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Tom James Company Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Work with great people in a fun, but hard working environment (in 11 reviews)

  • You have the opportunity to make 80-120 K your first year right after college which is more than you would possibly get as an undergraduate (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance in the first 6 months (in 15 reviews)

  • Long hours initially and unbalanced work life (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Professional"

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    • 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

    I can't put into words how thankful I am to be a part of Tom James. This job gives you the opportunity to work with some of the most successful people in your city. Endless opportunity with wealth, leadership, commission, stock, 401K and profit sharing. Most importantly, the leadership in the company is unparalleled. Everyone just wants to help you succeed.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work hard and hold yourself very accountable. No work life balance in the first 6 months.


  2. "Sales Professional"

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

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

    Pros

    Tom James has been a vehicle for me to achieve all I want financially, personally, and professionally. The company has helped me grow through goal setting and realizing my potential in all that I do. Uncapped commission has been wonderful, and the bonuses are amazing (trips, Am Ex cards, etc.) As a former collegiate athlete, I love staying competitive with myself and Tom James helps me do that.

    Cons

    You have to work really hard in your first 6 months with little to no work-life balance. However, it pays off tenfold.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing

  3. "You get whatever you put in"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wardrobe Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Wardrobe Consultant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -The company invests on you from the very beginning, no matter who you are or where you come from as long as you are determined to be successful

    -You have the opportunity to make 80-120 K your first year right after college which is more than you would possibly get as an undergraduate. And it is immediate gratification, meaning your making 7-10 k a month, not getting paid all at the end of your year

    - Company pays for trips and conferences twice every year for your own development

    - a lot of realistic bonus opportunities

    Cons

    You have to sacrifice a lot of time your first two years and grind. If you do, you will be successful. There is no sales job in which you dont have to hustle your first two years.


  4. "Office Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Professional
    Current Employee - Office Professional
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Corporate office gives great support

    Cons

    Sometimes long hours
    Easy to earn PTO but hard to schedule vacation


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not the job for 90% of the people out there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Wardrobe Consultant/Sales Professional in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Wardrobe Consultant/Sales Professional in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tom James Company full-time

    Pros

    Great okay for someone right out of college. You will learn and grow so much as an individual and a professional. Your colleagues and clients are all awesome to work with.

    Cons

    Not the best commission structure, cult like culture, cut throat sales, 70+ hour work weeks, too much instability with training and leadership, not worth the pay


  6. "Cult like"

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    Former Employee - Professional Clothier
    Former Employee - Professional Clothier
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tom James Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is upbeat, people are really nice.

    Cons

    -Work/life balance is very difficult. I was working 15 hour days and not seeing very many results.
    -High pressured environment.
    -They make you call on people multiple times.
    -You are seen as an annoyance.
    -You have to accost people on the street to get their number.
    -Driving around begging for sales and dropping in on people without their permission.

    Advice to Management

    When someone chooses to leave, don't make them feel guilty. I clearly left because I was unhappy. Also, stop brainwashing people into thinking this is the best company/opportunity people will ever be offered. There are just as good, if not better, opportunities out there.


  7. "Sales leader"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can grow your business as large as you choose to. As big as you can think & act upon! No limits.

    Cons

    You must do the necessary work to develop your clientele. Nobody does that for you. Bring your motivation!

    Advice to Management

    Survey customer's and employee's to find areas for improvement.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tom James Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Made good money, I guess medical might be good as well idk

    Cons

    Horrible abuse of power, saw so many things that are completely inappropriate actions from other employees, and things I saw done to customers. Swiping cards when people haven't bought anything to drum up sales, inappropriate touching just disgusting.

    Advice to Management

    investigate and teach sexual harassment. And audit EVERYTHING!


  9. "Office Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tom James Company part-time

    Pros

    None-they lie, twist things around so that everything you do for the Sales Professionals is your fault. Clients in the red, your fault for doing what your told (filling our orders for them anyway) by shading Office Managers.

    Cons

    So many it would take too long to list. Union owned factory and HR are not good for anyone over 30 years old. They are very against age and I pray for them. Do not work there.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the messed up one you have who uses vulgar language to staff and creates a hostile work environment everyday.


  10. "Professional Clothier"

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

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

    Pros

    Company Culture is very cliche, drink the kool-aid
    Earning Potential
    Benefits

    Cons

    What is told will be expected of you during interviews vs what is really expected are very different things regarding the amount of time your expected to put in.
    Base pay is low considering the 70-80 hour days you'll be putting in your first several months
    Your success in the short term is solely based on who is in your leadership team

    Advice to Management

    Slow hiring so more time can be vested into new hires


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