Deb Shops

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Deb Shops Reviews

Updated 25 November, 2014
Updated 25 November, 2014
106 Reviews
2.2
106 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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  1.  

    It is a pleasant work environment if you like to play dress-up!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    Good for professional growth. Most times promotions are given within the company as long as they have qualified individuals.

    Cons

    Pay rates and sometimes not enough employees scheduled for the volume of work.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of work with very little payoff

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Deb Shops full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the type of company and the customers

    Cons

    Very underappreciated. Went over a year without a district manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfactory job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    the environment is always upbeat, a lot to do to keep you busy.

    Cons

    lack of payroll during peak times. Not enough attention to hardworking people. No promotions available once you reach the top tier of field management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    support those who want to move up and be a larger part in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Loved it, but was going downhill.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mansfield, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    I loved the discount and the clothes. Loved the girls I worked with, just wish there was more consistency and they give seniority more hours than just recently hired associates.

    Cons

    No consistent management. They began to hire a bunch of sales associates at one point which brought all of our hours way way down!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire someone who will actually stay as manager instead of so many that couldn't handle it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It can get stressful

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

    I have been working at Deb Shops full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    if you love clothes and a great discount can make friends throught clientale.

    Cons

    it is very stressful mainly because you work on one part coverage and there will be shoplifters in the front of your store people in your fitting rooms youre ringing up customers and the phone ringing all at once. They decide to do promotion changes an hour before you are supposed to close the store so youre there alone doing signs and windows.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being so cheap and give more budget hours and give the stores some kind of security on the clothing.offer more than 5 hours a week and not minimum wage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Cheap Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pineville, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pineville, NC (US)

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing really discount is mediocre

    Cons

    EVERYTHING bad pay low wages ridiculous hours. Discount was awful
    worse than average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    mgmt needs better sales, take better care of employees, better policy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Positive environment leads to success

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Deb Shops part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discount is the best you'll get anywhere, no other store gives a 40%

    Cons

    Promo changes are hard to do when you have to tear down your walls and four ways just to create these price points. DM will not respond ASAP to issues

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs lots of work. DMs really need to be able to communicate faster with the stores. Payroll should allow more hours to give to associates to keep them happy and with our store. The attitude of the manager changes the way your associates and assistant managers work in the store, leading to great customer service and bigger sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    worst management ever!!!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK (US)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Oklahoma City, OK (US)

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

    Pros

    There are no pros with this company with the exception of employee discount on clothing. Is it possible to give no stars?

    Cons

    The local management and the district management are the worst that I have ever experienced. Downright rude to customers going so far as to make fun of them to their face, care NOTHING for employees at all, fighting amongst themselves and I even had the district manager lie to my face. Very poor communication skills for them all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to intervene in this stores management asap. They are in dire need of professionalism and training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Drama

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deb Shops

    Pros

    the discount was really cool

    Cons

    way too much drama with all the females

  11.  

    Terrible management, Barely any benefits, Overall, terrible store.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dayton, OH (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dayton, OH (US)

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

    Pros

    I guess the only pro I could possibly think of from working at Deb Shops, is the 40% off discount. But honestly, 40% off of jacked up priced, and crappy clothing? Not as good as you think.

