T.K. Maxx

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Updated Jul 23, 2014

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3.2 70 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

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Michael MacMillan

(26 ratings)

62% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • very good pay for part timers and easy to up the heirachy(in 8 reviews)

  • I felt valued and the hours are flexible which I really needed(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work-life balance - getting out 2 hours late at 11 pm is not acceptable when your a 16 year old student(in 4 reviews)

  • management expect staff to be on time, yet keep the staff behind (on average) 2 hours after specified shifts(in 3 reviews)

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    crazy and awful

    Deputy Store Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosif you ever thinking of leaving your job to join tk maxx think again they company gives an image of good working environment, from my experience its the worse company i have worked for HR department is very weak so staff right do not apply , managers are expected to work min of 11 hours a day and they is no organisation at all

    Consno comments need to change the mentality of the business

    Advice to Senior Managementthink about your and your team leaders spend time to develop people, and managers please d some work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst place I've ever worked

    Bulk FLT (Former Employee) Walsall, England (UK)

    ProsNone unless you're braindead and can't find work anywhere else

    ConsBad management, long hours with no recognition

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a job somewhere else

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    appauling

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Leeds, England (UK)

    Prosbest thing working at tkmaxx was the associates they was all very friendly

    Conssome of my daily cons was having a horrible sexist bully of a manager! i constantly reported himm to HR and nothing was ever done about it except talking to someone above him and as always they didnt believe a word that i said! i worked at tkmaxx for four years and was bullied by my manager for two years and in my opinion he forced me out of my job!

    Advice to Senior Managementyou need to consider who you employ to be managers at tkmaxx and actually listen when more that four associates complain about this laim excuse of a man youd think youd actually do something but your not going to bother if hes made the company more money get your priorites straight if you havent got happy managers you wont get happy staff!!!!!!!!! two words slave labour!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    worst job I've never had

    Cash Office Associate (Former Employee) Aberdeen, Scotland (UK)

    Prosthe only pro i can think of was the whopping 10% discount! other than that nothing!

    Consdifferent set of rules for different people, holiday requests were never looked at, if you were genuinely sick you were forced to come in, no incentive to move up in the work place, wages were always wrong, training was very basic and who ever did the training didn't know how to do the job! "non uniform" policy was a joke. management never stepped up to help the associates!

    Advice to Senior Managementmy only advice to the management would be listen to your associates and pull your finger out and help when its busy!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pushed to the limit

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Newry, Northern Ireland (UK)

    ProsYou can grab the odd bargain, nice staff before management

    ConsScheduling, 4 hour contracts, management, lack of staff to meet targets, unrealistic targets, no reward.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompliment more, staff people as humans and not just numbers. Do not take sides. Act your age.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it was a toss up between slitting my wrists and coming into work

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Brislington, England (UK)

    Prosif you need money you don't really have much choice, so they have that going for them

    Conseveryone in supervision or 'team leader' roles, management, regional management, and especially the regular customer service floor staff are always total morons. someone's been telling them to make your life as an employee as miserable as possible, because i never experienced a good work day in the 2 years i worked there. also the shop itself sucks, the music is the most painful thing i've ever put up with in my life

    Advice to Senior Managementtorch the place

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    horrendous

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Grimsby, England (UK)

    Prosgain retail experience develop lasting friendships great team building days i.e Christmas party

    Consthe poor working environment air conditioning not working during hot summers and absolutely freezing in the winter months. not considerate to family life and too short notice with shifts.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    We are family not just colleagues.

    Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsI like working for tk maxx because everyone is friendly, we work together as a team not as individuals. They have transferred me up and down the country from Plymouth to Taunton because of uni so i have a constant job. We get discount on ALL items in store.

    ConsSome of the customers treat you like rubbish because they don't understand our off price model or why this item is one price but an identical one has a different price.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't employ team leaders who treat the staff below them poorly. Look at them as a whole package not just their skills on paper.

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    Terrible

    Associate (Former Employee) Leeds, England (UK)

    ProsNone, at a push staff discount

    ConsBad management, unachievable goals set. Spoken to like dirt. Christmas rota only went up a week before Christmas so no staff could plan time with family's etc.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Managers are undertrained

    Associate (Current Employee) Telford, England (UK)

    ProsYou learn to work under pressure and i love the team ethics, associates always really get on it's definitely a place that brings associates together

    ConsManagers count on the fact that you don't know certain things. They use it to their advantage.. The stores would be nothing without its associates and managers get all the credit, too much pressure is put on people doing maintenance whilst their getting paid the same as the person standing on the fitting rooms. You never finish on time, they don't care about their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRidiculous rules are put in place, it's as if the the people who decide these things have never worked in a store in their life, they just don't understand that some things aren't doable, they never account for the customer!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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