Express

www.express.com
Profile Unclaimed

Express Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
806 Reviews
3.2
806 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Express President & CEO Michael A. Weiss
Michael A. Weiss
323 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount, fun fast paced environment, diverse group, great rewards for top performers (in 55 reviews)

  • Semi-decent discount on product when there is an additional employee discount (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't like minimum wage and sometimes it can get really hectic with customers (in 79 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance: Don't expect to take lunch and dont expect to be home in time for dinner (in 28 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    A terrific place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Express hires really great people and has good training programs for new Store Managers and District Managers.

    Cons

    The expectations are high, but they have good training programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Felt taken advantage of and was constantly belittled

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

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    Good discounts on clothing, especially on certain weekends when we got extra discounts. Relatively flexible on what we wore to work

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations for shipment processing from the box out to the floor (110 units/hour is impossible unless you're sprinting and sweating), I wasn't properly trained and was expected to pick things up and know things on my own, belittled for asking questions, management was constantly gossiping about the Sales Associates. I never felt appreciated or included while working there, and despite being a hard worker and always trying my best, I felt disliked by the managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as people, and be more understanding to the fact that we are only human

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lovely people and great fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    Great staff and nice environment

    Cons

    Not getting a lot of hours being given

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Fast paced, high pressure, they work you 200 times harder then what you get paid.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock in Sawgrass, FL
    Current Employee - Stock in Sawgrass, FL

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    Great clothes, discount isn't that bad

    Cons

    No matter how hard you work, the company won't be loyal to you, won't give you a raise that you deserve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize hard working associates.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    Lots of experience for people who want to work in retail management

    Cons

    Pay was low compared to similar stores, work/life balance...and much more

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too much to type..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The Company is great so I've heard.

    Cons

    Workers here don't understand a lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You run your business not the workers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    Opportunity to meet new people and work closey with cross functional teams

    Cons

    Long hours, management can be quite bi-polar, micro-managed a lot, be sure know you can advance to next role in a timely manner

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take classes on management and how to communicate with your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Professional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Express full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance
    Continuous management and associate development
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Slight focus on policy and procedure rather than customer service

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Ups and downs, mostly downs.

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

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    Fashionable clothing, associate discounts (30%), good music, loved giving fashion advice while working the fits.

    Cons

    Minimum wage, contradictory and confusing instructions from managers, got little to no training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best co-workers ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Express part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great co-workers, fun at times

    Cons

    Low pay, low hours, customers are annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does their best but unfortunately the compamy just isn't making enough money

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Express Photos

Work at Express? Share Your Experiences

Express

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.