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"Extremely disorganized; poor communication; poor calendar scheduling"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - P/T Assistant Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - P/T Assistant Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Talbots part-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

They give employees a great discount on clothes

Cons

There is very poor communication from the top on down. Work schedules change constantly, and store mgmt doesn't want to hear you're not available to come in if you weren't scheduled that day. There is too much focus on making customers open Talbots charge cards, running monthly "shopping parties" to entice customers to buy more than they want. Lack of respect for employees.

Advice to Management

Learn to communicate with your employees; stop forcing associates to push charge cards and product on customers that they don't want to buy.

Other Employee Reviews for Talbots

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Talbots"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees receive a generous discount on Talbots clothing.

    Cons

    If you are an "older" woman, over 50, and just starting in retail, it is very unlikely that you will be able to move up within the company.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Talbots part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The customers will make your day.

    Cons

    I have endured religious discrimination and my hours have been cut to nothing per week or 1 day a week.

    Advice to Management

    Do not agree to hire someone when the understanding of one 24 hour period of religious beliefs will be observed and then cut their hours.

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