Retail Sales (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – September 28, 2015
The GM and managers do a great job. I like it here. My only concern is that the monthly store set is questionable for minimum wage. But the store is organized immaculately. The location is central Toronto, which is an easily accessible area in the city. The clients, staff and shoppers are easy to work with.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Victoria, bc – April 21, 2015
The culture at Talbots under the management at the time, was one of openness, collaboration and team spirit. Although i was one of the younger staff, it did not hinder the interaction we had with eachother. There was respect and a willingness to help one another be and remain productive.
The enjoyable part of the job was the team. I thoroughly enjoyed working with these women who had variations of enviable sales skills. I learnt a lot from them.
The hardest part of the job was the lack of career advancement. Hopefully, in time, it will change.
part time sales associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Alberta – September 24, 2012
Working at Talbots is like working at any overpriced clothing store, I guess. A typical day includes an intense amount of sucking up to clients, attempting to boost egos in order for a sale and acting as a human shopping cart because they can't possibly hold their own clothes. Heaven forbid. Although as sales associates we need to be almost overbearing and overly involved in every aspect of a customer's experience, the pay definitely does not reflect those added duties. Management switched a few times, going from good to bad over the time I was there all for the sake of a dollar. The most enjoyable part was probably the other sales associates; I've definitely made good friends with a few good girls. Other than that, all the brown nosing, minimal benefits and unrealistic sales expectations were just not for me.