TJX Companies
2.9 of 5 313 reviews
www.tjx.com Framingham, MA 5000+ Employees

TJX Companies Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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2.9 313 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

TJX Companies President, CEO, and Director Carol M. Meyrowitz

Carol M. Meyrowitz

(182 ratings)

49% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "An honest people place with a real work - life balance not just lip service"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Good benefits, Have an open door policy that is worth utilizing"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "Upper management is always changing the methods of operation to try some new scheme"
    in 15 reviews
  • "They don't value temps and it takes time to become a full time employee"
    in 14 reviews
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I worked at TJX Companies

ProsIt was flexible if you knew way ahead of time when you needed off. Schedule was always out at least 2 weeks ahead.

ConsPay was too low for the amount of work required. Payroll would get cut and the same amount of work was expected to be accomplished.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay needs to match the requirements of the job title and not just pay the lowest amount possible.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's a great place to work!

Merchandise Coordinator (Current Employee)
Buffalo, NY

I have been working at TJX Companies full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood benefits for full-time workers, including medical, dental, and eye insurance, plus 401k and vacation time; friendly management;

Consthere tends to be a lack of organization amongst the district I work in, so it is hard to find the right people and time to discuss promotions.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed better training for new hires

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Decent starter job

Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee)
Miami, FL

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

ProsFlexible work hours, especially if you are a high school/college student. The work load, though overwhelming at times, eventually takes some getting used to, weekly pay check, locations all over the US. Great employee atmosphere, though it may vary according to your location. Reputable, well-doing company of years.

ConsLow pay, you can spend over a year at minimum wage, regardless of consideration or opinion managers may have on you. It's very hard to move up the ladder on this one, as most positions are usually already taken up, and they mostly need sales associates. Yearly raises are generally low.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to devise one style of management, not around four, and agree on the way the store should be run. There are too many managers, as many as four, in one specific store, not counting the coordinators, of course, who aren't managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nothing to rave about...

Assistant Store Manager - Operations (Current Employee)

I have been working at TJX Companies full-time

Pros-Good benefits
-Decent pay
-Growth opportunities
I enjoy the benefits that are available with good coverage and reputable vendor. Join their culture and opportunity for growth is excellent.

Cons-Heavy work load
-High turnover
-Lack of communication
Being a manager feels like "lost in translation". Value for management is loss due to poor associate relations.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove upper management communication
develop a better training
different visions, different goals, lack of goals being align

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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"Off-price at it's best'

Product Manager (Former Employee)
Framingham, MA

I worked at TJX Companies full-time for more than 10 years

ProsStable company, great compensation and room for growth with the right support from management

ConsVery political corporate environment. Demanding workload and time constraints, can be a challenge for work-life balance without support of management

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more in promoting from within

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company to work for! Highly Recommend

Senior Investigator (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at TJX Companies full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat people, good values, culture of the company cares about their associates, Solid financially. Good compensation, good work / life balance

ConsTechnology tends to not be state of the art. New systems tend to have bugs often times.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Doesn't pay well

Senior Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Framingham, MA

I have been working at TJX Companies full-time for more than a year

ProsPersonal Perks - can take sick time and work from home good vacation time

ConsDoesnt pay well, no work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your resource well

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good first Job

Allocation Analyst (Current Employee)
Framingham, MA

I have been working at TJX Companies full-time for less than a year

ProsPays well
Great benefits
Young environment, will make lots of great friends

ConsSalary caps
Your manager will determine your growth in the company
Large girl to guy ratio - watch out for those claws!

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter oversight and feedback of managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great first job

Customer Experience Coordinator (Current Employee)

I have been working at TJX Companies part-time for less than a year

ProsFlexible
Promoted in 3 months
Culture
Employees
In-store management

ConsCompensation
Growth is limited
Getting hours is difficult when "over budget"

Advice to Senior ManagementEmployees endure so much negativity from customers on a daily basis. Show employees they don't go unnoticed!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Pitiful what they pay their hourly employees for what is expected of them.

Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at TJX Companies full-time for more than a year

ProsYou can transfer to other divisions (Homegoods, TJMaxx, Marsalls).

ConsToo many bullies in management. Some need to get with the times & learn how to manage people now, not like they did in the 60s. They have open door policy but nothing ever gets resolved. Too much paperwork & moving store around that takes away from running the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementStart by treating people with respect and dont ask them to do anything you yourself wouldn't do. Dont play favorites.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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