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Talbots Hingham Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  • I love working here, work life balance is great (in 28 reviews)

  • Plus a great employee discount makes it even easier to dress the part (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "Fun place to work."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Hingham, MA
    Current Employee - Art Director in Hingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family Like atmosphere with regular hours

    Cons

    Not an easy job, Retail can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Think about the digital picture more. E-commmerce is growing quickly and Talbots needs to keep up.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Engineer in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Web Engineer in Hingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free coffee, lots of parking and location is nice.

    Cons

    Horrible work-life balance. Worked a lot of late nights and some weekends. It's very much a sorority house. Lots of drama and unnecessary bs. Stale environment. A lot of employees at the Hingham office have worked there for years, like 30 plus years and feel entitled like you should kiss their feet. No room for advancement if you don't have a connection there. Poor salary range.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sr Sourcing Title"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Manager in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Manager in Hingham, MA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    smaller local company, base salary very competitive

    Cons

    mixed message, not a lot of career opportunity


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Management Perspective"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hingham, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hingham, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The relationships that are built with customers each and every day--very loyal customer base.

    Cons

    Extremely operational with major Floor Sets every 4 weeks along with small adjustments 2 weeks after. Payroll is very tight and challenging in order to have enough selling floor coverage to build relationships and also complete non-selling operational tasks timely. Management is also suppose to train, coach, and lead Client Specialists to provide customers with an experience and build relationships.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time one on one with a store's staff in order to assist and enhance the training of a team plus experience the day to day coverage challenges that are faced during busy times.


  5. "Talbots Internship Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Hingham, MA
    Former Intern - Graphic Design Intern in Hingham, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talbots as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, good atmosphere, lots of opportunities, worked with all different departments

    Cons

    Pretty far from Boston itself


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Honest review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Hingham, MA
    Current Employee - Corporate Employee in Hingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    CEO is smart, friendly, fair, and inspiring

    Cons

    * rare opportunity for growth = no promotions
    * minimal to no annual reviews or raises
    * head-down mentality all the time = do not have friendly banter with other employees when working
    * no regard for work/life balance = no lunches & get in on time, but stay as late as you have to
    * monitors employees comings/goings
    * favoritism & manipulation between employees
    * beware of certain dept supervisors / leadership = manipulating, fake, toxic, harassment

    Advice to Management

    nothing can be done. management is revered.


  7. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant in Hingham, MA
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchant in Hingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -relaxed environment
    -great coworkers
    -summer fridays

    Cons

    -long hours
    -meetings,meetings and more meetings
    -lots of duplicative work

    Advice to Management

    Follow through when you say you're going to make changes to the environment and our jobs.

  8. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Hingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talbot's loves their interns! HR does an amazing job at keeping the program fun and informative for the intern group. Not only do you get paired with a Manager and a Buddy within your individual department, but you also get to see how all of the other departments within a retail business function through Intern events with executives. From presentations to meetings to cookouts to bonding with your Intern class, the Talbots Intern program has it all. This was a summer I will never forget!

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons!

    Advice to Management

    Keep putting in all the hard work and effort you put in this to the Intern Program year in the future! It does not go unnoticed.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Sourcing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Manager in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Sourcing Manager in Hingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Camaradery amongst employees very good
    Good pay
    ok benefits

    Cons

    the rules are always changing without ever being advised so.
    "Do not speak at meetings" then "why didn't you speak up at the meeting?"
    How information was reported changed every season.
    Open environment throughout the floor only director and above have offices therefore volume is very high.I found it difficult to concentrate at times.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "It was a nice environment"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hingham, MA

    I worked at Talbots (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in a small boutique store so the hours were phenomenal and the people were regulars so we knew exactly how to help them...

    Cons

    Upper management did not do a great job with hiring...the store and district managers took advantage of the staff and were secretive


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