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The Black Tux Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2019

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3.6
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The Black Tux CEO Andrew Blackmon
Andrew Blackmon
35 Ratings
Pros
  • "The Black Tux has been the only company I've worked for that makes me look forward to coming in every morning(in 11 reviews)

  • "TBT is a highly collaborative/entrepreneurial environment(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "The Black Tux is still a start up company(in 5 reviews)

  • "The company is not without a few growing pains(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great team in a maturing start-up"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Black Tux full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I’ve worked at a lot of startups, and TBT is one of the more mature in terms of its organization. They have a solid onboarding, culture-related training, annual performance reviews and cost-of-living raises, volunteer days, monthly employee recognition, annual training budgets for tech, and things like that. It feels like the company genuinely cares about employee retention. But because the company is still small, I still...

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    Cons

    There was a ton of turnover on the tech team, which sometimes means it feels like there’s no historical knowledge. And the tech is definitely over-complicated and it’s hard to find time to focus on it when there’s always a lot going on

    Advice to Management

    As we go from being an early start-up to whatever is next, make sure we have time and space to build things for the long run.

    The Black Tux2019-04-11
  2. "Black Tux Review"

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

    I have been working at The Black Tux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Meet and greet a lot of new people help fit and pick out outfits for future events in their life

    Cons

    Understaffed and it can get chaotic sometimes. They are a start up company so a lot of random problems do tend to occur.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to make sure that all locations are steady and have a good foundation before starting others. Also better communication through out the business I feel like I am unaware of a lot of things that happen.

    The Black Tux2019-06-28
  3. "Horrible Start up company."

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    Former Employee - Returns and Put-away 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Black Tux full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Speak Spanish and LGBT friendly.

    Cons

    This company is a biased company. I worked there for 3 weeks and noticed the culture there favors Hispanic Spanish speaking workers and the LGBT community. I am a straight male and endured harassment at this company. Also the company moves people around departments a lot and are able to manipulate data in reference to what the company calls "Transactions per hour" . I would advise against working at this company.

    The Black Tux2019-07-01
  4. "Great experience, great team"

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    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Black Tux full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's great experience helping people plan thier event, weddings, helping them look Thier best On that special day.

    Cons

    Very technical job requirements, one has to have a little bit tailoring and fitting knowledge , I mean, you fit people all day for absent pieces , if it's not done right you would have lots of unhappy customers.

    Advice to Management

    The pay is so at $15/ hour is not equate to the work load,

    The Black Tux2019-06-03
  5. "Good Company with Poor Execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Black Tux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good People, Good Work-Life Balance, Has the potential to be a much bigger company if they want to become that

    Cons

    Lack of communication and a solid growth plan leads to poor execution leaving employees stressed. The cultural differences between the headquarters and the rest of the company leaves something to be desired.

    The Black Tux2019-05-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work for adults"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Black Tux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Forward thinking, innovative company who hires a lot of great people. The management team is really smart. Great with the way they spend money, and they don't blow cash like other Silicon Valley startups. They make smart decisions of who they hire, how they invest in the culture, and how departments budget. They pay people well. Anyone who says otherwise isn't being honest with themselves. There is a lot of freedom,...

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    Cons

    This place is great for people who speak up about their needs. People who proactively ask for feedback, flag areas for improvement (within their own role and internally within the company). It's not a place for people who have big egos, or who complain about their job or the company, and don't proactively do anything to make their situation or the company better. There are still some entitled employees on the team who...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on self improvement for yourselves. This behavior has to be displayed by management in order for others to follow.

    The Black Tux2019-04-09
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Tech Team needs leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Black Tux full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun team, free lunch Fridays and free dry cleaning

    Cons

    Unnecessarily complex tech stack, not well understood makes progress difficult and slow.

    Advice to Management

    Find better leadership for the tech team

    The Black Tux2019-04-05
  8. "avoid this place like the plague"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Black Tux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    pretty office and that's it

    Cons

    too many to name...most of the downfall stems from shoddy product and bad management.

    The Black Tux2019-04-09
  9. "Growth opportunities and supportive colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Black Tux full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coming from a software background, The Black Tux is a unique team because they offer an end to end customer experience. There are so many different skillsets here and many opportunities to learn and grow from colleagues. As an individual contributor, I feel empowered and supported to do my best work. All my teammates are highly capable and committed to doing what's best for the company and our customers with humility...

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    Cons

    Hard to think of any cons. It would depend on what you're looking for in a role and if The Black Tux can offer you that. As long as the role is a good mutual fit, this is a great company to work for.

    The Black Tux2018-12-22
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to grow, but leadership can be a little ivory tower-ish"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Black Tux full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's been clear what my responsibilities are from day one, with a ton of autonomy around how I get things done. I appreciate how flat the organization feels and how easy it is for me to get involved with problem solving across multiple teams. The Talent Team really goes out of their way to create a sense of community and to make sure that we get what we need to be top performers.

    Cons

    There have been some recent employee changes and some turnover that have hit employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    For the size of the company and considering how much we rely on each team member, decisions really should be more collaborative. Right now it seems to be just VPs and above that decide company initiatives. I think getting more middle managers involved will help leadership understand how well the engine is running before continuing to drive the car without paying any attention to what's under the hood. Things might...

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    The Black Tux2018-11-05
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