T.K. Maxx Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
90 Reviews
3.1
90 Reviews
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Michael MacMillan
33 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • very good pay for part timers and easy to up the heirachy (in 11 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)

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

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  1.  

    Rewarding, eye opening and inspirational.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working for TK Maxx is the people that I work with, very friendly and helpful found people that I will be friends with for life. The pay is good and the hpurs are very flexible with fitting in with university and my social life.

    Cons

    Dealing with difficult customers, however this is easy to over come as the staff around me are always extremely helpful. Also customers tend to be very careless and have little respect for our products as you always find dump stock.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think managers should aim to complete the rota at least two weeks in advance as this would give us more time to plan stuff to do on our days off :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Llantrisant, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    some great stock and always a chance to climb the corporate ladder

    Cons

    Timelines for certain tasks are way off and need to looked at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better training and more opportunities to get higher up the corporate ladder faster

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    friendly

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone you work with is friendly, like a big family.
    Good wage(under 16).
    Reasonable with taking holidays.

    Cons

    Some people that want to be contracted more hours don't get contracted them, even if they work those hours regularaly which could be a pain when booking off holidays, also new staff are taken on even though some colleugues will do more hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider asking people if they would like to be cnotracted more hours before employing more staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun, Social (but professional) atmosphere. Family feel within the workplace.

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

    I have been working at T.K. Maxx part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Associate Discounts for staff of up to 20% on top of the 60% price reduction that TK Maxx is renowned for.
    For part time staff, it is relatively easy to get time off and you are allowed a satisfactory amount of it.
    It's good pay for young students and helps to grasp an idea of the working environment. As this was my first job, it has helped me learn financial skills as you get paid monthly so you have to learn to budget.
    Many career opportunities to progress up the hierarchy of TK Maxx and progress within the company.

    Cons

    Some of the tasks required of you within the role of an Associate are repetitive and done day in day out. You get a small break every 4 hours - as I work exactly 4 hours, I'm not entitled to one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give part timers such as associates a small break of even 10/15 minutes because some work such as in processing room is draining upon the body and people that work 5 hours rather than 4 get a 30 minute break for only an extra 30 minutes work. Also, perhaps offer the option of extra hours to some staff as staff rota is extremely tight with hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Merchandiser in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Merchandiser in London, England (UK)

    I worked at T.K. Maxx part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good team members,
    good salary,
    good working hours

    Cons

    Work life balance
    long working hours in christmas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    T.K. Maxx - Big family, small complications

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Blackpool, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Employee in Blackpool, England (UK)

    I worked at T.K. Maxx part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Staff friendly, Management great and understanding, fun training, variety of work experience. work/life balance great as they worked with my busy life.

    Cons

    can be challenging to progress in career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work! P.S maybe change the old 80's safety videos to something more up to date

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worked for TK MAXX for 13 years, was the best place to work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Milton Keynes, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    I worked at T.K. Maxx full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours to suit you working around family and work which very few company's will agree to do so that family and work don't clash with each other.

    Cons

    It was very challenging place to work but you were respected for who you were above all also recognized and rewarded by management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing well nothing to change at the present moment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Brilliant had lots of fun enjoyed working there

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stockroom Supervisor in Waterlooville, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Stockroom Supervisor in Waterlooville, England (UK)

    I worked at T.K. Maxx full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started as a cleaner and worked my way up to a supervisor training was very good

    Cons

    Keeping the place tidy and trying to reach targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat you staff as you would like to be treated

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Life changing Opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    The Tk-max team are amassing i worked in several stores and all are fantastic the employees are helpful as are the management.

    Cons

    Confrontation of angry customers and thief's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep a close eye on your team leaders/supervisors as some are more willing than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Supportive company with real advancement opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)

    I worked at T.K. Maxx full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Promote from within
    -All policies and procedures are adopted across the board
    -They invest in employee development

    Cons

    -Work/life balance can be difficult when you are in a management role
    -Starting wages are not amazing (but consistant with other retail companies)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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