JoS. A. Bank

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A very demanding company with little regard for employees.

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Current Employee - Store Manager in Murray, UT
Current Employee - Store Manager in Murray, UT

I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

Pros

Completely performanced based. No limit on commisions. Good benefits package. Creative ways to reduce insurance premiums. HR department very responsive to the needs of the employee.

Cons

Commision rates haven't been adjusted since before jos.a. bank became a promotional retailer so you have to seel more to make the same as what youi sold the year before. Harsh views on customer complaints. they only listen to the customer's side, the employees side doesn't matter. Past performance not taken into account on anything. very poor training program. upper management not very responsive to store issues (divisional vice president and above)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

PAY MORE! One should be able to work and have a life outside of it. at jos.a.bank as a manager that is not possible. While only 47 hours are the minimunm requirement, it usually requires more like 55-65 to complete the MASSIVE ammounts of work and checking that this job requires. Just because the company wills something to be done, doesn't make it possible to do. workload should be able to be accomplished in the time required as a minimum expectation.
If a company treats their employees well, the employee will take care of the company. If the employee has to worry about how to make ends meet even in the busy times, then they will take care of themselves over the companies intrests. EVERYONE feels overworked and underappreciated in this company.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A waste of two years of my life

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Toms River, NJ

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    Good co-workers and some wonderful customers that have become friends.

    Cons

    Absolutely no regard for the employees who drive the business. Excessive customer coplaints due to shoddy alterations. Major corporate waste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of your ivory towers and on the selling floor to know how hard employees work. Stop deceptive sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Never experienced this level of poor regard for employees.

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    Current Employee - Third Key/Salesperson in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Third Key/Salesperson in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    If you have time on your hands and like to help people dress properly and only need to make some spending money, then this could be your dream job.

    Cons

    The people I work with are all great people but they have little to do with my income or chance for advancement. With the exception of my direct manager and peers, this corporate culture is one of disrespect and low regard.

    You are paid a typical low retail hourly wage and must cover that wage before you can make a commission. The company's marketing is based totally on price so the typical customer has learned to wait until the bogus retail prices are reduced by 60 to 75 per cent. This means you have to work much harder (2 to 3 times as hard) to cover your hourly wage. The hourly wages are rarely covered and if they are, the commission is only a few dollars. The hourly wages are refered to by the company as "unearned" suggesting that they are a "gift" and you did not earn them. However, you are expected to fit customers, be a shipping and receiving clerk, dust, vacuum and mop the floor, clean the bathrooms, stock the shelves, refold and merchandise the clothes, make sales calls on the phone to tell customers about the sales, reset sale signs for every new sale (sometimes as often as 3 times a week), and the $8.00 per hour you make is called "unearned". Go figure. If you wish to earn more money this year than last, you have to sell more. In other words, there is no chance for a raise. As for advancement, most managers are hired form the outside.

    It is a shame that JAB treats the sale force this way because it could be a great company. I believe that a company is only as strong as its "worker bees". There is a high turn over and very low moral. This is like building a house on sand, sooner or later it will come crashing down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to value their sales people. They need to create a better atmosphere for "pay for performance". They also need to stop competing against the sales people with the company's on-line business. They make the on-line ads look like the sales can only be on-line and not in the store. JAB, you are not fooling anyone.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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