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Buyer Training Career Path

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Allocation Analyst  in  Framingham, MA
Former Employee - Allocation Analyst in Framingham, MA

I worked at TJX Companies full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Location of Corporate Offices allow for an "reverse commute" if you live in Boston.
Good work / life balance.

Cons

The company will often hire external candidate to fill buyer positions instead of leveraging the training program that they have developed. The work environment can be very competitive as advancement along the career path is slow. Management is inexperienced and primarily consists of employees that are also in the buyer career path and may only be focused on reaching a buyer position instead of developing their team. Analyst have little to no say concerning their subject matter. If you accept this position because you have dreams of becoming an apparel do not be surprised if you are placed in HomeGoods planning teapots. Work spaces consist of two walls of a cube adjacent to several other work spaces giving very little privacy and the impression that you are always being watched. Nepotism is common and relatives/children of current management are given preference/accelerated through the career path.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Invest in your middle management and the employees you hire into this program. It's not a secret that the program is set up with the expectation that there will be large scale attrition otherwise the company would not hire multiple PASE classes a year consisting of 20+ employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outsources with a company that is apparently not an EOE

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Past: If you worked hard, you were rewarded and you could look forward to having a future with this company of which you have given any and all spare time to (nights, weekends, holidays, vacations)

    Cons

    Now: Outsources IT positions with a company that is apparently not an EOE. You will get notified of being laid off but expected to train your outsourcing replacement before you leave. There is no sense of loyalty from upper management to those in the IT trenches working day in/day out to ensure that all devices are functioning normally and all data is accurate. They only care about the stock price and the shareholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Currently, both the President and former Massachusetts Governor Romney are running part of their campaigns on how to stop outsourcing and bring jobs back here to Americans who need and deserve them. Take heed - STOP OUTSOURCING NOW

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    NO INTEGRITY

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment for people who like to work hard for a living and have a great work ethic

    Cons

    Management and sales associates constant poor attitude and customer service skills, its really not that hard to "SMILE"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Empoyment Government Laws

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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