Retail Sales Associates are a team and there is no commission for sales. J Jill is provides a generous discount for sales associates. Time off requests are granted so long as submitted in a timely manner
Nice stores, co-workers and customers
No advancement available and somewhat lower pay than other retailers
CRM Intern (Former Employee) – Norfolk County, MA – November 13, 2018
J. Jill just recently got a new CEO after their last one (the founder) retired. So, this company is going through some modernization pains, and it reflected in the company's comprehension of its workforce and long-term goals.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Bolingbrook, IL – October 30, 2018
Good job, I helped with floor layouts, worked the cash register put together outfits for customers. Some physical work required. Can get hectic as we all know around the holiday season you you need to know to to manage your time .Unpacking inventory.
No Training is given , just expected to learn the Culture
Full time sales lead (Former Employee) – New Jersey – October 1, 2018
Very excited for the opportunity to represent a company that I had heard great things about . No such thing as " training" . When new employee's come into the company at first very warm and you are sure you made the right decision , short time the atmosphere Changed
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Coconut Creek, FL – September 7, 2018
I worked at J. Jill so briefly because it was extremely competitive with no benefits/commission. If you didn't make enough sales your hours were cut and it was unfair since selling can be arbitrary. We were all selling similar amounts and people were being cut due to being last in line, sometimes just a few bucks less than the next person. Terrible company to work for, they don't care about their workers. I'd only work the holiday season since that is when there are enough hours and customers to go around for everyone but if I were you I'd quit come January.
Jjill is a nice relaxed fun environment with kind helpful people
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – West Des Moines, IA – August 25, 2018
A typical day at work is nice we get a some customers in the morning and during lunch hours it’s kinda busy but fun because sometimes it feels like you are not actually working and the manger is really nice and very organized and is flexible
Benefits are adequate, but family insurance is costly.Pay is not competitive.
Associate (Current Employee) – Tilton, NH – August 24, 2018
Management is inconsistent. Employees' welfare not taken into priority. Pay is low. Culture is somewhat dismal.. Hardest part of job is not growing with company. Feel like you are a number. Most enjoyable part of job are some of the perks.
Web/Interactive Art Director (Former Employee) – Quincy, MA – July 31, 2018
Pros The company has potential for lots of growth in the future & near future. Most people seem generally happy with there jobs.
Cons Poor or no sideways communication. Run extremely top down. It's never what's right for the brand, it's what the CEO wants. Corporate bonus is for management only, but feel free to work extra hours (salary only). Slow to adapt new technologies, they'd rather spend less on almost-outdated-systems, which just cost more in the long run. No corporate culture & the company lacks a soul. Senior management revolving door. Management is extremely miss aligned with each other and there lots of conflicting information with no clear direction. Direction from management is never black & white, but always conflicting.
Advice to Management Share the successes with the people who actually do the work. Real incentives are needed motivate people and help move the company forward & become "a great place to work". Figure out what the J.Jill brand is & stick to it! The brand needs to come first. And the brand needs to understand that it's most important resource, it's soul, is it's people.
New CEO, should help the culture
Current Executive Vice President, Chief Merchandising & Creative Officer
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA – July 2, 2018
I was part of the management team, we coordinated the flow of the sales team., work schedules and training. I excelled in visual merchandising so i would run the visual merchandising process with my sales team.Learned product knowledge and sourcing.