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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at TOMS full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    - Really fun work environment (slides, coffee bar, happy hours)
    - AMAZING people. Not the typical LA better dealers who are always looking over your shoulder.
    - High volume... busy busy busy!
    - Supportive management
    - Upper management will listen to employees callouts and concerns, if employees voice them consistently
    - FREE giving trip after 1, 3 & 5 years.
    - Flexible hours / awesome PTO / lots of "early departure" days around holidays
    - Great place to learn about how an international brand operates.
    - Management not afraid to pivot when strategy is no longer viable, which shows our ability to be agile and change course even if it means more work.
    - REALLY passionate people who care.

    Cons

    - Big picture communication can be a challenge, just like at many organizations.
    - Some upper level management doesn't have management or team leadership experience, which creates poor leaders at the top. Fortunately there are a lot of smart people at the bottom who will eventually take over these spots.
    - Some upper management plays favorites and doesn't take the time to get to know all the employees on their teams or understand their background, which can be frustrating. An upper level manager shouldn't be in the weeds, they should train people to be in the weeds for them and have a big picture view of their department, fostering and mentoring each team member to give peak performance.

    Advice to Management

    - Develop a mentorship program that pairs top-performing employees with executives to serve as professional guides
    - Develop an employee MBA program
    - Let go of anyone who has been at the company for 3 years and have not gone on a giving trip. Obviously these people do not care about TOMS or its mission and are just there to collect a paycheck.
    - Keep track of those who do not participate in company events like Camp TOMS and happy hours. These team members, especially upper level management, again are just there to make themselves look good and collect a paycheck.


TOMS Interviews

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Interview Experience

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    Intern - Hourly Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    The interview was pretty hard, not going to lie BUT they do make you feel pretty comfortable throughout the whole experience. I'd say don't go in there not knowing you are "applying" for. Go in there confident, knowledgeable of what your applying for, and well just be yourself! I did not get the internship but that's what I would of done differently.

    Interview Questions

    • mmmmm to be honest this was a few years ago so I can't really remember what was the most difficult except for "why do you want to work here?"   Answer Question

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Additional Info

Website www.toms.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

In 2006, American traveler Blake Mycoskie befriended children in a village in Argentina and found they had no shoes to protect their feet. Wanting to help, he created TOMS, a company that would match every pair of shoes purchased with a pair of new shoes given to a child in need. One for One.®

Realizing that One for One could serve other global needs, Blake launched TOMS Eyewear in 2011 to help restore sight to persons in need with every purchase of sunglasses and optical frames. In 2014, TOMS Roasting Co. launched with the mission to provide clean water to developing... More

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