Talbots Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance in the company, they understand you also have a life outside of the job (in 12 reviews)

  • Good benefits for full time employees (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • I think upper management is out of tune as to what goes on daily in the stores (in 23 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work life balance possible, even in village stores (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Store manager

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA (US)

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to there emplyees and pay is great and dicount is amazing

    Cons

    Way to many floor sets

    Advice to Management

    deligate the work load

  2. Retail Sales Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at Talbots

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the people I work with. Always energetic and upbeat. Great company values and awesome management.

    Cons

    Customers need a lot of assistance.

  3. Real team atmosphere

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kingston, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kingston, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    small staff, great hours, flexible, promotes from within

    Cons

    moves people from store to store

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  5. Co Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I believe the upper management want their employees to be happy. The company truly cares about being honest with the customer and always puts the customer first. They pay well for a smaller retail store.

    Cons

    The company is a nice company, but it wasn't appropriate for my age as a younger employee. There isn't much turn over which is good for the company, but leaves an individual interested in climbing the latter with a lack of opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Higher management is doing well with their choice of product and their marketing. I believe they should pay client specialists bonuses instead of the current points towards prizes incentive.

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    Assistant Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talbots full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff high end customers

    Cons

    Troubled company, low pay, non-supportive district management

    Advice to Management

    none

  7. Sales Associate while being a full-time student

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They don't overload you with hours.
    Compared to other retail establishments I have worked at, they are pretty relaxed.

    Cons

    Management REALLY stresses making a sale

    Advice to Management

    Don't stress out the employees by making them think it is their fault if you don't make a sale

  8. Great people awful pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great discounts, nice quality clothing, good incentives for meeting sales goals

    Cons

    Untrained management, Shipment is sporadical, and they do not give out rasies.

  9. Great associates but taken advantage of

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Talbots part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Associates are great to work with and work in tandem to effectively collaborate with sales.

    Cons

    Associates are severely underpaid for the amount that they are asked to do. Besides sales associate duties, associates are asked to take out trash, clean the restrooms, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Give periodic raises to employees when they are exceeding company and job expectations.

  10. Work

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Talbots

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meet good people and the clients are nice.

    Cons

    Company doesn't invest in the associates.

  11. Coworkers are great, overall nice company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Iconic brand, pleasant coworkers, longevity of employees

    Cons

    Corporate directives change frequently, timing of merchandising is often before stores even have all the product making it challenging, upper management can be difficult at times

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