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Express Reviews

Updated 25 January 2015
Updated 25 January 2015
760 Reviews
3.2
760 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount, fun fast paced environment, diverse group, great rewards for top performers (in 55 reviews)

  • Semi-decent discount on product when there is an additional employee discount (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't like minimum wage and sometimes it can get really hectic with customers (in 79 reviews)

  • Work Life Balance: Don't expect to take lunch and dont expect to be home in time for dinner (in 28 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a great eye opening experience, I can't say that I would work for another retail company.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Full Time Sales Lead in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    I work with such knowledgeable people in a fun environment doing what I do well. Those above me know alot and are and have always been there to support me during my growth and promotions.

    Cons

    The only thing I would have to say is it is a demanding company if you get past the sales associate level. But at t he same token that's not necessarily a bad thing for me. For others it may be if you are unwilling to work hard. In order to play hard you must work hard. With all this hard work, I was blessed with the opportunity to grow and learn alot.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Although I have been here for a short time, I enjoy this company.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV (US)

    I have been working at Express part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very comfortable and fun work environment
    Flexible hours
    Kind managers and coworkers
    Lots of opportunities for promotions
    Enjoy coming to work in the morning

    Cons

    Poor training
    Pushy with promotions and loyalty program sign ups
    Constant credit card contests
    Expected to be in multiple places at once

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Express is the way to go!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Salt Lake City, UT (US)

    I have been working at Express full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Employee Discount, Co-Workers, Environment, Work and life balance, Great Management.

    Cons

    Very Demanding, Long Hours, Low Salary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    My work experience was pleasant and i enjoyed myself as I worked.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Troy, MI (US)

    I worked at Express part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very fun and energetic environment. Express enforces sales associates to push and create sales.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't very good. Seemed like daily sales were always behind and they had the night people (me) make up for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management was great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    BitterSweet Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Express part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Depending on what store you are working at, there are some great team members. Great people and even sometime great management. There are some "its worth it to come to work today" customers as well.

    Cons

    Again, depending on the store, the managers are selfish and lazy. They want you to do all the work and just take credit for it They make you do unnecessary tasks, and ask way too much of you if its the end of your shift and you have to leave on time. They wont let you clock out until its done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You were once a sales associate too. Be mindful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Overall, a great company that appreciates it's employees' hard work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Express (less than an year)

    Pros

    We get an employee discount on most merchandise and if our store meets goals, we get additional percents off every month or so.

    Cons

    Training lacked structure and did not cover everything necessary. Too many times, we are short-staffed because people call out or just don't show up, but those people somehow remain employees. The pay is very low and while coupons for free accessories or a "great job" are nice - a raise would be even nicer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a consistent and structured training program for new associates.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    working for this company was a great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    personal growth,benefits,great work environment

    Cons

    time off polices, company values,perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider changing the time off policies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Classic retail position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Express

    Pros

    The discount was fantastic and for some reason the shoppers that came in were always cordial (not sure if it was the location or just the company in general). The raises were not consistent, but I worked there off and on through school so that may be why.

    Cons

    Typical retail cons - hours scheduled were not always enough and the store could get very messy so that meant a lot of work cleaning up and staying after shifts ended.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Express

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Express

    Pros

    Fun, fast paced. Freedom to be creative. Everyone's really nice.

    Cons

    Not an easy company to work for, have very high expectations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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