TJX Companies Reviews

Updated October 19, 2014
Updated October 19, 2014
443 Reviews
3.1
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TJX Companies President, CEO, and Director Carol M. Meyrowitz
Carol M. Meyrowitz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible management allowed for a flexible schedule to help give a healthy work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • They have a very good benefits package (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • You only move up if you suck up to upper management and are a favorite (in 21 reviews)

  • There is no higher pay for those returning to another internship or full time job (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    Corporate Employee

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Minion
    Current Employee - Minion

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working Monday thru Friday 9- 5 was great. The discount was always a good thing!

    Cons

    Very hard to get to the corporate level from the stores. Not alot of promoting from within. Job openings in the office are not made available to the store associates. The training that is given is not the greatest. Kind of hung out to dry. Too many chiefs in the Corp. Office. Managers, Managers of, AVP's, SAVP's ....... Too much back stabbing in the offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remove a few layers of management.... might help. Not much of a chance to grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    They want hires who are desperate to easily control.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsport, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsport, PA

    I have been working at TJX Companies part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None anymore. The few good things they did away with.

    Cons

    Nepotism, there is no full time unless you're salaried upper management, you will get skipped over to advance to coordinator, the ONLY advancement in the company apparently, despite good worker reviews, pathetic raises to match their bare-minimum wage, work place bullying, disorganized, employee drama, management drama, ineffective managers that shouldn't be there. If the air conditioners fail in April, they will get them fixed the last week of September - just before cranking the heat up to 80 degrees indoors while it's 64 degrees outside & only October.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to clean house before your workers unionize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    dont work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at TJX Companies part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    the co-workers, clothing, paid time off, favoritism, racism

    Cons

    managers, customers, pay, job advancement, no vacation pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give employees more hours, more discount

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the glamorous company you imagine.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Framingham, MA

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working close with the potential product. Seeing new product. Working in a fashion atmosphere.

    Cons

    Disorganized. First month of training my supervisor didn't know who would be training me, at what time, or on what. Bounced around with so many different people didn't even know what I was learning. My buyers as well as other buyers talk down to their assistants disrespectfully all the time. If there is a miscommunication (even in your first week while you're learning) your buyers will not talk to you about it to help you improve, they go straight to your supervisor. Your supervisors are not helpful unless you act at certain times of the day. If you ask too late in the day they say you should have asked earlier. You get in trouble for everything that you did and didn't do. I have several friends who work there that would say the same and all of them have gone home crying multiple times.
    Unreasonable deadlines. Receiving all your work at 4:30 on a Friday and expected to get it done.
    Fake. Most people who are merchandise assistants want to be buyers. Everyone is out to get each other and will tell on you for EVERYTHING. Do not make friends here and be careful what you say to anyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tell your buyers to treat their assistants with respect. When everyone in the building has respect for each other then everything always runs a lot more smoothly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Helpful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at TJX Companies part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible schedule, decent hrs, helpful

    Cons

    Better pay, standing on feet,
    Communication,,and better pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merchandise Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Framingham, MA

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Creating great relationiships with your counterparts.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING! here's some advice=run!
    The merchandise supervisor work for the buyers when they say they work to supprt you. They always tell you that they are there to support you, but the second a buyer says something they turn around and blame you and not the buyer.

    Buyers treat you like you're disposable. They dont care about your feelings or even if your interested in what they do. Your supervisor will force you to talk to them but when you do they act like your bothering them.

    If you are a merchandise assistant there is no career path for you. There are other deparments within the company that have advancment, but MAs are a dead end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give MAs a chanceto be more responsible. STOP BULLYING people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Southbury TJX

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southbury, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Southbury, CT

    I worked at TJX Companies as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, fair benefits package

    Cons

    Terrible ops ,very undermining the store has lost good workers due to this individual,poor communication skills very unfair and very wrong work ethics, bully and intimidation not good qualities for Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Waste of time but okay first job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Austin, TX

    I worked at TJX Companies part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Met lots of great co workers with whom I still stay in touch with. Easy to get hired.

    Cons

    Horrible management, whenever we got a good manager who understood and liked us and listened to us, they were fired. A lot of our hard working employees got beat down and reprimanded unnecessarily and therefore all the lazy, deadbeat, no-show workers remained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workers and don't take all the bonuses, spend some money on repairing the ceilings and the break rooms, thank you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company needs more caring People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TJX Companies

    Pros

    Have nothing good to say about the TJMaxx division

    Cons

    Senior Management are well protected even the HR Dept they all stick together not a family /work balance company speaking of the TJMaxx division, training is terrible and no cares about anything but themselves.....rude and very out of touch with there employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Retail inferno

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TJX Companies

    Pros

    Great place for kids in HS to work during Summer as they don't have to wear an uniform, they have stores everywhere so it is possible to transfer. It is really close to my house so I don't spend a lot with gas; not that they care.That is it!

    Cons

    Bad salaries, bad mentality ( they prefer to yell first instead of proper training), the opportunity to grow is limited, at least not shared, there is no team work mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn team work mentality before you try to show us those stupid videos about it.

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