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Talbots Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2022

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Found 1,307 of over 1K reviews
3.6
59% Recommend to a Friend
Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
80% Approve of CEO

Found 1,310 of over 1K reviews

3.6
59%
Recommend to a Friend
80%
Approve of CEO
Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
Lizanne Kindler
483 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great people to work with(in 63 reviews)
  • "Customers/Truly loved visual ops even though it was a tough job/Discount descent/Some of the coworkers were great some terrible(in 44 reviews)
  • "There are also great benefits for reaching sales goals.(in 43 reviews)
  • "flexible hours and fairly easy(in 38 reviews)
  • "Offers great work life balance and allows the leaders to run their location.(in 33 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great work

    Jun 15, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great customers and amazing company

    Cons

    Sometimes the customers will be mean

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good company

    Aug 8, 2022 - Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They have a clear mission.

    Cons

    Personality differences in different stores makes it hard to know if you want to work in various stores. Manages sets tone.

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    happy place to work

    Aug 8, 2022 -  
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    this job is very visually fun. displays, floor sets, and enough creative flexibility to not feel boxed in or rigid in displays.

    Cons

    on your feet a lot, sometimes late nights

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Talbots

    Aug 1, 2022 - Sales Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Customer service Great environment Great team

    Cons

    More inventory for monthly catalogue

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Good place to work

    Jul 19, 2022 - Retail Sales Associate in Greenville, NC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Talbots is a great starter job. Everyone I worked with was very helpful in my learning and development in the retail industry.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, and not staffed well enough.

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  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Lots of work, low pay

    Jul 31, 2022 - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Associates get a clothing discount.

    Cons

    low pay, long hours on feet

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    1 person found this review helpful
  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great coworkers, poor pay

    Jul 13, 2022 - Sales Associate in Los Gatos, CA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great supervisor and coworkers, chill store location

    Cons

    Low pay for a sales associate position in the Bay Area

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    okay

    Jul 26, 2022 - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours and fairly easy

    Cons

    bad management, strict policy’s, bad pay

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    Jul 11, 2022 - Warehouse Associate 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good Pay Flexibility Good Hours Benefits

    Cons

    Bad Management Unorganized Discriminatory Good Location

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great Place to Work

    Jul 11, 2022 - Sales Associate in Ormond Beach, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule Great customer base Co-workers are amazing Great training and meaning behind the brand

    Cons

    Repetitive as far as daily work and monthly store sets.

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Talbots has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 1,343 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at Talbots to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Talbots employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Talbots. This rating has improved by 7% over the last 12 months.

59% of Talbots employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Talbots 3.5 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.1 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Talbots to be workplace, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, career development, management.

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