Brown Shoe Reviews

Updated May 27, 2015
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Brown Shoe President, CEO, and Director Diane M. Sullivan
Diane M. Sullivan
12 Ratings

Pros
  • Work-life balance is very good as well (in 11 reviews)

  • employee discount and nice working envoroment (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Really don't have good quality of upper management (in 16 reviews)

  • There are assistant managers who make more money than some store managers (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Sales Asscociate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Shoe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Genetic and absolutely comfortable. It was worth it.

    Cons

    Nothing Bad. The company overall is really good.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. Relaxed, professional, and not heavy on accessory sales.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodinville, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Woodinville, WA

    I worked at Brown Shoe part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The coworkers were very nice and all managers were nice and respected employees and their requested time off. Breaks were reasonable.

    Cons

    Hours provided were on average much less then part time. That is, less then 20 hours a week. More like ten to fifteen hours.


  3. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Brown Shoe part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company. They take great care of employees.

    Cons

    Hours are sometimes low.


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  5. Its a famous experience at famous footwear.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Famous Footwear
    Current Employee - Famous Footwear

    I have been working at Brown Shoe part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Working at famous footwear has been an amazing job started six years ago in highschool and to this day. I can't imagine leaving. Many opportunities to grow and develop. Many many many opportunities to learn all about true values and its endless

    Cons

    Challenges can be explaining some product knowledge to customers also learning to stay professional all the while when dealing with difficulty. A big down side is the pay scale we get and the minor raises that's probably the biggest negative I can come up with


  6. Very good company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant
    Current Employee - Assistant

    I have been working at Brown Shoe full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay with awesome benefits

    Cons

    Hard to get promoted. But great upper management

    Advice to Management

    Very hard you just have to work very hard.


  7. Store sales manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Shoe

    Pros

    Schedule control Fun and upbeat environment

    Cons

    Tasking No control over staff discipline


  8. Great Place if you love shoes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Shoe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Brown Shoe was a great experience as well as a great environment to work in as a graduate.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for the company.


  9. Top Employer of Top Talent!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Brown Shoe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros of working for this company are many... Environment, Defined company culture, Room for growth, Great benefits, Very good leadership, Company compliments the talent and vice-versa, Teams members are great, Excellent work life balance and the ability to be who your are.

    Cons

    1. Like many companies right now, we are doing more with less. It isn't necessarily a con, just the way things are in many companies right now. On the plus side, you are never board. 2. Some Directors give under performers better ratings on their review than they deserve and in turn those individuals get to hang around longer than they should. This effects the team. This could be due to the director of the team not wanting to look like they have failed.

    Advice to Management

    The group of directors is a click. It is difficult to get "in" with them, and sometimes you feel like an outsider on your own team.


  10. Its great

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Shoe

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    flexible, learning opportunity, good for first job

    Cons

    boring, bad hours, only managers get a good amount of hours


  11. Great Job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Brown Shoe part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Best pay I had ever gotten in retail, easy work, relax managers, never really stressful environment

    Cons

    hours were not the best, but for that pay I didn't care



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