Pros: great core values, corporate help, coworkers become closest of friends
Cons: raleigh store is a dictatorship, store manager: steals sales, blames, lies, etc. work at any tb except the raleigh store.
Tommy Bahama prides itself on being a place that makes you feel relaxed and like "life is one long weekend". Throughout the company, employees are encouraged to do their best in their position and location, and to apply for other positions in the future. It's all about the team.
Unfortunately, the Raleigh store seems to be run much differently. It – more... has become a dictatorship in that location. The store manager only cares about advancing herself and not about the team. She will do anything and everything it takes to knock everyone out of her way, even her own team, so that she might get a better opportunity in the company. She steals sales from her team, she throws everyone under the bus, she loves the blame game, and she won't take responsibility for her own actions. She comes in late/leaves early almost regularly. Members from other stores have come to help out and have mentioned how it feels like they are back in middle school again. If you want to work for Tommy Bahama, go for it! It's truly a great company. The corporate team has everyone's back. If you're in NC, avoid the Raleigh store! I can assure you, the other locations are true to the Tommy lifestyle, so don't be afraid of the company, just this location. – less