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"Buyer Training Career Path"

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Former Employee - Allocation Analyst in Framingham, MA
Former Employee - Allocation Analyst in Framingham, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at TJX Companies full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Location of Corporate Offices allow for an "reverse commute" if you live in Boston.
Good work / life balance.

Cons

The company will often hire external candidate to fill buyer positions instead of leveraging the training program that they have developed. The work environment can be very competitive as advancement along the career path is slow. Management is inexperienced and primarily consists of employees that are also in the buyer career path and may only be focused on reaching a buyer position instead of developing their team. Analyst have little to no say concerning their subject matter. If you accept this position because you have dreams of becoming an apparel do not be surprised if you are placed in HomeGoods planning teapots. Work spaces consist of two walls of a cube adjacent to several other work spaces giving very little privacy and the impression that you are always being watched. Nepotism is common and relatives/children of current management are given preference/accelerated through the career path.

Advice to Management

Invest in your middle management and the employees you hire into this program. It's not a secret that the program is set up with the expectation that there will be large scale attrition otherwise the company would not hire multiple PASE classes a year consisting of 20+ employees.

Other Employee Reviews for TJX Companies

  1. Helpful (2)

    "NO INTEGRITY"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment for people who like to work hard for a living and have a great work ethic

    Cons

    Management and sales associates constant poor attitude and customer service skills, its really not that hard to "SMILE"

    Advice to Management

    Review Empoyment Government Laws


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Big company with lots of room for growth and movement ."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Buyer II in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Buyer II in Framingham, MA

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    This is a well oiled machine. Management has a good routine for new people coming in and letting them train with someone who is doing their expected job as a buyer. Most of the departments have a good team atmosphere. The company business is strong and bonuses have been plentiful.

    Cons

    This buying job used to be about finding the right product. It's not anymore. Now, it's about filling in worksheets, submitting them, waiting for approval, stalling, and then rushing. There is also the usual office politics. This means if you are a god yes person, you'll do great.

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