I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than a year)
Good discount, easy to move up, you can make a lot of money if you work in a big enough store.
Hours often vary if you're part time, base wage is low if you don't make a lot of sales, inconsistent pay from week to week. Really bad holiday hours.
Advice to Management
Train your employees to let the quality of the garments sell themselves, and to try to sell the higher quality items that benefit you and the customer more than the cheap merchandise.
I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than 3 years)
The only employee that can survive and make a living there is the store manager. the assistant managers make 10 per hour and everyone else will make about 7.25-9 per hour. That's on par with Macdonalds! People are not going to work for less than 10 an hr and actually care about the job, lets be honest. So apply to be a store manager so you can have a living wage. The employee discount wasn't bad either. it was cool that Sam Stogner came by some stores, but he embraces the chaos. Based on the store you work you may be fortunate enough to have great co workers.
Lets see... unorganized chain of command, pos systems are seriously outdated (no touchscreens in 2015, really) huge lack of communication from field managers down to store level, the product is outdated so the only way to actually sell the stuff is with their ridiculous marketing (Buy 1 Get 3 every other week, really?) Tremendous pressure on the tailors not to go overtime even though they are the backbone of the stores. The customers are so used to the marketing you'll never make any money unless there is a crazy sale, but even then the product is so dated that you'll have customers tell you they have everything in the store. The employee turnover is too high (22 employees in less than 2 years is crazy!) Theres more but too much to write!
Advice to Management
Please update the merchandise, there are too many competitors out there, and please cut back on the crazy sales and do some real marketing, the customers know your playbook and they are using it against you!
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