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An upbeat, fun place to work; close relations with co-workers
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Chesapeake, VAAugust 25, 2014
Pros: close family feeling work environment, loved it there as a first job, succeeded at my goals
Cons: no benefits due to my age
Once the store was opened for the day, my manager would give each employee working (opening shift just one associate & one manager; afternoon shift 2 associates & 2 managers - during shift change; closing shift one associate & one manager after shift change) some tasks to complete i.e. wall displays to set up, re stock racks, put table displays together, – more... sensor clothing; while helping customers as they needed.

I learned to multi-task better, customer relations skills, better focused my team work skills, different ways to make bold fashion statements.

My managers and co-workers were all very close with each other, we formed a sort of family. Helping out when one couldn't work due to family emergencies or babysitting issues, etc. My manager and asst. managers were very goal oriented and helped us to achieve our sales goals in all ways possible.

The hardest part of working at Dress Barn was being the youngest there and trying to cater to an older clientele, I was always fashionable and had positive feedback from customers but it was hard being a younger woman trying to help focus on mid 30 to 60 year old customers.

I feel the most enjoyable part of my job was building those relationships with the customers and having them happy with the outfits or pieces they walked out of the store with, all while maybe up-selling and making my quota. – less
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typical day at work
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Scarsdale, NYAugust 20, 2014
Opening or closing the store, manage team and sell goals, set tasks for all associates,and assist customers.
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Customer Based Place to Work
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 15, 2014
In this job, you get what you put out. If you sell, you will be rewarded with hours.
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Good place to work
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Oxford, ALAugust 8, 2014
My co-workers consist of only four other people so we are a tightly knitted work group. They are great people and would give you the shirt off their backs. I've learned a lot about style and fashion and how to handle money a little more. The most enjoyable part of the job is satisfying hard to please customers... gives me a sense of accomplishment. – more... The hardest part would have to be during a store flip and everyone isn't the happiest of campers. Even though I work part time I get a lot of hours and a good paycheck. – less
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Great place to work BUT...
Assistant Buyer (Current Employee), Mahwah, NJAugust 6, 2014
Pros: non stressful work environment
Cons: little room for advancement
Company has an amazing history with the founding family still working there. Just moved into a state of the art, beautiful and inspiring building. Corporate culture gravitates to helping employees, especially in their time of need. Its such a good company to work for that people never leave.....which is why promotion or advancement is far and few.
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No hours
Store associate (Former Employee), Nashville, TNAugust 4, 2014
Was hired under the impression that i would get at least 25 hours a week, got less than 10. other than that it was a very easy job would have stayed if i could afford to live.
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Productive workplace with very enjoyable people
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Covington, LAAugust 2, 2014
Processed transactions each day in a timely manner.
Helped customers select products that best fir their personal needs.
Maintained visually appealing and effective displays for the entire store.
Educated customers on product and service offerings.
Consulted with customers on the latest styles and trends.
Built and maintained effective relationships – more... with peers and upper management.
Processed shipment and maintained organized stock shelves.
Processed all sales transactions accurately and in a timely fashion. – less
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very unprofessional
sales (Former Employee), BrattleboroJuly 24, 2014
was made to feel inferior just in the interview, no place to work unless you like feeling that way
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Great place to work
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), El Paso, TXJuly 18, 2014
Pros: wonderful place to grow
I have nothing but great things to say about Dressbarn. I started off as an associate an in less than I year I was promoted to assistant manager. Dressbarn is great place to grow and offers great opportunities for advancement for those who really want it and work hard for it. What I enjoyed the most was the one-on-one relationships we create with our – more... customers. – less
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A great company to work full-time for, with very few full-time positions
Sales Clerk (Former Employee), VermontJuly 18, 2014
Pros: discounts on clothing
Cons: short breaks, no benefits for the part-time staff
A typical day of work is a mix of store tidying, clothes processing, and customer service and retail.

I learned how to keep a smile no matter what, to work with diverse clientele and a variety of selling techniques.

Management is in the individual, quite nice. Writ large, the company is very supportive of employees.

