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Talbots Reviews

Updated 19 July, 2018
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  • "Having one weekend off /month in retail isn't enough to have work/life balance" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Upper management is not understanding when you are also a full time student," (in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Sale associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very good. Place to work

    Cons

    Just the salary was base


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Friendly associates, women community, beautiful store setting

    Cons

    Overworked and high expectations for average pay

  3. "talbots sale associate and cashier"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Ottawa, ON

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

    Pros

    very flexible
    5 hours for shift for part times

    Cons

    boring
    no enough hours
    no place for growth
    not enough clients


  4. "Assistant Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant Sales Manager in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Weekly payments. Ins. + RRSP. Friendly environment.

    Cons

    no increase since years, pay is lower then the market..


  5. "It's all about the Culture!"

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    Current Employee - General Store Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - General Store Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Truly a feeling of community within the unit!
    Welcome atmosphere of collaboration on all levels from the bottom ... up to the top!
    A place to make rewarding relationships with peers, and clients!

    Cons

    I can't think of any ... it just continues to "feel" like the best place to work.


  6. "District Manager"

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - District Manager in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic collaborative company, where the customer is always our first priority. It is not in the words it is in the action we take and that makes Talbots a very special place to be part of.

    Cons

    I truly can't think of one thing

    Advice to Management

    I love the team environment and the way everyone works together, thank you


  7. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talbot's offers a hospitality work environment one that is dedicated to not only the guests, but the employees as well. Adding that all important personal touch when forming relationships with employees will guarantee Talbot's will keep the quality work force it has and attract many more. After all, the hospitality industry is all about courtesy.

    Cons

    Balancing work and life is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Continue on the path that upper management has started to employee, changing the way we think our behaviors and incentives to all management and associates.

  8. "Great people to work with!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hickory, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hickory, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short shifts
    Easy to use POS
    Great values

    Cons

    I can't think of any negatives!


  9. "Sales Support Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Hingham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Support Associate in Hingham, MA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Your're just a number"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hingham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hingham, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent working hours, busy all year round.

    Cons

    Teams lack communication and connections to each other. No matter how long you've been there you are just a number. When projection are not met, you're dispensable.

    Advice to Management

    If you value your employees so much as you say you do, then management would find another resource to deal with when projection are not met, instead of cleaning house!


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