Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at JCPenney?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at JCPenney?
You don't wanna work here..They have terrible HR practicies. This is my experience.
I was hired on by JC Penney for seasonal help and told that I would most likely be kept on as a regular (by the manager of the apartment). So, I awaited patiently to hear back from HR and find out whether or not I would be kept on after Christmas only to hear nothing..
In these types of stores, one it generally at the mercy of the management for decisions and can only inquire as to what their fate is quietly..and usually no clear answer of yes or no is given.
I found out I was being layed off, when I went to check my schedule and found that I was not scheduled to work any hours after Christmas. When I asked the hiring manager whether or not I was being kept on after Christmas, I got a light hearted reply that he didn't know. He would inquire with the store manager to see..They hadn't gotten around to giving out pink slips to those they were planning on laying off yet... Mind you, this is one week before I would have no hours or job.
It wasn't the fact that I was being layed off that was most unsettling. I knew it could happen, but I was given no notice at all. Management kept us in limbo and when I did ask a direct question, still not yes or no. I still have not been given formal notice that I am being layed off.
..So, after the discovery that I would have no job. And with no formal answer from management. It's terrible.