Dress Barn

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Dress Barn Reviews

Updated 6 December, 2014
Updated 6 December, 2014
189 Reviews
3.5
189 Reviews
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Dress Barn President, CEO, and Director David R. Jaffe
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112 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.  

    Decent company to get your first merchandising experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Mahwah, NJ (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Mahwah, NJ (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, summer Fridays, fitness center, shares in stock potential to make some bonus, but at least it's something.

    Cons

    Merchandising positions only open up when someone leaves, promotion is very slow/hard to attain.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not very professional management

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

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

    Pros

    Discount, and having to leave three words, nothing else. Maybe it will get better....who knows...nice customers and for the most part, nice coworkers. There is always that one.....management won't deal with.

    Cons

    Management, Janitor work. Cleaning everything from windows, mirrors, floors and toilets. Not a lot of training. Customers are nice. You move around the store because corporate asked....only to get management to come in and rearrange it. Makes you feel your work is for nothing. Sometimes your not even selling because your to busy cleaning. Some Coworkers steal your sales or never help with the back breaking work. And lunch breaks are 10 minutes in the back room, because never a third person to help cover. So, two people to run register, watch door, hang stock, watch dressing room, wait on customers and clean......

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees, Think about a real lunch break, don't ask us to move something when it's never up to your standards. More team work, that goes for everyone! Not just a chosen few. Maybe alternate weekends so we can spend a whole weekend with family. We don't make much money, and little hours for ones who want them. Everyone is part time except management. Maybe give us something for our work. Sure a discount, but really, we only wear them at work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    25 cents an hour increase for a $50K goal they set on me

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Employee discounts on their products,25% off. Sales training provided.9AM start to 2PM is a good time.

    Cons

    They made us dress nice for 25 cents an hour increase per year. Lunch break you are not allowed to go out. 10PM closing on some days. No insurance for plain associates, only junior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I left because we were not truly compensated for goals set on us. I got a job now that pays 1-2 dollars a year, with benefits and career growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture!

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

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

    Pros

    Good discount, family oriented, work-life balance is important to them.

    Cons

    Training wasn't the greatest in the beginning but has improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9. 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    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

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