TJ Maxx

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TJ Maxx Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
573 Reviews

3.1
573 Reviews
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TJ Maxx President & CEO Carol Meyrowitz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedule for students and they allowed you to limit shifts if needed (in 33 reviews)

  • Flexible hours with nice managers (in 22 reviews)


Cons
  • Every time I received a raise, it was cancelled out when minimum wage was increased (in 48 reviews)

  • They expect excellent work and PUSH for you to get credit cards, but with no reward (in 36 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company to gain experience in customer service especially for those who rein school.

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    Pros

    Friendly environment and really enjoy the people I work with. Associate contests and prizes for being top performer.

    Cons

    Company at times seems to take customers view over the associates, even if the associate is going by company policy. Advancement opportunities aren't frequent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit overriding the associates who have been there for a long time just to pacify a customer who is clearly wrong.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Employed for 3 years; YET to receive a dollar raise

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    Positive work environment
    Love my coworkers
    Easy retail compared to the mall
    Flexible and work around your schedule

    Cons

    NO HOURS
    LOW PAY
    UNNECESSARY PRESSURE.

    I have been an employee with them for three years. I average about 12 hours a week as a part timer even though Im available 5 days a week any time during the day. I cannot stress how horrific the hours are considering it is retail. A quarter raise once a year if youre lucky, but nothing more. OH and every one gets their raise at the same time so there is a good chance you might be getting your annual raise four or six months late. 20 hours a week is the maximum you will ever receive being that they are always hiring to keep a certain amount of employees staffed EVEN THOUGH THEY CANNOT GIVE HOURS TO THEIR CURRENT ONES. If youre a cashier expect the pressure on opening store credit cards (with a 36% interest rate) to customers. After a year it will get tedious. Their turnover rate at my store is ridiculous. Its a good temporary job but people dont stay long, unless theyre stuck in a rut like myself.

    If youre trying to get any retail job please..... consider somewhere else and dont waste your time. $16 billlion dollar company with the oldest systems; they dont care about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do better. Start caring about your employees and stop forcing sales down their throat.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    ok.. not enough hours for me

    Former Employee - Backroom Attendant  in  Miami Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Backroom Attendant in Miami Beach, FL

    Pros

    Its a nice place to work .
    I worked on Miami Beach..

    Cons

    No No No No No

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Syracuse, NY

    Pros

    Friendly Staff, easy money, and new clothes all of the time! Various weekends with higher discounts and staff really does get 1st pick of merchandise.

    Cons

    Grumpy upper management, made minimum wage (lowest salary I have ever made in my 4 years of retail), slow growth within company. No one inspired to work hard because no incentive and poor work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Happier employees to start...hire out a positive team and keep everything going up from there. Also don't be so stingy with the pay, sales associates literally make nothing and I made more money as a sales associate at other companies then most coordinators who have been there for 17 years do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My time here requires too much work for so little money.

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Kennesaw, GA

    Pros

    Good company values
    Decent shift arrangements

    Cons

    Poor communication
    Only know when you work 2 weeks in advance, so it's hard to plan if you have another job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use social media to post work schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Culture, positive employees and management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Very easy scheduling. Able to work the times of the day that seem to be the best for each employee.

    Cons

    the reason for easy scheduling is because there many part time employees. So during non peak periods of the year the hours are cut quite a bit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience has been with the store management which is awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Work Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits were fantastic as was the overall work discount and the benefit of having a discount. Hours were flexible as well

    Cons

    Lack of diversity in certain settings, not requiring employees to speak English, no set way to run things as each manager seems to push their own criteria

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require all employees to at least speak some English. While being bilingual is definitely a plus, speaking little to no English can be advwrse to a positive customer exeperience

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    " TJMAXX is a choice if you want to be a full time student, but still be employed."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  La Canada, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in La Canada, CA

    Pros

    Employees chose their working hours as they want it to be. All employees also get 10% off at all TJX company stores(TJ MAXX, Marshalls, Homegoods) all the time, and once in a while it increases to 20%.

    Cons

    You work for the minimum wage. No matter how hard you work that is all you make, minimum wage. The wage increases every year, but it is so little that you cannot see any difference on your pay check.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get more hours for your workers. Since five years ago that I started working for the company, you kept cutting the hours of your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier  in  Ypsilanti, MI
    Former Employee - Cashier in Ypsilanti, MI

    Pros

    They're not a union, so you don't get BS union taxes pulled out of your paycheck. You actually get the amount you probably work for. The management is so lovely. They care about their employees and their pay checks. Also, they feed you a lot. At my TJ Maxx, they had a lot of holiday parties and random pot lucks. A great first job, and I should have stuck with it for a very long time.

    Cons

    Very slow, so sometimes boring and not much to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    T.J Maxx

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun people to work with

    Cons

    horrible management and no orgaination

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