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Good place to work

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Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Hingham, MA
Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Hingham, MA

I worked at Talbots full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

By and large, low pressure. most work 9 to 5 days - don't get in the way of the door at the end of the day (assuming you like that kind of job).

Cons

Pay was average (goes with low pressure). Organization was VERY hierarchical. At the time former COO was no brain surgeon, but understand it is better managed now, despite layoffs to address over expansion. Systems were lacking in a big way.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get right sizing over quickly, concentrate on catelog business, stick to core business (women's clothing) versus additional ventures in kids, and men's clothing - which are not your core.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good job, bad management

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    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver/Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver/Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Talbots full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good hours with really good pay and great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management were clueless on most aspects of everyday processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your workers better and learn how to properly manage during important visits and processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Talbots

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate  in  Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at Talbots part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Employees receive a generous discount on Talbots clothing.

    Cons

    If you are an "older" woman, over 50, and just starting in retail, it is very unlikely that you will be able to move up within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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