TJX Companies

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TJX Companies Reviews

Updated March 2, 2015
Updated March 2, 2015
561 Reviews
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TJX Companies President, CEO, and Director Carol M. Meyrowitz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible management allowed for a flexible schedule to help give a healthy work/life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • They have a very good benefits package (in 19 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no higher pay for those returning to another internship or full time job (in 21 reviews)

  • You only move up if you suck up to upper management and are a favorite (in 21 reviews)

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  1.  

    The experience was awful. There was no sense of acceptance so I had to leave.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TJX Companies part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There was very little I liked about working there

    Cons

    The pay was basic
    The staff discount was not very good
    Managers were disrespectful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Ranger2004

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TJX Companies

    Pros

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    Cons

    I think some employees run the store 0815

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Run the store like you own it We had quarterly meetings at TJX when I worked there Satursday morning everyone showed up like it or not

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    No compassion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TJX Companies

    Pros

    Enjoyable people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, overworked, short staffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management need to be retrained

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Co-workers are awesome, and this is a pretty good temporary job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great, and the schedules are very flexible! Easy job

    Cons

    Management is terrible. They are rude and think they rule everything! Managers here tend to be very bossy, but they never seem to do anything themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about your employees, and don't be so overbearing!! It gets way out of hand

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

    Hostile Management During the Holidays at TJ Maxx

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Saint Davids Post Office, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Saint Davids Post Office, PA

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Employee discount on merchandise
    Little need to exercise the intellect

    Cons

    Managers strong-armed and insulted employees in order to motivate them
    Managers took credit and doled out criticism
    Minimal pay for associates
    Unvaried shifts resulted in monotonous tasks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch your language in terms of profanity, comments to female employees, communication with non-native English speaking employees
    You can get more out of your employees by showing them respect

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible corporate culture

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    Former Employee - Allocation Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Allocation Analyst in Framingham, MA

    I worked at TJX Companies

    Pros

    Only a 10% discount offered to employees

    Cons

    The company hires a large amount of college grads because the turnover is so high. In the beginning of training, they make it seem like everyone wants you to succeed, but the day you come out of training there is no room for error in any way and everyone's attitude changes. The culture is extremely catty, cliquey, and fake. Managers play favorites and that is the only way to get promoted. The job does not pay high enough for the amount of work put in and there is NO work life balance for anyone without kids. Only about 20% of the grads hired for this position end up staying past a year. Management makes you feel completely incompetent for any mistake, and HR is loyal to the managers opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    its ok

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raynham, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Raynham, MA

    I have been working at TJX Companies

    Pros

    i work there for oportunity to grow... but i never see it no matter how long i been trying.

    Cons

    managers think they are god sometimes. no money. 4 to 8 hrs a week.the guy manager there is rude .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wish they give hours

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

    Was a great company 15 years ago now greed rules!

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Halifax, NS (Canada)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Halifax, NS (Canada)

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good hours and benefits ok pay.

    Cons

    Timelines are impossible to meet they set you up for failure. If you get hired on at a certain level expect to stay in that job forever no advancement of any employees internally, they hire outside. Seen lots of excellent people leave because there is no advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the revolving door and keep good employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Homeless Company

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lake Forest, CA

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

    Pros

    Great stuff and great co-workers NOT management.

    Cons

    J. Costello was not a nice nor ethical person to work for in Lake Forest. She was unfair and unjust in her work philosophy. She would place the elderly working associated in the heavy lifting areas, wall art and wall mirrors, furniture. The young men in the children and bath area. Even when it was brought to her attention. There were a lot of injuries at that store that could have been prevented by good management structure that Julie never used or chose not to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen and pay attention to the complaints that are raised by both sales associates and customer because the outcome is not a good one. Creates a toxic work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 13 people found this helpful  

    Allocation Analyst "STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Allocation Analyst in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Allocation Analyst in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    It's a large organization so you get decent benefits, a safe clean environment, and the job security of knowing the company isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

    Cons

    Where do I begin! This place is like a big white sorority house. When I say white, I simply mean if you come from a melting pot and are used to seeing people of all backgrounds, nationalities, and personalities this place is nothing like that! It is literally like walking onto a set for the show The Hills. Everyone talks and dresses the same, and nobody is interested in anyone that is different from what they consider their "norm". From day one you will be bullied and hazed. They have this idea that they can mold everyone into their kind. You will notice that everyone there acts alike, somewhat like robots, because they are taught to be this way! Managers don't know how to manage because they promote solely on popularity, and not work performance. You can work as hard as you want here, if you don't fit in you wont make it.

    It's a "thing" that everyone discusses as if its normal and okay, that the first few months of working here was hard for everyone, and it is stressful and you will cry everyday on your way home!!! Work shouldn't make you feel crapy! The managers and HR reps will pick and pull you apart until you feel like little to nothing, making you feel like a weak, vulnerable, insecure person (this is all apart of their molding process). Of course if you are ever going to get initiated into the sorority TJX cult you will have to be beat down to nothing internally, so that they can build you back up with all of their culture crap! If I hear the words personal brand one more time I will scream! These people expect everyone to be upbeat with over the top personality's and be constantly full of excitement. They all literally talk like they have an exclamation point on the end of all of their sentences.