My co-workers were all lovely – more... ladies with great smiles and a desire to help, not hard sell, customers.
The hardest part of the job was dealing with disrespectful customers.
The most enjoyable part of the job was helping a customer find clothing for a joyous occasion, like her daughter's wedding. – less
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Expected to be a janitor too in dress clothes, low pay
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Sarasota County, FlJuly 16, 2014
Pros: customers are nice
Cons: pick one.....management, pay, all around dirty job to be done dressed up?
Let's see, low pay, managers clocking you out then you have to wait on them at end of day to lock up. Cleaning toilets in work clothes, after being on your feet all day! Management favor certain people. We have more managers then workers. 4 managers 3 workers. Constantly changing the store around, and never good enough. So putting clothes back is a – more... puzzle. You are supposed to get half hour break, but if there is just two of you, your lucky to get 10 minutes! Not to leave the building! You don't get a schedule until maybe 1-3 days before, so don't make plans! Always asked to stay over your scheduled hours and are bugged about it till you leave. And don't get me started on the gossip! – less
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Inspiring women to look and feel beautiful through great customer service
Sales Manager (Current Employee), South Bend, INJuly 14, 2014
Pros: inspiring women to look and feel beautiful. great health benefits
My day to day at DressBarn was inspiring. Not only did I get to lead and coach a group of talented sales associates, but the company recognized my behaviors and achievements and rewarded me as such. DressBarn was inspiring because everyday I was able to make difference in each customers experience by providing them with the best service and knowledge – more... and advice I had to give. – less
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great place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Moreno Valley, CAJuly 13, 2014
Pros: met some awesome people. helped women feel better about themselves.
Cons: not enough pay
Start my day by clocking in and printing my need to do, as far as sales requirements i needed to meet. Greet all customers at the door with a warm and happy greeting. help them to pick out whole outfits while adding accessories for each outfit. Keep store clean,dress mannequins in new out fits, sale items to every customer that comes through the door. – more... close store, clean and vacuum, close registers. – less
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Strict place to work, but you grow !!!
Senior Assistant Manager (Former Employee), West Hartford, CTJuly 11, 2014
I loved working for dressbarn because i learned a lot of things and i was promoted to Assistant Manager because of my hard work!!
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Okay job
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), in PaJuly 9, 2014
Pros: people
Cons: location
This was the worst working experience I have ever had towards the end. All of management high and low are petty in the way that they do business. This was like going to a all girls high school where if you are like you do not have to work. When I first started I loved the people I worked with and their moral. The manager was a very smart business women – more... who know how to motivate us to get our goals. I can only hope that things get back to what they once were : ) – less
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I enjoyed working at Dress Barn
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Lansing, MIJuly 9, 2014
I liked working hands on with customers,helping them find outfits for various occasions. I also enjoyed my management duties.
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Great job
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PAJuly 8, 2014
Pros: an amazing experience
Cons: no advancement in position
This job taught me a lot, unfortunately there was no chance for advancement beyond my position.
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Inspiring company to work for
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Estero, FLJuly 8, 2014
The history and culture behind this company is something that started with the founder Mrs. Jaffe. With the simple mission of "making women look and feel beautiful" every day I knew I was going to make a difference. Day after day, there is one great experience after another that makes everything you do during the day, whether it is shipment, changing – more... visual standards or simple daily operations worthwhile. The team is committed to helping women feel beautiful and are constantly wanting to learn the best fits for different body types as well as styles. The hardest part is when as hard as you try, you are unable to find that perfect item to make her feel beautiful. You still try to make it a great and memorable experience for her though. The best is when you find that perfect dress that she feels great in and the memories that will come with wearing that dress- whether it is a wedding or some other special occasion. – less
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Pretty good place to work
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Bristol, CTJuly 5, 2014
Pros: wonderful coworkers
Cons: hours and pay
The company itself is going in a really great direction. For someone who wants a normal kind of life ( i.e. a monday - friday 9-5 ) retail is not for you.
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It's Retail
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Township of Howell, NJJune 25, 2014
A typical day is cash handling, customer service, cleaning the store, my assistant managers are great but the store manager isn't that great. My co-workers are really great we all make a great team. The hardest part of my job is that I am not paid enough and I don't get treated very well.

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