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Favorable

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hingham, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hingham, MA

I worked at Talbots

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great peers
Great customers
Dedicated and hardworking store teams

Cons

Need to listen more closely

Advice to Management

Ask more and listen carefully

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  1. Great work environment.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Talbots

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, casual and friendly.

    Cons

    Would have liked to have more design input.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Used to love it, Trudi turned it to HELL!!!!

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fayetteville, NC
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Fayetteville, NC

    I worked at Talbots

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Clothing Discount
    - Meet Great People (Employees & Customers)
    - Benefit Package (That was in place 2009 and prior)

    Cons

    - CUT, CUT, CUT thats all we were hearing
    - If you don't make target 3 months in a row, we had to let you go
    - Managers kill themselves to do "Brand Moments" (floor moves) with very little help and or time
    - Upper Management expects you to be able to respond to their dim witted immediate floor changes immediately... like 5 min after walking in to the store. EVEN after we were told to not come in more than 30 min. before store openenig.
    - The restructuring of Districts & DM's- put dedicated people (my mentors) out of work... and put incompetent "Hitler-esque" people in their place.
    - No matter if you were a store producing TOP RESULTS.... you still had to cut sales & support hours.
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    Advice to Management

    Get out of flippin Boston and do some grunt work in the "REAL" stores, with NO STAFF, NO SUPPORT & see how you manage a 3-4 concept "Brand Moment" that's been moved to NOW! Can't you see why Talbot's following has diminished so badly? Quit micro-managing the Managers that know what they are doing... give them their creative flexibility back.... Not every store is like Boylston!!!!!


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