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Talbots Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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Pros
  • 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 32 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of work all at once and work/life balance (in 26 reviews)

  • Upper management did not do a great job with hiring (in 46 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Millbury, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Millbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Only good part was pay day and even that was disappointing .

    Cons

    Too much clothing in s.mall spaces, labor should not be clean g toilets. Unfair distribution.of hours amongst employees

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay for
    Don't hire Mrs under 45


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Not one Positive thing to list.

    Cons

    Too many cons to list.

  3. "Key Holder Review"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Denville, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Key Holder in Denville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, Fun, Positive, Helpful, Communicative

    Cons

    Older age group, tough customers, not enough employees


  4. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    A great team feeling with wonderful co-workers

    Cons

    Very restricted breaks, it's quite a manually intense job


  5. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Shrewsbury, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Shrewsbury, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    My fellow associates and managers are an amazing group of women to work with and to work for!

    Cons

    There are no cons to working at Talbots.... really enjoy going to work there!


  6. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Company culture and
    Customer focus

    Cons

    Being on your feet all day


  7. "sales associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Staff is incredible with customer service.

    Cons

    Seriously no downside unless you dont enjoy doing this job.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Stay away."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  9. "Great Customers"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Great discount; great clothes
    Good co-workers

    Cons

    Tired feet! Sometimes can't take a break

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing the credit cards so much


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    great discounts on clothing, flexibility in scheduling

    Cons

    not much room to advance.....no incentives or raises for other than Store Manager, only Manager are entitled with bonuses, company really stresses about opening store credit cards

    Advice to Management

    the whole staff should share in bonuses and raises


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