Tommy Bahama Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Tommy Bahama CEO Terry R. Pillow
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Pros
  • Work/life balance isn't just lip service, this company really wants you to enjoy life (in 9 reviews)

  • They give you free clothing, I don't know of any other retailer who does this (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. Helpful (3)

    Full Time

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

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

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

    Pros

    The Tommy Bahama culture and commitment to Guest Service (our customers and our team members) is unsurpassed in the industry. We are empowered and educated to make the right decision in the moment regarding our people, our customers, and our business.

    Cons

    Our target Guest is 35+ and we are hiring store leadership in specific markets who do not mirror or understand the lifestyle we support and represent. If this is not fixed- we will follow in AF's footsteps.
    We are remedial regarding systems: registers, IT support, and inventory management processing.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in our computer systems both hardware & software. Our GRM is a hot mess- on the front and back end!
    Inspect what you expect! Teach your field leadership about the TB culture- Passionate, Authenticity, Respectful, Integrity and Simplicity being key components which need to be immediately addressed.


  2. Helpful (2)

    sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    relaxed dress code, discounts, enjoyed working

    Cons

    hours as a part time job, high turnover rate


  3. Helpful (1)

    Tommy Bahama Restaurant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tommy Bahama part-time

    Pros

    The restaurant has a nice but casual atmosphere. Restaurant employees also receive discounts at the clothing store and in the restaurant.

    Cons

    Overall a positive place to work; however, everything must be done according to corporate standards. During busy time periods this can prove challenging.

    Advice to Management

    No negative notes for management; the company has very thorough training processes, and I believe that this is helpful to new hires.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Merchandiser

    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    The hours are great.

    Cons

    The raises are small.


  6. Great Job

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

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    fast paced, interesting, meeting new people

    Cons

    not enough hours pay is low


  7. Helpful (2)

    Tommy Bahama

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

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, very good management , pay is good for starting income of retail

    Cons

    Too much inventory , very slow, some of the customers that shop are very picky and are in need of a lot more help than normal customers

    Advice to Management

    Review store inventory and look at the clutter in the store to see there is too much


  8. Great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tommy Bahama

    Pros

    Good company fun place to work

    Cons

    pay isnt goodpeople are not nice


  9. Helpful (1)

    Love TB

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

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time

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

    Pros

    Culture, Environment, Product, Guest Service Focused, Growth, History, Places where there are stores, Style, Field Team is Awesome, and Energy in the stores.

    Cons

    Not a lot to say here as company has been very consistent. May tend to react a little quickly to changing environment and not give the team a chance to weather the storm.

    Advice to Management

    Use your resources...you have a ton in the field right now that can help in tough or in good times. Reach out for feedback and then use it.


  10. Supervisor

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

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

    Pros

    Fun brand to work for and you are able to do what it takes to make the guest happy.

    Cons

    The change that happened with the creation of regions having districts and district managers wasn't for the better. The district manager was unprofessional and out of touch with our store which left many people feeling as though they had someone out to get them. It really interrupted the energy.

    Advice to Management

    Hire stronger managers.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great

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

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very long training process. You are looking at a minimum of 9 weeks training.

    Cons

    Training is an average of 65 hours a week. After training you are looking at an average of 55-60 hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make it all about the numbers. Focus on your internal guests (staff) and make sure they have all of the tools necessary to succeed. The numbers will fall into place.



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