Tommy Bahama Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance isn't just lip service, this company really wants you to enjoy life (in 9 reviews)

  • Free clothing item with each new delivery (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Downside to this job was Upper Management was full of (in 8 reviews)

  • You may find yourself living in Hawaii or some exotic place with a high cost of living (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Tommy Bahama is Great!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    RELAX, is the slogan of Tommy Bahama, a true family oriented company. Loved working there.

    Cons

    Nothing. The company is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Look elsewhere for career advancement

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

    I worked at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    Good discount, "small company" type mentality

    Cons

    Management needs some major changes. Some managers are in their role due to who they know and through gossip, not for actually being good at their job. This company lacks any new hire onboarding, training or support.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in the corporate employees and actually give them salaries versus hourly, which is all so HR can save on the life insurance benefits that go along with it.

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Coordinator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Stock Coordinator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Clothing, Work Hours, Benefits, Store Smell.

    Cons

    Culture, A Lot Of Lazy Employees, Way Too Much Gossip.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create A Positive Work Place, Don't Be Fake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    sales representative

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

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    It's all about relax and they try to give that lifestyle to employees too, as well as customers.

    Cons

    Customers can be rude sometime beside that it's great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you guys doing and continue to improve

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Fun, happy, eventful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Su in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Floor Su in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for upward mobility with this company. Everyone is super relaxed and carefree.

    Cons

    holiday pay - some holidays are not paid for when worked that you would assume are paid for like other retailers. Other than that everyone is super laid back and a fun work environment. Better than any other place I've worked!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Great company to work for , if your willing to do the work they are willing to promote you . More money was needed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Tommy Bahama (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company , If you contain leadership like qualities your be ok .

    Cons

    Challenges would be the amount of pay vs the amount of work. This company will work you !!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Reality

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Managers don't pay attention to anything, you can show up late, or not at all and they won't say a word. I don't think this store has ever fired anyone. You're not on commission so you don't have to do anything while you're there and you still get paid. Over all very easy job and you get free clothes.

    Cons

    Managers and assistant managers hide in the back room constantly so good luck with returns because you're not allowed to do them yourself. Considering we don't work on commission you have other sales associates yelling at you that "you're stealing my sales" in front of guests. The majority of the sales associates are 60 years old and older, and are slow moving & strong believers in stereotypes so anyone who doesn't fit the Tommy Bahama look is often ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tommy bahama has a very laissez-faire style to its management. Which basically means no leadership at all. This has been the most hostile and uncomfortable work environment I have been apart of and it's NOT commission. Managers ignore most issues and problems which result in sales associates fighting on the sales floor. Please pay attention to loss prevention more, its a disgrace the things managers simply let go. I've heard from many other associates that other stores don't have our problems so it's time to change something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    Good Experience, benefits out way the negatives.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    50% off all Tommy Clothing.

    Cons

    Meticulous folding from customers being messy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Okay company if you're working in one of the better districts.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    The majority of the more experienced employees within this company are hard-working and honest. The vacation is good for retail, although it may hurt your standing to take it when you want/need it.

    Cons

    This company has a number of ethical issues including nepotism, dishonesty with employees regarding certain operational procedures, store conditions not to OSHA standards, requiring employees to show up to work when it is dangerous to do so, age discrimination, policies which deny bonuses to former employees for periods during which they were employed, scheduling practices which do not always allow for a break after 6+ hours, and encouraging employees to give positive reviews on glassdoor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To build a good team, be honest with your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Don't waste your time, effort or energy. Terrible company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Newport Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Newport Beach, CA

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The only really good thing I can say is that they do allow you to use your vacation time at any point in the year, rather than annually like most companies.

    Cons

    When you read the reviews on this website, you need to be aware that Tommy Bahama management is actively writing FAKE reviews to manipulate their score and ensure they get a higher rating. Management on all levels including Regionals and corporate would rather give the appearance of looking better than actually put an effort into making this a better company. This is a company that is managed by people whose only priority is themselves and how they look to the higher-up and prevent anyone on the next level from finding out what really goes on. Corporate meanwhile, lives in a glass bubble completely unaware of how the company makes money, is run or how to connect with customers or their own employees. Frankly I don't think they want to get involved. Regional managers are empowered to run their area as if it were their own company with no accountability and strictly prohibit anyone from contacting corporate on any matter.

    And forget about being promoted. The only way to move up in this company is to be a back-stabber and fake. Only those on the list of the regional managers favorite people will get promoted. For years I have seen very qualified people passed over and yet totally unqualified people get promotions. And of course corporate is completely oblivious (or doesn't care). Work Life Balance: there is no such thing with shifts that can go very late and then you are scheduled to come back 8 hours later early in the morning, plus you may be required to work 2 part time shifts in the same day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporate needs to get involved with the entire structure of the company and provide a true way for ALL employees to have a voice and encourage them to contact corporate office with their concerns and issues without reprisals or being required to pass everything through the management filter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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