In the time i have worked at Tommy Bahama i have had lots of fun, got to interact and to meet guest from all parts of the world that enjoy the brand's quality, and the personalized guest experience that the teams provide. Management is pretty flexible with schedules and understanding with the workers. The hardest part of the job is the hours and the pay, which is average in relation to the volume and price point of the product that is sold. The most enjoyable part is the benefits of the company, the team that you work with, the culture, and the returning Tommy Bahama guest that have followed the brand for years and have an amplitude of knowledge.
Relaxed environment, great co-workers, flexible schedules, good management, great culture.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – April 5, 2016
Tommy Bahama is a great company for young professionals looking to gain experience and grow in the retail industry. Training is thorough and comprehensive and there are always opportunities for advancement for those willing to grow.
The guests who shop the brand make the job enjoyable. They are fun and super knowledgeable about the products so it makes the job of the employees that much easier.
Uniform pieces, great benefits, team-based working environment
Average pay, no set schedule, large restructuring of corporate enviroment
MOD (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – February 18, 2016
Literally one of the best companies anyone can work for... all employees are paid well... expectations are not set extremely high for sales or productivity... management does not berate you constantly... you get discounts in retail AND restaurant... company is really focused on offering great work/life balance and never wants you to bring work home...
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Concord, NC – March 9, 2016
A lifestyle brand company that stays true to its core values. Each day inspires you to create an environment that allows our guests to relax while shopping. The company challenges us to elevate ourselves to execute and deliver this experience while maintaining the day to day functions of running a store. I like to refer it to a duck swimming in the water. It's appears to be floating around effortlessly while it's feet paddle quickly to get where it needs to go. It has taught me how to be more passionate, know fun details, share the experience with both my internal and external guests.
Product is designed to serve a particular guest and the culture of the company is that of island life style. Guests that you work with are usually repeat and long term guests. Host in store events that other retail companies don't do.
Server/Bartender (Current Employee) – Palm Desert, CA – March 2, 2016
Server position, where the ability to move up in ranks is easily attainable. A typical day would include working with co workers through an 8 hour or more shift, serving guests throughout the shift. Keeping a good attitude and atmosphere throughout the workday. Knowing all drinks and other services that are offered for each guest. Co-workers work together for a common goal and keep the spirits up throughout the entire shift. The hardest part of the this job would be the hours, working until late hours of the night makes it hard to do other things during the day or night whichever is the opposite of the shift worked. The part of the job that I enjoyed the most was doing something new every chance I was given and making sure that I got the best out of everyday, including the days that were not as good as others.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Grand Prairie, TX – April 29, 2016
I love working at Tommy Bahama because I have some really cool co-workers and I meet some very interesting guests. The part I hate about working there is the fact that it can be so slow most of the time. The hardest part about the job is having to conversate with the guests who come in. Our main priority to talk to the guests and make them feel like they're with friends, but it's hard to talk to a stranger as your friend when you know nothing about them and they know nothing about you. But, I have met some weird and interesting guests while working there. They actually make my day at work worthwhile.
You have a 30 min. lunch if you work more than 5 hours
It's so slow, you get a 10 min. break if you work only 5 hours or less
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Florida – April 15, 2016
I have worked for Tommy Bahama for 2.5 years and I love the way the company allows it's employees to connect with guests and provide an unforgettable experience. I enjoy the company philosophy of being relaxed, but hard working. I have worked for 3 different locations, all with the same core values but different managing techniques and procedures. My only issue is the lack of stability in hours, and the lack of advancement. I have tried to move up in the company and despite my good rapport with my higher-ups, i am never considered.
very fun and relaxing work environment, management is very understanding and helpful. Co-workers are never boring. NOthing is hard about working there. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able create a life time customer service to all your customers.
being able to be yourself, they provide you with Tommy Bahama Clothing to wear for uniform
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – April 15, 2016
It's retail. With everyone shopping on line now, most jobs in retail are part time. Not a livable wage, so you will need at least one other job. If you are a student, retiree or housewifey then it will be ok. Easy to get hired. They are always looking for seasonals and temps or part timers. Younger and cuter even better. The good, you can dress casual and be comfortable. You won't be in constant danger of losing your job for weak sales or not opening credit cards like a big department store. The bad, no holiday pay, comp days for working holidays, no break room or cleaning people. You are the cleaning staff - floors, bathrooms, get ready! Some stores have a faster pace than others. If you can land in a slower store then things will be pretty chill. Tommy Bahama is a mens brand run by men. Pretty old school. They have not fully entered the modern world where women have a place at the table. This has hurt forward progress. I love guys but you know they would rather drive around not actually knowing how to get somewhere than ask for directions. That's the car you will be riding in. It's a paycheck but don't expect much else.
Cook/Prep (Current Employee) – Newport Beach, CA – September 25, 2015
A typical day start by getting everything ready for service setting up the lines, with a fresh made cup of coffee, checking with Chef for any changes on menu. The day goes very fast and quick. The hardest part (not really) is when we have 2 or 3 parties all at once. Co-workers are very easy going, helpful. The most enjoyable is knowing that we made good food for our customers and there were no mistakes on the special orders.
Free lunch, Dinner, we can take home left overs from parties, free sodas
Loved working with my co-workers. They made it easy to balance work life and personal life. In a tourist location, meeting interesting clients was a normal day thing. There wasn't a day where it seemed like we couldn't handle all tasks that needed to get done.
SALES ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) – St. Louis Galleria – January 20, 2016
I enjoyed working at Tommy Bahama. I was able to build my clientele up to over 50 people within 6 months. I was the top part-time sales associate at that location. I just didn't like that I was told that I would receive at least 20 hours per week, and was cut all the way down to 9 hours. I had to work two other part-time jobs just to make extra money for my household.
Floor Supervisor (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 4, 2015
A typical day at Tommy Bahama was fun. We had a great mix off people that honestly enjoyed each other. The atmosphere was pleasing to the senses. Very clean and organized. Management was enjoyable and laid back. Co-workers were like family. The hardest part of the job was sometimes making sells. The brand was very specific. It was basically vacation clothing for the upper socioeconomic group. The most enjoyable part of the job is when we would have our biweekly party with virgin pina coladas.
Productive, fast paced environment with ample room to grow
Waitress (Current Employee) – Palm Desert, CA – August 18, 2015
I love working at Tommy Bahama in Palm Desert. The staff is friendly and team oriented and the management is supportive. I have learned more about the restaurant industry here than any other job I have ever worked and I have also had the amazing opportunity to learn some very valuable life lessons as well. Tommy Bahama is an extremely busy restaurant and bar with ample opportunity to make money, advance in the company, and provides its employees with respect.
customer service and cashiering (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – May 7, 2016
Friendly atmosphere. Fun Island experience. Management needs better training. Fellow employees are well trained. Store needs to be staightened daily. Sales are fun. People are friendly. Very enjoyable place to work.