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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Less Than Desirable Workplace"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jaytex Group full-time

    Pros

    -Learn a lot quickly - minimal training for all roles which means employees are left to figure out their tasks and responsibilities on their own.
    -Small and privately owned company - a lot of opportunity to try to learn what you can from management.
    -Many mid-level and entry-level employees are positive, helpful, kind, and knowledgeable.

    Cons

    -Do not expect a fair or competitive salary
    -Upper management does not prioritize employee happiness or satisfaction
    -Not progressive - no flexibility when it comes to hours, very few employee benefits, negative work culture, and bare minimum vacation time
    -Many employees have strengths and abilities that are never expanded upon
    -Most employees are overworked and stressed due to lack of fair work distribution
    -Upper management tends to place blame and point fingers in every direction but their own if something goes wrong or needs improvement
    -Great deal of nepotism (which is hugely disappointing especially when there are other employees or potential hires with better experience and knowledge)

    Advice to Management

    Management does not care to listen to advice, so I won’t waste time here.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Merchandise Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Jaytex Group full-time

    Pros

    It's easy to gain invaluable experience as it's a small company that is understaffed for the overall workload to keep it running. For that reason, they will happily give you extra responsibility and tangible work.

    Cons

    Understaffed - people are overworked and unhappy. Leaving at 5 means that you have to do the "walk of shame", because everyone stays on until later in the evening. Things are always left until the last minute, which means that there is a daily mad rush to get tasks/projects completed for a deadline that should have been done weeks prior.

    Poor culture - The company has been sued successfully numerous times because the senior staff is often encouraged to mistreat and verbally harass their subordinates. Meetings often have an aggressive and confrontational tone. Lots of finger pointing, internal politics, and extreme lack of integrity.

    Long hours & minimal pay - Expect to be overworked, and be paid well below market rate for a similar position. You will often be expected to work weekends with no extra compensation.

    Poor Leadership - Finally, don't expect any sort of gratitude from the senior staff for working overtime/weekends in order to keep on top of things. They will find some small task that wasn't done and berate you for it. Senior management will not hesitate to publicly humiliate you in front of your peers in order to make a point, and will get away with it since there is no HR at the company. They have been working there for so long that they think it's their right to do so.

  3. "Growing company with positive outlook for future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good selection of employees, strong company growth, emphasis on team bonding

    Cons

    Hours can get long, facilities need some updates


  4. "Terrible Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - It's a good place to start if you are fresh out of school and you need experience
    - Company shuts down for a week in the holidays

    Cons

    - The company does not explain sick days, vacation days, or benefits when you start. Kind of shady as they don't like you to use them.
    - Long hours no over time pay, a huge hassel to get time off
    - Terrible environment. Most people there do not enjoying working there and are unpleasant for the most part
    - People will quit and they do not hire anyone to replace them. They just will consolidate their role with someone elses.
    - Low pay, not competitive at all
    - Not enough training; senior management gets upset when you do anything wrong, or with things that are out of your control


  5. "In Canada, Tommy Bahama is operated by Jaytex which is a wholesale company and not organized in a professional manner."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discount of 50% on regular priced product
    Nice product to offer to the customer
    Customers which are familiar with the product are loyal and spend money

    Cons

    Lack of organization
    No HR department
    Not representing the "Tommy Bahama" brand image well in Canada
    Poor senior leadership with Direct of Sales and no support to the Stores at all

    Advice to Management

    Corporate Tommy Bahama in the US should put checks and balances on the business in Canada, as it is damaging the brand image in North America.