Customer Support Representative (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 May 2017
The best part of this work are the amazing customers I had to meet. Salary and benefits: if you have another job, and you work at Talbots only for discounts is great. But if this job is your main source of income, then is not so good. Usually you are working around 20 hours of week, with a minimum payment. Management: as in every other place, some managers are very nice and supportive, others are just a pain in the ...and it seems that all they want is for you to quit. Workplace culture: on the paper it should be great - Talbots employee do not work on commission.
Retail Sales (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 September 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 – 21 April 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.
Planning & Operations Analyst (Former Employee) – Concord, ON – 22 February 2013
It was my pleasure to work for Talbots! Regretfully, the company decided in January 2013 to close its Canadian head office. So, I am looking for a new business opportunity to utilize my professional experience and skills.
great it applications; +women's fashion apparel
too frequent changes in high management directions
part time sales associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, Alberta – 24 September 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.