Deb Shops

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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
122 Reviews
2.3
122 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.  

    Had really cute plus size clothes!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (less than an 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
  2.  

    Help Desk

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    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 an 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
  3.  

    Have to be dedicated but the hard work pays off.

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    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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  5.  

    I loved this company

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Loved working with the people.

    Cons

    43+ hours a week. They were long shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have fun with your associates.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    overworked

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    good environment, dm very helpful, other store managers helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    working upwards of 60 hours/week, not paid for anything over 40 hours. promotion changes at the last minute, meaning you stay till 11 or 12 pm. hard to find good employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fewer promotion changes, more realistic expectations for staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Lots of travel not much of work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not Bad

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Omaha, NE (US)

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Very easy going job if you stay on task & do what you're supposed to. I loved working as an assistant there. Wish I didn't have to leave.

    Cons

    It is very hard to move up in the company so when you do get the opportunity, take it!!! The only reason I got offered a management position is because they didn't want to hire outside of the company. They are also very STINGY with hours. As a part time assistant I'd only get 16-25 hours. And when I was first offered the job they told me an hourly rate that we agreed on, after that it was lowered .50 because of a reason that was never mentioned to me.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Terrible work experience thank god it's closing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Deb Shops

    Pros

    Great clothing, corporate cares
    Very busy whole shift
    Do your own visuals

    Cons

    Terrible manager, only cared about herself, other store manager unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't work here

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Going to be gone soon

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    Former Employee - Sale's Lead
    Former Employee - Sale's Lead

    I worked at Deb Shops part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Um, hard to say. Most of my coworkers were cool.

    Cons

    Where to begin...
    First, liquidation. Company will probably not be around much longer.
    They have NO idea what they are doing as a company. To be honest, I have NO idea how they lasted this long. They cut hours down to one person many times in a high volume large store. They were then shocked that our shrink was 20-25%. That is unheard of!!!! They don't really know what they are doing. In my store within a year they had 7 managers. Each managers do things differently so it was difficult to keep up with each manager.
    They also give employees crap hours. How is someone supposed to live on working 4 hours a week!! All the part-timers worked 4 hours a week. Even as a second job that is unacceptable. I wasn't getting enough hours (I was sales lead so I got about 15-20 - not 4 at least) so I told them I got a second job and it was mostly third shift but I couldn't open 2 days a week. I could even come in the morning just couldn't actually open the store. My manager acted like it was unreasonable. So basically I was supposed to be available the whole time but only get 15-20 hours. I also was told many times from my management I would get promoted. The regional manager came into talk to my manager about me and without ever meeting me said no because I didn't have retail experience before this. I had been there for a while though and was one of the hardest worker there. Even when my manager was being lazy I would be straightening up, checking missed markdowns (as this was prevalent because of laziness), etc. I could go on but overall my point is that this company sucks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well I guess it's probably too late now...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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