TBC Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
18 Reviews
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18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very Busy, nice coworkers.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I worked at TBC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growing, fast paced, busy, Great company overall to work for.

    Cons

    Lots of changes are happening and rearranging.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better beniefits, more employee rewards, great company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Outstanding company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL

    I have been working at TBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They have an established vision and mission. They truly want to help people and will take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Constantly in a state of change due to the speed at which they are growing. Processes are always changing and management changes quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees happy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    so much potential lost under ego and old attitude

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TBC

    Pros

    they pay really well compared to other industries in the Memphis area

    Cons

    billion dollar corporation still being run as if it is a co-op; constant cutbacks and missed bonus opportunities while VP level and up are CONSTANTLY getting promoted (what is a Senior Executive Vice President anyway, and how many do we need to be overlords of the dwindling working class?).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ask SRI to instill some of the Japanese work and management ethic into TBC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Above Avg company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    I worked at TBC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Location, location, location. TBC is one of the few large companies with a corp headquarters in SFL. Average office space in a very nice area close to I95 and across from 2 malls. Another office space in Juno is in a converted Winn-dixie and is below average. It's directly across from the beach though.
    The base salaries are competitive, vacation is above average although varies by department (3 week combo of personal days/vaca days) and benefits are above average. Bonus plan can be very lucrative, especially in new business units with no baseline. It's very hard to get fired from what I witnessed.
    They have invested heavily in technology in recent years. Better tech than in some Fourtune 500 firms. You will get to work with the latest and greatest tech.
    New management seems to be an upgrade over former good ole boy network of tire salesmen execs.
    My workload was not overwhelming, but it's retail, so some nights and weekends are required.
    My manager and VP/director were very open to susgesstions and new ideas to improve performance.

    Cons

    Bonus plans within the mature business units have unrealistic goals set to acheive targets.
    Management was a complete good-ole boy network of retail tire salemens that new nothing about running a billion dollar business. Luckily they have rid themseleves of most of that dead weight and actually started hiring polished, experience execs that could thrive in any industry.
     No amenities in the office space at all. They rent 85% of the space in two large buildings and stick the majority of IT in a converted Winn-Dixie 20 minutes north.
    It can be difficult to get promoted or recieve a substantiable raise. Lots of internal politics play a role who get promoted. Also, it's SFL, so you don't have much leverage when it comes to seeking opportunities elsewhere. Mgt knows that and exploits that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Purchase the PBG campus, get rid of all the satalite offices and create an enviorment that people want to work in and can collaborate in(gym, cafeteria). This will significantly help with employee retention and attrack a more talented workforce.
    Set realistic goals for bonus plans.
    Get rid of the remaining tire salesmen that somehow have managed to become execs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    IT Professionals: Stay away!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TBC

    Pros

    In an area with not much traffic

    Cons

    Management needs people skills
    Environment has "unwritten rules" that even new hires must somehow know on the first day
    They treat every professional like a part-time sales associate in one of their stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and even outside consultants when it comes to the working environment. When person after person makes the same observation, attention should be given to addressing it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Extremely hectic, a great job for adrenaline junkies. The pay was very good and the management very demanding.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TBC

    Pros

    This is a company always on the move. Their quest to become the very best at what they do is the number one goal of every days business cycle.

    Cons

    If there is a con it would be that TBC is to quick to discard experienced managerial personnel for youth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If its not broke don't fix it. Sometimes you have too admit when your are wrong. The best business strategy is not always to assume that you know what ails your company. We often find out that the best strategic thinkers are the ones working right up under your noses. Experience is worth its weight in gold if you take the time and are humble enough to let them do their jobs. Decisions made in a vacuum eventually will be dumped in the trash before its over. Stop making acquisitions that you are not prepared to incorporate into your business. Every time that you go out and acquire another company to increase your profits you need to insure that every other department/ divisions/ business unit in TBC is continuing to exceed yearly expectations. The game of basketball is best played with the game plan to score from the inside out. Very Simplistic and Very True.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall good pay and benefits. The changes in progress will, hopefully, fix the cultural issues within the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Juno Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Juno Beach, FL

    I worked at TBC full-time

    Pros

    TBC is creating dynamic and technologically advanced systems within the IT department. Becoming SAP centric and retiring legacy systems will be a major process in the coming years.

    Cons

    The company is having severe growing pains and is still searching for its' strategic path. There is significant upheaval in the IT department with the absence of a CIO and limited long-term vision at the moment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should improve communications and provide a strategic roadmap to the company so everyone can get on board. A change in the overall culture will be required in order to support the technologically advanced path they are currently trying to take.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Executives do not value employees and care less about moral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TBC as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Well funded and industry leader

    Cons

    Very deceptive leadership and don't care about the longevity of employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    It Paid The Bills Ok

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    Current Employee - Computer Repair  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Computer Repair in New York, NY

    I have been working at TBC part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay was somewhat nice.

    Cons

    People aren't very friendly here,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Corporate Culture - Marketing Perspective

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    Former Employee - Executive
    Former Employee - Executive

    I worked at TBC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Florida HQ, excellent industry / sector.

    Cons

    Culture of fear and intimidation
    Selfish leadership at the senior-most levels
    Limited appreciation for the importance of people (employees and customers)
    Stagnant old-school management mindset

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider highest-level leadership changes to effect culture improvements
    Empower middle managers
    Demand performance and pay accordingly
    Embrace modern business strategy (from operations to marketing)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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