Talbots

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No room for growth!!

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hattiesburg, MS
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hattiesburg, MS

I worked at Talbots part-time (more than an year)

Pros

You get a great discount on clothes.

Cons

No room for growth at all!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unless you are overpaid upper-management, don't expect any respect or courteous interaction.

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    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Worker Bee in Hingham, MA

    I worked at Talbots

    Pros

    Location is great for employees living on the south shore.

    Cons

    Extremely uncomfortable day-to-day environment with looming layoffs and possible buyout rumors running rampant. Upper management lives on a planet of 'it's all about me and what I can get' and gives little to no respect to underlings. Hard to get a "hello/good morning" in the hallways from just about anyone in any type of management roll. Pathetic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people in the manner in which you would like to be treated. Get out of your office (or actually come in to the office for a change) and interact with the people doing the grunt work as they are the ones actually getting things done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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