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J. C. Penney Reviews

Updated 13 January 2019
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J. C. Penney Chief Executive Officer Marvin Ellison
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Pros
  • "The employee discount was decent" (in 522 reviews)

  • "You have the flexibility for work life balance based on the needs of the business" (in 112 reviews)

Cons
  • "constantly having to try to get people to apply for credit card applications" (in 376 reviews)

  • "Work life balance might get hampered sometimes" (in 157 reviews)

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  1. "Really nice place, friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly, welcoming, easy job

    Cons

    The customers were rude at times


  2. "manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at J. C. Penney full-time

    Pros

    free shoes every month good lunch for freee

    Cons

    needs to pay more ni over time avlable no holidays no sick pay

    Advice to Management

    need to improve pay friends staff no chit chat

  3. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great People and good entry level position

    Cons

    The company was spiraling downward. Spent way too much money in corporate when the stores were basically fixing hangers with tape and having to rewire cash registers daily.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the stores, especially your salaried managers


  4. "Hard work but has been good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people everywhere and busy all the time

    Cons

    Stressful atmosphere but its ok

    Advice to Management

    Work hard


  5. "Great for College Student"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    It’s a great part time job especially for a college student because they’re flexible and is willing to work with your school schedule.

    Cons

    Salary can be better and room to move up within the company.


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Amazing team and friendly management

    Cons

    No more than 30 hours a week


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    Flexible, most workers are easy to get along with, understanding.

    Cons

    DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA. He said she said is played between departments.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to seperate personal from professional.

  8. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    gave me a lot of hours

    Cons

    floor leads were rude. they caught an attitude easily.


  9. "JcpAp"

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    Former Employee - Asset Protection in Memphis, TN (US)
    Former Employee - Asset Protection in Memphis, TN (US)
    Recommends

    I worked at J. C. Penney (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Layed back for the most part. Good experience for people who like working on teams and are very sociable

    Cons

    On your feet alot. Crazy around the holidays


  10. "Merchandise Asscociate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at J. C. Penney part-time

    Pros

    Nice Coworkers, flexible scheduling, and organizing

    Cons

    Rude Customers with coupons