Number of Employees: 10,000+
Headquarters: 450 Winks Lane Bensalem, PA 19020 215-245-9100
Charming Shoppes is a retail holding company that sells plus size and specialty clothing. Subsidiaries include Fashion Bug, Lane Bryant and Catherines. Lane Bryant and Catherines offer plus size clothing exclusively, while Fashion Bug stocks both misses and plus sizes. Fashion Bug is the largest in the chain, while Lane Bryant is second with 900 stores, including the relatively new Lane Bryant Outlet. With over 2300 store overall, Charming Shoppes also owns numerous online catalogs and websites.
The majority of applicants that interview for a position at Charming Shoppes report a positive interview experience. Potential employees can expect a fairly straightforward interview process consisting of a face-to-face interview with a store manager in which standard interview questions are posed. An example might include a question such as, "What would you say is the hardest thing about retail." Management positions may be required to take a personality test, be asked to submit to a drug test and participate in a group interview. Potential employees can apply online or in person, and phone interviews are sometimes conducted.