Tom James Company Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • They were undoubtedly the most successful people developers in the country (in 7 reviews)

  • Sales techniques learned in a direct sales organization (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • A lot of the hard work you'll be doing your first 3 years in the business will be (in 7 reviews)

  • long hours, you have to put in your time the first couple years to build your clientele (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Tom James

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great clients to work with. The company helps build character and is very professional. Great training program and everyone is very helpful!

    Cons

    It takes awhile to build a clientele, but hard work will pay off in the end. Have to be personable and a go-getter to succeed. It's what you put into the job that you will get out of it.


  2. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tom James Company (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Your able to create your own schedule

    Cons

    Stressful if you're not doing well


  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company but not for the faint of heart

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chattanooga, TN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Chattanooga, TN

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited income, stock and profit sharing earnings are phenomenal, decent 401K, decent benefits. Training, experience, and company culture are excellent (best I've seen). Able to work with and network with the high-end business leaders of your location and build lasting business relationships.q2

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is not a n option if you are wanting to do great, at least for the first few years.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the 80/20 rule and how it applies to the sales rep's success. Also, consider opening stock options after 6 months or earlier to increase employee retention.


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  5. Don't work for this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom James Company full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get discounts on nice business casual clothes.

    Cons

    Everything. This company is a dying business and because it is referral based it is very difficult to gain new customers because nobody has heard of Tom James.

    Advice to Management

    Try to actually manage


  6. Direct selling

    Former Employee - Professional Clothier in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Professional Clothier in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Tom James Company (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work colleagues and clients. Earned clothing. Learning all cycles of selling. Beautiful office. Unlimited earning potential. Fun destination awards trips.

    Cons

    No transparency within the divisions of leadership. Training was too frequent especially with the more tenured people. Too many meetings and too long of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent. Stop wasting everyone's time with the MWF meetings and recognition meetings on T and TH. It was too frequent.


  7. Immoral Activity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom James Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent products and some good people take the job

    Cons

    Misleading hiring premises, immoral and illegal dealing with employees.

    Advice to Management

    change business model


  8. Greed is their Work Ethics

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Tom James Company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If they like you, you're gold.

    Cons

    Lack of Proper Leadership and Management skills from top to bottom. Greed is the mode of operation for the leaders and do not promote healthy and fair work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Time to change your usual mode of operation. don't get ride of those that question bad decisions, embrace them, learn from them and ADAPT.


  9. Decent place for get a start

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom James Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, always interesting day to day.

    Cons

    Limited pay for alot of work, no opportunities outside of sales. The company has a very clicky.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Hard work, long hours

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom James Company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent training, benefits and compensation for meeting sales quotas. The company is a great place to learn and grow. Good looking / great people

    Cons

    Cold calling long hours expensive products. I was in a small saturated market hard for quick growth. 100% commission after 10 months


  11. Client rep support

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom James Company

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    their are no cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    Continue great work



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