- The Talbots Inc.03.Apr 2018
Suggestions for improvement
- Yearly raises, include ALL associates in the incentive programs.
Established in 1947, Talbots is a leading specialty retailer and direct marketer of women’s classic clothing, shoes and fashion accessories. The company is known for providing gracious service and a quality selection of timeless wardrobe essentials in a broad range of sizes.
Rudolf and Nancy Talbot opened their first shop in Hingham, Mass., a quaint town not far from Boston, in 1947. Their retail and catalog enterprise flourished and, with five stores in upscale outskirts like Hingham, Duxbury and Lenox, they sold the company to General Mills in 1973. Expansion ensued up and down the East Coast, but when General Mills divested its Specialty Retail Division, Talbots was acquired by the Japanese retailing conglomerate JUSCO Co., Ltd. in 1988. Talbots went public in November of 1993 and was acquired by Sycamore Partners, a private equity firm specializing in consumer and retail investments, in August of 2012.At the end of fiscal 2012, the company operated 504 Talbots stores throughout the U.S. (45 states) and Canada, including 432 Talbots stores (U.S. and Canada), 56 Talbots Upscale Outlet stores (U.S.) and 16 Talbots Clearance stores (15 in U.S.; one in Canada).
The Talbots customer is smart and well-educated, with the majority professionally employed in a range of fields. She’s active in and passionate about her community. Ageless in style and attitude, she appreciates classic styling and values quality workmanship.
Join a team of passionate professionals who use their diverse talents to create success every day for one of the best brands in the country. Be the face of Talbots in one of our 500+ stores, as you build relationships with our customers and help them achieve their best selves.
Ask any of our associates and they'll tell you that Talbots is a family. We support each other day in and day out. We challenge each other to reach for the best. And when someone accomplishes their goals—everyone cheers! The passion we feel for our brand and for our customers is reflected in everything we do. And along the way, we have lots of fun.
Our woman is our first thought, our final filter and our constant inspiration. Helping her to live her best life with modern classic style influences everything we do.With our rich history as a foundation, we embrace the future by encouraging creativity, innovation and smart risk taking. And as we continue to grow our business through all channels, including eCommerce and additional stores, we strive constantly not just to do things better but to do better things.
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I am empowered to make my own decisions based on what I feel is right for the business. I feel I am trusted and my opinion is valued.
There is a very narrow career path one must follow if they are looking to advance in the field. Offering a wider variety of field jobs would give more employees something to aspire to.