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Tommy Bahama Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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Pros
  • If you care about a work-life balance, than this is a good place to be (in 20 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. Helpful (1)

    "I miss it!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 !


  2. 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.


  3. 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.


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  5. "Server"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 (5)

    "What happened to people first?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time

    Pros

    Many talented people. Creative workplace Formerly high quality product. People first culture Fun environment.

    Cons

    Many changes in the blueprint. Less emphasis on quality vs profit. High standards of hiring diminished. Too many A&F hires replacing core employees Dissenting or constructive feedwork emphatically unwelcome & retaliated against. Shameful disregard for people over systems. Many good people have left or were "promoted to guest" "Who you know" matters for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Great People made the company what it is. Appreciate them.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Positive reviews are forced by management! This is an awful company. Cheap cloths and cheap talk!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Honolulu, HI
    Former Employee - Sales in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free poorly made clothing! Shared Discount on poorly made clothing! Discounts in the restaurant but you will not be able to use it without being treated poorly.

    Cons

    Name it! If you want to enjoy your job and make money forget this place....swim away from the island it is full of rats

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people.


  8. Helpful (3)

    "morale is high"

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

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

    Pros

    positive results make for a positive environment. after a lot of changes in the last 12 months things have settled and by all reports results are positive. lots of hard work but open environment where engaging pays off!

    Cons

    more changing is likely as retail is going through dramatic shifts

    Advice to Management

    the increased communication is great


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Floor Supervisor"

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

    I worked at Tommy Bahama full-time

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with.

    Cons

    Corporate is making to many changes to what was once a unique shopping experience to every other store out there. They also cut payroll significantly and want to basically run the store with 3 or 4 people a day


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Visual Merchandiser"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  11. "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.


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