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Tom James Company Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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Pros
  • "The growth opportunity is endless along with net worth building" (in 14 reviews)

  • "You work with the busiest and most successful people in your city" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance in the first 6 months" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours in first 6 months to get your business built" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Clothier"

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    Current Employee - Haberdasher
    Current Employee - Haberdasher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible opportunity to build wealth and net worth. People who will bend over backwards to help you and make you better at what you do. Help you build vision and become a better person while you achieve your goals. You do not need to be an incredible “sales” person to succeed here.

    Cons

    Have to be willing to work. Have to be willing to be coachable and learn. If you can see your failures as an opportunity to grow and are a self-starter and want to achieve something for someone else then get here now. If those things are really far from what you want or who you want to be then look elsewhere.


  2. "Good entry level experience"

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

    I worked at Tom James Company part-time

    Pros

    I was an administrative assistant for a busy sales professional

    - Tight-knit, family like environment (your experience will vary)
    - Flexible hours
    - Close to home (obviously not the case for everyone)
    - Comfortable option for part-time work.
    - Good entry level experience that will be valued by other employers when its time to move on.
    - The sales professionals work with some of the most influential business leaders in the city. They can be a valuable resource for networking if you're in good standing.

    Cons

    - Experience will largely depend on the competence and aptitude of the sales professional. Its a team effort. There were times I wasn't give enough or accurate information for task and help isn't always readily available. If your sales professional is chaotic and disorganized you will not be able to do your job effectively and it becomes a vicious cycle.
    - Limited growth potential.
    - Some days can be dull.
    - Training is learning as you go along. Unfortunately, the time to learn is usually when something goes wrong or when a task is needed immediately and you're not prepared.
    - The company culture can feel like Amway or Primerica. Too much focus on gaining as many clients as they can and pushing products they don't need.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "sales professional"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    amazing culture
    rewarding - team work, bonuses, monetary incentives
    great people

    Cons

    not get rich quick - have to be willing to work hard and put in the time to build the wealth but the ability to a great net worth with time is great
    first 2 years is a big time commitment - have to be willing to work hard


  4. Helpful (1)

    "DVP"

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    Current Employee - DVP in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - DVP in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tom James is very big on personal development. It truly believes in building people and that people build the company. You will also find an environment where responsibility is quickly given and where leadership opportunities are available from year 1 on based upon performance and not politics.

    Cons

    It is part of an intensive training program so that our new partners achieve a successful start in their career, however that also requires long hours, especially during the first 1 -2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to update technology in order to compete with newer web based competition


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Clothier"

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    Current Employee - Professional Clothier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professional Clothier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Earned $100,000 my first year and 3 years in earning over $200,000. Have grown my own team. I have grown and developed personally, professionally, and emotionally more than I ever could have imagined. I truly feel like I belong to a family. This will be my last job.

    Cons

    Time and energy intensive to build business and clientele. Basically I am an entrepreneur but with the TJ overhead and all that comes with it.


  6. "Sales professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tom James Company full-time

    Pros

    Income potential
    Self improvement

    Cons

    Long hours
    Over saturated markets
    Vague information regarding administrative tasks, expectations, etc.
    Dedicating majority of your time and life to them from your work responsibilities
    Micromanagement
    Unstable pay, but it’s commission based, so you get what you put in


  7. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Professional
    Current Employee - Sales Professional
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This company really builds people! They invest in all of their employees and gives you some of the best training you will ever experience. If you put in the work the growth opportunity is really high and you could be making as much as some executives in a fraction of the time.

    Cons

    You won't be able to succeed unless you put in some serious time in the beginning. This principle is the same for any business you want to start and grow. The work-life balance will be tough especially in the beginning, so this is something to take note of.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Tom James will change your life, if you let it"

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    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Outside Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Personal growth
    2. Challenging and supportive environment
    3. Great culture
    4. Flexible schedule

    Cons

    Not necessarily a con - you're building a business from the ground up. It requires hard work, long hours, and frustrating days. But if you do what is asked, it is extremely rewarding. You just have to stay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Clothier"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people, caring company, very loyal to their employees and willing to do anything to help them advance in their business instead of firing if quota isn’t it

    Cons

    Long hours the first couple of months


  10. "Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Tom James Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cool schedule, really cool clients, monthly bonuses

    Cons

    no work-life balance, pay is horrible, crazies, do not take this job unless you want this as a forever career

    Advice to Management

    Do more to help your employees start your business.


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