Ann Taylor Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
733 Reviews
3.3
733 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount for the employees with additional opportunities for coupons (in 87 reviews)

  • The employee discount is 50% and every quarter you get select items at 75% off (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • All the time the store whats more credit cards more sales , never is good enough (in 68 reviews)

  • Despite what they say about being a company that "understands women" there is not much work-life balance (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Met a lot of of great people

    Cons

    Pay was too low, pay raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Positive is what matters

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sourcing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sourcing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in the office as a temp in the dresses department. It was not a bad experience working back retail. Fair pay, tasks are demanding but not too serious, friendly environment

    Cons

    Not much work to be done, tedious at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More tasks would have keep me in the company. Sadly, it was just a temp assignment for four months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ann Taylor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You get to explore different areas within the store to see what you enjoy doing and once you become good at it sometimes there is opportunity for you. Depends on your management team cause favoritism is always there.

    Cons

    It's just like the normal retail but it's all about how much you put in except working so hard and it never pays off could be very upsetting. Plus the pay doesn't reflect on how much you know.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the associates who likes their job if your interested in helping them become better people. Also raises should show what we are worth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company with good pay benefits good work travels, very political place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great company culture great pay and benefits, great aesthetic in designs . Always encourage to be creative and not bolted down by merchants plan. There are some very great high level managers depends on the department you are in, but I would say the bad apples do more harm to the organization and effect a ton on the good ones

    Cons

    Very Political enviroment , upper management in certain department only favors brown nosers. And if you are not in the circle, it's quite clear you will not be supported. Depends on the division you are in, certain director are very much a tool, not a great leader and manager.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Should have left sooner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    good hours
    generous discount
    nothing else
    depending on the store location cool co workers

    Cons

    horrible management to the point where it is condescending
    lots of gossip
    management favored more fashionable associates
    low pay (Why was I getting 4 dollars less than a stock associate?)
    too much on credit cards
    cares more about what you are wearing then what you are feeling
    illegal breaks (ie 45 minutes for 8 hours shifts when its supposed to be 1hr in nyc)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop hiring just anyone
    notice when your associates are upset and
    stop giving into ridiculous clients demands you side with them over your associates which make us turn on you
    and just sell the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    very nice

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Riverhead, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Riverhead, NY

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    promotion, compensation, raise, pay, manager

    Cons

    office culture, time off, perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    office culture, time off policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Team to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fifty Percent Discount, Flexible hours, great team

    Cons

    Personal Growth is difficult, compensation

    Recommends
  9.  

    Ability to work in a corporate environment in the Fashion Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in New York, NY

    I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable work environment, great benefits, hours are manageable with a very competitive salary. Great place to gain experience in fashion, while learning more about the business side of the industry.

    Cons

    Slower growth trajectory, not a fast paced/competitive environment. More perks would be beneficial to helping motivate team members towards growing the business. Less of a creative fashion environment and more focused on key items business.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ann Taylor Loft Product Management position

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Ann Taylor full-time

    Pros

    - Intelligent and friendly people
    - Recurring touchbases with Directors/Supervisors
    - Opportunity for your voice to be heard
    - Fair compensation
    - Strong brand message and customer base
    - Good factories

    Cons

    - Office culture is extremely fast paced and competitive
    - Software/Systems/Computers used are very old and slow
    - IT helpdesk are not helpful and takes way too long for anything to get resolved which can hold up your day(s)
    - Can work late often as the workload is high
    - Process is not defined or clear and needs to be changed to help above issues
    - Adoption ratio is very low but development # is very high

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Unprofessional & disrespectful Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    an awesome team of associates & it looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    No opportunity for growth, a lot of favoritism & awful pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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