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"Amazing and friendly place to work"

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Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Wyomissing, PA
Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Wyomissing, PA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Talbots as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

This company is an amazing one to work for. They offer scholarships to woman pursuing education, are flexible with schedules and the management at the WYO store is amazing.

Cons

Corporate needs to listen more to employees and they need to reevaluate what is sent to store and what is catalog only.

Advice to Management

Offer more full-time employment options with better pay.

Other Employee Reviews for Talbots

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oppotunities and growth with the company. Great benefits, MOST GENERAL MANAGERS are amazing, the sales associates, DM, and REGIONAL DIRECTOR were all amazing

    Cons

    Alot of sales associates were stressed about sales goals, which could lead to panic, but if you can sell, you will do fine!!! While i was there i had many mentors that were amazing, and some supervisors along the way that were great at first put then tanked. Bottom line, if your GM is in for the long haul and there to coach and assist, the work environment couldnt be better!! Like i said, rarely, that is an issue, this company has great leaders!!!

    Advice to Management

    As long as you show up and stay out of the office and spend time in the building you will retain respect from the staff


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    "Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Not difficult work, Nice loyal customers

    Cons

    Management drama, No raises. I know this is retail, but why have stores open on major holidays when your core customer is a retired woman who has already shopped ahead of time for herself so she can focus on her family during these occasions? "Aunt Bea" isn't going to leave her guests to shop anywhere at 6 pm after Thanksgiving dinner or at any other time that evening! She has class and grace and traditional values. This goes for Easter and Christmas Eve as well. If you are unwilling to give your hard working employees any raises, at least give them the dignity of spending well deserved time off with their families, especially since during the aforementioned times, the stores are empty- you don't even offer special door-busters to draw people in so what's the point! Maybe corporate would like to take these shifts!

    Advice to Management

    At store level, communicate more directly and honestly with each other and those under you. At the corporate level, sales strategy needs to be straight forward; no more 4 different percentages off- it confuses the customers no matter how well the signage is and nothing is ever correct at POS. You need to use higher quality raw materials, rely less on opening up credit cards to pad bottom line and focus on a better, more relevant product for profits. Raises would be nice especially if based on sales performance, not on overall store performance. Why should I be punished for the lack of effort from other associates or less than stellar management practices?

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