Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – November 25, 2017
I put in a lot of time on a weekly basis and missed many family functions. My personal manager was wonderful and really made the environment fun. Her manager (the District Manager) was less than pleasant. There was no room for advancement and when the store was shut down I was not offered a position at another store in the area.
DISTRICT MANAGER - Specialty Retail (Former Employee) – Nor-Cal – October 24, 2017
Charming Shoppes, Inc. aka Fashion Bug (Specialty Retail) is no longer in business. However, it was a great company to work for. I thoroughly enjoyed my time employed as a Store Manager and as a District Manager during the 5 years I was employed.
Assistant Buyer (Former Employee) – Bensalem, PA – September 8, 2017
I was laid off from Charming Shoppes due to the company closing. I assisted the buyer in choosing the assortment of merchandise for our department. I ran selling reports on a consistent basis and presented at sales meetings. What I struggled most with was time management at Charming Shoppes. I had various responsibilities and sometimes didn't have enough time to complete tasks in a timely fashion. I enjoyed choosing the merchandise with my buying team. I also enjoyed analyzing the selling reports to see what merchandise consumers were purchasing.
Sales Associate / Sales Leader (Former Employee) – Pittsburgh, PA – June 18, 2017
Enjoyed working with a great group of ladies. We are still friends today. The company taught me how to stage a store. It also help me with retail color wheel. The hardest part of the job was climbing the ladder to place displays
The pay was good but not a very fun place to work.
Quality Assurance Inspector (Former Employee) – Indianapolis, IN – April 13, 2017
You spend the entire day standing in a little office with 4 other people, 4 additional large tables to measure textiles; it was cramped. I did enjoy learning a new area of expertise. There was a company-wide no raise for 2 years.
Salary, coworkers, learning a new area of expertise
Micro-managers, small space, no opportunity for advancement
Store Manager (Former Employee) – San Marcos, TX – April 6, 2017
Do not work for this company if you expect to be a manager and have any kind of outside life. Also, there is a serious lack of communication from the top down. You will be told the day of a major ad set that you have to stay super late just to fulfill their wishes.
Assistant to Manager/Full Time Sales Leader (Former Employee) – Dover, DE – April 25, 2016
Regularly had to work additional time (off the clock) to complete required paperwork. Regional management not helpful with any aspect of store management. Whenever there is a Corporate shake-up they blame any problems on store management, and (start over) with new management.
As a Store manager I was responsible for overall store operations and sales. The most enjoyable part of my days was dealing with the employees and training them on how to be successful and to learn the store oeprations.
assist telephone and online customers (Former Employee) – Stevens Point, WI – December 14, 2015
I enjoyed this job because I was able to help customers with their orders. I learned that some customers are easier to help then others because some customers got really mad because someone messed up their order.
Co-Manager (Former Employee) – Miami, FL – November 16, 2015
This company had offered me benefits as well as a good position. So, I decided to leave Payless, a store I had worked at for ten years. Turned out I had made a mistake, as this company went out of business a year later.