JoS. A. Bank

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JoS. A. Bank Reviews in Baltimore, MD

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
377 Reviews
2.4
377 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The sole benefit of working for this company is the employee discount (in 11 reviews)

  • Working with great people mkes the job quite bearable (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management Motto - 'If those that report to you like you then you're not doing your job' (in 33 reviews)

  • No work-life balance, training systems are old/nonexistent (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    When I worked for Jos. A Banks they were located on Market Pl. downtown Baltimore, I was in the packing Department

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    Former Employee - Packers in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Packers in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed it because we were truly a team

    Cons

    I leaned how to work in a fast pace setting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They moved before I could experience that, but would truly like to work for them again

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Currently Part time

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    Current Employee - Casual Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Casual Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Beats staying home, but not by much.

    Cons

    Having worked for the company full and part time for a long time, I have known there WAS no better mens' clothing outfit to represent. We looked forward to coming to the store almost every day because the management appreciated your efforts. Sadly, that is not the case now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pne calls ? That's a joke. Does upper management really think those daily reported calls are actually made ? If you are busy doing stock, code 5s, cleaning the store, taking care of customers, etc. they need to get a life. Opening at 8AM and closing at 10 or 11PM ? Get real.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Satisfied but lacking true management backbone

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager/Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager/Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great Sales driving business. Locations all over. Great sales staff. Great clothing at a reasonable price. Set your own salary.

    Cons

    Customers confused by value in sales. Management claims to care about their employees, but?. Not enough feedback from employees on issues related to the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving the store away to do business

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Unbelievable working hours

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    We don't have to sleep at the store when it closes at night, we are able to go home.

    Cons

    Is it possible that customers will shop the weekend before Xmas when the store is open until midnight
    on Friday,Saturday and Sunday ? Does management think that that schedule will bring in ANY business ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come in to the stores, just stick around to see how many people actually enter to buy. Maybe if they spend time in the stores they will appreciate how stupid the idea was.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Treated like servants by some of the customer, and treated like lairs and thieves by upper management

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    Current Employee - Third Key in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Third Key in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    Some of the customers are wonderful. They show their appreciation when you help them bring an outfit together. If your young and working your way into the corporate work force, Jos A Bank is a great starter job. You learn to match the right garments together. The right suit, shirt and tie to wear on an interview. If your lucky, one of the more seasoned salesmen will help you along the way.

    Cons

    The amount of responsibilities that are expected for what your paid. Your given a sales goal that is way beyond any reasonable means even on a busy day. when sales are slow you have to make phone call. I was handed a pack of phone numbers and told I needed to make 350 calls that day because the store needed to have over 3000 by the end of the week.
    Jos A Bank does not believe in recycling paper but they recycle their seasonal merchandise. Every year we get the same stuff back from the warehouse. some of it is so old it is dry rot, faded and stretched out. before it can even go on the sales floor some of the merchandise has to go the the MOS box. It is very embarrassing when a customer returns a "brand new" sweater because there is a big faded spot across the front.
    Being threaded to be fired if you don't get Corp. accounts, corp cards, and traveler crease. If the customer says not, what else can we do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your associates like second rate citizens. They work very hard making little money for this company. Hire an analyst that can come up with a better pay / commission plan.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Once upon a time, excellent, however , current upper management cares less about their employees than ever.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    Coworkers are for the most part pleasant to work alongside, store management also good.
    Long term relatioships with some customers make life interesting and fun.

    Cons

    Hours sometimes (early morning to late at night on certain sales ) are tough. Saturday morning meetings, when no customers available to sell, count against your draw, so it doesn't cost the company anything , and you work " for nothing ". Holidays are another issue, Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor day, we are required to stay open late, which indicates upper managements feelings for their " valued " associates. G-d forbid they should lose a dollar in sales, rather than allow the associates any family time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Someone is making all these poor decisions, and it just isn't right. This is a great company, with a great history, good merchandise, and most of the time fun to work for. They just need to be a bit more attuned to the sales staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Frills but Secure

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    Job Security
    High levels of responsibility
    Career advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Low empolyee morale
    Focus on bottom line
    No employee perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to better motivate your staffs. The morale is very low and expectations very high.

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