Tommy Bahama Reviews

Updated April 15, 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. I've been at Tommy Bahama for over a year and it's been a great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've been learning a ton since I started and am able to use the degree I got in school for my job. My boss is extremely supportive and goes out of her way to help me succeed.

    Cons

    I've heard that your starting salary is pretty much the salary you will always have, unless you change job positions, and even then it might not increase much.

    Advice to Management

    I'd love to see the brand try to reach younger clients. I think there are lot of positive changes happening within the company right now regarding management, and I'm excited to see where it leads.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work, but there's always room to grow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    Amazing company
    They truly care about the employees
    Tons of work/life balance
    Lots of paid time off
    Can wear whatever to work

    Cons

    Feels like management is disconnected with front line employees
    Like to give a happy go lucky impression, but behind the scenes there's a lot of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Amazing place to work, but I feel they like to throw out that there is an open door policy, but management really doesn't want to deal with the problem

  3. Helpful (2)

    Used to be the greatest gig in town.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, quality product.

    Cons

    Loss of the original culture. Life is no longer on long weekend. Lack of new product, esp for women.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Floor supervisor

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Tommy Bahama

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company with great advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    If you can talk the talk it doesn't matter if you can walk the walk. Management has a problem when it comes to word and actions.

  6. Helpful (1)

    their motto is only for their guests.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    everything is simple; everything is written out for you how things should be done what they expect, it's very easy to learn yet management tends to forget certain things.

    Cons

    because everything is simple, it's not a challenge. basic things a manager is doing can easily be done by an associate within weeks.

    Advice to Management

    take a deep breath and try not to take too many tasks at once because normally it gets thrown onto another manager who already has their plate fool. prioritize what needs to be done and what can have a little extra time to wait.

  7. Look elsewhere for career advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tommy Bahama

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

    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 Management

    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Nothing. The company is great.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Work Culture

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    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)

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

    Pros

    Clothing, Work Hours, Benefits, Store Smell.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  10. Helpful (1)

    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

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

    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 Management

    keep doing what you guys doing and continue to improve

  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun, happy, eventful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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

    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!

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