Title Nine
3.4 of 5 12 reviews
www.titlenine.com Emeryville, CA 150 to 499 Employees

Title Nine Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
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A positive retail experience.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Title Nine part-time for less than a year

ProsGood pay for retail and good coworkers.

ConsPoor management at the location where I worked.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't keep employees constantly in the dark-- doesn't help the store culture.

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Hard work, good people, not enough pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Title Nine full-time

ProsFlexible, good coworkers, great culture, enjoy the focus on fitness

ConsNot a lot of room to grow, little pay for all the hard work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of opportunity to learn and grow in a position

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Emeryville, CA

I have been working at Title Nine full-time for more than a year

ProsWork outs in house; great people; great location

ConsOwner and president too involved; no technology; low pay; emphasizes female stereotypes

Advice to Senior ManagementLet people you've hired do their job; respect employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Title Nine full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNot a corporate atmosphere
Encourage play and healthy lifestyle
Great employee moral
Owner is very involved

ConsPay is way below market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun, energetic, and fast-paced

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Title Nine part-time

ProsGreat people who are motivated, care about customer experience, have awesome products, and great perks

ConsRetail pay is retail pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun place to work

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Title Nine part-time for less than a year

Prosco workers are incredibly fun and outgoing
customers who shop there are always fun
fun to help others dress
great discounts
hours are not terrible
decent pay

Conson your feet all day
cannot afford to be shy or crabby; outgoing and overly helpful is a must

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place... for starting out

Marketing Assistant (Former Employee)
Emeryville, CA

I worked at Title Nine

Pros- Quirky company culture
- Free gym membership (to a really nice gym)
- Nice loft style office space
- Employees go on "lunch runs" together
- Encourage promotion from within
- Small company = tons of hands on experience

Cons- Work load isn't split equally between departments (merchandising, creative, web, cs, etc.).
- I wouldn't recommend getting a Retail or Warehouse job here. Very different thing than working in the corporate headquarters.
- It's common to be given a task and then told to "run with it". Sink or swim.
- Overall low communication between internal departments
- Salaries are lower than average for the jobs/job titles performed
- Technical equipment is dated

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The management is incompetent and the sales staff ends up paying for it.

Lead Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Title Nine

ProsTitle Nine seems to go out of its way to really foster a sense of feel good girl power by promoting an atmosphere of play and community engagement. They reward employees with team getaways that all the staff of a store plan together. They encourage management to stick around by paying for them to fly to California for a large company get together where they play sports all day and bond. Competitions between store employees as to who can do the most pushups or leg squats are common. Overall, Title Nine and the management it attracts aim foster a sort of backyard basketball sense of fun and community among its employees.

ConsTitle Nine management is extremely disorganized, haphazard and seemingly incompetent. Hiring is often something that is left until the last possible moment, and only when it turns into a crisis does management deal with it. In one scenario, a walk-in inquirer was hired to fill a lead sales position, trained for a few hours and left to close the store and balance the books, without any supervision by management or senior employees, on her very first day. In another scenario, the assistant store manager left the company for a new job. The position was still not filled when three months later, the store manager left for a new job. Being left without any management, an employee who had been working as an entry level sales associate for less than six months took on the role of assistant manager until headquarters could fill the two management roles.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake responsibility for the work that you need to do to keep the place running.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great in theory, growing pains in practice

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Title Nine full-time for less than a year

ProsThere are so many good things - a flexible work schedule, great emphasis on a work-life balance, commitment to fitness, very causal work environment, amazing office space, wonderful people to work with.

ConsThe people you work wih are great, but the people you work under aren't always stellar. The managers don't always do a great job of managing people and frequently drop the ball on training new employees. There is also minimal visibility in the upper levels of the company, so many hiring/firing decisions come as a surprise to many people, and most hear about it though the rumor mill rather than from upper management first-hand. Many of the decisions made by hire ups with regards to the company as a whole have also seemed questionable.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent and pay your employees more. You can't keep people there of you aren't on equal compensation footing with the competition. And give raises!

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No clear direction

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Title Nine

ProsActive, positive life attitude, openness.

ConsConfused, not clear communication, no clear direction.

Advice to Senior ManagementClarify your identity, brand identity not clear, are you a "me too" company?

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