Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Leesburg, VA – March 27, 2018
Talbots is a good Retail company, one of the better retail companies. However after five years of never having a Holiday off and working weekends is very trying. I am of an age in which many of my family members are passing away. I don't have a chance to spend time with them. My Father passed and I was not able to spend any Holidays with him...looking for a job that I can have time for family and friends.
No quick turnover, get to know our Customers
No Holidays off, block out time for vacation, use or loose...I loose vacation time every year.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Rehoboth Beach, DE – June 16, 2018
Company sells a great product - always in fashion. Company not always on side of employees. Work and home life not a good fit in some stores. Upper management not always on same page as what is needed in the stores.
SALE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Lake Charles, LA – June 4, 2018
having patience and customers goes hand an hand it was a pleasure to develop relationships with my customers management was great and the workplace was comfortable hardest part was having customers that could make there mind up abut what they wanted having patience with them took far in this job i learned alot
customers that could make there mind up abut what they wanted
Since I was about 18 years old, I have been working at Talbots and enjoy every minute of it. I am now 23 years old and have been inspired to proceed with Marketing and Sales thanks to working at Talbots for many years. I have learned so much and obtained many skills that I will carry throughout my life.
Key Holder (Former Employee) – Alexandria, VA – May 21, 2018
Typical day at talbots was slow in the morning and picked up during rush hour and weekends were busy especially Sunday. Learned more things on the management side, able to gain more experience leading. Management wasn't too supportive but training was not very good. Hardest part about working here was finding help to fit in with the culture of the job. The ladies were a lot older and were working to get out the house and have something to do. The staffing was short and it was hard to find help. I enjoyed working with the ladies and even still keep in contact with some of them till this day.
It was a wonderful place to work, and I highly enjoyed the people with which I worked. Another position came my way, and after almost 3 years there, I decided to try another place to advance my career.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Vero Beach, FL – May 17, 2018
working at Talbots was very rewarding, helping customers find the right outfit, and working with the other associates was great, everyone helping out , giving their options. Sharing r Tasks, working as a team
District Manager (Former Employee) – Midwest Region – May 15, 2018
Talbots offers full and part time associates advancement opportunities and training. it is highly focused on customer service and ensuring the customer leaves happy. All management is involved with the business and teams who are running stores, will take time to get everyone's opinions. Teamwork is expected and leaders are very motivating through communication and also bonuses, in ways of extra clothing discounts, snacks sent to stores, etc.
Overall Talbots was a great experience in that it gave me experience with the public.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Rome, GA – May 10, 2018
My experience at Talbots was nothing short of a fun time. High-end retail is very personal with their clientele. My skills I obtained from being an Office Assistant helped me tremendously. We purchase most of our clients online orders for them personally, so they’re able to save shipping. We receive new product every month and are constantly processing inventory.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Fairfax, VA – May 8, 2018
Once a new GM was implemented, my store began to loose morale. GM created an environment where lying to achieve your goal was acceptable. Changes made that weren’t even followed by the company themselves.
Customer support agent (Former Employee) – Knoxville, TN – May 6, 2018
Overall, excellent training for customer support/research department position. Basic assistance for customer, but job duties were redundant and unchallenging. Poor management support of customer service associates.