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"if you like fashion, decent first job"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate
Former Employee - Sales Associate
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Express part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

I had a pretty good experience with the management.
flexible schedule.
recognized good work.
Great prizes for product knowledge. (free jeans!)
decent discount.
little to no security.
upbeat music helped time go by.

Cons

way too much emphasis on the express card, you'd think it's the, only way they make money by the intensity with which they push it.
at the time management would get rewarded for our work to the point of unfairness. they would make sure we knew how meeting sales goals would get THEM cash prizes....and then wonder where the morale went.
the discount couldn't be put toward clearance or combined with coupons.
minimum wage pay with no commissions.
filthy employee bathrooms.
No commission, even though my job tested on my ability to sell...?!

Advice to Management

don't flaunt your rewards for our hard work especially when we aren't a part of it.

Other Employee Reviews for Express

  1. "Don't get what they promise you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Senior Planner in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice overall work experience! Extremely fast paced

    Cons

    Promise fast track to manager, minimal training offered for their systems.

    Advice to Management

    Develop training program


  2. "Stressful work environment, low morale"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Mesa, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Express part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good discount off merchandise (initial purchase upon hire is pretty high), middle of the road pay for a sales associate at a clothing chain such as Express

    Cons

    I worked as a seasonal sales associate here, and though I only worked for one month, I hated every minute of it. They made us wear headsets, and every 3-4 hours, near the end of every "goal" period, the manager would chastise us for not selling enough, despite the fact that very few people came into the store during those times. I think the worst part was that it wasn't a face-to-face verbal communication. It was an extremely passive aggressive warning in the headset that you could not escape.

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