Ann Taylor Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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Ann Taylor President, CEO, and Director Kay Krill
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Pros
  • Great discount for the employees with additional opportunities for coupons (in 89 reviews)

  • Good employee discount at 50% but the product is crap quality- it's like Forever 21 for adults (in 68 reviews)

Cons
  • Way to much focus on getting new credit cards or convincing cardholders to "upgrade (in 71 reviews)

  • Despite what they say about being a company that "understands women" there is not much work-life balance (in 27 reviews)

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  1. It

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

    I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great peers in store, great discounts

    Cons

    Hours at factory locations, cut backs in management, workload.


  2. The environment is good for people whom want temporary retail experience. Would not advise for long term.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in Greenville, NC
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in Greenville, NC

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is very easy going and understanding. Tasks are accomplish-able and not hard.

    Cons

    The customers are difficult at times. The hours vary which can be a problem.

    Advice to Management

    Closer attention paid to store managers and hours and scheduling.


  3. Good part time work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Shrewsbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Shrewsbury, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of great people that share many similar interest as you and become your very good friends. Because the retail store is a bit more mature you encounter little drama. Ann INC participates in many charities. There is also a great associate discount.

    Cons

    Working in retail, you have to work nights, weekends and holidays. Retail is not easy in the sense that you have to deal with many different personalities in one day. You are on your feet for many hours and it is required that you look fashionable and presentable every shift.


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  5. Great clothes, ok place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    I love the fashion, awesome style. Great co workers, both management and part time. Good discount. Monthly bonus available.

    Cons

    Impossible to complete floor sets in the hours allotted. Store associates were responsible for painting the walls in the windows each season. Some stores had massively tall windows making the task difficult.


  6. Co manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co Manager in King of Prussia, PA
    Current Employee - Co Manager in King of Prussia, PA

    I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling
    Hands on with the businesgreat growth opportunities

    Cons

    Will take advantAge of you if you let them
    Corporate direction vs field direction varies


  7. Could be better

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ann Taylor (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and fun environment...the pace keeps things interesting and you are able to meet and deal with new people each day.

    Cons

    Little growth and opportunity...for the most part, there is small openings to move around.you will be doing more lateral moves before you see actual growth in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Train and coach more and recognize the potential you have while it is there and not when it is moving on.


  8. Local Level

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Associate in Belleplain, NJ
    Former Employee - Client Associate in Belleplain, NJ

    I worked at Ann Taylor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great company on the local and cooperate level, nice incentives.

    Cons

    Pay structure changed after being with them for a few years.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your local level they are the ones making the money.


  9. Sales lead

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    LOFT has a Good Work life balance. Benefits are provided.

    Cons

    It's hard to Advance in the company positions to Advance are "premeditated".

    Advice to Management

    Represent the Brand codes and brand equities and you will succeed.


  10. ann taylor loft

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Ann Taylor (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with and it had a laid back atmosphere. Flexible hours since its not a typical 9-5 job you can work with your schedule around appointments and events you have to attend without using your vacation or personal days.

    Cons

    The workload is heavy at times. They expect a lot of work to be done and do not give the necessary hours. Promotional changes usual happen last minute and as a result we are usually understaffed. Long nights with store set changes.

    Advice to Management

    Give appropriate hours to the staff to ensure that the work can be completed. The majority of the time we are not given enough hours to complete tasks which puts the extra work on the salaried managers


  11. Helpful (3)

    Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great clothes and discount. Store merchandising direction is easy to follow. POS system is starting to become more updated to make it easier to assist clients.

    Cons

    Constantly changing promotions. Ridiculous expectations for stock, and staff training with not enough hours given.

    Advice to Management

    Changes in company upper management creates unfriendly working environment. Salary caps are now in place for all positions.



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