Talbots Reviews

Updated May 7, 2021

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3.7
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Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
Lizanne Kindler
418 Ratings
Pros
  • "good employee discount, easy to work(in 49 reviews)

  • "Great work environment over all(in 41 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper management doesn't really care about employees(in 55 reviews)

  • "Poor leadership, does not practice what is preached, work-life balance does not exist(in 35 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales Manager

      May 5, 2021 - Sales Manager in Indianapolis, IN
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good coworkers, they care about their clients, good benefits, always looking for ways to improve

      Cons

      Pay for associates is not competitive so they look elsewhere

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent Company To Work For

      Apr 26, 2021 - Warehouse Associate in Lakeville, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They have overtime to make up for the fact that they don't give raises to warehouse associates BUT overtime doesn't always happen. The cafeteria has amazing food sometimes. I'm not really sure if the cafeteria is open still because of the pandemic.

      Cons

      They don't give raises. Some of my coworkers were super annoying and bossy. You are lucky if you aren't working near anybody and all by yourself. Honestly, this company isn't great. I'd only recommend it to somebody who can't find anything else but really YOU CAN, 10000% find a better warehouse. There are sooo many other warehouse hiring. They literally train you for all the jobs at this warehouse only to still be making the same amount... It's literally insane. I was glad I left. Such a relief lifted off my shoulders.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Upper Management Completely Oblivious

      Apr 27, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent clothes discount at 60% off

      Cons

      It was absolutely cruel how they cut hours during the pandemic, especially after the holidays. We were expected to do twice the work in half the time and much less staff. When there are so many employees that are already working at minimum wage this was just heartless. They also don't promote fairly, at all. They don't promote because you earn it, but because you ask for it and then fight for it. Don't expect yearly raises. Some go 3 years without a raise, unless they go to a higher position. This is the same for sales associates or management.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      SCHMUTZ

      May 7, 2021 - Front End Developer in Hingham, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place to work with everyone

      Cons

      Not so much growth in career

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      One of the best retailer

      May 3, 2021 - Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast pace, customer interactions, good people to work with,great associate discount.

      Cons

      Constant promotions, sometimes even different promotions online.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great company

      May 4, 2021 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very family oriented company Cares about their employees

      Cons

      Can be very physical at times with floor moves

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good Company

      May 1, 2021 - Customer Service Representative in Alexandria, LA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Customer relationships Good benefit package for full time only

      Cons

      Company is reactive instead of proactive

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Talbots Review

      May 1, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very Team oriented company. Loved it

      Cons

      Hours could get long especially on weekends

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Place to Work....and Shop!

      Apr 15, 2021 - Lead Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      They value customer service employee discount not open late clean and calm environment As an employee, you are in the know about fashion trends

      Cons

      a lot of standing and climbing

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      great place to work

      Apr 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      work-life balance, a nice collection of clothing to offer to mature age

      Cons

      nothing bad but if your work part-time might not see many hours each week

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