T.K. Maxx Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • very good pay for part timers and easy to up the heirachy (in 12 reviews)

  • Hours are flexible and so are the job roles (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)

  • managers and team leaders where dreadful (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Good place to work, pays well, lovely people, very helpful and caring

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    get to do a variety of different things so the day goes really quick, lovely co workers and managers, great staff room, good pay, full training, very helpful

    Cons

    lots of standing, when your in a department it's hard to keep it clean as it gets really messy, having to page over a loudspeaker is scary, hard to get your tasks done sometimes because you have go go from place to place and still do your own tasks. Is jumping on and off tills, clearing changing rooms but still expected to maintain your own department

    Advice to Management

    our managers are all lovely people. They are fair and consecrate and helpful,they take time to get to know you.
    My advice would be maybe give is personal bleepers instead of having to page over a loudspeaker because we all find that scary


  2. Customer assistant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at T.K. Maxx

    Pros

    Good money as a whole

    Cons

    No progress as a whole


  3. sales associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good money, friendly staff and flexible hours

    Cons

    you just can't plan any thing because you never know when you'll be working next


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  5. I've worked within the TKMaxx company for 2 years now and find it's very welcoming business and friendly staff.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Sales Associate in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to see great stock being put out and latest trends appearing
    Meet loads of friendly people who also work there
    Contracted hours are not ridiculous and gives time to relax and carry out other day to day jobs and activities
    God pay for my age (19)

    Cons

    Have to be on time for each shift and hand in time off notices within two weeks in advance

    Advice to Management

    Allow for time off to be scheduled evenly


  6. Not too bad...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Build relationships with colleagues.
    Decent Pay [Above Minimum]
    Look after their Associates.
    Nice for a Part-Time job.
    Clear about Company Policies.
    Thorough Training Programme

    Cons

    Expect Major Flexibility.
    Offload Heavy Workloads to single associates.
    Strict Time Guidelines.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the workload and work/life balance on associates... Not everyone likes early mornings


  7. The company's worldwide now a good way to a new adventure of treasure hunting.... And new experience.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hounslow, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Hounslow, England (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Routine and flexibility from managers

    Friends who will take time to grow and bond

    Cons

    Your never able to adapt, it's loads of duties… messy

    Advice to Management

    Good great advice wil be to be able to start more hours… set full time employment... Change certain payouts And keep changing layout


  8. As an admin, the company has lovely culture where even buying directors are happy to chat to entry level employees.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer's Administrator in Watford, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Buyer's Administrator in Watford, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at T.K. Maxx full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Buyer's admins can attend vendor meetings with buyers and voice own opinions, great access to excel training, competitive pay, employees ready to help each other, creativity in encouraged through responsibility for trend research and mood boards, exposure to weekly reports and training into how to read them, as a buyer's admin you get a great understanding of product and best and worst sellers throughout a huge number of brands. The company is also as fair as it can be, if you have to stay late at work, the supervisors ensure you get your time back.

    Cons

    If you are interested in buying there is not a great route up from buyers admin level, you are required to join the graduate scheme at allocator level and work your way up to assistant merchandiser before you can move across into buying as an assistant buyer. However, if you want a long term career at TK Maxx an understanding of merchandising would be extremely useful for off-price and the graduate scheme provides excellent training.

    Advice to Management

    It may be advisable to introduce a second route into buying where buyer's admins can be promoted to senior buyer's admin, allowing them to work closely with assistant buyers/buyers/merchandisers and gain training to advance to assistant buyer. As promotions would be reliant on the admins progress, this would allow the business to decide whether buying is the right path for the individual. This would prevent valued employees leaving for other opportunities or being forced to enter the route of admin supervisor (the only alternative opportunity for progression).


  9. Decent company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quite a fun, relaxed, fast-paced atmosphere where there is always a variety of things to do. The management are really nice and understanding and the company is quite flexible with your hours.

    Cons

    If you're working part-time you may struggle to get enough hours. The company now only employs people on 8 and 12 hour contracts.


  10. TK Maxx was a great first insight into retail industry.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Advisor in Weston-super-Mare, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Sales Advisor in Weston-super-Mare, England (UK)

    I worked at T.K. Maxx as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I liked meeting new people whilst serving, I liked that I learnt new things from management so when i did things wrong they would explain to me what would be better to do next time. I loved a lot of the things that they had in the store so it was always a perk of being an employee to buy things and get a discount. I got a long with a lot of the other employees and it was nice becoming friends with them and talking to them outside of work.

    Cons

    I didn't like that I got put on emergency tax, as I was only 17 at the time and it was my first job therefore at the time I wasn't sure what to do once I got put on the wrong tax code. Also sometime I found it difficult to talk to my manager about it, as he didn't see it as a priority and instead of helping me and doing something about it he would just leave it and sometimes speak down to me.


  11. love it here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Stafford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Stafford, England (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good to build up skills with working in retail, learn different things every day, friendly associates, good pay, good holiday opportunity, quick training

    Cons

    a lot of things needed to know about the company whilst working here, takes time to get recognized for good work



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