Talbots

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3 people found this helpful  

corporate conservative culture.

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Current Employee - Allocation Analyst in Hingham, MA
Current Employee - Allocation Analyst in Hingham, MA

I have been working at Talbots

Pros

good entry level- get in and get out
half day fridays in the summer
great for suburban soccer moms
people are generally nice who work there
full benefits

Cons

conservative corporate culture
bad management
great for suburban soccer moms
favoritism
high turnover rate
what have you done for me lately type attitude
very small bonuses and salary increases

Advice to ManagementAdvice

develop talent from within

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    extremely valuable to building my skill set and providing the experience needed to move on to greater career goals.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    great benefits, great facility, casual and fun atmosphere, an open team environment, opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    the technology in place is a giant failure, the computer systems, applications, website, etc. are lacking the capabilities necessary to support business needs, are undependable, problematic, and aggravating for both employees and customers, and the company's tech support and IT departments are insufficient and many times useless. Also, 99% of upper management (Managers and above) is lazy, incompetent, unmotivated, avoids responsibility or having to "deal" with things or do their own work, because most of them don't know how to do it and some just simply don't want to do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    contribute, be useful, carry your own wieght, earn your salary, step up and take some responsibility, perform in a way that shows others "why" you are a Manager, Sr. Manager, VP etc. Don't dump your work on others or get some one else (who is not in a position to say no) do your dirty work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ok

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Rochester, NY

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    good pay, discount is pretty good, nice people to work with

    Cons

    associates are accountable based on productivity, sales get competitive and can feel almost catty, clothes have a good associate discount but are still somewhat expensive, some workers are very judgmental

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    eliminate individual productivity and base it on the store

    Approves of CEO
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