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.  

    Employed for 3 years; YET to receive a dollar raise

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    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
  2.  

    T.J Maxx

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    fun people to work with

    Cons

    horrible management and no orgaination

  3.  

    not enough hours but working with great people

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    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate/Cashier  in  Brooklyn Park, MN
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn Park, MN

    Pros

    nice people to work with, good company to gain experience

    Cons

    low pay, only could work part time, not enough hours given

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Ehh

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Hicksville, NY

    Pros

    - Easy part time job for a student
    - Dress code and hours are flexible
    - Co-workers are amazing

    Cons

    - Verbal abuse from customers DAILY
    - Managers tell you how to handle something one way, then don't back you up in front of the customer when you do it
    - Only 10% off employee discount

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Back your employees when it comes to nasty customers. We deal with a lot.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Retail

    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Lincoln, NE

    Pros

    "There is a lot of team work. Coworkers are amazing. getting to meet people from all walks of life is really amazing."

    Cons

    "There is no consistency in terms of what one is supposed to do on a day -to- day basis . paying people minimum wage doesn't encourage employees at all. Discount sucks. Rarely recognize those employees giving there best."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Patience is key here. It's an okay place to learn how to deal with people.

  7.  

    I enjoyed this as a first job, but I dont feel there is much room for advancement within the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Most of the employees were nice. The store itself was nice and big.

    Cons

    I don't see a lot of growth within the company, especially if you don't get enough credit applications. I don't really think the company cares all that much about their employees. You will literally get yelled at constantly if you don't get enough people to sign up for the credit card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like people. Maybe then you wouldn't have such a high turnover rate. Stop hiring so many people and distribute those hours to the people you already have.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Decent for a part time job but management needs to get on the same page and try to promote a better culture.

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    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate  in  Vestal, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier/Sales Associate in Vestal, NY

    Pros

    Part time, easy, flexible, mindless.

    Cons

    Boring, negative & condescending attitudes from co-workers and [some of] management, inconsistent enforcement of policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure you are consistent about not only informing employees of what the policies are but also enforcing them. Sometimes the smallest discrepancies completely change an employees opinion of a job/company. For Example, one manager tells an employee that the dress code is interpreted to mean one thing and then another manager yells at the same employee for wearing what the first manager said was acceptable. This causes the employee to start questioning management and their policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Really high expectations but you can learn a lot and gain customer service skills.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Phoenix, AZ

    Pros

    Exposure to various business operations to enhance skill set and being able to work with a diverse group of people (all ages and backgrounds) You will have the opportunity to meet many great people.

    Cons

    LOTS of work for LITTLE pay. Also began to push credit sale performance which was difficult.

  10.  

    Good for someone who is looking for a first job

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    Current Employee - Merchandise/Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Merchandise/Sales Associate

    Pros

    They are flexible with schedules and you learn how a lot as far as customer service.

    Cons

    Too much work for such little pay. You are on your feet constantly and sometimes will be at work longer than scheduled.

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

    Young Adult Job Oppertunity

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    Current Employee - TJMaxx Sales Associate  in  Triadelphia, WV
    Current Employee - TJMaxx Sales Associate in Triadelphia, WV

    Pros

    Tj Maxx works around your schedule for classes, employee discount, equal opportunity employer.

    Cons

    leadership is vague, pay is low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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