TJX Companies Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
403 Reviews
3.1
403 Reviews
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TJX Companies President, CEO, and Director Carol M. Meyrowitz
Carol M. Meyrowitz
217 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.  

    Stressful

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

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

    Pros

    First to obtain merchandise for purchase

    Cons

    Very low compensation, poor management, not enough associates working at same time,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more associates

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

    Great first job, neutral managment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at TJX Companies part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful first job, not too stressful

    Cons

    Rude customers, disorganized management, overall disorganized environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to organize schedules better, and connect with your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They were going in six different directions - not always forward

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst  in  Westborough, MA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Westborough, MA

    I worked at TJX Companies as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Causal work environment. You were going against traffic on the Mass Pike. However it also was during the summer, so I can't honestly speak to how the commute would be in the Winter. It was also pretty friendly and off on it's own in a business park, so it was pretty secure.. There didn't really seem to be a dividing line between contractor and permanent, the way there can be at some companies.

    Cons

    Very strong male to female mix. I was the only woman on my team of about 20 people. Direction seemed to change every week, if not more so. It was almost as if they had carried over the policies and way of doing things on the sales floor, where frequent movement of merchandize is supposed to "Fool" people into thinking some item of clothing is new, to their back offices. Since it was out in Westborough, this commute can be come very troublesome in the wintertime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more organized. This is why your WIFI got hacked and hackers were able to get into your servers where all of your customer's credit cards were stored. . The company direction seemed to change very frequently- when that happens someone can thing of something important, like locking down the WIFI, and because everything is so disorganized, it falls through the cracks. .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Ideas Poor Execution

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager
    Current Employee - Operations Manager

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

    Pros

    Their pay is decent once you become a manager but they will try to lowball you. Vacation Time, Personal Time, Sick Time. You'll learn a lot. They promote from with in and although their training programs are disorganized its a great way to develop yourself.

    Cons

    Most manager are incompetent or part of that whole I've been here a long time so i'm getting promoted thing. They store managers aren't held accountable for doing things the right way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The regional level managers should do more pop-up visits so they can get a real idea of how their stores are running and talk to the associates to see how they are really being treated. So many things are done the wrong way in this company. I felt like I was in a sorority here. The number of male managers here is astonishing low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Expect to do the amount of work for 3 people for awful pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator
    Current Employee - Customer Experience Coordinator

    I have been working at TJX Companies part-time

    Pros

    Managers and certain co-workers are a blast to work with and are encouraging. Discount.

    Cons

    Awful pay, awful customers, unreliable co-workers. Overall an extremely stressful and dissatisfying job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great people, especially the management.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Just a fun job. Meet lots of people and have fun doing it.

    Cons

    Pay scale comes up short.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accomodate the good people faster, so they don't run away.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Flexibility

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time

    Pros

    Great performing company; people skill is key

    Cons

    Salary may not match skill

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    They work hard to meet their Missin Statement

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Accounting Supervisor  in  Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Accounting Supervisor in Framingham, MA

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

    Pros

    People, job, various opportunities, benefits

    Cons

    sometimes you have to know someone to promote

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lack of trust at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager Distribution
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager Distribution

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Work Life Balance, Very Talented Senior Executive Team, Great Compensation and bonuses.

    Cons

    Pro Union Culture, Archaic WMS, Growth in position can be limited due to number of Hi Potential Employees brought in every year. You must seperate yourself from your peers across the country. Growth does not necessarily happen in the building that you are in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in associate base and get rid of union

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It definitely wasn't the worst place I've ever worked, but then again it wasn't very good either.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lima, OH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Lima, OH

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, with the ability to work with a lot of different customers and types of people.

    Cons

    Cleaning up after people got really old really quick. It is your typical retail job in every sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on putting the needs of employees before the needs of upper management and maybe something will get done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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