Talbots

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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 (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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    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 (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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    Extremely disorganized; poor communication; poor calendar scheduling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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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
    No opinion of CEO
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