TJX Companies Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
443 Reviews
3.1
443 Reviews
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TJX Companies President, CEO, and Director Carol M. Meyrowitz
Carol M. Meyrowitz
227 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible management allowed for a flexible schedule to help give a healthy work/life balance (in 31 reviews)

  • They have a very good benefits package (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • You only move up if you suck up to upper management and are a favorite (in 21 reviews)

  • There is no higher pay for those returning to another internship or full time job (in 20 reviews)

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  1.  

    They want hires who are desperate to easily control.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsport, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Williamsport, PA (US)

    I have been working at TJX Companies part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None anymore. The few good things they did away with.

    Cons

    Nepotism, there is no full time unless you're salaried upper management, you will get skipped over to advance to coordinator, the ONLY advancement in the company apparently, despite good worker reviews, pathetic raises to match their bare-minimum wage, work place bullying, disorganized, employee drama, management drama, ineffective managers that shouldn't be there. If the air conditioners fail in April, they will get them fixed the last week of September - just before cranking the heat up to 80 degrees indoors while it's 64 degrees outside & only October.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to clean house before your workers unionize.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Homegoods

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Raleigh, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Raleigh, NC (US)

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good management at the store

    Cons

    Growing opportunities not available after more than a year of work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    People seem nice but...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Year in Framingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Second Year in Framingham, MA (US)

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time

    Pros

    everyone seems nice, lots of smiling and chit chat - it feels very much like a high school hallway of girls
    Decent communication between individual departments
    the company is really invested in helping their employees grow
    if you survive 5 years in TJX, you will be there until you die in TJX.

    Cons

    They reward time spent in the company, not actual skill or job performance
    VERY outdated systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carol and upper managment seem to be doing a great job. The P&A team and buyers do what they can and everyone in between is there because they have been in the company for 20 years, not because they are smart.

    A lot of employees are not necessarily of top not education or grades. They kind of just accept anyone who is moldable enough where they can convince them to stay forever

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    must be good cuz I'm still there

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Burnsville, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Burnsville, MN (US)

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    employees are all friendly and nice to work with,

    Cons

    not very much room for promotions because everyone stays at company and so you cant really move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open more stores so that other employee have chance to promote. It is a very good company to work for but because everyone stays there really is no chance to promote because they are all staying.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Helpful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at TJX Companies part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible schedule, decent hrs, helpful

    Cons

    Better pay, standing on feet,
    Communication,,and better pay!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organization

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Merchandise Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Framingham, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Merchandise Assistant in Framingham, MA (US)

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Creating great relationiships with your counterparts.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING! here's some advice=run!
    The merchandise supervisor work for the buyers when they say they work to supprt you. They always tell you that they are there to support you, but the second a buyer says something they turn around and blame you and not the buyer.

    Buyers treat you like you're disposable. They dont care about your feelings or even if your interested in what they do. Your supervisor will force you to talk to them but when you do they act like your bothering them.

    If you are a merchandise assistant there is no career path for you. There are other deparments within the company that have advancment, but MAs are a dead end job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give MAs a chanceto be more responsible. STOP BULLYING people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    a road to nothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TJX Companies part-time

    Pros

    paid time off and paid holidays. Its great of students.

    Cons

    isn't easy to move up within the company.
    3 or 4 hour shifts.
    pay isn't that great especially when you actually a great worker.
    take advantage of their employees

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed feelings about TJX. Some good, some bad, much if it does not make sense.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Framingham, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Framingham, MA (US)

    I have been working at TJX Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and beautiful office with great cafeteria, fitness center and many other perks.

    Cons

    In many ways this company is pretty current, and in others they are so far behind the times. I am a recent college grad and was thrilled to get a job offer at TJX, but the more I learned about the company, the less excited I was. For example, the salaries are WAY below what you make elsewhere. For your first and second year, you get 2 weeks vacation time. What company only gives 2 weeks vacation not only for your first year, but second also Completely unheard of. ALL of my college friends who are also recent grads get a minimum 3 weeks, most more. The 401K is also below average, plus they do not offer the option for a roth 401k. I am also amazed that a large American company is so behind the times in terms of corporate social responsibility. Again, NEVER have a heard of a company that does not offer an employee volunteers program, matching employee charitable gifts, and I heard they have a non-profit foundation, but know nothing about it so I assume they do little to help the community. I would love to stay at TJX for the long haul, but when considering all the negatives, I cant see it happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Small improvements could make a world of difference. I put my heart and soul into my job, and feel you try and get away with as much as possible with minimal benefits. 3 weeks vacation to start should be a given, a chance for employees to do volunteer work should be a given. a roth 401k option should be a given.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I was hired at the distribution center right around the time they had area changes and trainers didnt help much.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate/Receiver in Evansville, IN (US)
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate/Receiver in Evansville, IN (US)

    I worked at TJX Companies full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The $300/week. And if you pick the receiving position, you are full time immediately but not in the union yet. Better than the other seasonal positions in my opinion.

    Cons

    You must be in shape and reach your quota for the week. Understanding SCAN software and basic warehouse areas is kind of stressfull. In a month you should be close to learning it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for receivers to understand where to send the inventory. Areas dont make alot of sense. I.E. LUDSR, LUDAR, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TJX Companies

    Pros

    Work life balance, amazing leadership

    Cons

    Nasty people in the region and zone office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check your upper management!

    No opinion of CEO

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