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Citi Trends Reviews

Updated January 30, 2015
Updated January 30, 2015
24 Reviews
2.0
24 Reviews
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R. Anderson
24 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are no pros to working for this company (in 4 reviews)

  • A good first job, not any experience required (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Small pay for a lot of work, rude customers everyday, and no employee discount (everyday) (in 8 reviews)

  • There's absolutely no employee discount (in 8 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for obtaining some retail experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Shreveport, LA
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Shreveport, LA

    I have been working at Citi Trends full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It provides some income, you can gain some retail experience that will help you get better jobs.

    Cons

    Low pay, not a lot of hours available, unprofessional management, unruly customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be more selective about who is hired and promoted and should also compensate based on PROVEN skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Lot of work...little pay!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Citi Trends

    Pros

    Coworkers are great
    high turnover
    its a job i guess

    Cons

    Manager abuses power
    terrible schedule
    Under staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Different

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Citi Trends full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Promote from within the company

    Cons

    Compensation and work load don't add up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let everyone be hourly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    New management does not get the customer

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Citi Trends

    Pros

    The existing merchandising staff was exceptional. Truly knew who the customer was and how to drive the business. Between off-price brands and upfront purchases the mix was Great value and quality.

    Cons

    New management had total disregard for being competitively retailed. Stopped store trips. Big mistake this was one of the ways we kept the pulse of the customer. Planning paralysis was also occurring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back a management staff that are true merchants. Not just bean counters.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Management needs more training

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Saginaw, MI
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Saginaw, MI

    I worked at Citi Trends full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The hours were nice. It was also nice to be the first to see the new items that came in the store.

    Cons

    Not enough people to work and keep the store functioning properly. The location was bad and the place really needed security. The stores are way overstocked which leads to it looking messy all the time. The poorly staffing conditions made it easy for shoppers to shoplift and get away with it because not enough people are working. To make matters worse the employees get blamed for the shortages and also get treated like they are the cause for the shortages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people and be more concerned with the safety of your workers. Staffing levels make it easy for customers to shoplift. Stop putting the blame on the workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    I feel like I get verbally abused everyday & management doesn't care. & IF I stand up for Myself I am told I Can't because what would DM say to management. The Truth is they Expect Way Too Much for 7.75 an Hr.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Citi Trends part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's A Job I really can't think of anything else to say. You don't even get an employee discount except a couple of times a year & that's JUST 20% then!

    Cons

    It's No Money And You Never Know When you'll have to work from one week to the next or how Long with No Break you will have to work when Closing the Store!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really? REALLY???

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for college students and flexible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Citi Trends full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, staff is friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough pay, always work every weekend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give better incentives and overtime.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Aggravating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Citi Trends part-time

    Pros

    There's really no pro for working for this company except using it as a stepping stone to gain experience.

    Cons

    Pretty Much everything. Never enough employees, policies are constantly changing, they pay too little and expect a lot of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Possibilities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Flint, MI
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Flint, MI

    I worked at Citi Trends full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The great thing was that the few hours given as a first assistant manager gave me the time i needed to finish my college degree. you never received a 40hour work weeks unless somebody called in. I would go back if i knew that the company cared about its employees.

    Cons

    the cons is that you are not fairly compensated for the work and not getting 40 hours. then the DM do not let you express your ideas and do not listen to the teams when issues occur.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this is to the corporate office you need to tighten up on you district managers and do follow up. your trusting them to overseer your stores and you don;'t even know the truth because you go off what the DM says you do not listen to those that run your stores on a data to day basis. They are scared to tell the truth because they feel no trust and don't want to lose the pc of job they have.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Time to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Citi Trends full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Located in a beautiful city. Relatively competitive salary. Some awesome Co workers. Growing company.

    Cons

    Mismanagement. No clear cut business direction. They have let go or let some of the best people walk out. Work very lean for a 500+ store chain. Not enough staff to support growth. Antiquated systems. Doesn't want to invest in better operating systems to support expansion. Going through major growing pains. HR is very disconnected from the reality of what's going on with the employees. Because of upper management the tone in the office is painful at best. Makes you feel as though they don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a temperature check in the office. You have dedicated people there that will probably go down with the ship but even those people are hitting there cap of tolerance. Don't forget that had it not been for your TEAM of faithful workers Citi Trends would not be where they are today. Show appreciation. Stop clocking the time they get in and out the office and focus on more important business related topics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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