    Everyone is catty, and will stab you in the back. During training they will lie to you and tell you to speak up and bring all of your thoughts and feedback back to them. Well take it from me, don't speak up unless you have something POSITIVE to say. If you say anything negative it will come back to bite you in the butt. This company's biggest problem is that they think they are "perfect" and everyone else is wrong. If you don't like something about them, then you need to fix yourself (that's the companies mentality). Most of my training class (of less than a year) is already quitting or looking for new jobs, and the few people who are happy are the ones who conformed, became "one of them" and are okay with kissing butt for the rest of their careers. The people who learn how to "play the game" well enough to stick around for longer, only stay until they get enough experience on their resume to move on to a better company. The "lifers" of this organization have totally drank the TJX kool-aid and will try and convince you to do it too. If you relocated for this job, you will more than likely hate everything about this work place, because people that aren't from the New England area just don't have the same mentalities and upbringing as the people from this area have. You will likely spend the entire first year here counting down til' you can find a new job and quit without having to pay them back your relocation costs. One good thing is they don't like to fire people (sarcasm), instead they will bully you, harass you, make you feel worthless, and back you into a corner until you decide to quit.

    You are treated like you are in kindergarten, and like you can't be your own person. You are expected to eat lunch daily with everyone on your team, not doing so will get you dirty looks and stares. People will question where you went for lunch, as if it isn't your own free time to do as you'd like. You are expected to constantly share your personal life with everyone, otherwise you will be treated like a black sheep. My advice if you are a private person: just make up a few lies that you can keep telling and have a fiction personal life created to share at work. You cannot survive here being a private person, no one will like you, and therefore you will likely never be promoted.

    Buyers are allowed to be disrespectful and rude. It's a "thing" that is discussed in training where they describe some of the buyers as having "difficult personalities!" This is absurd, and exactly why everyone feels crappy everyday. Everyone for the most part that becomes a buyer here has to go through the training program and pipeline of roles first. Meaning they have endured all of the bullying, brain washing, and mistreatment for 4+ years until they finally have gotten into a place of power. Now they get to abuse it and relinquish all their hateful nasty ways back onto those beneath them. It is a sickening cycle, that will likely take years to reverse because it has been tolerated for so long.

    The pay is below the industry average, and for all you have to go through and endure it's not worth it. The Boston area is VERY expensive to live in, and most people have 2-5 roommates just so they can afford rent. Managers that are 26+ years old still have roommates, and not by choice!

    I mean I could literally write a 5 page letter on why this place is dreadful, and honestly I am on my way out the door as soon as I can as well. I used this site when I was looking for a job, and I saw some of the other reviews that said almost exactly what I was saying, and I ignored them. That was obviously a bad choice! Take it from me, the people on here complaining about the company aren't just disgruntled employees, this is real true factual information. Don't let them sell you on how friendly and nice the company is, because trust me it is all a front. One last piece of advice, if you are a minority RUN AWAY FAST....you will feel like the elephant in the room daily, and will have a much harder time making it because they are so inherently racist, and don't even realize it. You will be their shiny new toy, that everyone finds interesting and wants to play with (for the moment) and you will feel that way, because you will likely be the only one like you in your entire area! Then they will get bored of you, and you will be just "that girl" that nobody gets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train people to be managers before giving them managerial responsibilities. Managing people requires maturity that most of the managers here do not have. Create autonomy in the workplace. Everyone deserves respect and a voice. Stop utilizing your fake "open door" policy as a way to trap people into telling you what's going on, or how their feeling just to use it against them, or talk behind their back. You all keep saying you don't understand why the retention rate is so low, it's because you all don't treat your employees like people. You treat them like mignons that have no purpose other than to try and be molded. Why not celebrate differences, and allow people to be themselves. People don't want to come to work everyday and put on a face of fakeness just so they can get along with everyone and hopefully kiss enough butt to get promoted. Make promotions based on work performance, and eagerness to bring success to the company. People shouldn't get promoted because they gossiped with you the most, and now you guys are BFF's. Hire more men! This place is full of catty emotional women, who if you rub the wrong way one time will harbor a grudge towards you for the rest of your career.

    Look at creating more realistic salaries based upon the cost of living. You all pay your Upper Management and Executives very handsomely, and pay those of us doing all of the hard grunt work very poorly, while many other companies are offering up much better starting salaries. Get rid of the "if it ain't broke don't fix it mentality." You are seeking to fill positions with millennials who aren't interested in working for an old school company. Most of the retailers are tech saavy, fun, and interesting. TJX is not at all! Get with the program people it is almost 2015! Being off-price doesn't mean that everything including systems, salary, and work place environment has to be off-price too!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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