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Great prices, good employee discount

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Leandro, CA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Leandro, CA

I worked at Talbots

Pros

Great clothes at close out prices. Great place for Christmas shopping. They offer an employee discount on top of the outlet and clearance prices. You can use the employee discount at other Talbot Stores in the mall. I find that buying clothes and returning was very easy for customers and employees since you can make returns at any store. On top of that if you buy anything online and it doesn't fit, you can bring it back to any store for a full refund.

Cons

Store is not as nice as regular Talbot Stores in the mall. The lighting and interior are dated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Try to upgrade the interior more to attract more customers.

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    Upscale retailer/low-level pay for position expectations

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    employee discount on merchandise - women's apparel and shoes

    Cons

    limited training for sales associate/starter position; corporate, mid-level and store management expectations for associates to perform non-work related tasks; i.e. cleaning, vacuuming, trash disposal, display construction, general store maintenance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide stronger oversight for district manager, including positive reinforcement for local store employees, knowledge of sales staff names and performance; sales incentives for positive performance and inititative

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Analyzing the Apparel Industry.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Allocation Analyst  in  Hingham, MA
    Current Employee - Allocation Analyst in Hingham, MA

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    Ability to work for a smaller company.
    An ability to learn about the apparel industry and fashion in a smaller environment which allows for a more indepth understanding of the business.
    The current "new" management is bringing about positive change which will lead the company into a better and more successful direction.

    Cons

    Company Headquarters is located in suburban Massachusetts and not located in a closer vicinity to Boston, which can make commuting difficult due to the lack of public transportation.
    The company was recently going through restructuring which made career advancement difficult.
    The career paths are somewhat lengthy and in some cases require unnecessary positions.
    There is not much lateral movement from one career path to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To better look at their current career paths and restructure the paths for entry level associates.

    Recommends
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