Ann Taylor

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Ann Taylor Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
795 Reviews
3.3
795 Reviews
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Ann Taylor President, CEO, and Director Kay Krill
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393 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount for the employees with additional opportunities for coupons (in 89 reviews)

  • The employee discount is 50% and every quarter you get select items at 75% off (in 68 reviews)


Cons
  • All the time the store whats more credit cards more sales , never is good enough (in 71 reviews)

  • There is no work life balance for store managers or even co managers (in 27 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Working at the Loft

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead

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

    Pros

    Friendly associates and store management, fun atmosphere. They had a large range of products and urged us to be honest with clients about fit/style.

    Cons

    Some of the stores (smaller ones) are not well-regulated by district management. This led, at some times, to favoritism by store management and ignorance of policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Loft for ann taylor

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

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

    Pros

    great energy, mostly good people, positive customers, great discount

    Cons

    I wish I had more hours, higher pay and benefit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    part time employee should get benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I like the majority of the people I work with, but for being educated, I am severely under paid!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, the people I work with, and the associate discount

    Cons

    I have worked my butt off for Loft and I feel my efforts have no been noticed. I recently was promoted as a Sales Lead and got the smallest raise possible with tons more responsibility. Not to mention I have a degree in fashion marketing and make close to minimum wage!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need to pay more attention to the back breaking work your associates do for you, and make them aware that you are thankful for their hard work and effort!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not what I'm used to

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    Decent Co-workers.
    Nice Area

    Cons

    The pay is too low compared to other retailers I've worked for. But considering the name of the company I'm sticking with it for now. I also just started so I could be blindsided to something that could become great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES MORE.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Rewarding, Hard to do with being a full time student

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Normal, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Lead in Normal, IL

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

    Pros

    Management status with higher pay, professional growth

    Cons

    Hard to do with being a full time student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Both manager and co-manager left within 2 months of each other, not stable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ehh

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great co-workers and location

    Cons

    Management was inadequate at understanding how store locations work, especially the Downtown SF Store. Don't promote within as often as they should

  8.  

    maintenance

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    fun people to work with

    Cons

    lots of uninteresting work repetitive

  9.  

    Good work environment, terrible management

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

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    The work environment was very fun and I loved the other associates that I worked with, great discount

    Cons

    Management needs some serious work in this company. Unrealistic expectations, lots of favoritism, did not promote from within enough, and we were expected to stay WELL past what our time sheets would say. We would be scheduled until 10pm, and wouldn't leave until 11pm. Sometimes even later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop the favoritism, its ridiculous and often associates are promoted who have absolutely NO experience above those who do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Don't Promote From Within!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Ann Taylor Loft Sales Lead

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

    Pros

    Good discount and if your upper management decent benefits.

    Cons

    They don't like to promote from within. They make it much harder for internal hires than they do new hires during interview process. DM is a total flake and hardly comes to visit the store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should be looking within the store first before looking outside when a position opens up. Pay is really bad and they should offer employees from Loft the same amount they offer there employees at Ann Taylor. The Loft actually is doing better financially than Ann Taylor. Not cool!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ann Taylor

    Pros

    detailed floor sets and opportunities for sales from online

    Cons

    no wiggle or creative room with floor sets

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