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Best company in which to work and shop!

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Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Manhattan, KS (US)
Current Employee - Store Manager in Manhattan, KS (US)

I have been working at Dress Barn full-time for less than a year

Pros

Sincere dedication to their mission to inspire women. Great upper management that gives everyone an opportunity to contribute ideas. Stylish clothes at great prices. Excellent benefits and work environment.

Cons

Still working to provide newer tools at the store level, such as hand scanners. Allowing store managers to adjust inventory levels by dept. would help us react to local trends.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep lines of communication open, invest in new technologies.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Dress Barn

  1.  

    Experience varies greatly by store

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Dress Barn full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Flexible Schedule
    Great Customers - many regulars
    In most stores, you have a voice. Your input is welcomed, and your work and abilities valued.

    Cons

    Some Store Managers take advantage of their assistants and salespeople - steal charges and sales, even if labelled; leave early every Friday; don't work Saturdays or Holiday weekends; watch staff vacuum,clean and straighten, empty fitting rooms while talking to their on the phone; send assistants on personal errands on company time, ie. to pick up car keys at company-payed parking lot. Also, some pit the staff against each other by gossiping, discouraging rather than promoting teamwork and creating an uncomfortable and hostile environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Things have improved greatly. Please make unannounced visits to see what is really going on in some places. Managers who operate on a double standard should not be here, regardless of their length of service.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    I loved the company and their views on working with customers

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Tewksbury, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tewksbury, MA (US)

    I worked at Dress Barn part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the product and the company's view on working with, surprising and delighting customers

    Cons

    Sometimes individual store dynamics between associates can be difficult

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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