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Tommy Bahama Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

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3.4
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58%
Recommend to a Friend
71%
Approve of CEO
Doug Wood
136 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free clothes when you start plus 1 piece every month(in 51 reviews)

  • "I don't know of too many retail corporate offices where the idea of work/life balance is real, but I can confirm that it is(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "Retail hours, customers, difficult upper management(in 34 reviews)

  • "No full time option available for sales associate(in 14 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bethesda, MD
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Good employees Great benefits

    Cons

    Long hours Air conditioning didn't work

    Tommy Bahama2019-02-27
  2. Helpful (1)

    "smart, nimble and great product"

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    Current Employee - NONE in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    great place to work. very friendly and flexible. downtown seattle ain't what it used to be but tommy bahama is a great brand. executive team is willing to talk about anything. creativity, newness, kindness, flexibility, are all things i'd say

    Cons

    more than a few people like to take advantage of the company's generosity and still manage to find fault.

    Advice to Management

    if people don't like it, let them go......

    Tommy Bahama2019-06-07
  3. "The only retail job I have ever enjoyed"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    positive energetic atmosphere, good quality merchandise pleasant clientele most of the time great management team

    Cons

    weekend and night work pay is low, not a livable wage for sales associates, even full time

    Advice to Management

    designate more assignments to experienced employees such as assisting in training new employees thank you for your ongoing positive support

    Tommy Bahama2019-06-10
  4. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Oxon Hill, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Laid back relaxing fun place to work

    Cons

    Didn’t have any cons at all

    Tommy Bahama2019-06-11
  5. Helpful (2)

    "As long as the weather is nice, you adore micromanagement and long hours with tedious sidework, you'll have a blast!"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waiter in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Insurance is quite nice if you average 30 hours per week. If you like the clothing and accessories, you get a nice 50% discount.

    Cons

    Breathing down the neck micromanagement who play favorites, and focus more on nitpicking than the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Vigilance with holding employees accountable for their in times. Teach your host staff to seat according to covers. Not just rotating tables, with no care for how many are in each party. Common sense, you know.

    Tommy Bahama2019-06-21
  6. "Patience"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed Atmosphere Good time off

    Cons

    Takes awhile to move up. Said they love promoting from within but always looked outside.

    Tommy Bahama2019-06-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great way to grow yourself with customer service"

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    Former Employee - Stock Coordinator in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and wonderful people to work around.

    Cons

    Your workflow depended on others so this would slow you down if others aren’t doing their jobs

    Advice to Management

    Communication is the key to success and A healthy business

    Tommy Bahama2019-05-28
  8. "It is what you make it"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bloomington, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Understanding of schedule Relaxed place to work As good as any retail job can be

    Cons

    Store managers are afraid of regional managers Management is slow to adapt Management does not value what associates and store managers think could be better

    Advice to Management

    ask associates and managers how they could improve company

    Tommy Bahama2019-06-07
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Tommy Bahama Review"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Sarasota, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tommy Bahama provides you with a piece of free clothing every month if you are a full time worker. If you're a part time, you will receive a piece every 2 months. You will be working with qualified individuals and will wear nice clothing when working. They try to accommodate as much as they can for your benefit.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager, you could have a power hungry manager that will get holidays off on the most busiest days of the year. If you try to request those days off, You would most likely get those days denied. If you also doing any schooling its frowned upon because they want you to work as much hours as you can. Depending on locations it can vary from place to place on how management runs things.

    Advice to Management

    Have a fair request off scheduling to accommodate for everyone.

    Tommy Bahama2019-05-31
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Repetitive but overall easy job"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Laguna Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free clothes when you start plus 1 piece every month. Then 50% off for additional.

    Cons

    Near impossible to get a raise since the company is constantly not doing "well"

    Tommy Bahama2019-05-08
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