Talbots
2.9 of 5 254 reviews
www.talbots.com Hingham, MA 5000+ Employees

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Lack of appreciation and reward for hard work and enthusiasm

Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Talbots full-time for more than a year

ProsNice, loyal clientele. Very good work hours for a retail position. There were several very professional part-time employees.

ConsHR concerns were ignored or brushed under the rug by store and district manager. No raises for sales associates or management. Promises made by store manager and district manager that were not fulfilled. Lack of appreciation for hard work and education. Poor communication within management. Management not concerned about associate well-being and happiness, only with the bottom line. Store manager received bonuses based on SPH, so she would cut hours to the bare bones, working her assistant and co-manager with no other sales support at the end of each month because they had the highest sales. Personally, I remained physically and emotionally exhausted for the duration of my employment. Taking a legitimate sick day was very difficult to do, and there were at least 2 times I should not have come to work but did because my salaried manager was not willing to step in and help. However, she was the first to leave early on slow days. Bad behavior within management ranks was common, especially inappropriate comments and treatment of associates. These issues were never addressed and the response was always "don't cause more of a problem by bringing this to senior management".

Advice to Senior ManagementReward associates and assistant/co managers for consistent hard work and base promotions on merit. Employees should not leave work feeling stressed and underappreciated. Promote from within and reward consistently high productivity with raises and/or incentives.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Once upon a time....it was great.

Store Management (Former Employee)
Columbus, OH

I worked at Talbots full-time for more than 10 years


Pros: Most co-workers were great. Many managers would work together to create a… Cons: DM would tell half-truths, if not blatant lies, to motivate managers. Assistant managers were "encouraged" to work 5-10 hours overtime per week because it's… Advice to Senior Management: Don't ask your store teams to sell items that your customer doesn't want. I was once told, "Ladies, it's not that difficult. Stuff… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hingham, MA

I worked at Talbots full-time for more than 3 years


Pros: The people that work at Talbots are great. Awesome opportunities! Cons: HR is not the most pleasant to deal with. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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