JoS. A. Bank Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
364 Reviews

2.3
364 Reviews
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JoS. A. Bank President, CEO, and Director R. Neal Black
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228 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Selling can be fun sometimes and you meet some great customers that make you feel important (in 11 reviews)

  • Great product, great quality, coworkers are very hardworking and dedicated employees (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management Motto - 'If those that report to you like you then you're not doing your job' (in 32 reviews)

  • 70 to 80% of the Stores employees DO NOT MAKE COMMISSION week in and week out (in 20 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    "Shipping,Receiving/Coordinator

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

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Working in a different profession learning new customs and ways of co-workers.

    Cons

    Upper management seems to have no impute with operations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more communication of what company policys are.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Run away

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Customers, associates, employee discount, lots of advancement

    Cons

    Worst company to work for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Easy, Laid back...depends on manager though

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, fun employees, relaxed environment

    Cons

    lousy pay, hard to move up, upper management is clueless

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Proof that good/bad management can make/break an employee's experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Depending on who trains you, you can learn so much about the medium-upscale men's clothing industry. Work with a good tailor and you can find out how to give a guy a great fit. Work with a great tailor and you can make a guy feel like he's made the best choice in trusting you with his money. Work with a great manager and you can learn how to maximize a sale without shoving things at a client. Work with a great team and even the long holiday hours can seem to go by with only a nominal bit of depression.

    Cons

    The suggestions above say to consider discussing time-off policies, promotions, and company values... There are none. IF you can manage to stay with the company for a few years, you might get paid vacation. Otherwise, don't expect to be paid for time off. If you're willing to make roughly the same as a moderately motivated "sales executive", yet you really like your life too much and want to spend all day and good bits of your off days at work, then management may be for you. Just don't expect to be trained to do the job properly, as it seemed that only two of the six of the managers that I had really knew the product, much less the processes. As far as company values go, it's impossible to know if the values of your management team are decadent enough to repackage worn, soiled clothing so that it looks new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TRAIN YOUR EMPLOYEES. Change your styles more than once every few years. Consider that tailor dollars sometimes are less important than a proper fit and that sometimes a suit may only need hemming and sleeve adjustments. Put the quality back into the clothing if the costs are going to keep rising. Structure sales executive pay according to peer groups so that if it'd be unlikely for a specific store's employees to sell the same volume as a larger store, the employees aren't held to the same standards before experiencing a raise... it's not their faults that locations aren't better researched. STOP CHANGING THE SALES PROMOTIONS SO FREQUENTLY... and if you start spreading the word that certain promotions aren't going to return, BACK UP YOUR WORD!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Temporary job for people moving up.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Macon, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Macon, GA

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It can work with your school schedule

    Cons

    You work for little hourly pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    over the years of ups and downs coming to work .some days it was like going to daycare the way coworker acted

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    most of coworkers were nice to work with. a customer could buy something and return when ever they want

    Cons

    benefits are good but they take half of your paycheck to pay for it. promotions what promotions never saw a promotion BIG LAUGH .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it would be nice to think about employees nstead of you the employees are the people that make this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Memphis, TN

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good thing they were bought by mw, this company SUCKS!

    Cons

    Everything, they could care less about you. They do not follow up on promises. They have 19th century technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get lost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Exhausting.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager
    Current Employee - Department Manager

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Associates and Dept. Mgrs.

    Cons

    High stress level, low paycheck yield.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales Executive

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Location, training, colleagues are a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    Salary is extremely low especially given the constant sales promotions which negatively impact employee pay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great, not only do you sell, you also make a lot of connections.

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    Current Employee - Department Manager  in  Auburn, AL
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Auburn, AL

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You meet a lot of people and can make great connections. The discount for employees is amazing.

    Cons

    The holiday hours. And the extended hours that really have no meaning. The pay is ok, just make you sure sell alot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Staying open longer, and opening at 10:00 on Sundays is kind of pointless.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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