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Take a job here only if you can't find anything else

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Manager

I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Absolutely no pros unless you are a manager of a store. Even then the pay is not up to standard. Discounts are just about the same as a customer can get during a sale.

Cons

There are too many to list here from managers making up their own prices to inflate sales, to berating associates. Think of your worst employment stories and they probably will apply here too!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay up to standard for your managers and asst. managers

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Top management is clueless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    For the most part, customers are good to work with. Due to the company's ridiculous sales promotions in recent years, however, the quality of customers who shop at the stores has declined.

    Cons

    The management of this company is incompetent. They have no experience working in a retail environment and make decisions that impair the ability of sales personnel to do their jobs effectively and destroy employ morale. Furthermore, they know nothing about marketing. The only way they know how to sell merchandise is to discount the price of their clothes to bargain basement levels, advertise the sales to the world, and hope that throngs of people flock into their stores to purchase. They don't seem to understand that not everyone likes their clothes.

    The net result is that their earnings declined 20% last year. But they claim that was due to the fiscal cliff, the election, hurricane Sandy, and warmer than normal winter temperatures. They are clueless.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step aside and let new management take over -- management that understands the industry and does not think it has to mark up marchandise to unrealistic price points and then have 70% off sales to sell anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    A great starting point in the communications field.

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hampstead, MD
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hampstead, MD

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, some not so great (but they make themselves obvious). Training is not a one-week crash course, everyday you are learning something new about the job. ALL co-workers in the office are very willing to help with your problems.

    Cons

    Pay was ridiculously low, this company rakes in millions and millions every year. The only group of people that make any real money at this company are those on the corporate end. If you work in the sales department, be ready to be used in the customer service department A LOT(which pays more) with no pay compensation. I'm not even sure if that practice is legal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If an associate has a question and needs help with what they are doing, keep the attitude to yourself. You get paid to help your associates. As for the CEO, you would see a lot more progression within your company if you weren't always giving yourself a $2mil+ bonus each year. These people work very hard for you, remember that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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