Ann Taylor

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Ann Taylor Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.1 657 reviews

70% Approve of the CEO

Ann Taylor President, CEO, and Director Kay Krill

Kay Krill

(332 ratings)

52% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount for the employees with additional opportunities for coupons(in 72 reviews)

  • Great employee discount, upbeat attitude, quality corporate morals, flexible scheduling(in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • All the time the store whats more credit cards more sales , never is good enough(in 63 reviews)

  • Despite what they say about being a company that "understands women" there is not much work-life balance(in 21 reviews)

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    Great Team to work with

    Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFifty Percent Discount, Flexible hours, great team

    ConsPersonal Growth is difficult, compensation

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Happy employee

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun, friends, always learning something new. Opportunities, growth and development.

    ConsPay scale is not flexible enough to draw in experienced employees as new associates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore flexibility in pay range for new associates

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    Great company and brand values

    Co-Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company stands by its values and really invests in the development of its people. It is a quality brand that focuses on customer service and creating a genuine connection with its customers

    ConsOpportunity to grow in the company was limited for me at the time which forced me to move outside of the company to seek the opportunity I was looking for.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience

    Store Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat Culture, Great Women, Clothes are on trend and afforadable

    ConsWork Life balance, work load, nature of retail climate.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork life balance is not felt at the store level

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice store, great management, busy store

    Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate (Current Employee) Panama City Beach, FL

    ProsNice people, lots of clients coming in, busy

    ConsTypical retail turnover, typical retail pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementDelegate and trust your associates to complete tasks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience, effective for a college student

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Tampa, FL

    ProsGreat people to work with, amazing discounts (50%)

    ConsToo many employees; therefore, you don't get many hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHaving 15 employees for just a small store makes it hard for other one to get more than 14 hours per week, some of them don't even work for a few week; therefore, it is somewhat useless to have that many employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great so far but unfortunately not a career

    Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat atmosphere and people!

    ConsCompared to other retailers and companies (Gap Inc, Starbucks, etc.) Ann Taylor/Loft pays low with little to know benefits and few opportunities for advancement. Only the store manager and co - manager are full-time everyone else has to be part-time even if they would like to work fulltime for the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHelp great employees that want to stay with the company stay. Increase wages and allow fulltime work for those who want it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Great team building

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis was my first retail job. Everyone was patient in helping me learn. I also learned how to work on a team and how to provide customer service under any circumstance.

    ConsThis was just a pat time job.

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    Typical Retail Job

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Tysons Corner, VA

    ProsThe managers were nice and clear about expectations and the sales team knew how to have fun yet take hold of their responsibilities.

    ConsThe store and team was sometimes disorganized. Management would sometimes give conflicting orders so it was hard to figure out which had priority.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall, a supportive, temporary environment

    Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat team members, great company values, flexible hours, pretty good sales discount, great for teens or young adults looking for part-time or seasonal work.

    ConsDuring the busy season, you have to stay much later than scheduled (like closing at 1 am) and during the slow season, you might get sent home early at a minute's notice, which is very inconvenient if you traveled to work and only worked for 2 hours from your scheduled 6 hours shift. Or you may get your hours decreased for the week. It's important to remain flexible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSales Associate discount is great, except there are so many days where everything or a selection of items are 50% off that it doesn't feel like the associates got a great deal. In addition, I understand getting the clients to open credit cards is a huge goal, but the credit card bonuses need to be better to attract more clients. Perhaps if only people with the LOFT credit card can receive the 50% off discount on sale days, then you will have many more customers opening credit cards.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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