Title Nine Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
14 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good, formerly, small company that hasn't figured out how to be a big company yet

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    Current Employee - Salaried Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Salaried Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Title Nine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for the right person
    Great co-workers
    Flexible work schedule;
    In house gym and fitness classes
    Accessible management

    Cons

    Sink or swim "training"
    Owner and President can micromanage
    Inter-office communication is weak
    IT systems are weak but may be getting better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training, especially for people in new jobs.
    Change is always hard, but it would be easier on everyone if there were more timely communication about changes as they come.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Great customers and staff, horrible store manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Title Nine

    Pros

    Customers are great, staff is amazing, the concept of Title Nine is inspiring.

    Cons

    Store manager didn't play well with others, oppressive work environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't write up employees for having a miscarriage at work, or for not apologizing appropriately to staff about missing work to go to the hospital for said miscarriage (but returning to work the same day). Don't be cold, heartless, and force people to quit just before they get fired.

  3.  

    A positive retail experience.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Good pay for retail and good coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor management at the location where I worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep employees constantly in the dark-- doesn't help the store culture.

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  5.  

    Hard work, good people, not enough pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Title Nine full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow, little pay for all the hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Lots of opportunity to learn and grow in a position

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

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

    Pros

    Work outs in house; great people; great location

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people you've hired do their job; respect employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Not a corporate atmosphere
    Encourage play and healthy lifestyle
    Great employee moral
    Owner is very involved

    Cons

    Pay is way below market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Fun, energetic, and fast-paced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Title Nine part-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Retail pay is retail pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

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

    Pros

    co 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
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  10.  

    Good place... for starting out

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant  in  Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in 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.

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    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Lead Sales Associate in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Title Nine

    Pros

    Title 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.

    Cons

    Title 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility for the work that you need to do to keep the place running.

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