Express Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
642 Reviews
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642 Reviews
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Pros
  • The cons outweigh even the positives that the 30% employee discount give (in 52 reviews)

  • Great discount-35-45 percent off (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't like minimum wage and sometimes it can get really hectic with customers (in 70 reviews)

  • I would constantly be hounded to sell more credit cards, and borderline harass customers for it (in 56 reviews)

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  1.  

    I worked as a sale associate seasonally/part time for about two years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    The associates and managers become very close, you are working with them all the time and you become a team. I feel at home every time I go back to my store. They definitely treat you like family.

    Cons

    Retail job, on your feet a lot and have to deal with sometimes unfriendly people

  2.  

    Great Opportunity, Great Compensation!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Brand Sales Manager  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Brand Sales Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Express full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great training, leadership, and potential for growth! They treat their managers like family! Great base plus lots of incentives for bonuses, raises, etc. You work in a team environment and everyone has a common goal. Upper management want you to succeed and provide the tools to do so. There are always amazing discounts to the store and it's partner stores. This is a fashion forward company that you will be proud to be a part of!

    Cons

    Must be results driven and willing to work long hours. Retail can take a toll on someone but if you are committed, you will make good $$.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Express Sales Associate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Express Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Express part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discounts. Meeting new people, management

    Cons

    Low Pay, even with experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer higher salaries to retain employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great team working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Lead  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Lead in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Express part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good opportunity to move up, great experience on resume, discount, leadership building

    Cons

    hours are not ideal, company is restricting employee discount more and more, constantly short staffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Changed my view on retail jobs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management is fun and know how to get the associates pumped for the day

    Cons

    not much negative started out with few hours but once you get the hang of everything the hours come

  7.  

    I've worked for many specialty retailers and EXPRESS is by far the best company I've worked for.

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    Current Employee - Brand Co-Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The amazing discount. The family like environment with the district/ region/ company. They care about their employees. Company is very involved. Lots of VP / ZVP/ RM / RVM / DM / LP visits!

    Cons

    You spend all your money on the clothes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of job opportunities if you work hard

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    Current Employee - Brand Co-Manager  in  Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Co-Manager in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Express full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a ton of energy in all the stores and being able to work with people with the same fashion and passions makes work fun. There seems to always be an opportunity to move up or learn a new division of responsibility which makes consistent growth a plus.

    Cons

    Minimum wage is expected at an entry level job however the tasks and energy needed for success here is more then that. Express needs to offer their associates above minimum wage to help keep associate retention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Planning is difficult in this brand so being proactive versus reactive can be a challenge. My recommendations is to communicate to the store level in a more efficient and timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Desert, CA

    I worked at Express part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great discounts, & awesome management.

    Cons

    Working with some grouchy fellow employees or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. Loved my managers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead

    I have been working at Express part-time

    Pros

    promotions, easy to move up in the company if you have the dedication to do so, many opportunities to take advantage of,

    Cons

    hard to get time off, company made employees ineligible for Express Next (loyalty program)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my district manager, she is great to work with and and always available to help when you need her too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Express is a great environment to work in, the managers love what they do and always keep you motivated to sell.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Buffalo, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Buffalo, NY

    I worked at Express part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The opportunity to sell high quantities of merchandise.

    Cons

    Minimum wage was an obvious con but regardless I enjoyed working for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing employees to sell and stay motivated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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