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Express Reviews

Updated August 17, 2014
Updated August 17, 2014
612 Reviews

3.1
612 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount-35-45 percent off (in 49 reviews)

  • The cons outweigh even the positives that the 30% employee discount give (in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't like minimum wage and sometimes it can get really hectic with customers (in 62 reviews)

  • I would constantly be hounded to sell more credit cards, and borderline harass customers for it (in 54 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great work environment!

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    Pros

    Awesome discount, great benefits, amazing co workers. Overall a really great place to learn the ins and outs if retail.

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay. Job is really demanding for what the pay is especially for those who get promoted from within!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better to retain the best talent!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Express Sales Associate  in  Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Express Sales Associate in Oklahoma City, OK

    Pros

    Discounts. Meeting new people, management

    Cons

    Low Pay, even with experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer higher salaries to retain employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I've worked for many specialty retailers and EXPRESS is by far the best company I've worked for.

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    Current Employee - Brand Co-Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Brand Co-Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    The amazing discount. The family like environment with the district/ region/ company. They care about their employees. Company is very involved. Lots of VP / ZVP/ RM / RVM / DM / LP visits!

    Cons

    You spend all your money on the clothes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great team working environment

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    Current Employee - Customer Sales Lead  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Sales Lead in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    good opportunity to move up, great experience on resume, discount, leadership building

    Cons

    hours are not ideal, company is restricting employee discount more and more, constantly short staffed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Changed my view on retail jobs

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management is fun and know how to get the associates pumped for the day

    Cons

    not much negative started out with few hours but once you get the hang of everything the hours come

  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The employee discount is great! You are also the first to get your hands on all of the new merchandise. The hours are great especially when working during the holidays. Very upbeat atmosphere at all times.

    Cons

    With it being a retail position, you work with your fair share of bad employees (the ones who are there to make their parents happy when they are on break from school). You are on your feet the entire time so make sure to wear appropriate shoes (not high heels).

    Recommends
  8.  

    Love the job and the company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chesapeake, VA

    Pros

    They train you really we'll so that know what your doing and if you love working with people this is a good job because it's hands on with customers.

    Cons

    Communication and scheduling are the biggest problems. And there is no full time position unless you become a manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity to develop retail skills

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    Pros

    The employee discount is 30% and occasionally you might get up to 45-50% off. They give you lots of hours and its a fast paced environment when you are there during peak hours/days. Your schedule is always online and can bid on other people's shifts to pick up more hours or you can schedule your availability in advance and get planned time off.

    Cons

    Minimum wage is probably my biggest problem with working at express. Sales associates just have to hope to get enough hours. In order to be promoted, you need to commit for at least 6 months with the company.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Palm Desert, CA

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, great discounts, & awesome management.

    Cons

    Working with some grouchy fellow employees or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing. Loved my managers!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Lead

    Pros

    promotions, easy to move up in the company if you have the dedication to do so, many opportunities to take advantage of,

    Cons

    hard to get time off, company made employees ineligible for Express Next (loyalty program)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my district manager, she is great to work with and and always available to help when you need her too.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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