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Helpful (1)

Super friendly and helpful environment, opportunity to learn continuously since there are lots of pieces to this brand.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Great mix of customers who love the lifestyle brand. Employee discount could be a bit higher - sometimes the customer gets the better deal depending on the sale. Freedom in the outlet as far as visual merchandising allows for personal creativity. Really good training outline although it wasn't top on our manager's to-do list! Overall I'm lovin' it so far.

Cons

Wish there was more interaction with regional manager especially since we're without a store manager now. Really no other cons besides working with some hard to understand employees, but I guess that comes with the territory. Always a work in progress.

Advice to Management

Growth is fantastic but keep the communication open between regionals and management to keep those interested in advancing in the loop and those that need help and guidance can get it. I'm not always confident in the way our AM handles things.

Other Employee Reviews for Tommy Bahama

  1. Will fall behind the times with an IT organization from the 90s

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are decent. There is a good deal of work to do here.

    Cons

    Much of the talent is stale and woefully inept. Organizationally the IT group seems to think that zero structure, and a take-it-as-it-comes approach to planning, projects, and strategy will somehow keep the trains running. Middle mgmt generally bend to the will of a small cabal of power brokers above them which interestingly does not include the CEO.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Once a great company, now a good company that's experiencing some growing pains

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Restaurant (Not Clothing)
    Former Employee - Restaurant (Not Clothing)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time

    Pros

    Employee Benefits and Discounts, lots of great clothing allowances, 'small company feel', open door communication (at store level), strong sense of culture and purpose, pride in brand/image/quality, Promote-from-within approach gives good opportunity for growth, decent pay (if you're married with kids, see below), extraordinarily smart and intuitive players in upper management that effectively motivate subordinates, very 'clean' restaurant environments free of drug/alcohol abusers, free of sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual behaviors/relationships, the company hires and fosters an environment of more professional players than most restaurants by focusing on character and personality rather than just hiring on credentials and prior experience.

    Cons

    getting too corporate- still communicating pre-corporate values/ideals/norms to store-level managers and employees that are false and/or misleading, also still holding onto old-school expectations and values, unintentionally (or secretly intentionally) fostering a environment where pride is taken in being overworked, being sacrificial for the company. A true 'work-life balance' is something that HR talks about, but store-level managers and even some upper level managers disregard with some distain as weakness or the attitude of 'those people who are not 'one of us'- in other words, the stereotypical restaurant environment of old. Upper management finds the thin line between maximum productivity and 'the breaking point' and adjusts the line according to what each individual is willing to give, resulting in unfair and abusive double-standards. Singles beware: You'll work much harder/put in more hours for less pay than some family men and women around you that may or may not be more effective in their jobs, as upper management types are very family-oriented and like to accommodate those alike.

    Advice to Management

    Refer back to an old company motto/value once held but not recently demonstrated, 'Simple is Better', quit running the management teams short-staffed or taking other shortcuts to improving the bottom line that end up killing the culture and long term health of the brand. Give more resources for training and development and give the store-level employees a voice or a feedback loop before instituting the decisions made from a small handful of upper-managers.


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