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Hingham, MA (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
1947
Company - Private
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Nordstrom, Chico's FAS, Ann Taylor
Established in 1947, Talbots is a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of classic American women's clothing, shoes and accessories in iconic styles, colors and fabrics. Talbots operates 500+ stores throughout the US (45 states) and Canada, and serves ... Read more

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    "Sales Support Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Hingham, MA (US)
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    I worked at Talbots part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talbots was a great part-time job, especially for my first serious employment. They asked for the best from you. They were committed to brand excellence and maintaining a classic tradition while moving forward with the times (visually).
    The management team was excellent; the GM was considerate and listened to what we needed as employees but never promised what she couldn't deliver. She was an excellent boss to work for and gave me a wonderful structure for what to look for in a leader.

    Cons

    The only cons would be that all the employees are only part-time. There aren't any full-time positions open until you get to corporate headquarters-type positions. I didn't anticipate any kind of growth while working there.
    Any other cons were the kind that come from working part-time retail.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees say. Understand that your management team does so much for you in the day-to-day and they can only do so much unless you show them you really appreciate them.

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Talbots Interviews

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    Assistant Retail Store Manager Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Talbots in October-2015.

    Interview

    I arrived at the scheduled time, only to find Manager who set up the appointment was off!!?? She had forgotten the interview. Asked assistant to talk with me. Friendly woman not prepared to be thrown into situation, but went ahead with interview.

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