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Tucson, AZ
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Private
Unknown
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Unknown
Crosstown Traders swaps clothing and footwear -- not just across town, but with shoppers across the country via its many catalogs and related e-commerce sites. The company's catalog of catalogs is targeted at the growing population of older consumers (55 years ... Read more

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    "Chicken with Head Cut Off"

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    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior CopyWriter in Tucson, AZ
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    Pros

    Fashion-related job, decent parking, print media, smart co-workers, located close to central Tucson, easy to shop or go to lunch on your lunch break

    Cons

    Cliquish, time warp back to the 1980s, useless meetings the likes of which I have never seen, located in bad part of town, everyone played The Blame Game, low wages, a lot of drama vampires/too gossipy, too much to do, too little time to do it in, lack of communication and no rules, esp. as demonstrated by senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    They were bright, talented individuals with some serious bias issues, they liked who they liked and didn't who they didn't. Take a guess which one I was. During the bible, pre-bible, etc. process, while manuscript was making its rounds, it seemed like everyone had to have his or her say to change it - if you say the sky is blue, they'll make you change it to sky blue; if you say the sky is sky blue, they'll make you change it to azure blue - just unnecessary changes that wasted time and put more pressure on those who did it right in the first place to now redo it, only to be scrutinized again. Oh and enough meetings folks! How will anyone get anything done if we're at a meeting. I swear, the daily copy meetings were the worst. Just as soon as you started your day and were in a groove, 9am would hit, and time for a useless copy meeting where you hear about everyone else's book like you give a flying fig. And last but not least, this is 2010 (at the time 2008), could we maybe throw away the CRT monitors that took up 2 football fields on our desk, I swear I wouldn't be surprised if I saw a smokeless ash tray in that place, it was so out of date. It was my fave job, but man, let me tell you, senior management, we know you have favorites, I wasn't one of them obviously, but try to be a little more professional.

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