Ann Taylor Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
722 Reviews

3.3
722 Reviews
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Ann Taylor President, CEO, and Director Kay Krill
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount for the employees with additional opportunities for coupons (in 72 reviews)

  • Great employee discount, upbeat attitude, quality corporate morals, flexible scheduling (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • All the time the store whats more credit cards more sales , never is good enough (in 63 reviews)

  • Despite what they say about being a company that "understands women" there is not much work-life balance (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits! Easy going atmosphere

    Cons

    No set schedule per week

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Ann

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Ann Taylor part-time

    Pros

    Management style throughout the company is consistently upbeat and positive. The company provides training, communication, feedback, and scheduling flexibility. The benefits of working part time include an awesome employee discount and rewards for good work for individuals and the team. Ann girls have good values and work in a supportive team environment, make genuine connections with clients, and are reasonably compensated.

    Cons

    As Ann is a smaller retail company, moving up can be a challenge, although the number of young managers is increasing now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Although I was sad to see some of the beloved upper level people forced out this year, I still think the company is headed in a good direction the next couple of years with growth in LOFT and Lou & Grey.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Retail Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Great employee discount, upbeat attitude, quality corporate morals, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    The constant pressure to open store credit cards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cool it on the push for credit cards, it is frustrating as an employee to feel as though you must coerce a client to opening a credit card.

    Recommends
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    Overall, a supportive, temporary environment

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

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

    Pros

    Great team members, great company values, flexible hours, pretty good sales discount, great for teens or young adults looking for part-time or seasonal work.

    Cons

    During the busy season, you have to stay much later than scheduled (like closing at 1 am) and during the slow season, you might get sent home early at a minute's notice, which is very inconvenient if you traveled to work and only worked for 2 hours from your scheduled 6 hours shift. Or you may get your hours decreased for the week. It's important to remain flexible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales Associate discount is great, except there are so many days where everything or a selection of items are 50% off that it doesn't feel like the associates got a great deal. In addition, I understand getting the clients to open credit cards is a huge goal, but the credit card bonuses need to be better to attract more clients. Perhaps if only people with the LOFT credit card can receive the 50% off discount on sale days, then you will have many more customers opening credit cards.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Store Manager, Great Company huge focus on people!!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager, Ann Taylor LOFT
    Current Employee - Store Manager, Ann Taylor LOFT

    I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Work - Life Balance
    Decent benefits package for Full Time.
    Corporate and Senior Management Support.
    Values Helping women look and feel their best.
    Great store discount! Great Product!

    I work for the Loft Outlet division in Ann inc and let me tell you that I have worked at different retail stores and ann inc has been one of the best companies to work for. They really care about their employees, We treat our staff with respect, We focus on training and coaching to better the work experience of all of the employees. It all starts from CEO, to the VPS, and DMs. I meet our RVP and she really makes us feel valued, her criticism is to improve our stores performance vs putting you down. I have a very supportive DM that answers his phone if you have questions, and provides the tools and resources to help you. I have spoken and worked with other DMs in this company and they all share the same values, so that tells me that Ann inc really focuses on finding the right fit for their leaders. I take one weekend off a month as well as the rest of my management team.

    Cons

    Payroll Constraints
    Normal blackout periods to take vacation (its retail what do you expect)
    floor sets every 4 weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Company values are great in the factory outlets such as loft outlet and ann taylor factory, these values need to be instilled more with full price loft and anntaylor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, good management, opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful times during holidays.

  8.  

    Ann Taylor long term employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Willing to promote internally, great work life balance, great work environment, supportive managers

    Cons

    Not great training, annoying clients, retail hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great retail experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Good discount and overall a great environment.

    Cons

    Long hours and holiday work which comes with retail territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Part-time Sales Associate

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Ann Taylor part-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for as part time associate. Lots of opportunity to grow within . Flexible shifts especially for those still in school

    Cons

    Sometimes not enough hours, however lots during holiday seasons. Overall a great place to work

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Key Holder  in  Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Ann Taylor LOFT Key Holder in Glendale, CA

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

    Pros

    There is potential immediate growth within the company if you are looking to move up.

    Cons

    Only manager & co-manager are offered full time position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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