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JoS. A. Bank Reviews

Updated October 20, 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 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Nice summer job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Kinda slack, friendly, nice AC. Free lunch every now and then. I think corporate needs to check in more ( if they even do it the first place) and make sure everything is running smoothly.

    Cons

    Store doesn't follow corporate rules 100% Some with good reason, some with no good reason


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Management needs work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours for the most part
    You can get a really good manager, depends on the location

    Cons

    Management changes constantly
    Customers can be very difficult to work with
    You cannot request off during any holiday

    Advice to Management

    Find quality managers and team members.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant store manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in El Paso, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at JoS. A. Bank full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Commision was good if you sold over a certain ammount, good ammount of down time, you used to get a paycheck every Friday, employee discount day, buy clothes on free credit taken from your paycheck

    Cons

    Alot, don't bother trying to advance, tuxedo rentals come in horrible shape, they smell and are well passed their service life. Most stores are so understaffed you can not take any time off. Upper management doesn't listen much unless it's a customer complaint. Depending on how much you sell is how much they let you get away with. Employee discount is a joke unless you wait for the employee discount days. Don't expect to leave work at work.

    Advice to Management

    Stop seeing your older employees as an expense, stop lowering the quality of the clothes, stop changing the sales every 3 day then get mad when we honor it. Lower staffing numbers don't mean higher profits just means lost revenue.


  4. "No Room To Move Up"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid If Female"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "From Jo to foe"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    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.


  7. "Store Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    There used to be a lot but since Mens Wearhouse took over it's gone down the toilet.

    Cons

    Horrible quality and assortment so commission associates are struggling to make ends meet.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the quality and assortment under Jos A Bank

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Associate"

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

    I worked at JoS. A. Bank part-time

    Pros

    Lot of down time, excellent co-workers, good quality products.

    Cons

    Horrible pay, the commission works against you. No opportunities to move up in the company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible after takeover"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Livonia, MI
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Livonia, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Wage is not what it use to be. Paid vacation and holidays. Flexible scheduling as much as retail will allow you.

    Cons

    The expectations are unrealistic that MW expects from Store Managers. You have a store to make sure runs but they want you to be out selling against your employees who are trying to make a living on the wage they are given. It is an unfair environment and unrealistic. Be cautious with this choice for an employer.

    Advice to Management

    Let managers be managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great Learning Environment"

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

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate to have a manager who took the time to pour into me sales best-practices. Lots of opportunity to work one-on-one with customers to develop useful client-facing skills.

    Cons

    Unless working as a store manager, this is not a long-term opportunity.


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