Talbots Reviews

Updated 13 Jan 2021

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3.7
70%
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Talbots CEO Lizanne Kindler
Lizanne Kindler
389 Ratings
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  • "Upper management is out of touch and stingy(in 53 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "LOVE MY JOB!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Positive culture, warm environment, and wonderful people. This company is so passionate about their customer base and work every day toward making her experience better.

    Cons

    Not many cons, but some management trouble at times and scheduling conflicts.

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  2. "Good company"

    5.0
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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots

    Pros

    Good company to work for internship

    Cons

    No cons as such as per my knowledge


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Depends on Management"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in North Wales, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed, flexible schedule. I enjoyed working in the backroom and doing floorsets.

    Cons

    I worked with two horrible managers before a good one was hired. Then they fired him because he could get enough people to work over the summer. There is very high turnover. Management does not support their employees.

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  4. "Company is good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Third Key Holder 

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Good training when it comes to customer service

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't really care about employees

  5. "A great company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Management is thoughtful and understanding

    Cons

    Often times they need more hours than you can give

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  6. "Positive"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company management, customers and produxt

    Cons

    Long hours, work life Balance difficult

  7. "Caring"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They care about their associates

    Cons

    No raises in past years

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  8. COVID-19

    "Great Company, Amazing Management"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Plastics Engineer in Acton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Management & associates are some of the friendliest people you will ever come across

    Cons

    Retail is struggling during COVID, limited hours available

  9. "Decent student job."

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Talbots part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, great coworkers, competitive pay.

    Cons

    Slow work, lack of growth within the company.

  10. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Talbots full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance, good communication, great benefits.

    Cons

    Retail hours can be rough sometimes.

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