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Extremely disorganized; poor communication; poor calendar scheduling

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Current Employee - P/T Assistant Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - P/T Assistant Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Talbots part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

They give employees a great discount on clothes

Cons

There is very poor communication from the top on down. Work schedules change constantly, and store mgmt doesn't want to hear you're not available to come in if you weren't scheduled that day. There is too much focus on making customers open Talbots charge cards, running monthly "shopping parties" to entice customers to buy more than they want. Lack of respect for employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Learn to communicate with your employees; stop forcing associates to push charge cards and product on customers that they don't want to buy.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, SC

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

    Pros

    The customers will make your day.

    Cons

    I have endured religious discrimination and my hours have been cut to nothing per week or 1 day a week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not agree to hire someone when the understanding of one 24 hour period of religious beliefs will be observed and then cut their hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. Great starting job

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Champaign, IL

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

    Pros

    They have an organized system, part time hours are very manageable, co-workers are friendly, specific procedures for everything

    Cons

    Some of the customers that came in to Talbots were of an older age group and would sometimes be in a bad mood

    Recommends
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