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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Good job, bad management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver/Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Shipper/Receiver/Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Talbots full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management were clueless on most aspects of everyday processes.

    Advice to Management

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


  2. Helpful (1)

    Extremely disorganized; poor communication; poor calendar scheduling

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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