JoS. A. Bank Reviews

Updated May 2, 2015
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  1. Assistant Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Boston, MA

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good employee discount, relatively relaxed pace for retail

    Cons

    Disconnected management, poor training, poor infrastructure, bad pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay employees better, train them better, upgrade store systems and resources

  2. Helpful (1)

    Manager who is also part time tailor, janitor, and I.T. guy.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers and customers are great. The discounts are okay but it makes you wonder how much the prices are inflated.

    Cons

    Upper-level management is horrible for the most part. They have no people skills. Most of them could not run a store on a day to day basis. The lack of one singular direction is a waste of time. They still have way too many problems with the infrastructure. The stores are never stocked properly or they're overly stocked. The pay structure is not very competitive with other men's retail companies. They keep cutting hours. They have a pay rate freeze going on since 2009 (haven't they heard of inflation).

    Advice to Management

    To the new owners (The Men's Wearhouse) get rid of the old regime they are just going to drag you down. The only reasons they have seemed to look successful is because of all the crazy sales and advertisements. This is what drove the business and now that the United States has caught on to the sham you will continue to see a drop in revenue. Sorry but this is the truth.

  3. Jump start to a sales career

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Pros

    Easy to schedule days off, good leadership

    Cons

    semi-low base pay for full time associates

    Advice to Management

    May want to restructure pay scale

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  5. Management is a joke

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    Current Employee - Sales Executive
    Current Employee - Sales Executive

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ive made some good friends there, pretty laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    pay is low, they make it almost impossible to make commission by setting unrealistic goals. my store has gone through ..this will be the fifth manager since ive been working there. its rediculous.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great people, OK experience, pay could be better

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    Current Employee - Assistant Planner in Hampstead, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Planner in Hampstead, MD

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are the best thing about working at Jos. A. Bank. They are, for the most part, very talented and willing to help.
    I have learned a lot in the year I have been there. It is a good first job to have because you do get ample experience analyzing data, making recommendations about the business, and working with other departments.
    The location in Hampstead is very convenient too.

    Cons

    The pay is probably the biggest downside. There were times that I was working as an hourly wage Trainee that my paycheck was for a greater amount than when I became a salaried Assistant Planner.
    The systems were probably great when they were first rolled out 25 years ago but they just don't hold up in the 21st Century.
    Work life balance isn't the greatest either. You're pretty much expected to work a 50 hour week once you become salaried.
    Most corporate employees are losing their jobs by the end of May due to the Men's Wearhouse merger.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people, give quarterly raises and provide for more work-life balance.
    Upgrade the systems as well because a lot more work could be completed if we had better systems.

  7. Great

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, ME
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Portland, ME

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours and decent pay if you put in the hard work

    Cons

    Styles hardly change computers are very slow

    Advice to Management

    Good job

  8. Formerly 0 Stars, Mens Warehouse Acquisition At Least Brings JAB Into The 20th Century!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New Actually Attainable Bonus Structure
    Associate discount
    Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays and sick time

    Cons

    In the Words o the MW CEO, "Systems Suck"
    Most JAB Leadership Extremely Unqualified and Highly Ineffective for Position
    TRY and Actually TAKE Said Vacation, Holiday,and/or sick time. Staffing is Extremely Lean.
    When targets are not met, micromanagement ensues. When they are met or exceeded, no or limited response.

    Advice to Management

    "New Broom Sweeps Clean" Please Help Us in the Trenches. Leadership Above Store Level is Severely Lacking
    8 am Conference Calls When You're Not Hitting Sales Target for the Week AND Month are not "People Centric"

  9. Nice company.

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy sales and nice customers. They have a good selection of clothes. Most of the clients that shop there return to buy more, so selling is easy.

    Cons

    Low commission pay. They pay hourly plus commission, but the commission isn't enough to really at to your check. The only way commission makes a difference is if you work for a high volume store.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the commission employees get.

  10. What a ride!

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    New management is working hard to improve working conditions for all employees. They actually care and listen. Good people to work with. Always looking forward to the new innovations and market trends. Excellent merchandise.IT is improving daily. Improved bonus program

    Cons

    Large work load for store management. Retail hours.

    Advice to Management

    Improve and simplify hourly employee pay structure. Salaried Assistant store managers.

  11. As with any job in retail it is what you make of it.

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Key Holder in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Having an intelligent store manager that hires a good team, completely trusts in managers decisions, and teaches to promote. Customers are amazingly loyal, leniency in sale offers, and freedom to build your customer book.

    Cons

    Pay is low, sale structure makes it difficult to hit commission, and having a bad store manager makes it very difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Being a part of management has taught me the importance of being fair especially due to the small staff and stepping in when needed.

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