JoS. A. Bank

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Weak training, low pay, hardly any motivation, high responsibility, constantly changing promotions!

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Former Employee - Department Manager in Columbus, OH
Former Employee - Department Manager in Columbus, OH

I worked at JoS. A. Bank

Pros

You can get up to 75% off of clothing (even though customers get up to 70%) and unbeatable deals on shoes(once a year).

Cons

The pay is lousy. You only get commission if you meet your draw per week. So I would have had to sell $6,500 worth of clothes per week before I even got a penny from commission. That means I would have to sell $10,000 worth of clothing a week to make like $100. Terrible.

If you are motivated and want to call people to buy suits on your own, then you might make some "OK" money, but the commission structure really killed my motivation.

Corporate visits where the big wigs fly in and inspect your store causes anxiety! Nothing ever happens as a result though--no one gets canned-- because they know how hard it is to find people to work for peanuts!

This company uses so much paper.

The Point of Sale system is junk, and 75% of the POS help desk have sad people skills, angry attitudes, and superior modes of thinking.

The tuxedo portion of the business is nothing but a big hassle.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I came in with a great attitude and worked for 6 months. I was never late, I took on lots of responsibility as a result of our staff being short-handed and having no manager; I bought the clothes and looked the part. Never once did it feel like it was worth it. I'm glad I had the experience because it gave me a chance to build a decent business wardrobe, learn about men's fashion and dress, which will help me for the rest of my life.

Like any bad experience, I learned to grow as a person, take on big responsibility without any reward, and grow as a salesman through trial and error because the only training was from 2 days of watching lousy videos.

I don't have any advice. You can't tell people who won't listen.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    STAY A SALES ASSOCIATE!

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    You learn a lot about quality fabrics, and fitting, and how to be a more sophisticated dresser. All of the (Associates) are a very close family. Selling can be fun sometimes and you meet some great customers that make you feel important. Loved getting paid every friday... for a college student the pay is great, but after I thought about it, I dont get paid enough for the amount of bull i have to put up with.

    Cons

    I became a manager and soon realized I took the spot of two former managers who hated their job as soon as they became a manager. Same things for me. For Department managers, or keyholders they treat you like you're unimportant, while expecting you to do all the dirty work for them. Assistant store managers always have a power trip, and the store manager tries to communicate with the Associates through the Assistant manager. It's a great place to work, but its not a good career job. Stay a Sales Associate, your life will be so much easier!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Store, Regional, and District managers need to stop promising people promotions, people get impatient, and when they ask for their promotion or raise they will degrade your "Performance"! Even if you're the top seller. They expect way to much from us while they sit on their ass and talk on the phone or "file paperwork".

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work seasonally.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Casual Sales Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    Honestly, the work load and the work itself was not bad. Pretty much something anyone with basic competence would be able to handle. The interview was extremely simple generally took about 5-10 minutes or so. Co-Workers are respectul.

    Cons

    It can get boring and redundant. You help people at times and don't get any commission due to your casual associate position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do the great work you are doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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