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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be carefull to start working in this Company

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Albany, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Albany, NY

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great brand name, fantastic products, great customers, friendly environment within the store, great business opportunities.

    Cons

    Ongoing fear of unjust termination from Regional and Corporate executives due to double standards and disadvantages from poor and unclear policies. Hard work is never repayed, no matter how hard your employees and you work, you are always in the wrong. Zero recognition from top executives for the any accomplishments but immediate harsh punishment for any small and unintentinal mistake. Comission compensations are impossible to attain. Fear to expess opinion and suggestions for the improvement business due to retaliation from regional director. Massive termination of employees on the store level. There is zero motivation, constant unrealistic goals and demands from top executive. They don't care about employees in the store, they only work and care just for themself. For this reason there is a huge gap between associates who make money for the Company in the store and regional/corporate executives who aren't concerned with the actual situation of the store and the people. Employees and authority are on two different tunes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If executive managers want to stop this ongoing anonymous negative feedback from former and current employees they need to get on the level of their employees. Do not act as a punishers, act as team partners. Know what is really going on in the stores, let people express their feeback anonymously and deliver to the President of the company. Stop keeping people in fear. Let people express their opinions on behaf of the company. Listen not just to yourselves, but respect people's ideas and suggestions.. If you change those components you will make the employees happy and happy employees will satisfy the customers better. Any changes must start from the top.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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