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Talbots Reviews

Updated May 11, 2017
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Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
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Pros
  • I love working here, work life balance is great (in 28 reviews)

  • The employee discount makes it easy for employees to represent a brand that most all of them love already (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Retired in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Retired in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Decent hours, flexible schedule, nice office

    Cons

    Low pay, high pressure on sales

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages


  2. "Excellent Employee Family"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stable, hourly wage
    Great work family
    Understanding managers
    Easy to learn job

    Cons

    No commission
    Little or no feeling of establishing client relationship
    Lots of grunt work (hanging clothes, cleaning up, etc.)


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Easy work, good store environment, friendly co workers and management, good support, great clothing and accessory discounts.

    Cons

    On your feet throughout the day. Lifting and moving stock can be tiresome.


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  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good store discounts
    Flexible part time schedule
    Nice co workers

    Cons

    Low pay
    Pressure to open credit cards


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, respects employees"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Parkersburg, WV
    Former Employee - Manager in Parkersburg, WV
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talbots full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, excellent management bonus structure, exciting merchandising & corporate support.

    Cons

    Little room to advance from stores to corporate. There also were some questionable DMs at the time who made poor decisions

    Advice to Management

    Keep valuing employees and managers in the field. Provide more opportunities for the stores to be involved in the corporate structure. Afterall, they're the customer-facing force.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Assocoate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woburn, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Co workers, great discount when purchasing store. Pushy on selling credit cards, but good bonuses when you sold it.

    Cons

    Managers were often rude and seemed to just use us as part time employment. Did not seem to care personally about is


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Talbots outlet review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You stay busy. Store resets every 6 weeks so there is always alot to do. You get a 60% discount on merchandise

    Cons

    They overstock the store and stock room. company sends so much product that there is no place to keep it

    Advice to Management

    Employ people full time. This part time with no benefits and want you to have open availability is a joke


  9. "Great place"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Client specialist"

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    Current Employee - Client Specialist in Flemington, NJ
    Current Employee - Client Specialist in Flemington, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discount 60% off. Wonderful team and great boss. Clean workplace. Local for me. Wonderful clothes and customers. Very flexible with scheduling conflicts as they come up.

    Cons

    Schedule changes weekly so it is hard to plan around work. Corporate side seems disorganized. Too many different pant styles which end up not fitting anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to suggestions from store workers who are on the front line and incorporate ideas into corporate strategies.


  11. "ASM"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASM in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - ASM in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    Team spirit in the store. Everyone works together to give exceptional service to our guests

    Cons

    Retail hours! Working holidays and nights and Sunday night floor sets once a month

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what is working. Positive feedback along with constructive criticism.


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