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Express Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
730 Reviews
3.2
730 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount, fun fast paced environment, diverse group, great rewards for top performers (in 55 reviews)

  • Semi-decent discount on product when there is an additional employee discount (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't like minimum wage and sometimes it can get really hectic with customers (in 79 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance: Don't expect to take lunch and dont expect to be home in time for dinner (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    5 years and I still love it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    I've been at Express (Columbus home office) for around 5 years and I still love it. It's fast paced and a little crazy, but that's the type of environment I thrive in. Management really does recognize and reward successful employees.

    Cons

    If you're not someone who likes fast paced, do nt bother even applying for a job here. It's intense and it takes a very self-driven person to succeed. Sr. Leadership feels a bit disjointed, which makes things tricky too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline your communication. Mean what you say. Make decisions and don't waffle so much.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    "Ok"

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    30% discount and great work environment

    Cons

    Low pay and late night shifts

    Recommends
  3.  

    Co Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Co Manager in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at Express full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company, always concerned with your growth and development. Yearly reviews for a chance of a pay increase. Benefits are great!

    Cons

    Long hours, holidays, weekends. Constant customer complaints and issues. But all of these issues are expected with retail

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    Great discount on everything
    Cute clothes
    Helpful

    Cons

    Pay is very low
    Few hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Engaged work environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    Good place to work with good people.

    Cons

    Challenges vary and may have difficult barriers to overcome.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee support

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was a sales associate for 2 years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    Really nice management, good training, great for a first time job. Also a really flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Can get stressful when busy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None- can't complain. Overall a really positive experience

    Recommends
  8.  

    Lacking personal growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co Manager
    Former Employee - Co Manager

    I worked at Express full-time

    Pros

    Fun fast paced place to work. Organized company with great operations. Great pot and insurance etc. Great Fashion, Great Quality! Was proud to represent a quality product.

    Cons

    Hrs such as long nights and weekends, if you want to move up be willing to move and work extra hrs as an Store Manager and above. Hard to find work life balance. Left because salary to low for internal promotions. I worked my way up from an associate so didn't make as much money as some in the same position from outside the company.

    As far as growth you have to speak up for personal growth opportunities like going to store openings, corporate visits etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better raises to loyal employees that stand by your brand. Equally develop your managers instead of sending the same people to store opening and other opportunities.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    it has given me be a skills

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Medical File Ckerk
    Current Employee - Medical File Ckerk

    I have been working at Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They will give you great hours

    Cons

    the positions they place you only temporary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    your co-workers will make or break your experience at express just as in any retail job

    Cons

    unfair employee benefits, even though I had the same responsibilities as the other managers I received 10% less of a discount as them just because I was part time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I was there over 20 years! Great company to have a career with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Recognition and advancement with proven results.
    Good benefits including health , savings and retirement, and stock options.

    Cons

    Not always up to date on the latest and greatest regarding IT and using it to the stores full advantage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your people. They are the ones making great sacrifices on a daily basis to put into action all that is expected from upper management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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