Ann Taylor

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Ann Taylor Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
792 Reviews
3.3
792 Reviews
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Ann Taylor President, CEO, and Director Kay Krill
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount for the employees with additional opportunities for coupons (in 89 reviews)

  • The employee discount is 50% and every quarter you get select items at 75% off (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • All the time the store whats more credit cards more sales , never is good enough (in 71 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance for store managers or even co managers (in 27 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like the majority of the people I work with, but for being educated, I am severely under paid!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, the people I work with, and the associate discount

    Cons

    I have worked my butt off for Loft and I feel my efforts have no been noticed. I recently was promoted as a Sales Lead and got the smallest raise possible with tons more responsibility. Not to mention I have a degree in fashion marketing and make close to minimum wage!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to pay more attention to the back breaking work your associates do for you, and make them aware that you are thankful for their hard work and effort!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not what I'm used to

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    Decent Co-workers.
    Nice Area

    Cons

    The pay is too low compared to other retailers I've worked for. But considering the name of the company I'm sticking with it for now. I also just started so I could be blindsided to something that could become great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES MORE.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    maintenance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    fun people to work with

    Cons

    lots of uninteresting work repetitive

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  5.  

    Rewarding, Hard to do with being a full time student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Normal, IL

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Management status with higher pay, professional growth

    Cons

    Hard to do with being a full time student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Both manager and co-manager left within 2 months of each other, not stable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Don't Promote From Within!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good discount and if your upper management decent benefits.

    Cons

    They don't like to promote from within. They make it much harder for internal hires than they do new hires during interview process. DM is a total flake and hardly comes to visit the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be looking within the store first before looking outside when a position opens up. Pay is really bad and they should offer employees from Loft the same amount they offer there employees at Ann Taylor. The Loft actually is doing better financially than Ann Taylor. Not cool!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good work environment, terrible management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    The work environment was very fun and I loved the other associates that I worked with, great discount

    Cons

    Management needs some serious work in this company. Unrealistic expectations, lots of favoritism, did not promote from within enough, and we were expected to stay WELL past what our time sheets would say. We would be scheduled until 10pm, and wouldn't leave until 11pm. Sometimes even later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop the favoritism, its ridiculous and often associates are promoted who have absolutely NO experience above those who do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Was not my favorite job, I was a retail ascosiate so I worked the cash register and folded clothes.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bluffton, SC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bluffton, SC

    I worked at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    Staff is nice , it's a job in this economy and they give good employee discounts.

    Cons

    They worked you hard for little pay. Bad hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more hours to people that need it and have worked with you for awhile instead of just hiring more people for part time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    .

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    detailed floor sets and opportunities for sales from online

    Cons

    no wiggle or creative room with floor sets

  10.  

    Got to luv fashion

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great quality clothing that is high fashion. Good relationship with other sales associate.

    Cons

    Management only looks out for them selfs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Acknowledge your sales associates

  11.  

    It is a decent place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    Decent discount on clothing and nice style to boot.

    Cons

    Its retail. All the wonders and joys of working retail. Keep that in mind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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