR department is run by a pack of monkeys and the pay is nowhere close to the demand, stress, and drama you have to endure to get at 35% discount on clothes that will tear after one wash.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire everyone and rebuild.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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