Citi Trends Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    None I can think of. Was a total waste of time.

    Cons

    No work life balance for management
    Staff under paid
    Can trust no one, especially in corporate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re vamp upper management, Appreciate the employees that work at the store level and in the field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. How is this company even still thriving???

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Bradenton, FL

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

    Pros

    There are absolutely no pros!!!

    Cons

    I worked at two locations. The second location. Bradenton, FL. Is by far the worst place I've ever worked. One of the assistant managers is super rude and has a control complex. She always has a rude deminer and hardly ever has a smile on her face. She has an issue with employees using the restroom and when she finally deems it ok, she times you. And if you're the main cashier and need help because you get busy up front don't expect her to help. It will take about 5 or 6 times of calling her and a customer getting her attention for her to finally decide she feels it's time to help. If you tell her that you were calling for help she will just laugh.
    How this company allows this kind of behavior from management is baffling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 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
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  5. Try else where

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    Former Employee - First Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - First Manager in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    Well, the brands are pretty cool and the fact that it is cheap to shop there. it's a good for a second job under 20 hours a week.

    Cons

    At my store, there were Lazy people. Pay sucks and the customer are rude. There is no discount what so ever. Also, there will be times when my store manager will not show up. There is no chance for advancement. Way under staff and when it gets busy, there is not enough employees to help everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and treat them like Humans!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    The company makes sure they get their moneys worth from employing you, OUT of you!!!

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Citi Trends full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can be promoted VERY easily and QUICKLY...DUE to HIGH turnover rate within the company!!

    Cons

    Being SO many different titles at one time, loss prevention, customer service rep. freight processor etc. and the policy on alot of things is just unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Save the drama for your mama"...It JUST AIN'T that serious..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Possibilities

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    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.

  8. HORRIBLE STAY AWAY

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    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Waldorf, MD
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Waldorf, MD

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

    Pros

    A paycheck and still they pay very little

    Cons

    Everything, Your life became working for them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  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. 1st assistant manager

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    Current Employee - 1st Assistant in Duquesne, PA
    Current Employee - 1st Assistant in Duquesne, PA

    I have been working at Citi Trends full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meeting new people( customer) as well as some of the coworkers, checking out the new brands and cool clothes coming into the stores

    Cons

    I felt like they care more for there store manager rather then the management team. Being a store manager and getting a way with things, it was hard working when your store manager sits around talking about you to associate and you report things and it was like it never happen. Cititrends need to understand everyone is replaceable including store managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do surprise visits as well as having undercover people come into store to see what really goes on. And how store managers really run the stores when they have no ideal someone is watching

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Like being in hell!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - PT Sales Associate
    Former Employee - PT Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    Loved the clothes
    Made friends

    Cons

    Favoritism
    Drama
    Not flexible
    No employee discount
    Not organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat all your employees the same

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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