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Helpful (1)

Talbots is a niche culture grounded in the success of its own traditions.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Technical Design in New York, NY
Former Contractor - Technical Design in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Talbots as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

-40 hour work week -warm and friendly workplace for those who blend well into the existing culture -new leadership, new investors, and new management

Cons

-internal environment suffering from a lot of uncertainty; creating a high stress, weak morale environment within the ranks -It takes time for changes in assumptions, values and attitudes to really stick and spread in a ‘dyed-in-the-wool’ mature culture like Talbots. Talbots has mostly a reactive culture - not proactive

Advice to Management

-Embrace technology in the supply chain faster -Communicate more effectively up and down the hierarchy chain -Exercise better control of the development/sampling budget

Other Employee Reviews for Talbots

  1. Helpful (1)

    There could be more opportunities for temporary employees to advance

    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Learning how to do the job correctly is not hard. The discount for employees is wonderful.

    Cons

    As a temporary employee, even when I come back to my same position after being at school, there is no opportunity to get a raise. Although the salary is higher than minimum wage, it would be nice to be rewarded for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    If there is a problem with a machine inside a store, they should be making sure that the machine gets fixed as soon as possible, whether parts have to be shipped overnight or not. They should be making sure that the working environment is safe and suitable for employees.


  2. Nice job, flexible hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Everyone is incredibly nice - Whenever I needed time off, I just had to put it into the system two weeks prior so I would be able to get the time off - All the clients are very nice (with the occasional bad apples) but that's retail

    Cons

    - Don't get enough hours, especially when it's slow.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change the dress code too drastically... I would like to be able to dress up my dark denim at work.


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