JoS. A. Bank Reviews

Updated June 25, 2014
Updated June 25, 2014
353 Reviews
2.3
353 Reviews
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JoS. A. Bank President, CEO, and Director R. Neal Black
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219 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Selling can be fun sometimes and you meet some great customers that make you feel important (in 11 reviews)

  • Great product, great quality, coworkers are very hardworking and dedicated employees (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management Motto - 'If those that report to you like you then you're not doing your job' (in 32 reviews)

  • 70 to 80% of the Stores employees DO NOT MAKE COMMISSION week in and week out (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Time Great People

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Waltham, MA

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Accommodating manager, tries to be helpful to everyone. As long as you know what you're doing and don't slack off it's a great environment

    Cons

    Did not experience any cons. Maybe the leaving early policy but that is not too big of a deal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    think about snow storm policy, that's all great time otherwise

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Joseph A. Bank is a quality company.

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Cypress, TX

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    My managers at Joseph A. Bank took the time to get to know me and listened to the goals and aspirations of each employee. Any person who had the drive, had an opportunity for growth in the company. I worked there for a short while with great success and already had offers to help open stores, was promoted quickly, and was a respected member of the team.

    Cons

    I worked at a factory outlet store to start and the pay was not based off of commission. This was nice because it promoted as less cut throat work atmosphere but I could have made much more money had the pay been commission based.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to the aspirations of the employees. Keep your eyes open for people who dedicated people and do what you can to keep them for the long haul in a business that tends to have a relatively high turnover rate.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work hard and you will be rewarded!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    If you can sell you can make a good living! If you are just looking to punch a clock, this is not the place for you. There is a tremendous amount of upward mobility if you have the talent - this company continues to open stores every year. The customers are great and are extremely loyal to the brand. If you are motivated and love men's clothing then Jos. A. Bank is your company!

    Cons

    For employees below the Store Manager level, the pay can be a struggle in smaller stores because it is a commission driven environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    wonderful place to work

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    room to advance
    great DMs
    close managers
    well trained

    Cons

    hours, but thats all retail jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Once was great

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Former CEO world class leader is gone

    Cons

    He is not here anymore

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get him back

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great People. Not so great pay

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the customers are really cool. the employees I work with are really cool. overall I really enjoy my experience there.

    Cons

    I'm a full time employee with only part time benefits. no holiday pay, no pto.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Terrific

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunity for personal growth and work-life balance.

    Cons

    Pay isn't all that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Place more value on retaining quality employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Joseph A Bank is a gem.

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    Current Employee - Regional Vice President  in  Hampstead, MD
    Current Employee - Regional Vice President in Hampstead, MD

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Candidates are eager to work for a vibrant company with stores across the country and a catalog/internet division that can reach anyone with a phone or a computer.

    Cons

    The typical new hire takes about a year to realize that the chance of making a commission comes maybe twice a year if that. Unfortunately, it used to take them at little longer to figure this out, so we had hard- working hopefuls for at least two years before they became jaded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing catalog/internet sales since we don't have to pay commissions on those transactions. It is brilliant to make stores take internet returns that cut into their bottom line. The more internet returns in the stores, the less chance of that store making any kind of bonus for the year. Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    I love this job! It might be because I just came from a horrible job but I love it here!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Darien, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Darien, CT

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Customers are pleasant, management is straightforward (no sugar coating, if you mess up you will know), great pay if you know how to sell the product.

    Cons

    A lot of hours (which I don't mind), Low pay (If you don't know how to sell suits)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent company with great people to work with and for!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Leesburg, VA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Leesburg, VA

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent discount, great customer's, and good benefits!

    Cons

    Need to restructure pay scale for Managers and above, as well as, look at Commission status in this economy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Restructure pay scale and pay more for Executives per hour with the Draw vs. Commission.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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