Shoe Carnival
3.1 of 5 57 reviews
www.shoecarnival.com Evansville, IN 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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Clifton E. Sifford

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57% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Fun and easy

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time for less than a year

ProsInteresting customers, not too much work to do, easy pay, good hours, friendly environment, nice co-workers, easy training!

ConsLots of down time, rude customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very interesting

Mic Person (Former Employee)
Melbourne, FL

I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time for more than a year

ProsWorking here was fun because of the staff wanting to always play games and assist customers.
Flexible hours my boss gave me.

ConsJobs setting could get personal if you upset the boss. That was just me though.
Stressful when you don't make the profit for the day.

Advice to Senior Managementengage with employees way more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun, Fast atmosphere where you get lots of tools to run your business.

General Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time for more than 8 years

ProsAtmosphere, benefits, company sponsored contest and ability to have input into the business.

ConsTrying to maintain the standards that you set within the store based off payroll and weekly work load.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf store is running up adjust payroll monthly. Also, give a few extra $$$ to store based off trending and other factors of workload.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company but low pay

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time

ProsThe company provides job security and has perks of working for them such as jean Friday and employee appreciation items such as snow cone day, cook out during lunch a few times a year, and sometimes vendors come and give away free merchandise. The company is flexible when it comes to having sick children and attending appointments.

ConsThe company runs on a very lean staff so most workers are overworked and underpaid. The pay does not meet the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook into raising pay for positions to what the market pays in order to retain talent from looking elsewhere. Look into succession planning to keep employees engaged and challenged to better prepare them for promotion opportunities.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lafayette, IN location = Great employer.

Sales Associate, Cash Lead (Former Employee)
Lafayette, IN

I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time for more than a year

ProsFlexible hours, can choose which shifts would be best for you. Friendly co-workers. Positive and energetic environment with great people. Plenty of opportunities to be promoted if you enjoy retail. Opportunities for bonuses.

ConsGrumpy customers and/or customers that complain a lot. Holiday shifts, such as Black Friday, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, etc. Minimum wage.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very fun company to work for.

Floor Supervisor (Former Employee)
Bloomingdale, IL

I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time for more than 5 years

Pros-Flexible sceduling
-promotes from within fast
-amazing training and development
-employee discount: 30%
-all employees learn a lot about business
-scholarship plan for full-time
-health benefits available for full and part time
-Many other things
-Floor supervisors (lowest tier of management) make more than Store Managers at other
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-great fun and energetic environment. Very family oriented.

Cons-policies are set but what is enforced varies from location to location
-return policy is inconsistent and outdated
-sometimes corporate expectations of what can get done and sold is unrealistic

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more consistent in policy at all locations. Don't be cafeteria enforcers: picking and choosing what policies you want to follow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great coworkers, great company

Sales Associate (Current Employee)
Cincinnati, OH

I have been working at Shoe Carnival part-time for less than a year

ProsGood environment,great coworkers good boss.

ConsSome managers, customers can sometimes get irate

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter /more resources to employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Opportunities to move up if you want to

Floor Supervisor (Current Employee)
Decatur, AL

I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time for less than a year

ProsWork involves mostly customer service mixed with stocking, moving shoes around
Basic product knowledge of only shoes needed, not hundreds of other products like at other retail
Set routine most of the time of weekly tasks

ConsFair share of walking for customer service and loss prevention
Constantly moving product for merchandising purposes sometimes gets annoying

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease salary for floor supervisors: they are really a cross between FS and Assistant Managers but more like Assistant Managers at comparable retail stores in duties and responsibilities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Place to work

Loss Prevention Specialist (Current Employee)
Des Moines, IA

I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time for more than 3 years

ProsMake your own hours friendly people

Conslots of weekends black out weeks

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun unique retail management positions

Floor Supervisor (Former Employee)
Logan, UT

I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time for more than a year

ProsCan be very interactive for the manager and active employees

ConsThe retail world is never a fun place to work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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