JoS. A. Bank Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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Doug Ewert
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Pros
  • I guess if you wanted suits you could get them at a decent price but the employee discount in only slightly better then that of the customer (in 11 reviews)

  • Worked with a lot of great people at Store Level (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Mid to upper management have different values than the rest of the business world (in 33 reviews)

  • Work-Life Balance does not exist (in 13 reviews)

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    They can't be serious

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only employee that can survive and make a living there is the store manager. the assistant managers make 10 per hour and everyone else will make about 7.25-9 per hour. That's on par with Macdonalds! People are not going to work for less than 10 an hr and actually care about the job, lets be honest. So apply to be a store manager so you can have a living wage. The employee discount wasn't bad either. it was cool that Sam Stogner came by some stores, but he embraces the chaos. Based on the store you work you may be fortunate enough to have great co workers.

    Cons

    Lets see... unorganized chain of command, pos systems are seriously outdated (no touchscreens in 2015, really) huge lack of communication from field managers down to store level, the product is outdated so the only way to actually sell the stuff is with their ridiculous marketing (Buy 1 Get 3 every other week, really?) Tremendous pressure on the tailors not to go overtime even though they are the backbone of the stores. The customers are so used to the marketing you'll never make any money unless there is a crazy sale, but even then the product is so dated that you'll have customers tell you they have everything in the store. The employee turnover is too high (22 employees in less than 2 years is crazy!) Theres more but too much to write!

    Advice to Management

    Please update the merchandise, there are too many competitors out there, and please cut back on the crazy sales and do some real marketing, the customers know your playbook and they are using it against you!



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