Talbots

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Great place to start not the place to get where you're going...

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX
Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Marcos, TX

I have been working at Talbots part-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good pay and employee discount, good learning experience although training is rushed, loved my coworkers, definitely a flexible work schedule and the program they use for scheduling is good.

Cons

The hours are not reliable, management hires people on constantly and that results in pay checks that you can't live on. Quality of product is definitely getting worse while product price is increasing! They don't hire from within and don't give raises to sales associates.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

don't over hire and realize people don't just work here for the employee discount (they actually have to make a living).

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Employed at talbots 2.5 years

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and bonus

    Cons

    Disengaged employees, little upward mobility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees to make decisions

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    Not the best!

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Talbots part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The employees at my store were a pleasure to work with. My general manager (when I was hired) was a delight to work under. Thankfully, Talbots paid me slightly higher than other stores I had worked at in the mall (Ann Taylor, LOFT, Victoria's Secret, White House Black Market).

    Cons

    Upper management fired the store manager who basically held our store together. Corporate got rid of the part-time assistang manager position WITHOUT WARNING. One day our ASM just showed up to work to find out she had been let go. She was in tears.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your lower-level employees better. Your regional and district managers are all intimidation with no understanding or motivation. They use scare tactics like threatening to fire people instead of motivating them to work harder.

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