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Lead through fear

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Current Employee - Co Manager  in  Honolulu, NC
Current Employee - Co Manager in Honolulu, NC

I have been working at Ann Taylor full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Discount
Visually a beautiful store to work

Cons

It's a shame that such a well known brand fosters an environment of leading by fear.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Require your Store Managers to dress professionally as they expect other staff. Require that customers are greeted with sincerity.
Have your district manager review/approve any employment ads posted on Craigslist. Saw an ad which the grammar and sentence structure was atrocious!! Is that how your company is represented!!

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Ann Taylor

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Pay is decent, discount is generous

    Cons

    Rude customers, pushy management, gossip and endless drama, not enough hours for anybody

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop forcing employees to Patronize customers about credit cards the more you push it on them the more they become frustrated. Co-Manager at the Houston Premium Outlets has no respect for customers and employees it's very embarrassing and super unprofessional.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Too Much like High School Cliques

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Co-Manager in Denver, CO

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

    Pros

    -People that work and shop there can make the store environment fun
    -Great product and 50% off of full price employee discount

    Cons

    -Advancement is almost completely based on who you know
    -"He said, She said" ends up being more important to upper management than things like sales results and adherence to company policies.
    -Too many people were worked out the door without sound reasoning, while "favorites" got away with anything, and could even do things like take more paid vacations than allowed by the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The DM needs to work more on hiring Store and Co Managers that are capable of actually doing everything in their job requirements, not friends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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