Citi Trends Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. not family oriented no life if you are management no weekend off

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I have been working at Citi Trends

    Pros

    it is easy to move up within the company they like to promote from within

    Cons

    not fsmily oriented pay isn't great expects too much doesn't supply stores with adequate hours to properly run units

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not a great company to work for if you have kids or want a life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great start to a career in retail

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Citi Trends

    Pros

    The control of scheduling, the atmosphere, front line training on customer service, advancement within is a plus. And great benefits

    Cons

    Turnovers are ridiculous, theft is rampant from customers as well as associates, and please constant negotiate pay nut if you area natural born hard worker you will not get your just due if you dont speak up!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees more...retail has one of the lowest pay scales to date

  3. Nice place to work, great clothes but overall does not pay enough to their employees.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Palm Bay, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Palm Bay, FL

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

    Pros

    Inexpensive clothes, customer service, great work life balance. Regional managers and above truely care about their region and their stores.

    Cons

    Employees do not make enough compared to their responsibilities. Managers do not make nearly enough. Only the GM is salaried so some stores have managers that "dont care"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer Benefits to full time employees, have a better outlook and stronger values. When reading the company handbook it does not come off as sincere and genuine. It does not seem like its that important and maybe if it seemed important it would be taken more seriously and the company would improve on the store levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. right direction

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    Former Employee - Allocator
    Former Employee - Allocator

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

    Pros

    great experience builder. you will lean alot with nothing

    Cons

    No training you train your first week and are thrown into the water. Sink or Swim. upper management roulette I had 3 new bosses in 2 years. Management talks at you not to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    train managers to talk to people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. It can be frustrating but fun

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Beaufort, SC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Beaufort, SC

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

    Pros

    The staff. Coworkers and management are cool

    Cons

    You get barely any hours and you don't get paid anything

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    It was an experience that I will never forget.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawton, OK
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Lawton, OK

    I worked at Citi Trends full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The DM was very understanding

    Cons

    Too many turnovers and not enough help in the stores. They take advantage of the salaried managers and didn't care about it. Didn't get compensated for extra hours, they just worked you like a dog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so judgemental

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. I had a true growing experience with the company good and bad.

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    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    It was an upgrade of pay from the previous company I worked for and to move up from within the company was a breeze, just know your work, apply and constantly show.

    Cons

    I was constantly on the defense of proving myself and my worth and everything thrown at me I accomplished well but it was a lot of personal issues within the company that I grew very tired of that wasn't able to be fixed because of who know/knew who within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job by the book correctly not just as what you think is fit for every situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Good people but horrible upper management and policies.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It was a great place to work for the most part. The team you have is what makes the job good or not. My team was well rounded and most of my staff were flexible and hard workers.

    Cons

    It's best to stay a sales associate and not get into management with this company. They don't allow enough work hours to properly staff a store on a regular basis. They have expectations that are unrealistic. Loss prevention is a joke. They want the associates to monitor customers yet they give you too many things to do and not enough people to get them done with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire an employee specifically for loss prevention so managers and associates can focus on their work. Cater to the needs of your employees more by making sure the stores are properly staffed. Staffing problems don't start with managers making a schedule and employees calling off or being late, it starts with hours allotted to the store to staff people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Was Great While It Lasted

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    Former Employee - PT Sales Associate in Suffolk, VA
    Former Employee - PT Sales Associate in Suffolk, VA

    I worked at Citi Trends part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great employees and management staff!

    Cons

    Needed To Transfer Stores....Store management failed to assist me in doing so because was upset that I had to leave.

    Recommends
  11. My experience at Citi Trends kept me very busy, I loved my staff and also my many good customers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grandview, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grandview, MO

    I worked at Citi Trends full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gain real experience with customers

    Cons

    Hope that your peers talk to you an not at you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people exactly how you would like to be treated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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