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Talbots Reviews

Updated Nov 14, 2019

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3.2
52%
Recommend to a Friend
70%
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Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
Lizanne Kindler
364 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "upper management is completely out of touch(in 52 reviews)

  • "Poor leadership, does not practice what is preached, work-life balance does not exist(in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Do not expect to handle it as all"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The customers that become like family. So many faces you see on a regular basis. The clothes are wonderful and the discount is generous. Our team of employees has made it worthwhile everyday to really get through the day.

    Cons

    Work life balance as a SM doesn't happen. You are only allowed 1 Saturday and 2 Sundays a month... If business permits. Oh and benefit time counts into the limited payroll you are already given. Often just enough to maybe staff store. Expected to focus on growing customer relationships while training and coaching. Reality often running on 2 person coverage with constant pressure of keeping payroll and targets... in line that being said you are now processing stock, assisting in store sets, maintaining standardss, replenishing, coaching, training, keeping lots of different hats on to help in all areas of running the store all while taking care of customers who have now become used to Neiman Marcus level service in a company that has become very promotional and sku driven. Training for new programs and the ever evolving older ones is lacking and there is also limited time to train/ grow team....oh wait just layer that in to with 2 person coverage too.

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    Advice to Management

    DD's are reciting the redurict of the perfect plan someone came up with who sits at a corporate desk. It all makes sense in theory but not very feasible. Lot of pressure to achieve targets/ payrolls with little to no payroll increase year over over year. Salary raises are very few and far between and not based on merit or goals just a blanket minimum increase. To many fabulous ideas coming from headquarters without... a way to execute, not proper/efficient training on new programs or time to train staff. Some higher members of leadership do care more than others.

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    Talbots2019-11-15
  2. "The Fake smile for motivation"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in Upper Montclair, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talbots part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The hours are part-time You get to interact and see the newest styles Customers are great

    Cons

    The hours are part-time There is no overtime There is no time and a half Shifts get cut constantly Management could use better training

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees and theyll bring in their best selves to help business thrive.

    Talbots2019-10-25
  3. "Love this place"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    I’ve worked at Talbots for three years now and I absolutely love it. The people I’ve worked alongside are awesome. The flexible with schedule. The discount is also a plus.

    Cons

    I don’t have any cons to write about.

    Talbots2019-10-07
  4. "sales associate/operations intern"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate 

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    learned a lot of operations

    Cons

    the stockroom was too small

    Talbots2019-10-04
  5. "I enjoyed working here!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Talbots part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quality merchandise, great co-workers, flexible schedules.

    Cons

    The music was tough to listen to on repeat.

    Advice to Management

    Let the part-timers become more involved in store processes.

    Talbots2019-10-05
  6. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Talbots part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The other associates treat you like family.

    Cons

    The hourly rate is low with no increases.

    Talbots2019-10-18
  7. "Good job, nice people"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good discount, stable company, ongoing training

    Cons

    Lousy location, not enough hours for sales associates

    Advice to Management

    Hire more part-time employees

    Talbots2019-10-04
  8. "Client Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Client Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    They take care of their customers

    Cons

    This is a great company to work for!

    Talbots2019-09-19
  9. "Co-Workers are like family."

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    Current Employee - Client Specialist-Key Holder in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A great company to work for and an awesome group of employees to work with.

    Cons

    May have to work late hours when closing/holiday season.

    Talbots2019-09-19
  10. "Interesting job, challenging and creative but tough environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talbots full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, collaboration, creativity and the opportunity to see your work actualize in store.

    Cons

    Leadership can be hard to work with, lots of turnover

    Talbots2019-10-03
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