Stylist (Current Employee), New York, NY – March 3, 2013
Pros: nothing is free.
Cons: short break of 15 mins in a 5 hour shift!!....
everybody is very nice but its a really senseless job. they cut your shift if they are not making money even though you are scheduled. sometimes ill leave at 1am just because they cut a lot of people and at the end of the day ill get stuck doing everything. its also a multimillionaire company a year and you start at 8.25 an hour and and whenever you – more... are about to get to your 40 hours to do overtime they send you home. 50+ employees and nobody gets hours. in a McDonald's job you will get more money in a week. only ones benefited there are managers they are always working and everyone else gets cut. there's nothing to enjoy. i hate my job.. when you get pay they give you an extra discount trynna wash employees minds to spend 140$ a week that most people get back on them. oooppss forgot something also my store manager only thinks about herself and gets the best shifts and about the money that she makes. – less
Pros: lunches, rewards, great people, very productive
Cons: no advancement, no healthcare, can cut hours/job at moments notice
A typical day with Express started out with Starbucks before work hours with the team. Then we would begin our work pre-opening the store. We would have a sales prep meeting on the floor fifteen minutes before opening the doors. From there the fun begins. We sold wardrobe after wardrobe and credit card after credit card. Rewards were given out and amazing – more... people are recognized through out the day. The only downfall of this job is that the security of keeping your job isn't there, nor is the possibility for in-house advancement. They can cut hours at a moments notice which could leave you hungry for half a week. It's not a stable job for a college student surviving on their own, but it's does have it's perks. I will forever miss Express. Who knows, maybe one day I might be back, but it will not be as a Fashion Expert or a Returns Key Holder... – less
Sales Lead Manager (Former Employee), Fairfield, CA – January 10, 2013
i worked fo rthis company a very long time this is where i started my retail experience and learned most of my skills that i have today i started out of high school and continued for many years. i loved the clothes my managers ,alot of changes took place with changes managers and i worked my way up from just an associate to managemennt. the best part – more... of my jobb was the relationships i built with my clients and i had a regulars who would shop andi would be there stylist. – less
Stylist/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Garden City, NY – July 20, 2012
A typical day would include assisting customers, building sales, and managing the registers. The management and environment is a little bit skewed but all in all its a great experience. The hardest part of the job would be holiday season but in the end it's all worth it. The most enjoyable part would be meeting different people and personalities and – more... being able to build sales. – less
Store Manager (Current Employee), Seattle area – June 25, 2012
Pros: good pay
Cons: horrible working day-to-day. no values or integrity.
Staff from management to associate level typically very unhappy at work day-to-day. Extreme expectations such as one person working on sales floor in large square footage/high traffic. Company is more interested in impressing it's capital firm owners, and shareholders by severely limiting resources for it's field employees in order to gain large profits.
Stockroom and Sales Associate (Former Employee), New York, NY – May 24, 2012
A typical day at Express would be arriving 10 to 15 minutes early to clock in and speak to the manager for instructions such as where you will be for the day. If on the sales floor, I had to assist all customers with any questions or merchandise. As well as making sure I get at least one store credit card open before the end of the day. If in the stockroom, – more... I was required to process the store's incoming merchandise. I had to open the shipping boxes, remove any bags or foam protecting the merchandise, then had to attach an alarm to it and place it in the proper section of the stockroom. I got along great with both, my co-workers and the management team, very respectful and helpful at all times. The hardest part of the job was to move the incoming merchandise boxes from the main floor into the stockroom which was in the stores basement. The most enjoyable part was that managers would give you credit for your hard work. – less
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Livingston, NJ – May 14, 2012
Pros: always room for advancement within the company
Cons: having to relocate as you advance
I'm not allowed to discuss any information about my previous job. I signed an agreement stating such. I would rather discuss any of these questions with a potential employer on an interview instead. My job was fun, got to meet a-lot of new people on a daily basis...and the most enjoyable part of my day was making sure every customer was leaving the – more... store happy. – less
Fashion Stylist/Expert (Current Employee), Rancho Cucamonga, Ca – January 20, 2012
Pros: flexible hours, great rewards
Cons: no healthcare benefits
Working at Express means a lot of great days that tend to be focused on personal selling and maintaining great relations with customers. It is a hard working job, that requires me to be on my toes every second of the day. This great working environment helps me to achieve great results and enhance my working opportunity for the betterment of my future.