Shoe Carnival Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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Clifton E. Sifford
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Pros
  • The goal of the company and the aim towards a more fun environment is different (in 7 reviews)

  • Paid time off for full-time employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and if you move into management they pretty much own you (in 6 reviews)

  • Have worked full time for four years but the management won't make me (in 4 reviews)

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  1. part times sales

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    easy interview/ hiring agenda nice people

    Cons

    no flexible hours or requested hours


  2. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Good experience working with profit and loss statements.

    Cons

    Long hours during the holidays. Low payroll with long to do lists.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and you employees will appreciate you


  3. Just don't goof off

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Customers can be difficult but coworkers are helpful. I liked the experience and as long as you work hard you will be fine.

    Cons

    Some managers don't understand needs of the floor. They'll sit in back and not help. It causes issues due to different knowledge bases.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and try to put yourself in their shoes. Need to understand needs to better ensure company will succeed.


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  5. Okay.

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Shoe Carnival (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to gain management experience

    Cons

    The pay rate is too low at low volume stores.

    Advice to Management

    Start all Floor Supervisor with the same pay rate.


  6. Great people. Bad compensation.

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    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome team of people. Plenty of people that want to teach you and help you gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Bad pay and slow upward mobility. People get promoted based on how long they've worked for the company, not how good they would be for the job.


  7. The work is monotonous, but it works!

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    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Billings, MT

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are awesome and understanding for time off that I need. I also like the opportunity for advancement when you work hard.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and raises are bad as well! You will never have enough for a place of your own unless you are a store manager and they barely give that job out, even when you are qualified for it.


  8. Pros and Cons

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    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Shoe Carnival stores have a small staffs, which enables you to get to know your co- workers.
    You are typically asked to do more than what you are hired for (which you can look at as a pro or con). I enjoyed variety in my day, so that was nice. Plus, it gave me experience in other areas.

    Cons

    I was a minor during my employment with Shoe Carnival a few years ago. My store did not fully follow the law, where minors were concerned. It was a frustrating experience, but didn't harm me in any other way.
    Since it is a specialty store (only focusing on shoes), it was commonly very slow. It made the day drag.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your stores are following laws regarding minors. While I loved three of my managers, the fourth one did not treat his employees with much respect. Respect is a two- way road.


  9. I gained experience.

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Wayne, IN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    oriented, customers, layout, location, close

    Cons

    communication, unprofessional, uncoordinated, drama, management

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  10. Helpful (1)

    Easy work

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy job fun environment just need to stay busy

    Cons

    Very disappointed in payrate incentive you work hard have gains and make the business money...but your living pay check to pay check and working 50 hours a week for peanuts

    Advice to Management

    Keep building your team


  11. it's not hard to get to where you want to be. The company itself is great.

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    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the environment is good. Great customers and fun opportunity.

    Cons

    If you don't get along with upper management your out of luck. They don't care for the little people who helped get their success.

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees. They do matter.



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