Crossroads Trading Reviews

Updated April 23, 2015
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  1. Great introduction to fashion and buying

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

    I have been working at Crossroads Trading full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great benefits, positive attitudes, green concept, opportunities to grow and building experience in fashion

    Cons

    This is a great place to work and I don't have much to say on the con side.

  2. Very close knit company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Crossroads Trading

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Promotes from within. Good management teams. Great discount on clothing. Usually can work around your schedule.

    Cons

    Not many cons. Working any retail it can be tough dealing with customers, but this crowd is usually tame and are just looking for deals.

    Advice to Management

    As long as management keeps the work running about everything is great. Move people around and they will be happy.

  3. Crossroads Trading Co.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Associate Buyer in Evanston, IL

    I have been working at Crossroads Trading

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    discount, nice clothes, location, hour lunch break

    Cons

    long hours, not flexible with schedule

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide more opportunities to move up the ladder

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  5. Solid part-time job

    Former Employee - Buyer
    Former Employee - Buyer

    I worked at Crossroads Trading part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Getting to work with really awesome people and having the opportunity as a buyer to have first pick on the clothes that come into the store.

    Cons

    Management can be really picky about the quality of your work and give unfair employee reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Understand that buyers have different buying styles which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

  6. Great clothes, poor recognition

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Buyer in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Crossroads Trading

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great to gain merchandising, buying, and customer service experience in retail. Perfect part-time job for fashion students.

    Cons

    Extremely low pay, little recognition, and usually under-staffed.

  7. Very fast paced

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Crossroads Trading

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers: I got to know many of them and they were very supportive. The only thing that kept me going.

    Cons

    Very fast paced environment. If you don't move fast don't work here, you will get overwhelmed. Had management problems and forced to work long hours and additional days.

  8. Strict, Stressful, Strenuous

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Crossroads Trading part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Cool customers youd otherwise never come into contact with
    Chill

    Cons

    Strict management: a write up is their first option for any and EVERYTHING
    Micro-managed

    Advice to Management

    Change disciplinary system its killing your bussiness.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good company to work for who care about their employees. I would recommend working there to other people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Crossroads Trading full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    401K, opportunity to grow when starting out, getting to decide what we sell in our store, fast pace environment, owners are nice people.

    Cons

    Long hours, not good work life balance , difficult customer interactions daily, no room to grow after you hit a certain level.

    Advice to Management

    recognize how hard staff works and offer more perks for employees, special treats or incentives needed for staff working on holidays, encourage more work / life balance for your employees so they don't get burned out.

  10. Helpful (1)

    great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Buyer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Buyer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Crossroads Trading part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great people, deals, and experience gained.

    Cons

    my particular store was too busy and we never seemed to have enough help.

    Advice to Management

    each store is different

  11. Awesome benefits, but ultimately not worth it

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

    I worked at Crossroads Trading part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I only loved my job for the benefits, I would buy clothes every week with a great discount. Management at my store was good with accepting time off and accommodating school and other work schedules. This was a second job for me and only worked 6 months for Crossroads. They offer really great benefits for those who need it (full time employees). Training is very thorough.

    Cons

    Pay is not worth the job and every year you're up for a promotion or raise. I feel that a year is way too long for those, especially if it was your only job. I have had more experience in the restaurant industry and my 6 months here I realized people can get away with being rude or off-putting to customers. I did not like this at all. The 25 year old assistant manager was almost never nice, even to employees unless you have known her for a long time or spent time with her outside work. I never felt like I belonged while working here. As much as I love clothes and fashion, I always dreaded going to work.

    Advice to Management

    Teach employees to treat customers and coworkers how they would like to be treated in return. It really does go a long way, especially in feedback forums like yelp or google, where customers tend to decide to spend their money based on the reviews.

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