Ann Taylor Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Very interesting place to work for, very competitive and learning environmen when it comes to women's fashion. Both in r

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    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director, Marketing in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    learning many fashion principles and styles

    Cons

    commercially branded, they don't think out of the box, in marketing terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to their employee's, for they are the consumers (women)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good for a first time retail job.

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    Former Employee - Ann Taylor Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good employee discount, great co-workers

    Cons

    Management always changing. Hours are unpredictable. Very little training. Forced to ask for credit cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is only worried about themselves.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    Really nice company to work for!

    Cons

    I have nothing to complain about.

    Recommends
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  5. 3 people found this helpful

    A Great Company - If Your The Right Person

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    Current Employee - Colorist ( Freelance) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Colorist ( Freelance) in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company culture is very uplifting, and you will do well here if you click with your team. The women (a few men) that work here are the same would would expect to shop at LOFT or Ann Taylor, or J CREW and Madewell. So basically if your that type, maybe head of your sorority in college and have fashion sense then this is perfect for you. The is a strong sense of community and female empowerment. There is room fro growth, and usually depends on professional relationships. Treat freelance employees well.

    Cons

    On the other hand, it can be a place with a lot of cliques and almost feels like high school all over again, this create ineffective communication across departments. Communication is not always a strong point here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to make sure employees at every level feel valuable and improve on the work-life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Amazing Organizational / Corporate Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company really moved through a transformation in 2010/2011 where they cultivated a culture focused on the interests of and relationships with their customers and their employees. The executive team embodied this new culture and showed a vested interest in people.

    Cons

    Certain departments have heavy work hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful

    Great experience to begin my career in fashion.

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    Former Employee - Freelance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    friendly co-workers, nice office environment. overall a great learning experience for me and i would recommend the company to others, even though in the end it wasn't the career path for me.

    Cons

    not always clear on job responsibilities, especially when beginning a new position during a busy time of year. Some confusion regarding expectations and roles, and who to report to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider promoting freelance workers in more of a timely manner.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Good People, Bad Management

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    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Ann Taylor part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Fashionable Store with nice products.
    Employee discount is 50% (nice) and each quarter you get an additional (70% OFF)
    Charitable causes are supported by the company.

    Cons

    Many managers, many rules.
    Inconsistencies on policies that interfered with customer service and satisfaction.
    Store policies created discomfort with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More organization and better policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Retail Planner in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Planner in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very organized with work load evenly distributed. Good balance of work and personal life. Upper management is respectable.

    Cons

    None that immediately comes to mind

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Nice place and good rewards

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people lively place clothes is great quality and yhe styles are lovely for every age

    Cons

    Theyre a nice company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice for managment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. So far so good. Very capable people and lots to do.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    Great benefits. Smart, hardworking people.

    Cons

    Nothing until now. The hours can be heavy. Expect to work more than 40 hours a week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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