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Century 21 Department Stores Reviews

Updated August 8, 2018
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Century 21 Department Stores CEO Raymond Gindi
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Pros
  • "Great work environment, great people" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Some very nice people work there" (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "The department manager gives you too much work to do for minimum wage" (in 52 reviews)

  • "They tend to hire anyone how is willing to work for low pay as a manager" (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Good job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Century 21 Department Stores full-time

    Pros

    I loved the job & the staff. Even the customers were nice.

    Cons

    Some of my coworkers were a bit rude but that was only a minor issue.


  2. "Great Incentives"

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    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Guard in Elizabeth, NJ
    Current Employee - Loss Prevention Guard in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Century 21 Department Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incentives, Employees only bathroom, flexibility

    Cons

    Short breaks, standing for long

    Advice to Management

    86 the vending machines... employees are spending their entire checks at C21 in the break room before they can even pay bills. If you want to be generous just supply snacks and beverages as a nod to the great work of your emoloyees

  3. "Stepping stone"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Century 21 Department Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to start as a first job, a good stepping stone, you learn a lot about working under pressure.

    Cons

    They do not allow for growth and are very unorganized

    Advice to Management

    They need to be fired


  4. "Cool"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Century 21 Department Stores part-time

    Pros

    Good discounts, cool coworkers, a lot of hours

    Cons

    Not enough staff to cover sales floor


  5. "LP Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Century 21 Department Stores part-time

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Extra Compensations
    Employee discounts

    Cons

    Standing for hours
    Poor management


  6. "Because my manger amazing and full of laughter"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Century 21 Department Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My manager was super dope loved her energy

    Cons

    Way to many people trying to be in charge , horrible communication-skills


  7. "Messy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Century 21 Department Stores part-time

    Pros

    meet some nice people, nice setting

    Cons

    managers do what they want. they always mess up your pay and if you dont remember howmany hours you worked they will cheat you out of money

    Advice to Management

    do better

  8. "Work Environment is negative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Century 21 Department Stores (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to gain experience with luxury brands

    Cons

    Very poor and unfriendly staff create a negative work environment, cashier managers are very unfriendly, low pay and lack of education regarding the brands you are selling, hours are sporadic and it is almost impossible to obtain a second job or make any plans/appointments

    Advice to Management

    Respect your associates and smile more often, it makes a big difference.


  9. "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Century 21 Department Stores full-time

    Pros

    Discount 30% off all black clothing

    Cons

    Low pay poor management


  10. "AWESOME company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Current Employee - Asset Protection Manager in Paramus, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Century 21 Department Stores full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly, fast-paced environment with great opportunities to grow and advance.

    Cons

    Health benefits are a little bit pricy but nothing outstanding or unmanageable.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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