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JoS. A. Bank Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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  1. 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.


  2. "Great People, Great Local Leadership, Confusion at the Top."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Gurnee, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Discounts, High quality Merchandise you can be Proud to sell!

    Cons

    It's still Retail so this is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    I would advice that everyone be on the same page from the top down, and pay your people more, retention is cheaper than retraining and new hires.

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Gastonia, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We had the greatest team! As a Woman in a Men's Clothier it was the challenge of a live time. I loved it! I think ever woman should work in this world at least once in her life. Men have a very personal way they shop. To see generation pass down to generation the Art of Tying a Tie was priceless. Ladies I can say that Men can and do spend more on themselves then they claim,but they do it to keep us looking at them. Suits are their Armor in Battle. Instead of polished metal they have polished shoes and their tie is their Family Crests.

    Cons

    It is a challenge being on commission while doing Management Duties including being on call 24 hours as Assistant Manager. There are no bonuses either. Same for 3rd Key holders.

    Advice to Management

    I was very Proud to be part of the JoS A Bank that made it so hard to negotiate for any less than Men's Warehouse bought them for. That is what Business is all about. I do miss being with that team because in my time of need with my Family they ALL were there for us. Even Doug Ewert in his own way. He would personally write congratulations letters to me for Customers that called in. It is the little things that we have stopped looking at.... Thank you!!


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love, Love, Love the people I work with.

    Cons

    The sales force is looked at as the bottom rung. No one makes money until someone sells a suit.

    Advice to Management

    Tip the pay and benefit pyramid upside down. Pay your sales people the most and all benefits the same as corporate employees. NO ONE makes money until a sale is made. The sales people are the key to your success not anyone on the corporate level.


  5. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, Regional directors are conscious of the team aspect of sales and do everything they can to make themselves one of the team

    Cons

    Low pay for what the company does


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not many now-since purchased by Men's Wearhouse, it seems that Jos. A. Bank is soon to become just another label in a monopolistic company.

    Cons

    -Declining quality of merchandise
    -cloning MW slammer sales techniques
    -creating high pressure, cut throat selling environment
    -eliminating talent to hire less qualified people at less money, creating high turnover environment
    -forgetting that we were in business to help customers
    -preaching "golden rule" but :ruling with iron fist"
    -making it impossible to be successful without being ruthless

    Advice to Management

    You should all resign or take a long hard look at your business and critique your actions as much as you do ours. If, at that point, you can honestly say you are doing a good job, then, go back to my opening comment..


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None not when the regional puts all his Persian spies in your store

    Cons

    Everything about the work experience still makes me sick to my stomach. From the nasty clothing to the bottom of the barrel support staff and the nazi tactics used by management still haunts my dreams and shocks me awake in a cold sweat

    Advice to Management

    Fire everyone and start all over. It defy couldn't be any worse. And find people who won't screw their "partner" at every turn especially if you're the wrong color or with or religion

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Meeting some interesting customers. Helping the customers look their best & get a great deal

    Cons

    Always feeling overworked & underpaid. Upper management doesn't care about it's employees. Don't waste your time here! Go and work for a company that has real values!

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees for their hard work. Pay them commission on the sales. Pay quaterly bonus to the best employees & the management team. Treat people well! It will take you a long way to success!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Personal opinion"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stone Mtn, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stone Mtn, GA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great way to make a living if you're really into sales.

    Cons

    Company is going through a transitional period. Advancement opportunities not too great.


  10. "Make the most of it"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Huntsville, AL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount, easy to move up, you can make a lot of money if you work in a big enough store.

    Cons

    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.


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