Pros: Payday is every friday, team meetings are fun and upbeat
Cons: Customer theft and hostility was a frequent issue.
I only worked at TJ Maxx for a brief time, but I learned a great deal about the importance of branding merchandise, managing a workforce, and maintaining a safe and fun environment for our shoppers as well as our employees. I was allowed to take turns learning about every single role in the store, from management and overseeing employees, to billing, truck deliveries, merchandise prep, employee training, running cash registers, and managing the appearance and safety of each department with in the store. The culture encourages interaction with customers and I enjoyed chatting with our regular customers and having that "best girlfriend" experience of being asked my opinion on a pair of shoes or handbag. Even though I never stopped moving, the social atmosphere made working feel like fun with no opportunity for boredom. It was basically a crash course in retail and I am grateful for the experience.