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I work at the JCPenney in Manteca Ca. I love our store, managers are AMAZING they are nice and make you feel EXTREMELY appreciated. My manager is good, she works with my schedule as long as I tell her before needed days or change of schedules. The company treats us well I cannot complAin. I definitely see my self with the company for a long run.

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I couldn't stand how corporate tells us to be creative. Then when I am really good with my creativity they absolutely hate it. Loved my boss he was the greatest. The evening shift is the worst one. After all the treats n poor treatment by the clients. I tried many times to avoid the 3-7/9pm shift. Never enough time to warm up to the shy scared kids. 15mins is really not long enough too capture real emotions.

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Went back to school

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I’ve been working for JCPenney for 1.5 years. I love the company, but since I transferred to a new store in New Jersey (which, I came from a very small store in New Hampshire), I have hated it. Yes, there are a few nice people there, but the customers, and a bunch of the managers are not nice people what so ever. The store I work at is the most unorganized, mess I have ever seen, like bra hangers being used to hold up ANA shirts (I’m not even kidding).Every time I suggest a new idea of organization, I get shut down. I live 45 minutes away from work because I was so devoted to work in this company, but that was my biggest mistake of my life. I had to go to the hospital the other day, leading for me to call out, and I got yelled at for not calling out. I left a voice mail at my GSM’s phone, and called all of the departments, leading for me to get nowhere. I’m sad to say this, but as soon as I find a new job, I will be putting in my two weeks. I love JCPenney, but not this store. That, and I hate forcing people to sign up for a credit card that messes up their credit.

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I only worked at Penneys for about 6 weeks. I was told I am only getting closing shifts. Well I got sick of working to 10:30 @ night. The he person was nasty when she said it too. There are so many other retailers out there to put up with that nonsense.

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They seriously cannot schedule in with your availability. Some of us rely on public transportation that stops running at night time . So if you miss the bus you're forced to take a cab home.which means more money out of your pocket because they couldn't find some one to work the hours and Supervisor is suppose to be the one to work it but they run out of the store as fast as they can. They worry more about you opening credits then they are about making sure you can even get home . You never see a supervisor on the floor but you can hear them on the walkie-talkie yelling about opening credits. The loud noise angers customers off to the point where they want you to shut it off so they don't have to hear them whinning about credit not being open. They don't have their sale signs placed correctly and you have to run around 2 floors of the store trying to find out where the item is and if it's posted correctly for the sale. It's ridiculous! I cannot wait to find a new job.

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Drivethru am

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Cant talk about family

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Horrible company to work for!! Unstable always changing for the worst, hire pieople in Management with no experience. Sorry to say they won’t make it and will be joining Sears very shortly!!!

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So basically I still work at penny’s and I just can’t stand it anymore after two years of working for the company. It is just really sad that they team just does not understand shoes as soon as they took away shoe associates that was a the biggest mistake the company has ever done because shoes is horrible it’s lacking recovery and when they put someone in there they do not know than it even looks worse. It’s even worse when I was the only person doing everything pushing the shoes or missmades and even Shoe on display for men’s and women shoes it was a lot for me to handle just by myself sadless to say that recovering the both shoe areas is way to much for me to handle it was bad also because the associate would dump three full shelves of outback’s on me too. Over all it was a good experience for me to work for the company just sad I only got 20 hours a week to try to keep up with the shoe departments by myself and I just couldn’t even do that with only 20 hours :/

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