TJX Companies

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TJX Companies Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
375 Reviews

3.1
375 Reviews
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TJX Companies President, CEO, and Director Carol M. Meyrowitz
Carol M. Meyrowitz
209 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • An honest people place with a real work - life balance not just lip service (in 27 reviews)

  • Good benefits, Have an open door policy that is worth utilizing (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is always changing the methods of operation to try some new scheme (in 18 reviews)

  • There is no higher pay for those returning to another internship or full time job (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The TJX corporate buying internship provides interns with real world experience in the off-price retail industry.

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

    Pros

    As a buying intern at TJX, you have the rare opportunity to shadow top buyers in the market and in the office. Full access to vendor relations, decision making, and business analysis is given to interns. Interns spend most of their time shadowing and gradually learn the skills required to perform tasks on their own. Compensation is above market standard for the retail industry.

    Cons

    Interns are placed in different departments, which can result in different experiences, some more positive than others. Hourly pay terms are difficult when shadowing salaried buyers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great business model. The company truly values and respects their associates .

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Buyer II
    Current Employee - Buyer II

    Pros

    Huge growth year after year provides a ton of opportunity for personal growth and responsibility . Associates are given the training support and autonomy to do their jobs effectively .

    Cons

    Base salary low compared to the competition but bonuses can be good in strong sales years .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't ever stray from the business model and culture , it works !!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Values

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    TJ Maxx has a solid foundation in believing in treating people with dignity and respect. Providing people with support and training is a top priority.

    Cons

    Work life balance it great. If you are willing to relocate promotions are available to those who qualify.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fantastic company to work for ever growing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator  in  Greenville, SC
    Former Employee - Front End Coordinator in Greenville, SC

    Pros

    Great sense of direction
    Easy to move up
    Beautifully maintained

    Cons

    Man agent not on same page

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall, good first job.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    You get to work with really nice people from my 7 years of experience. TJX companies like to promote from within which is always nice. Great benefits for full time associates.

    Cons

    Its low paying for the amount of work. When you do get promoted it is for only a dollar raise unless you are changing to salary instead of hourly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company, Mediocre middle management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    Pros

    Company has a very solid business plan. Company is going through growing pains...but, taking on new modern approaches to business. Company culture design from headquarters is ideal, but does not trickle down to managers.

    Cons

    Company is growing, and promoting store managers into district manager position is no longer successful. District managers need to be more qualified managers capable of multi unit leadership and needing motivational abilities. NOT A POSITIVE PLACE FOR SALARIED MANAGERS WORKING IN STORES.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more sincere, and spend less time politicking, and trying to maintain your position. Earn your position by doing your job, and actually supporting your subordinates, which will earn you respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Hard to Move Up

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources  in  Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Framingham, MA

    Pros

    TJX has a lot of pros. Overall, they have an amazing home office with a lot of perks like two gyms, an amazing cafeteria, and a indoor golfing range. Also since it is so big you have a really wonderful sense of community. They also provide very good benefits and 401K opportunities.

    Cons

    They cons are great. I found the company to be very hard to move up in. They also gave some of the worst raises I have ever gotten. I would have a wonderful review and a really bad raise and the excuses was always "we are an off price retailer". I never got that since they were making millions all over the world.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have better opportunities to move up and give more realistic raises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Empty

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

    Pros

    They will promote from within.

    Cons

    They do not pay their workers and they put a lot on you for that little pay and they really bring cutting payroll to a whole NEW level, to a point that their customers suffer because they never have enough employees in a store to complete task all at once. Always pulling a employee from this a job to go do another job, leaving a customer to suffer or another job incomplete.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step in and help out more. District manager should stop cutting payroll or company as a hold and sales would be even better. When you have the staffing to help the customers to make a better informed decision they will buy more, therefore covering payroll.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed working here, helping the customers and working with the associates.

    Former Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator  in  Swansea, MA
    Former Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator in Swansea, MA

    Pros

    I can be persuasive in getting customers to open credit cards. Managers always call on me especially if customers have a huge purchase. It's about customer retention and keeping them happy.

    Cons

    Promotion. Promotions were given to under staff members with little or no educational or experience. My manager was 23 years old but I like her very much..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should really work hard to retain dedicated workers.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Only good if you're one of the favorites!

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

    Pros

    Stability, Schedule, Development... Learned a lot from training seminars and meetings. Loved what I did for the most part.

    Cons

    Not a good place to work if you are the type to ask why, to push back, to question things. Also not 100% equal rights... they claim to be but it's a different story when you work there. If you were not one of the favorites, you were not treated equally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep personal opinions out of your professional decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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