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JoS. A. Bank Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. "Worst job ever! BE WARNED!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job was very easy. Hours were consistent. Other than that, I literally can't think of any pros. This was THE WORST job I've ever had. BE WARNED!

    Cons

    I was sexually harassed by my store manager. Reported it to HR who insisted that they would investigate and that it would be anonymous...last I heard HR gave my store manager the names of the employees who defended me during the investigation and then suddenly dropped the case. Pay was awful, my manager never did anything to help us around the store, he was very dishonest and many people sold things to customers that they didn't need just to make money off them. Customers are the rudest, most entitled people I have ever met. I was overqualified and applied for a promotion but was never even considered and instead an employee whose performance was much worse than mine (and who had been there for a month) was promoted because he told the manager what the employees said about him behind his back. Lots of turnover. Products are outdated and don't cater to anyone but old white men. My coworkers regularly made fun of customers.

    Advice to Management

    Treat ALL employees with respect


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Peoria, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Peoria, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers, flexible hours

    Cons

    Hard work to meet sales goals and management always finds a reason to not pay you commission. Human resources department is totally clueless. They have absolutely no knowledge of the retail industry.

    Advice to Management

    Retail should be mandatory experience for HR employees. Pay your emotes there worth...without a good Sales staff (who gets minimum wage) where would your sales be?

  3. "Assistant Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank full-time

    Pros

    Lived the discounts, lived the freedom to be creative with product

    Cons

    No upward mobility, limited commision


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    The co-workers were great team players.

    Cons

    The commission scale/rate was ridiculous and nearly impossible to achieve except at peak Holiday times unless you are in a very high traffic store. This is truly a minimum wage job. Since it's retail expect to work EVERY weekend and most holidays.


  5. "Not the best but not the worst"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Like many other companies your personal experience is based on the people you work with regularly. My experience has been both good and bad throughout my tenure.

    Cons

    Retail has been on a steady slide downward and even in a specialized sector it is felt. However upper management will not admit this is happening,


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    "Avoid If Female"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Keyholder in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent client base, small on hand inventory

    Cons

    Management actively encourages sexual harassment from clients and customers to boost sales. Upper management does not assist or step in when requested.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to use email instead of faxing 100 pages of corporate updates every single morning. Do not value clients sales over employee safety.


  7. "From Jo to foe"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Chino Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Merchandising Specialist in Chino Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Customer loyalty, good quality clothing.

    Cons

    Horrible corporate structure, abusive upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee's like they matter, instead of overworking and underpaying them. You will find people who are appreciated in their jobs will always invest in the company.

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    "this job doesn't exist now"

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    Former Employee - Part Time Field Visual in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Part Time Field Visual in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    very flexable schedule and fairly easy work, not much heavy lifting.

    Cons

    it was hard to get store managers to cooperate with the store directives sometimes and hard to get them to call you for a scheduled visit.

    Advice to Management

    bring this position back you need us!


  9. "Good Job to Get into Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank part-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, good learning enviroment, friendly but hard working peers

    Cons

    Occasional lack of teamwork, dependant on person.


  10. "No Room To Move Up"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, pretty good employee discounts

    Cons

    Bad commission rates, no room for moving up.


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