    Cons

    Where do I start. Well. I started working at Deb in January of 2014. I came in to the store because I was looking around the mall for a job at the time, and they said yes, they were hiring. One of the other manager girls ran up (I'll start on her later) and says "Hey what's your availability like?!" And I said, "Well, it's pretty open, I can work just about every day." And they pretty much offered me the job on the spot. At the time I was like, "Hey, this is pretty awesome." Little did I know they only wanted girls who can work any day so they can give them random shifts all the time. I started working and was getting about 20 hours a week, which I was happy with. In the interview the manager had said that's usually what all of the girls get. HAHAHA. Well I started to work there longer, and my hours went down, quick. Shifts like "5:30 pm-8:00 pm" What is that. Why would I go all the way up to the mall for that. Well one of the managers, the one I mentioned in the beginning, she had her way with me, or so she thought. One day during prom season, I came in. No direction as usual, very hectic, management bad as usual. I go to the back by the fitting rooms, and the manager says "Start on go backs, and then go straighten and take clothes out of the fitting rooms" Which I find very stupid in the first place. Why put a giant rack in the back? It's literally just asking for disorganization. But I started doing the go backs. And then she yells my name and says, "What are you doing! Clean out the fitting rooms!" And I was like "I thought you said go backs..." So, me being confused, I started cleaning those out and straighten, the other task she had mentioned. "and she was angry again and said that I had to do go backs. She was just terrible at managing the store, honestly. I don't think she had a clue what she was doing. Well another co-worker was in the back talking to me and she says "Wow, she looks like she's really trying to confuse you." And I replied "Yeah, I'm not sure she knows what's she's talking about, oh well." And of course, I should of kept my mouth shut. The co-worker completely twists my words around and goes up and tells the manager. While I'm still doing my job the manager yells at me, "Come to the back, NOW." And she got in my face yelling at me, saying "if you have something to say, say it to my face" Very unprofessional. And I told her it must of been a misconception. And she refused to believe it, and told me to just do my job and stop talking. Which I hardly ever did there, because it was such an awful place to be at. That was one of many bad days. That manager constantly abused her power, and she was very rude and picked on me a lot, opposed to other girls that worked there. She'd give me dirty looks a lot too while I was working, and it made me very uncomfortable. Well, eventually she left. Thank god for that. But management was still bad. It took 2 hours to close every night because the managers closing would just sit there and not help straighten the hundreds of racks of clothing in disorganization. Which, they would not let us do that much during the day. No go backs either. Only helping the customers. They would just sit there and talk while me and another associate would clean that entire freaking store. We close at 9, and they usually didn't start counting until 9:30 at least. And we were still straightening at that point because they wouldn't help. Well after they count, we have to count as well. 2 counts on 4 registers. That's ridiculous. And we couldn't leave until they were done with their deposit and other things we didn't have to do. I didn't drive at the time, so I had to rely on rides. And I could never give them a freaking time, because on the schedule it would say 9. Sometimes they'd let me leave at 9 and have another associate close, and other times it would be 11:00. I've had rides wait for hours outside. People have gotten mad at me after I walk out of work, tired and angry from my managers. And the reason we have to wait, is because loss prevention is so bad. Again, terrible management. They never had people watch the changing rooms, count items, or put numbers on doors. Never had enough coverage on the store. I worked at Deb Shops for 8 months and we had about 10 different managers. They couldn't deal with the store, it was too much for them. And don't even get me started on the last manager I had in there. Again with the picking favorites. There was a girl who worked there, And she got 20 hours every single freaking week. Guess how many I got? 5. Because she was a butt kisser and talked to the managers while I sat there and worked mine off, not always with a smile, but I got the freaking job done. And there was one time where I had called off because I had an appointment, and it was an hour before my shift, (I had taken the girl's shift) And she went off on me because I called off, and texted me and was very unprofessional and rude, about the whole situation. The store is just trashy and so are all of the clothes. So many damages, There was an 8 foot long rack of damaged clothing from the winter and spring season. No one knew how to take care of anything, and the clothing was cheap. I always tried to give my input about how the clothes should be organized, it was ignored. They jam packed clearance racks with hundreds of items, making it impossible to straighten. And plus size? Even worse. Well customers hated the fact that we didn't have as many plus size clothing items. I don't blame them. And the signs in the store were misleading as well. Fine print. I understand why customers got mad in the store now. It was a very disorganized store and clutter, and disorganized people. I do not recommend this job, Deb at the Dayton mall, and Ohio. My last few weeks of working there, they cut me down to 2 hours. The second I saw that on the schedule, I was tempted to just walk out. Instead, I called the next day, and put my 2 weeks in. Out of 8 months working there, I called off probably 4 times. And I was going through a ton of things the last month of working there, And I had told the sales lead what happened to me, and she understood. But I was just treated very unfairly. Getting paid 7.85 an hour and under 20 hours a week, was not worth it. And a lot of the girls there, they didn't even have bills or anything, they were 16 or 17 and in highschool, and the job was nothing to them. I was living paycheck to paycheck. And don't even think that this and another job would be worth it. Working 2 jobs, and one of them being the hell lair of Deb? No thank you. Not worth it at all. Terrible people, Terrible management, Terrible store, and Terrible job overall. I could go on so much more about having no benefits, raises, or how you have to work there a year to even get paid over time on black friday, and the fact that I sold the most perfume, and magazines of everyone and barely got noticed for it. You just have to be fake and kiss butt to get noticed, no actual intelligence needed. :) Good luck deb, honestly. Because I doubt you'll be around much longer. 60% off? Sounds like you're going out of business! Hopefully your cheap clothes go in the trash and your filth employees do as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close down Deb at the Dayton mall, they are losing your money!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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