T.K. Maxx
3.2 of 5 67 reviews
www.tkmaxx.com Watford, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 19, 2014

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Michael MacMillan

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    friendly

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Bristol, England (UK)

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

    ConsSome 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 Senior Managementconsider asking people if they would like to be cnotracted more hours before employing more staff.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Basingstoke, England (UK)

    ProsAssociate 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.

    ConsSome 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 Senior ManagementGive 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work environment

    Store Merchandiser (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosgood team members,
    good salary,
    good working hours

    ConsWork life balance
    long working hours in christmas

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

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

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    T.K. Maxx - Big family, small complications

    Seasonal Employee (Former Employee)
    Blackpool, England (UK)

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

    Conscan be challenging to progress in career development

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

    Team Leader (Former Employee)
    Milton Keynes, England (UK)

    ProsFlexible 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.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are doing well nothing to change at the present moment.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Brilliant had lots of fun enjoyed working there

    Stockroom Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Waterlooville, England (UK)

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

    ConsKeeping the place tidy and trying to reach targets

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat you staff as you would like to be treated

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Life changing Opportunity

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

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

    ConsConfrontation of angry customers and thief's

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep a close eye on your team leaders/supervisors as some are more willing than others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Supportive company with real advancement opportunities

    Team Leader (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    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)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Everyday something new

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosmany career oppurtunities
    good development programs
    interesting challenging oppurtunities

    ConsNot too many cons for people who believe in working hard to acheive goals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Challenging, ever changing and never boring

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    North Watford, England (UK)

    ProsIf you like change, continuous improvement and the opportunity to put in new ideas, friendly but professional environment and even more discount on designer stuff!

    ConsIf you're the kind of person who needs a lot of structure and detailed forward planning it'll drive you crazy...

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo your best to understand the off-price model

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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