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Talbots Overview

www.talbots.com
Hingham, MA
5001 to 10000 employees
1947
Company - Private
Retail
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Established in 1947, Talbots is a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of classic American women's clothing, shoes and accessories in iconic styles, colors and fabrics. Talbots operates 500+ stores throughout the US (45 states) and Canada, and serves ... Read more

Mission: To help her look and feel her best!

Talbots – Why Work For Us?


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Our Company

Talbots is a multi-channel retailer of women's classic apparel, shoes and accessories. We're known for providing gracious service and a quality selection of timeless wardrobe essentials designed to fit women of all shapes and sizes.

Our Heritage

In 1947, Nancy and Rudolph Talbot opened their first shop in Hingham, Mass. a quaint New England town not far from Boston. They were entrepreneurs - eager to learn with keen vision for what their customers wanted.  Their business quickly became became known as “the store with the red door” and a go-to destination for classic style, great color, impeccable tailoring and personalized service. In 1948, they launched their direct mail business by distributing 3,000 black-and-white fliers to names obtained from The New Yorker magazine. Today, there are more than 500 Talbots stores throughout the U.S. and Canada with catalogs and an e-commerce site reaching a vast audience of loyal customers around the world.

Careers at Talbots

Talbots offers career opportunities at all levels and locations. We invite you to explore these opportunities and to learn more about the pride, the people and the potential behind the red door.  


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undefinedGreat Brand, Great Benefits, Great Future

Talbots offers one of the best benefit programs in the retail industry. Its associates enjoy a comprehensive package of competitive benefit plans, including opportunities to participate in retirement plans and savings plans, as well as health, disability and life insurance plans. Coupled with exciting perks and discounts, these benefits help put our associates on the path to a great future.

Benefits Highlights:

  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Retirement/Savings
  • Paid Time Off
  • Associate Merchandise Discount
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Assistance

Talbots is committed to providing the best in benefits to help make working here a rewarding experience, now and in the future!

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At The Talbots, Inc., we have achieved success by focusing on continually improving our performance. We know this starts and ends with the strength of a diverse group of associates committed to excellence. Driven by customer service, The Talbots, Inc., strives to meet the needs of a diverse customer base and to provide a pleasant shopping experience and work environment that is respectful of our customers and associates.

Our Associates: 

We are committed to attracting and developing a diverse associate population throughout the company.

To achieve this, The Talbots, Inc., is committed to practices and programs that reflect equal and fair treatment of all associates by:
  • Encouraging and developing all associates to succeed regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, sex, age, disabilities, veterans status, and other characteristics applicable under state and local laws.
  • Providing diversity training for our associates, which is critical for the success of our business.
  • Creating an inclusive work environment that attracts and embraces people of all backgrounds to work together in a respectful manner.
  • Recruiting on a regular basis in national publications and newspapers.

Our Customers: 

At The Talbots, Inc., our formal diversity process has customer satisfaction as one of the primary focuses. It is important to ensure that the message of providing outstanding service to all of our customers be incorporated into the company culture from a diversity viewpoint.

Though The Talbots, Inc., diversity process has grown far beyond customer service, we continue to have a strong focus on this aspect of our diversity effort to ensure that we are meeting the needs of all of our customers.

By taking advantage of the range of talents of our workforce, and by being responsive to the needs of our customers here and abroad, The Talbots, Inc., will continue to be the strong, successful company it is today.

Just as we take pride in designing the perfect white shirt or trustworthy trench, we take great pride in the way we conduct business. Talbots is committed to operating under the highest ethical standards and our corporate responsibility efforts reflect this commitment.

We approach our corporate responsibility strategy by examining the scope of our business operations and considering the most significant social and environmental impacts of our work. As a result, our corporate responsibility priorities are organized into four areas of focus:

  • Supply Chain Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Community Investment
  • Product Responsibility


Our goal is to be a trusted corporate citizen, while recognizing that this work is an ongoing journey requiring care, attention, flexibility and thoughtful dialogue at all levels of our organization. We are committed to challenging ourselves to be the best company we can be. When it comes to corporate responsibility, no company can attain perfection but we will always strive for improvement. 

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    Pros

    Talbots has a great brand and a great product. They understand the importance of uniting a team to get the job done. The employee discount makes it easy for employees to represent a brand that most all of them love already. Also, they offer benefits like medical and 401k match to part time employees.

    Cons

    As with any retail, work can be difficult during big sales and events, and keeping customer service up can take a hit when the lines get long and there are only so many hands to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep fostering positive relationships between co-workers, so that slow days are more productive and busy days show the store team at their strongest.

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