Tommy Bahama Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
129 Reviews

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129 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Downside to this job was Upper Management was full of (in 7 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  

    Love it!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Saint Augustine Shores, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Saint Augustine Shores, FL

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

    Pros

    Exactly what it says, you control it " Live life as if its one long weekend" and definitely " Relax in Style"

    Cons

    Team atmosphere, clothing allowance and compensation benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Paradise Nation! As a Store Manager I embrace the Company values and bring along the Team for the ride!

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Loved it!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor  in  Lahaina, HI
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Lahaina, HI

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great company, products, policies. Room for growth, recognizes strengths. Fun environment, no stress. It's all about relax and they try to give that lifestyle to employees too. Great customers who love the product and appreciate the staff.

    Cons

    Can get some really rude customers with high expectations, sometimes can be difficult if they get too out of hand. That was the worst part of it for me was doing everything I could to please a guest and them still being difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. They have a great thing going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome company! Growing fast so there is a lot of opportunity for upward mobility. Culture of the brand is laid back and rooted in positivity.

    Cons

    Relocation is almost guaranteed in order to grow. This can slow your growth if you are in a settled location or have a family. Benefits are expensive and not the best coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reducing the cost while increasing the benefits for full-time employees will make the compensation packages stronger and increase retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    The best company to work for by a mile

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Tommy Bahamas is a really great company to work for. they hire the right people and surround everyone with the best employees in the industry

    Cons

    I have zero bad things to say about this company.

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

    Fast-paced fun with good coworkers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bartender  in  Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Bartender in Scottsdale, AZ

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, great regulars, great benefits package not offered by most other restaurants, big money potential every night. Always changing cocktails to learn and stay up to date in latest mixology trends.

    Cons

    Location is very seasonal so budgeting is a must.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    PARADISE!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    * Empowered to make our guests happy!
    * Great product, people and locations!
    * Career opportunities, personal development
    * Generous discount, free clothing pieces FT 10-15/year, Employee contests
    * Entrepreneurial environment, open door policy with Home Office.
    * Benefits, including 401k and ESPP, generous vacation time (based on length of service).

    Cons

    No Cons to point out. We all get out what we put in. Hard work = BIG reward! PARADISE core values are emulated on all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to touch the stores and make that human connection! It's amazing what small gestures/actions can do for the morale of the team!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Welcome....to Paradise!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Exceptional Guest Service
    Passion for our Brand
    Authentic and Respectful to Internal Guests as well as External Guests
    Progressive Career Learning and Development programs

    Cons

    Not many. Leaders have always encouraged employees to advance within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to Inspire.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Enjoy your job everyday.

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    This company listens to the people who work for them. They help you succeed.

    Cons

    The only downside is that you constantly want to be on a beach somewhere relaxing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We share ideas with other store managers, district managers, and regional managers to help succeed and grow. Sometimes they don't listen, but most of the time they do.

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

    Tommy Bahama has given me great opportunities to challenge myself and expand my skill set by opening multiple locations.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    -Our commitment to developing and promoting great talent from within the company.
    -Strong support from our corporate partners. They are always accessible no matter their position or title.
    -Generous benefits and privileges.

    Cons

    -Our computer and IT technology continues to evolve and improve.
    -No other cons to speak of.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work if you are looking for growth and opportunities.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Values
    Career opportunities
    Strong Leadership
    Great merchandise
    Our guest. They become our friends.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to put in long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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