Talbots Reviews

Updated August 1, 2015
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Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
Lizanne Kindler
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Pros
  • I found the position to be a decent work/life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Benefits are immediate upon hire for full-time employees, without any probationary 90 day period that many companies require (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management completely out of touch (in 23 reviews)

  • The work life balance is not available (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Retail

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love being able to make my customer look and feel her best everyday and build high performing teams.

    Cons

    I wish I could think of one. Best company ever to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for being so transparent and leading by example.


  2. Incredible Culture

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

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The transparent, collaborative, inspiring culture of drive and humility that has been cultivated by the leadership of this organization is incredible. If you have the desire to work hard, treat others with respect, think differently, and have fun, you would thrive here.

    Cons

    Can't think of a one... the work environment is beyond rewarding for anyone who is enthusiastic and demonstrates effort.


  3. General Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone I work with and for are open to suggestions and extremely collaborative. People work for people. Everything goes back to the customer!

    Cons

    Payroll management. Benefit times goes against store payroll. Should be separated and handles at corporate.


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  5. Look no further... Sign me up!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lehigh Valley, PA

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been in store management for 15 years. If you have a passion for helping customers look and feel their best... This is the company for you! if you are looking for a rewarding career with inspiring leaders, teamwork, daily challenges and topping it off with fun... this is the place to be!

    Cons

    As in all retail... Hours and payroll challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for your daily support and delivering on fabulous product!


  6. Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Williamsport, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Williamsport, PA

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is the most rewarding job I have ever had in my retail career. I feel lucky to be part of an amazing company who not only values its customers but also its employees.

    Cons

    There are always challenges with any job, but we have such great partnerships with our peer groups. I find it hard to pin point any negatives.

    Advice to Management

    The support we receive as leaders from our senior leadership team is truly genuine. This starts at the top level and trickles down to all our stores.


  7. Collaborative Culture in an OUTSTANDING company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talbot is the most amazing company I have ever worked for. The leadership team truly cares about the needs at the store level. They listen to the associates and provide feedback and answers whenever possible. I have been encouraged to take risks and have been given the tools and training to succeed in these endeavors. I am learning each and every day with the support from our entire team - from the visual merchandising team to marketing and our DM. It's incredible! I also want to mention that we have the most loyal and courteous customers in all of retail. My favorite part of my job is to work with the fabulous clients that visit us each day. Thank you, Talbots, for providing me opportunity to have fun and absolutely love my job!!!

    Cons

    Retail is a dynamic career choice - you have to have the energy and enthusiasm to enjoy it every day. It takes a lot of stamina both mentally and physically to do this job!

    Advice to Management

    Keep making your associates happy & we will always keep our customers happy. I love my job!!!


  8. Co store manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Co Manager in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - Co Manager in North Wales, PA

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The customer's are absolutely amazing!!! I truly get to make friends everyday. It's a low stress and very fun environment to work in. We make our goals by building meaningful relationships with people. That's what the company believes in, ensuring they have happy customers and happy associates. The team here is great. Leading them feels exciting and they step up to any challenge with curiosity and passion. The senior leadership (dm&rm) is inspiring and empathetic.

    Cons

    I can't think of any real cons. The company is making so many huge changes in technology to elevate her shopping experience. They are truly keeping up with trends in technology.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to elevate her experience because the customer (internal and external) is why we are here. Her/his emotionally attachment to the brand will decide our success.


  9. General Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in North Wales, PA
    Current Employee - General Manager in North Wales, PA

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Associates and customers are at the forefront of all they do. Building relationships is their #1 priority and you can feel that in the stores through the thoughtful pace in which we operate. The pay and benefits are competitive and Team Rewards are an amazing extra bonus!

    Cons

    There really are no cons. The company is working at a fast pace to make upgrades to all systems that will streamline processes & align leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Everyone is so supportive and lovely to work with. I have never felt so valued!


  10. Having fun, helping women look and feel their best!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Level of customer service Investment in employees Great atmosphere for both employees and customers Collaboration on many levels An incredible support system within stores, with peers, and senior leadership

    Cons

    How can their be cons when you love what you do?


  11. I Love My Job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing team atmosphere that is open and collaborative. Senior leadership who is invested in growth and development of not only the brand, but the teams who work here. Fantastic culture with an emphasis on the customer experience and putting customers first always. Great place to work if you love to connect with your team and your customers!

    Cons

    Need to be able to manage, lead and work in the gray. If you thrive in the gray, this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Keep the momentum going!



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