Planning Manager (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 25 October 2017
Hardest part of the job is the favoritism that can sometimes happen. Lots of training and development provided to associates. Boasts cultural factors and unique culture, however has not necessarily adapted to the times with a very limited work/life balance policy (IE. No formal work from home policy).
Top heavy company with odd practices, policies and procedures.
Associate (Former Employee) – British Columbia – 4 November 2017
Off price retail definitely isn’t for everyone. Management switched every 3-6 months. They hire “part time” staff but are grossly understaffed so the “part time” staff ends up working 35+ hours a week without receiving benefits or perks of full time employment.
Low pay. Heavy workload. Company only cares about $$$$$
Merxhandise coordinator (Former Employee) – Brampton, ON – 30 October 2017
Managers don't care about the staff. Keeps pushing to get a lot done in a short time. One person does the job of 5 ppl. Doesn't matter how much you do it's never enough to please management. No thanks or appreciation. Oh.. You get $1.00 increase for a coordinator position. Which is like a supervisor role.
The management switches from time to time. The schedule is flexible but inconsistent. As a part-timer, you could be working 5x/week because they are understaffed. You will have to serve clients who treat you horribly. As for being sick, you are not compensated as much as you should and you gain zero benefits. I do not recommend this job to anyone. You will be doing 3 things at the same time and most of the tasks are meant to be done by a manager.
If you can't handle stress and horrible clients. Best you avoid this place!
great relationship with staff
understaff, management is bad, schedule is inconsistent, not part-timer friendly, not sick friendly
Store Associate | Winners (Current Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 23 October 2017
It is a great place to work. It a fast pace environment where you will do different things every day. I was not stick to single job task and it is fun to work with other associates. They are helpful and cooperative.
Operations Supervisor (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 20 September 2017
morning start up meetings with area processing manager then shift start up meeting with the associates. I have learned to adapt to constant change in product nothing is ever the same. TJX has a great emphasis on culture and making sure all of there associates feel comfortable and appreciated everyday.
Planning Manager (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 28 July 2017
Overall you must understand that everything is about managing perception rather than the actual business at TJX. They preach a lot about diversity, teamwork and culture but rarely actually live it themselves. Turnover in the company is about 50 percent. There is little or no advancement opportunity unless you make friends with merchants. Anything or relative interest is handled out of the Boston office or consultants . Stay away from this place and understand it's only a great place to work as voted by the many many 1-2 year associates.
Nepotism, favouritism, cliques, forced team building exercises
Great workplace with amazing benefits such as table tennis, pool, foosball, an onsite gym and cafeteria
Business Planning Analyst (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 June 2017
A great place to work with amazing culture. But rarely any opportunity for growth. Job titles do not reflect level of work performed. If there were more opportunities there would be even lower turnover.
Jewelry Salesperson (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 13 June 2017
A good place to work. The salary is average. Management is good. You need to work fast and hard during the time of your shift.The most enjoyable part of the job is work with people and make them happy with their' purchases.
Winners Merivale - Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 7 May 2017
It's retail at the end of the day. Customers can be rough, hours can suck, but for the most part the management team goes far out of their way to ensure the employees are happy. Excellent team, knowledgeable overhead crew, and at the end of the day it isn't the worst place to work. Pay could always be better and hours could certainly be less hectic, but either way - it's a retail job, and we all know what we sign up for there. Typical day includes meeting to prep everyone with the latest ideas and tactics, pushing for improvement as usual, and then being torn between the berating of rude customers and the joy of the good ones. Hardest part is definitely the repetition - too many things to pitch and say when at the end of the day 90% customers don't care. Best part is easily the coworkers - most pleasant company I've ever seen.
Nice people, decent hours per week, management
Early/late hours more often than not, pay is minimum, customers can be problematic, lot of scripts to pitch at cash