Express

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Express Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.0 585 reviews

82% Approve of the CEO

Express President & CEO Michael A. Weiss

Michael A. Weiss

(243 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The cons outweigh even the positives that the 30% employee discount give(in 48 reviews)

  • Great discount-35-45 percent off(in 48 reviews)


Cons
  • I don't like minimum wage and sometimes it can get really hectic with customers(in 61 reviews)

  • I would constantly be hounded to sell more credit cards, and borderline harass customers for it(in 54 reviews)

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    Lots of job opportunities if you work hard

    Brand Co-Manager (Current Employee) Sacramento, CA (US)

    ProsThere is a ton of energy in all the stores and being able to work with people with the same fashion and passions makes work fun. There seems to always be an opportunity to move up or learn a new division of responsibility which makes consistent growth a plus.

    ConsMinimum wage is expected at an entry level job however the tasks and energy needed for success here is more then that. Express needs to offer their associates above minimum wage to help keep associate retention.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlanning is difficult in this brand so being proactive versus reactive can be a challenge. My recommendations is to communicate to the store level in a more efficient and timely manner.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Express has good leaders

    District Manager (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX (US)

    ProsThey have lots of incentives and bonus's.

    ConsLong hours and not a lot of time off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to give more payroll to stores to be sucessful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Felt Like Home

    Customer Service (Former Employee) Canoga Park, CA (US)

    Prosyou receive an outstanding discount out of the gate. basically to build your wardrobe because they do want you to wear their clothing.

    ConsIt can get pretty busy and you'll have to multitask to the fullest!

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Minimum wage Job

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Des Moines, IA (US)

    ProsPay is acceptable and hours are flexible.

    ConsWork is hard, benefits aren't good, and managers are very concerned with sales figures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter benefits to employees would be nice, 35% on non-sale items isn't very good. Also, it would help moral and frankly help get sales members excited if managers concentrated on what upwelling can do for customers, not just what they can do the company. So for instance, instead of saying, "You should suggest that every woman tries on a Portofino shirt so we make our ADS," the manager could say, "Our Portofino shirts are super popular and every woman loves them, you should make sure that our customers are trying them on, who knows, one of the women may love it and buy three!"

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at express was a positive experience.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsThe interview/hiring experience for me was very simple. Managers appreciated hard work. This was my first retail job and I learned a lot, although I doubt I will use much of what I used in the future. Promotions seemed available for coworkers of mine.

    ConsPaid very little over minimum wage. Had one experience where a manager from another store was coming in to open, and was an hour late. Management seemed disorganized. Hours were posted on a week to week basis, and employes had little to no say. Sometimes I was asked to stay later after having already worked 9 hours. There was a lot of pressure from managers (who communicated VIA wireless headsets) to reach our goals during the day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExpress seemed to have a high turnover rate. I would appreciate more loyalty between the company and employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great

    Part Time Sales Lead (Current Employee) Coralville, IA (US)

    ProsNice Clothes.
    Nice Atmosphere.
    Good people. Really fun atmosphere. I liked working there a lot and I loved getting deals on hip and trendy clothing that actually looks nice.

    ConsSome of the clothes shrinker in hot water. Also, there is no commission. I wish I could've been rewarded for being a great salesman. Although, I wasn't rewarded fiscally, I was rewarded with encouragement and community culture, so that was a plus. It's a great place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMaybe allow for Commision.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Alright

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsReasonably paced environment. Great discount.

    ConsMinimum wage pay, stays the same throughout.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great and flexible company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat team gathreings and team building activities

    Consthere are no cons, great company

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    Express is a great environment to work in, the managers love what they do and always keep you motivated to sell.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Buffalo, NY (US)

    ProsThe opportunity to sell high quantities of merchandise.

    ConsMinimum wage was an obvious con but regardless I enjoyed working for the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep pushing employees to sell and stay motivated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fun and good experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt wasn't just too much work and everybody were around the same age so we could all relate.

    ConsHad to work so early as a stocker.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIts a good company but should have more bigger sizes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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