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Tommy Bahama Reviews

Updated June 25, 2017
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Pros
  • If you care about a work-life balance, than this is a good place to be (in 21 reviews)

  • Lots of free clothes and a very generous discount which can be extended to family and friends (in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management keeps changing direction and policy (in 18 reviews)

  • No work life balance, long days, no corporate support, behind with technology (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Corp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Corporate in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Environment is great. South Lake Union, new building, really nice place to work. Work life balance. Good benefits. Beautiful product to work with. Nice people. Sample sales and employee discounts. Online shopping discount.

    Cons

    Traffic in the downtown area is really terrible.

    Advice to Management

    communication is superb. product is looking really good.


  2. "Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Food Runner in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Food Runner in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team members TB does very well choosing some great employers. Management was always helpful and fair.

    Cons

    Really have no cons. I never really experienced anything severely negative about the job or the company.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up

  3. Helpful (1)

    "I miss it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment. Free uniforms pieces every month. Great hours and pay. Awesome customers.

    Cons

    Just like any retail job you work on your feet all day walking back and forth.

    Advice to Management

    In my case my advice to the store I was at... hire me back!! I wish I never left !


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor/Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ontario, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Ontario, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a very easy job.

    Cons

    This company has not given a raise to the outlet employees in a little over two years.
    They hire management who have no experience in retail and only do training for a few days, and managers have no idea what they are doing.
    After a few documentations to the company, they do not handle problems that arise with the employees do something against policy.

    Advice to Management

    It will help you obtain leadership qualities.


  5. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Destin, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Destin, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Destin location had the best managers, the best chef, and best coworkers during my time there. Corporate gave us a nice discount whenever we supported their brand and restaurant. The food was amazing and we tried all of the specials before shift.

    Cons

    Not many, but organization was one that comes to mind. The tip out as a server was quite a bit of what you earned at the end of the night.

    Advice to Management

    Get the old managers back. Stew and Chef Crystal were some of the best in the business and I loved working for them. And also, treat the servers who'd been there for years a little nicer.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Neither bad nor great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Corporate Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you care about a work-life balance, than this is a good place to be.
    Friendly people and lots of willingness to share information internally (ie. opportunity to learn)
    Good benefits, including stock purchase program with Oxford and employee purchase programs / sample sales.

    Cons

    If you care about being challenged, growth, competitiveness, flexibility for a department to run autonomously, and profits, then there are limitations.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro-managing the individual departments. Trust your managers to make sound decisions, or make better decisions in managers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Fine"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Health Insurance
    Discount 50%
    Free clothing every month

    Cons

    Low hours
    poor work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.

  8. "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great team and group of people to work with.
    - Provides a chance for you to develop your clientele and create relationships with regular shoppers.
    - Flexible management that rewards its employees.
    - Team based bonuses.

    Cons

    - Black out scheduling periods during holiday seasons was hard because all my family was out of state.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Visual Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in The Woodlands, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Uniform provider, and flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Manipulative, secretive, unorganized, and behind on technology.

    Advice to Management

    I like their beliefs anf desire as a brand, but such disappoint how the company handles situations.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Tommy Bahama is doing it right in the quickly changing retail environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tommy Bahama full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Anyone that is following retail would agree, last year wasn't a great year for anyone. Tommy Bahama weathered that storm really well, and for 2017 things are moving in a very positive direction. Tommy has had some of it's best results early on in 2017 and I see nothing but more great things to come. Culture is amazing. Leadership is making the right changes. Unfortunately, many people on Glassdoor were likely those that couldn't deal with change (hence, the negative reviews). Also, there were merit increases this year, which seem to be above industry average from my experience. Those that did not get increases, probably were not bringing anything to the table.

    Cons

    The only con would be getting the negative people off this bus. If you don't like where it's going...leave. The world of retail is quickly changing, and if you are not up for changing, go somewhere else. What we were doing in early 2000 isn't going to work anymore. Stop complaining!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. New catalog is amazing! Do more of that! Marlin Bar is an exciting new concept and I am excited to see more of those pop up.


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