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Express Reviews

Updated August 22, 2017
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  • No work life balance just like all outlet retail (in 65 reviews)

  • The pay is a little bit low due to it being minimum wage (in 157 reviews)

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  1. "Great Seasonal Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy to go from seasonal, to part time, to moving up management
    The discount is incredible
    Clothes for meeting goals

    Cons

    If looking for a lot of hours it is hard to get with retail


  2. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Easy job
    Laid back environment
    Flexible hours for students
    40% employee discount
    Good for college students
    Not very much else

    Cons

    VERY LOW PAY!
    Minimum wage
    Incredibly difficult to get a rise, district manager who you never meet decides, not your own manager
    Unorganized
    High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Don't promise your employees raises and then not follow through

  3. "Meh"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I personally like the brand so I enjoyed having access to a pretty nice employee discount. The coworkers and managers were pretty cool, motivated people.

    Cons

    Barely got scheduled and had way too many "call-ins".

    Advice to Management

    Have a better work shift to call in ratio


  4. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Accessories Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Accessories Sales Associate in Albuquerque, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    growing company, lucrative market, flexible schedule, fun work environment

    Cons

    low pay, late night hours, no direct deposit

    Advice to Management

    pay closer attention to scheduling around employees school/other job schedule to avoid understaffing


  5. "No breaks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express part-time

    Pros

    People are nice and very good to work with

    Cons

    You don't get any breaks and the customers aren't very considerate or kind.


  6. "Great experience and a fun environment"

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    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Co-Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment for learning, teaching and developing your managerial skills they take the time to train and learn from different managers insights

    Cons

    Limited lateral movement for career minded individuals and some processes are a bit dated but work for the job at hand

    Advice to Management

    Great company to learn and develop


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express part-time

    Pros

    Great company, amazing people, great environment, ability to move up quickly

    Cons

    Retail is not for anyone

  8. "Typical Retail"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express part-time

    Pros

    - easy job
    - discount
    - nice co-workers

    Cons

    -sometimes we would have to stay until 11pm to do a new floor set
    -pay
    -hours


  9. "Express Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Express part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great atmosphere, fun job

    Cons

    Pay, no room for growth, often rude customers

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so strict with your associates.


  10. "Good but not good pay"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canutillo, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Canutillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Express part-time

    Pros

    Great co workers
    Time goes by fast
    Can move around store

    Cons

    Customers very messy
    Need to clean after them and they will leave a lot to pick up after


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