Citi Trends - Definitely a learning experience, and it is what you make it, I grew in a positive manner from the experience. | Glassdoor
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"Definitely a learning experience, and it is what you make it, I grew in a positive manner from the experience."

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Former Employee - First Assistant in Marietta, GA
Former Employee - First Assistant in Marietta, GA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Depending on your experience the pay is negotiable, which is good if your a good talker.
They offer lots of incentives and monetary bonus' for various programs and contest they do for the public.
Several opportunities for a bonus' per year for management.
Not a heavy workload.

Cons

They will cut associates down to 4hrs/week if sales are down; not good if you need a consistent amount for bills and things week to week.
Senior Management (DM's, LP, RVP) are very rude.
Senior Management only cares about cash, will approve the sale of damaged merchandise just to make a penny.
If you have one disagreement with ATL DM Arthur Morning then you can just about forget any positive things that were coming your way. Its a real, "My way or highway" type of gig.
Lots of gossip about associates and staff, and it never remains just in-house. What store #2 says about you, store #9 is going to know.

Advice to Management

Try to get back in touch with the consumer you are targeting.
Put yourself in the place of some of your Associates, you cut their hours when sales are down; it makes it extremely hard to live when you dont know what your pay will be one week to the next.
I worked at a location that was held at gunpoint twice, you all wouldnt even give us time off to recoup, or a security guard, or any other security measure to insure our safety and well being; You have to care about your employees, You don't pay enough for us to jeopardize ourselves in this fashion.

Other Employee Reviews for Citi Trends

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Most aweful experience of any company I've worked"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Location is the only positive about working at Citi Trends. Savannah, GA is a beautiful city.

    Cons

    Many, many negatives on working at Citi Trends. Let's start with there is no strategic direction. The company has high desires but does not have competent leadership in place to execute. The highest levels of employees are too busy trying to do the jobs of the people 4 levels below. Too much micro-management. The management does not listen to the individual contributors. The systems are antiquated and management refuses to spend the type of capital needed to sustain the company. Sales have been down for over a year and with good reason. There are no African American Style Consultants at a company whose business is to sell fashion apparel to African Americans?

    Advice to Management

    Get a strategy and stick with it. Current strategy is "flavor of the week". Stop being reactive and devise a plan that associates can execute to.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Understaffed & Underpaid IS department"

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    Current Employee - IS Department Employee in Savannah, GA
    Current Employee - IS Department Employee in Savannah, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Small environment keeps a family atmosphere, and nice co-workers.

    Cons

    Undermanned Information Services Department, that is highly underpaid employees in this department do not get close to what average salary is in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Please know how to compensate one of the most important departments in your company.


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