Talbots Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Talbots CEO 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. Talbots is a brand that leverages and loves the internal and external customer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - District Manager in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - District Manager in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love working here because my ideas matter. I am heard. I also get consistent feedback which has put me in a career point where I am growing professionally at a much quicker pace.

    Cons

    This is not a brand that hands you all the answers. Things aren't always black and white. If you need a "packet" for everything you do you will not be happy. If you are smart and can think outside of the box it is great.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to leverage top talent. Ask the hard questions but continue to inspire. Lead with the "we care" attitude you have now.


  2. Talbots Rocks!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Our CEO is such an inspiring, amazing leader who creates such a collaborative, creative environment. We are empowered to lead our teams in a way that we have fun and meet all of our company goals and commitments.

    Cons

    Can't think of a one!!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what we are doing!


  3. A retail company that rocks!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comittment to learning and development, very transparent senior management team, great co-workers and fun clients.

    Cons

    -retail hours can be tough but the company is understanding of your work/life needs -technology in the stores is not up to date but is in the works

    Advice to Management

    Stay "real"- it's refreshing! Continue to support internal career growth and expand our access to possible career paths.


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  5. Awesome brand!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Store Manager
    Current Employee - General Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    Inclusive and collaborative environment. Definitely feel very valued. Upper leadership is very connected and on the same page. There is congruency between mission and values and our actual behaviors and expectations.

    Cons

    Opportunity to streamline communication flow. Often times have to look in multiple places to get the pieces of an answer and then put that together. Some operational processes can use upgrading in order to help facilitate better planning and strategy.


  6. General Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is the most humble company I have ever worked for. The people are real and it's so refreshing to be around people who care about people. I AM TALBOTS! !!!!

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  7. Warehouse associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company and great benefits

    Cons

    Nothing negative about working here


  8. Great Place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    This company is really turning around and is evolving in to an even more exciting place to work. I have worked at other retailers and none of them treat their employees with the appreciation and respect that Talbots does.

    Cons

    Overall there is a lot of room for advancement but because the turn over rate is low you may have to wait a while.


  9. amazinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng place to work

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good benefits when you start, awesome people, upper ward mobility

    Cons

    not enough task to spread among empolyees


  10. Energizing, supportive and quality company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lehigh Valley, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leadership team, quality merchandise. Fun to come to work. The customers are extremely loyal to Talbots. Corporate leadership and field leadership share the same vision. It's a collaborative atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Travel time to current location . Time frame for visual execution and when the product is delivered can be challenging for scheduling purposes .

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing, I've never felt better about this company.


  11. Talbots Love

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hingham, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    Talbots is an incredible company to be a part of. I have been working at Talbots for over 18 years and feel very fortunate to be a part of such a smart, fashion forward brand. Even through the leadership has had many changes, the company always remembers to value and reward their employees for their hard work. Love the direction the company is going and I'm excited to see what the future has in store! (Pun intended)

    Cons

    Slow with keeping up with technology, but I do feel senior management is making a strong effort to close this gap.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! Continue to invest in high quality fabrics and designs. Also, keep pushing stylist creativity!



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