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Good learning experience

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Talbots part-time

Pros

Great culture, customer service is very important (which is empowering to employees), company stands behind their product and coworkers were wonderful.

This was a side job while I was in school so it was perfectly fine for the type of job I was looking for.

Cons

Store manager didn't really do anything, assistant managers did the work while she took the credit (especially when the DM was in town).

Doesn't seem to have a real system for employees who want to advance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

When DM visits stores have them take time to talk to the employees one on one so we can answer honestly about whats going on in the store.

Employees are the backbone of stores, if they feel empowered they will work that much harder.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Doing what's right for the customers & employees

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Talbots full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The company has great leadership from the CEO down the ranks. Great values as a company that takes great care of the employee as well as the customer.

    Cons

    Get an awesome discount...spend a great deal on clothes! I love fashion so there's really no cons!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think we're on the right track as a brand, Management is always seeking feedback from the field which will only make our brand the brand of choice!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employees either stay for 1-2 years or 20-30 years

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Marketing Specialist  in  Hingham, MA
    Current Employee - Database Marketing Specialist in Hingham, MA

    I have been working at Talbots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The work is steady and manageable, and managers support flexibility in hours distribution. It is easy to get a half day for last minute appointments, which can be a blessing.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth within departments. Talbots has been closing many stores and letting many employees go at corporate. It is not unheard of for emails to go through one day and bounce back the next because someone has been cut without warning. Territorial management does not promote a team atmosphere, and job insecurity promotes a tendency towards micromanagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allowing employees to rely on each other and trust good workers to do good work.

    Approves of CEO
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