Talbots

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Lack of dedicated company direction does not allow focus on customer to consistently happen

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Store Manager
Current Employee - Store Manager

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

Pros

The ladies are great to work with

Cons

Company is lost. Customers and employees both feel this and it is hard to combat on a daily basis. Lack or annual raises in quite a few years. High cost Medical/Dental...double what other retailers currently offer. Lack of opportunity to grow

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Treat the employees as internal customers, ie; benefits, annual reviews/raises, that you treasure and want to keep

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

326 Other Employee Reviews for Talbots (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Loved it...So sad I had to leave.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Interim Key Holder in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Interim Key Holder in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    -Advancement opportunity, I got promoted after 6 months (when I was only 18 years old!)
    -Pay is higher than other retailers
    -Fun working environment, I had wonderful coworkers, managers and customers
    -Every time I asked for time off, I got the days off as long as it was at least 1-2 weeks in advance
    -There would always be little challenges between the stores with incentives, which were really fun.

    This is an amazing place to work at if you value strong relationships with people.

    Cons

    -The company is going downhill
    -Some customers are hard to deal with, but this is the retail industry, it is always going to happen
    -I did not get enough hours, due to very slow days
    -Not fast-pace all the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Extremely disappointing non rewarding low ethics.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Talbots full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary in position is compensable, targets are set too high to make up for company losses due to bankruptcy none , none, none bonus structure is low rated set for failing.

    Cons

    Expectations and non support, left to fail and when you do no offer to,help or response if asking. Whereas in most companies change is good change is constant and decisions are inconsistent. Changes in CEO has taken place several times in past 2 years. When a store fails they make sure they have someone to blame rather than fix it or help in fixing it they only demand it be fixed.
    Mike Archbold is no longer in command.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider training programs and accountability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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