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Local management was fair to good, but company has been extremely mismanaged at corporate level for the last 5 years.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Knoxville, TN

I worked at Talbots

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Discount on clothing (until quality was abandoned), decent benefits (although those are declining), wonderful co-workers, nice facility, reasonably ergonomically-correct work space

Cons

Product quality and level of customer service allowed has declined to an embarrassing level; it seems as if the current management (directors and above) are simply taking what they can before shutting the company down.

Advice to Management

Start making decisions to benefit the company and try to save it rather than doing whatever it takes to avoid responsibility while profiting from the company's continuing downfall. Stop adding to the top-heavy corporate structure while abusing the employees that work hard to try to restore customer loyalty under very difficult circumstances.

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  1. Good

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Talbots

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice customer service. good floor coverage.

    Cons

    Too old fashion. The computers are old.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Talbots

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent group of very dedicated employees in most cases
    family like attmosphere
    great discount
    competitive wages
    great heritage of company brand name

    Cons

    alot of political favorings like many companies, play a lot of favorites
    company in a very unstable time right now, lots of layoffs,shaky from corporate
    constant changes of schedule, hard to balance with personal life
    unclear directions coming down from top, very unrealistic for resources given
    constant change of expectations of jobs

    Advice to Management

    Have a very good staff for the most part, show more apprecitation of that in a sincere way.
    Tone of reviews and corrective actions given to people often very harsh and done publicly, while others do the same activities with little said. More advace planning needed to make directions happen in a smooth way, be more realistic in demands given. Offer better incentives to those who do perform.

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