Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Sheffield, South Yorkshire – 16 January 2019
I was made to feel pressured into working many more hours than I was contracted for and the management did not really listen to any stress concerns when struggling to balance uni as well. Shifts always go fast but you are expected to learn and do a lot as a normal assistant.
10% discount and good pay
Long hours and people talking behind others' backs
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Manchester – 11 January 2019
Typically a 6-8 hour day, always busy with something to do. Enjoyed working with TKmaxx. Normally stress free, other than at Christmas which is to be expected in any retail shop. overall a good experience.
Tkmaxx is a great place to work, one horrid manager who wasn’t supportive when I had my son but she’s left now. Worked in Harlow, Chelmsford & Braintree Tkmaxx. All very good stores to work for with amazing managers. 100% reccomend Braintree Tkmaxx - Store manager is kind, friendly & helpful with work/life balance and supports working parents!
mat pay for 6 months with £100% pay if working with the company for 2 years.
Late nights, night shifts, working all go Christmas.
Working here is nice because all of the staff get on and everyone knows and helps each other. Very welcoming. Typical day is usual retail tasks, tills and tidying mainly. Only downfall of this shop is that there are no consistent hours. I usually do four hours one day from 7 in the morning and 7 hours the next day working until 9pm. Management are very friendly and easy to talk to.
Good pay for retail. Nice people and company to work for.
Retail Associate (Current Employee) – Slough – 14 October 2018
Everyday is a different day. Helping customers and building up friendships is a very rewarding part of the job. Being able to work well in a team to achieve good standards and results is also very rewarding.
Retail associate (Current Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 11 September 2018
Staff employed at TK Maxx are deliberately very friendly and willing to help out their teammates. Managers in my experience were very friendly, patient and especially hard-working, showing that they can lead from the front rather than merely delegate tasks to others.
While the work is relatively straightforward once you get to know it, there are days when it can become tedious and this is where the excellent work colleagues step in to make a day more bearable. There is no feisty. competitive side to these people, however many are still ambitious and driven.
The shop floor is usually busy, and you will be able to carry out a diverse range of jobs. Some days you may even be run off your feet, however the wage and company in general cannot be complained about compared to what I have heard in other retail jobs.
Overtime hours are paid at the normal rate, not an overtime rate (except for some hours of a nightshift) which I felt put many colleagues off the notion of offering to do overtime.
Overall, a very decent company to work for and I have generally enjoyed my five years here throughout university studies, meeting friends which I am sure I will retain for life.
Abundant paid holidays, wage per hour (compared to other retailers), friendly staff, usually always busy
Sometimes menial tasks, not paid extra for overtime
Retail Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – St Albans, Hertfordshire – 5 September 2018
I personally didn't enjoy my time their it was only necessary due to renovations I partook in on my house, i needed something with little responsibility whilst I completed my tasks. I found hardwork was not looked upon with favour almost distain for lazier members including management.
Section and Floor Assistant (Former Employee) – Guildford – 3 September 2018
My overall working experience has taught and shown me a lot to do with the job industry and made me understand how to work a business and how to work with people in a business. I have been taught whilst working in a big retail business how to manage stock, working at tills, working at customer services and being able to deal with tougher customers, dressing windows and features, putting stock onto the shop floor in relevant sections, and many more. My experience working at TKMAXX showed me I am a better person working as an individual rather than in a tem as I get things done better and am more concentrated in getting everything done, where as working in a team I did enjoy but many people I worked with were not as focused as me so I felt like I did all the work, however, if I worked with a productive team I would of felt a lot different. I felt like the hardest part of the job was the messing around of the schedule's as it changed a lot of the time and was not flexible at all, however, the workplace was full of happiness and everyone was lovely and kind. on the other hand the most enjoyable part of the job was working with amazing people and getting things done to how I wanted it to be and told to be as I always made sure I got everything done on time.
Retail Associate (Current Employee) – London – 10 May 2018
Amazing job with beautiful customers and friendly team.I learned a lot about my customer service, improved my english and also learned a lot about stock rooms, visual merchandising, being very patient and help people when they need it
Staff are all so friendly, great environment to work in and good pay. Enjoyable job, not like other retail jobs. TJX are also very eager for their staff to move up in the company and massively encourage it, which I thought was great.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Eastbourne – 3 April 2018
My day would vary depending on what I would be on. I learned new skills like confidence and to be able to both approach and be approached by customers. All management were nice and friendly, with a goal to make all staff and customers satisfied. The hardest part of the job was the fact i was only a Christmas temporary so i didn't know if i was staying on. The most enjoyable part was helping the customers and making sure they were happy too.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – stoke – 5 March 2018
ros Stable growing business Fast pace, everyday can be different Challenging Cons Working with some very huge EGOS Very long tiring days, work doesn’t stop even when you get home. Payroll restrictions making the day to day difficult. District managers who Micro Manage. Can be very demotivating. Cultures and values that aren’t delivered by higher management yet it’s drilled into teams at store level. DM’s making changes to policy, which are not in the employee handbook.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Stockton-on-Tees – 22 January 2018
Working for TK MAXX was fun at the start but as soon as they dont like you they dont bother moving you about even though you ask multiple times. The managers get the holidays you ask for wrong and make you work shifts you can not work. They pay everyone differently even if you work the same shifts and as soon as you say anything about health problems they just dont care.
nobody listens to you, Colleagues are mean when you are not there
Floor Assistant (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 22 September 2017
I like the fact that TK Maxx as a company took me on for the position for floor assistant but I only got given 8 hours a week. However near enough all of the staff were wonderful to speak to and they gave me the correct training I needed to pursue retail.
I found it difficult at first as I was a lot younger both physically and mentally but after one of the staff named Kat kindly invited me round her house for hours of tutorials, I came back a lot more confident and ready to work.