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Tom James Company Reviews

Updated October 24, 2018
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Pros
  • "The growth opportunity is endless along with net worth building" (in 15 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "culture - work life balance - long hours" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Long hours when you want it bad enough, first year you need to build clientele" (in 26 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Wardrobe consultant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    A supportive, family like culture
    Personal growth
    Control of your hours, paycheck, and opputunity
    Leadership throughout the company really cares for each employee

    Cons

    You’re in control out your success so self motivation is a must
    Must be able to be efficient with your time


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Haberdasher"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Professional in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great help & support
    Run your own business
    Learn how to build clientele
    No cap on commission
    Control your own destiny
    Learn sales skills
    Interact with High Level Executives on a day to day basis

    Cons

    Longer hours first year
    Have to build clientele from ground up

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Build yourself!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -This is the best possible place to be if you seek a career that allows you to be an entrepreneurial sales professional. You basically run your own company underneath the umbrella of Tom James Co.
    -When I was searching for jobs, I realized many companies are not loyal to their employees. Especially in selling, if you do not produce, typically the company is done with you. Tom James does not fire people. If this is for you then you will stay, if it is not for you then you will leave, simple as that.
    -Uncapped commissions paired with profit sharing and access to privately owned Tom James stock builds a path towards true wealth.
    -Our product is incredible.

    Cons

    -There are long hours in your first year or so, because you really are building a business. If you opened any kind of company tomorrow, do you think it would be easy? The same goes here. Yes, it is a grind at first, but like anything that was ever worth it, you will be proud looking back at your personal and professional growth.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire like minded people so we can continue to build!


  4. "Professional clothier"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time

    Pros

    Great people, supportive, goal oriented, builds character, and work ethic

    Cons

    Pay is weak unless you are kicking booty. Some territories are harder to sell suits in.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tom James Changed My Life"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work with the most elite clientele in the city. Your clients are most peoples dream clients. Tom James gives you an opportunity to build your own business and team. Where most direct sales companies throw you to the wolves, Tom James gives you extensive training to make sure you're successful. The leadership team is there for you no matter what. The pay value, stock, 401K, profit sharing and healthcare is unmatched.

    Cons

    You build your own business from the ground up. Just like anyone who starts their own business you have to put in the time and effort to become successful. This can mean long hours!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Greatest decision I’ve ever made"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Haberdasher in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Haberdasher in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vision, building of people, working with successful men and women, young, incentivized, earning potential, unbelievable trips

    Cons

    Long hours when you want it bad enough, first year you need to build clientele

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work I’d gladly go into battle with any of you.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Clothier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Unlimited net worth, income opportunity
    Stock ownership
    Choose clientele
    Choose schedule
    Work with some of the elite professionals in every industry
    Create long lasting relationships
    Leadership opportunities

    Cons

    Hard work to start building a clientele from scratch
    Long hours in the beginning
    Adversity

  8. "Sales Professional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time

    Pros

    Encouraging environment with alot of good people

    Cons

    Difficult market to crack into sometimes


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Clothier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Amazing work environment, Extremely helpful, will make you a better person.

    Cons

    Longer hours, face rejection everyday


  10. "Would not recommend this company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Looking professional everyday
    Working with wealthy clients / building connections
    SOME understanding co workers and SOME genuine people along the way if you choose to surround yourself with the 10% of wholesome staff.
    Teaches what working hard can get you monetarily
    Glamorous meetings
    Scheduling freedom
    Tons of opportunity for incentive trips

    Cons

    This company is absolutely a cult. If you don’t fit the office culture your are ostracized and there is no support or sympathy for the toll this position takes on your family life. My former employee of Tom James was asked / put in positions at Tom James that made me extremely uncomfortable multiple times, and once a TOP PERFORMER (she loved to remind me of this) even told me that I should consider “that there is something wrong with me” for not thinking that it was okay that she forced him to work from her HOME for an entire morning or she would not TRAIN him. That is not something you tell your co-workers significant other no matter what your rank, and a top performer should not be so narcissistic as to provide co workers with ultimatums that hurt their families. If you are in a relationship THINK TWICE about joining this company.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue working on company culture. Your “national sales meetings” probably shouldn’t look like a PCB at spring break if you want to recruit wholesome and dedicated employees. You are creating a culture of new grads that only see the glamour of the meetings and sales school and subsequently drop like flies or act INAPPROPRIATELY (aka sending videos of themselves performing lewd acts on boats to company employees) Also, how do you expect your employees to SELL your “quality clothing” if their own custom clothing rips on them?


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