Talbots

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Lack of appreciation and reward for hard work and enthusiasm

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

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

Pros

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

Cons

HR 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 ManagementAdvice

Reward 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

327 Other Employee Reviews for Talbots (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Things looking up, need to reward those who have stayed through the tough years

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    Customers and Co-Workers are excellent

    Cons

    Low pay, unorganized, too much change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees, lots of longevity and associates who make great daily business decisions. Reward those who have weathered the storm. like we were told.

  2.  

    Decent Retail Job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    - Good for temporary work
    - Nice clientele
    - Good working environment

    Cons

    - Limited upward mobility
    - No raises
    - No value for education

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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