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Talbots Reviews

Updated August 16, 2018
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Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
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  • "Having one weekend off /month in retail isn't enough to have work/life balance" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not understanding when you are also a full time student," (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Forklift Operator"

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    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Lakeville, MA
    Former Employee - Forklift Operator in Lakeville, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy going, great group of people to work with, management is very understanding and willing to work with people

    Cons

    Currently going through a lot of changes. Sales were less than expected so raises were not given this year.


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    Mature, great plan for future and sales model, great people

    Cons

    People do not leave, so oppurtunity for growth is slow.

  3. "A retail sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    absolutely amazing people, great clients

    Cons

    the great discounts are very tempting


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Talbots full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Started at Talbots in 1997, Internal development and promotion was a priority to upper management.

    Cons

    Internal promotion and development is no longer considered important, unless you worked at Brooks Brothers with the rest of the boys club you will not have opportunities for growth and development and if you are “Old” Talbots watch your back.


  5. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    Great people, clean environment, great cafe

    Cons

    Wages could be better, leadership needs to consider adjusting


  6. "Fast pace work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can earn points to redeem for different things

    Cons

    Its only part time and they say you will grow with them but that's not true

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees be more then 5 or 10 hours on a paycheck


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Talbots part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount, beautiful store, great coworkers and loyal customers.

    Cons

    Low pay. Consider paying for experience.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the hourly rate for your sales staff. High turnover due to low pay rate.

  8. "okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun if you like to sell

    Cons

    no room for growth in stores


  9. "Great people to work with!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hickory, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hickory, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Short shifts
    Easy to use POS
    Great values

    Cons

    I can't think of any negatives!


  10. "Sales Support Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Hingham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Hingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talbots was a great part-time job, especially for my first serious employment. They asked for the best from you. They were committed to brand excellence and maintaining a classic tradition while moving forward with the times (visually).
    The management team was excellent; the GM was considerate and listened to what we needed as employees but never promised what she couldn't deliver. She was an excellent boss to work for and gave me a wonderful structure for what to look for in a leader.

    Cons

    The only cons would be that all the employees are only part-time. There aren't any full-time positions open until you get to corporate headquarters-type positions. I didn't anticipate any kind of growth while working there.
    Any other cons were the kind that come from working part-time retail.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees say. Understand that your management team does so much for you in the day-to-day and they can only do so much unless you show them you really appreciate them.


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