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"Assistant Store Manager"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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

Pros

The discount is very generous and can be used in both the factory outlet division and the retail stores.

Cons

Talbots leaders state associates are the most important asset however, invest absolutely nothing time or money in developing associates.

Advice to Management

The company was not doing well for many years, due to mismanagement at the senior level. However, it appears those on the senior level continue to well and those actually working in the trenches (at the store locations) have gone without raises for 2 years. It also appears on the division level RVP does not think highly of those working in the store locations. Compensation is poor, remember you get what you pay for.

Other Employee Reviews for Talbots

  1. Helpful (2)

    "much too stressful for a successful store"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talbots full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the only reason I stayed was the pay

    Cons

    no increases for three years!
    very closed-minded DM-only wants to work with associates who adopt her ideas
    upper management stuck in their "old" ways
    no formal training programs

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN TO YOUR STORES! Offer some kind of initiative for new ideas-reward stores for increases even if they don't follow your coaching programs exactly to the letter.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great coworkers, awful company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Kittery, ME
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Kittery, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on what store you work at, you can meet some awesome people

    Cons

    Bad company values, they don't care about their employees. Corporate people are very rude and look down upon you. They expect too much and give very little

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who are good working with the public, value the hard working employees that you have. listen to the feedback you get and change, don't cover up the negatives with fake smiles.

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