Brooks Brothers Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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  1. Total lack of team environment.

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

    I worked at Brooks Brothers full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Standard retail discount on clothes. Pretty good pto, but not much else to list for pros. The company does a good amount of charity work.

    Cons

    I'm not even sure where to begin with this: bros, bros, bros make up the staff. Conservative store, staff, and management. Don't even mention the word liberal if you want to keep your position.


  2. Its a decent job

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Middletown, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Middletown, NY

    I have been working at Brooks Brothers (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay, and decent hours. The associates are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Very hard to get promoted, its based off of "who" likes "who" verses the quality of work. Very unfair with who they promote. High expectation, with low reward or compensation

    Advice to Management

    Promote the hard workers!!


  3. Great history, old thinking

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Brooks Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great discount, and a wonderful word of mouth that helps keep people walking through door. If you work at a large flagship, the commission structure is very good, and pays very well.

    Cons

    The company has not adapted well to the way consumers go about their shopping nowadays. You sign in on a piece of paper. Orders are taken by writing them down on pieces of paper, and calling them in when you have time. Lots of possibilities for errors, and misplaced order forms. Poor social media presence. Technologically very behind.

    Advice to Management

    Think in the now. Stop resting on the idea that the history and name of the brand will continue to drive business. There are new ways to do things and increase business. Do them.


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  5. Sales Manager

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

    I have been working at Brooks Brothers full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It is privately owned so there is not always that last minute scramble of having to make the numbers each quarter to appease Wall Street.

    The product itself is excellent, only the top of the line fabrics are used. Not only do I work there, but I am a loyal customer too. Most people who work there are very down to earth, and overall it is a good place to work at. Every now and then you have to work some long hours, but generally there is a very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Product although excellent quality, needs to update itself into the 21 century.


  6. Assistant manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dayton, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dayton, NJ

    I have been working at Brooks Brothers (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is decent, they give a lot of time off. Great quality merchandise. Seasoned associates are wonderful.

    Cons

    They fill their stores with incompetent managers and treat their psa's like second class citizens. Not much room for growth.


  7. Good place to work, no room for climbing.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Factory Outlet in Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Former Employee - Sales Associate Factory Outlet in Rehoboth Beach, DE

    I worked at Brooks Brothers part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    When working there they give you great deals on clothing and merchandise from Brooks Brothers as well as other stores in the retail brand alliance.

    Cons

    I worked in a factory outlet where they do not give their associates commission on sales. I found this to be very counter productive as it would have provided great incentive to clear the inventory.

    Advice to Management

    Commission in factory stores.


  8. Management Changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Brooks Brothers full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great employee discount - half off the full retail selling price of most items
    dedicated to internal and external charities and causes

    Cons

    management went through a lot of changes and it made the culture in the marketing department very corporate and bureaucratic. no compensation for overtime worked

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees as if you were in their shoes- don't expect them to go the extra mile if you are not willing or able to reward their output.


  9. Generally ok, salary could be better

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Support Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Brooks Brothers full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discounts, good clothes, nice looking stores. Coworkers can be nice as well. Sales is better than support positions in retail

    Cons

    Corporate is very behind on technology for stores. Computers run on old software and store Internet is very slow causing problems looking things up


  10. Flexible Schedules

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stockroom Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Stockroom Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Brooks Brothers full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome discounts.Great benefits if you can become coded for 30+ hours a week.Flexible scheduling enabling one to have a life.

    Cons

    Mall hours during the Holiday season can be brutal.Company as of late has downsized and not for the better.No growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on the location and store, communication and training is weak at best. Turnover is too high.


  11. Great friendly welcoming place to work

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

    I worked at Brooks Brothers full-time

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

    Pros

    Great union to be in, meet famous people, have big events the family can join, great employee discount

    Cons

    Really can't think off none cause i enjoyed everything About the company

    Advice to Management

    Continue to run the store the way you do cause your workers love it



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