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Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

Pros

Great on-site training in sales, customer service and even management. Great employee discounts (especially on extra discount weekends), decent pay and a sense of camaraderie among all workers.

Cons

Stingy management at times and a loud work environment. There are opportunities for advancement, but they are few and far between and usually only come after years of company employment.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. Overall I have enjoyed my time at Express mostly because of the people I work with. The company could make a few changes

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

    I have been working at Express part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    One of the pros of working at Express as I said before are the individuals. Everyone is very welcoming and open to answering questions. The managers try to be understanding of the associates problems creating an open environment. I only work part-time so the hours change every week which is good because I would get bored of the same routine eventually.

    Cons

    The cons are that the managers can sometimes be a little unprofessional. There was a time when one of the managers was talking about different types of consumers by race and I thought it to be extremely inappropriate.

    Also, the lunch breaks are ridiculous. You have to work 6 1/2 hours before you can get a HALF hour break. They will never give you a full hour, even if you work more than 7 hours. They will break up your break so that it equals an hour. For instance, you get 45 minutes, then a couple hours later they will give you a 15 minute break.

    Lastly, the store hours. The store used to close at 9pm Monday-Saturday and 8pm on Sunday's. Now we close at 10pm Monday-Saturday and 9pm on Sunday's.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your employees more lunch break time.

    Close the store at a decent hour so we won't get home so late.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Loved the clothes, but unreasonable expectations on the job

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    Current Employee - Ft Sales Leader in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Ft Sales Leader in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Express full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    clothing and discount is great and we can wear jeans to work every day
    I learned a lot about retail here

    Cons

    they set high expectations but don't really show you how to meet them.
    Some employees are extremely lazy but nothing is said to them, which leaves even more work for everyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let employees know that they have a chance to be promoted to give them incentive to work hard.
    Don't expect the same behaviors to produce better results each year, change the behaviors if you want to see growth. Give stores more payroll. It's hard to give a good customer experience on two man coverage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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