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JoS. A. Bank Hampstead Reviews

Updated August 2, 2017
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  • Upper management doesn't listen much unless it's a customer complaint (in 59 reviews)

  • Not really any work/life balance (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady Work to keep you busy

    Cons

    Low Pay, outdated computer system, somber workplace

    Advice to Management

    Update the computer system. Show some appreciation for the people that hear and resolve all your complaints.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Regional Director in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Jos. A Bank USED TO be refutable company that truly prized their employees. It wasn't odd to find people in every store that had been with the company 10-30 years! They USED TO buy everyone lunch on black Fridays and major sales so that their people could perform well and be appreciated for their hard work. They USED TO fly top sales people from every store to exotic locations around the world. They USED TO pay everyone an HONEST wage for work performed. Each store was a place that locals would go to get the BEST informed suit salesperson for what ever occasion arose.

    Cons

    MW bought them and it turned into the laughing stock of the suit industry! They took a once great company and turned it to dust. They hired the kids who were running their own failing business to oust the true knowledgeable people that were in the stores. They brought their pushy cell phone sales children to destroy an industry.

    Advice to Management

    Sell it to competent people! Your business model is a joke and you're on the border of bankruptcy. Please please sell!

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Key holder/ sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    With part time hours this job was not so bad. I had a lot of part time co workers making commission every week. Depending on the manager and team it can be an easy and fun sales environment.

    Cons

    While working here, our location was under staffed, I picked up more hours with less pay. The way the pay scale was set in order to make commission you had to sale to cover your hours worked and commission was based on any amount earned after that.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring this pay scale would make a big difference in employee satisfaction. Especially for those who devote longer hours to help cover store needs.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "I'm sure has gotten better after merger could not get worse"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hampstead, MD
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My co-workers were fantastic and great to work with. The company supplied free beverages coffee, tea, water and sodas. We had holiday luncheons for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Cons

    Raises forget about it. It depends who you are and what your job is it's not across the board. Bonuses for upper management even when we did not meet our goal for the year.

    Advice to Management

    Give raises to whoever is left from JAB after the merger.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible company"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I can't really think of any. Well I guess made some friends would be a pro.

    Cons

    I don't think there's enough words in the English dictionary to cover. Pay sucks, upper management treat people like craps. Yet are clueless as to what actually happens on the floor. Long hours upon long hours work weekends and just about every holiday. If you have a family forget it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your employees and invest back into the company and its people instead of their pocket.


  6. "Could be worse"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great team and an easy commute from the city.
    - Fun workplace
    - Easy going office
    - Parking is not a challenge

    Cons

    - The HQ is in a small town just south of the Pennsylvania border. T
    - The pay could have been better

    Advice to Management

    Having some sort of onboarding process would be beneficial to new hires. Also, your employee review system could use some upgrading and more accountability.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "there is a reason it was voted one of the worst places to work in the US"

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    Former Employee - Store Operations in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Store Operations in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    really can't find anything to say here

    Cons

    outdated systems and tools necessary to do job
    low morale, high turnover
    less than friendly work environment at corporate hq

    Advice to Management

    change the culture drastically...you are getting a bad reputation

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Department Manager in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank (Less than a year)

    Pros

    discounts on clothing and other items

    Cons

    hours where not the best


  9. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hampstead, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with everyone got along
    The pay the position was above average compared to most places around the area.
    Company would provided unlimited free drinks while working on the premise.

    Cons

    Poor training
    No Raise no matter how long you were with the company.
    Outdated technology that would slow down production time.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into training it would go along way with the company. Provide rewards for accomplishments and raises to outstanding employees.


  10. "Key holder"

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    Former Employee - Key Holder in Hampstead, MD
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Hampstead, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn retail trade. And how to sell clothes

    Cons

    Pay is not enough to pay the bills

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


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