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Express Reviews

Updated 25 January, 2015
Updated 25 January, 2015
760 Reviews
3.2
760 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount, fun fast paced environment, diverse group, great rewards for top performers (in 55 reviews)

  • Semi-decent discount on product when there is an additional employee discount (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't like minimum wage and sometimes it can get really hectic with customers (in 79 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance: Don't expect to take lunch and dont expect to be home in time for dinner (in 28 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pretty Awesome Part Time Job

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at Express part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Decent base pay, people are nice, clothing is cool, hours are low-stress and flexible for a student like me

    Cons

    More hours would be nice

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    The people were the best part, but there were not enough hours.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Express part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Any job can we wonderful if you like youre coworkers, and I did, we were a team. They took a chance on me when I didnt have any experinece working retail.

    Cons

    Hours were few and far between and it was very difficult to get promoted unless you spent most of your pay check in-store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire in-country, I watched several american managers come and go who clearly didn't like us Canadians, it made for a toxic work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad management

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Richmond, BC

    I worked at Express part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free clothes once in a while; Associate discount

    Cons

    They often change your schedule; Short hours; Bad management; Training sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to love your employee

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at Express part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    flexible shifts, fine clothing, store is pretty organized, on time lunch breaks and respect ones religious values.

    Cons

    keep hiring new staff instead of giving shifts to existing employees, the discount doesnt apply to clearance/sale items, some rude managers, and doesnt contribute to providing snacks on boxing day/black Friday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers to retain employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sales Associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, ON

    I have been working at Express part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Work in a fun environment with nice coworkers
    Be proactive
    Employee discount

    Cons

    you don't get enough shift

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a great eye opening experience, I can't say that I would work for another retail company.

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    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    I work with such knowledgeable people in a fun environment doing what I do well. Those above me know alot and are and have always been there to support me during my growth and promotions.

    Cons

    The only thing I would have to say is it is a demanding company if you get past the sales associate level. But at t he same token that's not necessarily a bad thing for me. For others it may be if you are unwilling to work hard. In order to play hard you must work hard. With all this hard work, I was blessed with the opportunity to grow and learn alot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My work experience was pleasant and i enjoyed myself as I worked.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at Express part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very fun and energetic environment. Express enforces sales associates to push and create sales.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't very good. Seemed like daily sales were always behind and they had the night people (me) make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Although I have been here for a short time, I enjoy this company.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at Express part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very comfortable and fun work environment
    Flexible hours
    Kind managers and coworkers
    Lots of opportunities for promotions
    Enjoy coming to work in the morning

    Cons

    Poor training
    Pushy with promotions and loyalty program sign ups
    Constant credit card contests
    Expected to be in multiple places at once

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Express is the way to go!!

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Co-Workers, Environment, Work and life balance, Great Management.

    Cons

    Very Demanding, Long Hours, Low Salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    BitterSweet Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Express part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Depending on what store you are working at, there are some great team members. Great people and even sometime great management. There are some "its worth it to come to work today" customers as well.

    Cons

    Again, depending on the store, the managers are selfish and lazy. They want you to do all the work and just take credit for it They make you do unnecessary tasks, and ask way too much of you if its the end of your shift and you have to leave on time. They wont let you clock out until its done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You were once a sales associate too. Be mindful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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