Brown Shoe – Why Work For Us?

Brown Shoe is now Caleres!

Our new name comes from the Latin word calere – meaning to glow with passion or intensity. And the word speaks to a culture that has propelled us through 137 years of success.

With persistent determination, we have preserved the founding spirit that launched our company in 1875: a ferocity for crafting the perfect fit. Today, we are among North America’s top five footwear companies. Our portfolio focuses on contemporary fashion, healthy living and family. And every item we create benefits from the knowledge and skills gained over a century of design and craftsmanship. Looking ahead, our drive will endure. We will build a preeminent company recognized the world over for its tenacity and creativity in crafting the perfect fit.

Learn more about life at Caleres.

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Brown Shoe President, CEO, and Director Diane M. Sullivan
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    I worked at Brown Shoe full-time


    Good company to work for, they really care about their people and it shows.


    the office can be very "clicky"

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Brown Shoe (Miami, FL).


    it was nerve wrecking. first you have to fill out the online portion then they will ask you to come in for a one on one then they required me to fill out a lot of application

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Corporate Equality Index: Employers with Ratings of 100 Percent , Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2015

Additional Info

Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1878
Type Company - Public (CAL)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Nine West, DSW

We are Caleres, a global footwear company with brands that fit people’s lives. Our shoes are worn by people of all ages, from all walks of life. Our diverse portfolio of brands includes Naturalizer, LifeStride, Rykä, Dr. Scholl’s, Sam Edelman, Via Spiga, Diane von Furstenberg, Vince, Franco Sarto, Carlos by Carlos Santana and Fergie Footwear. And they’re available virtually everywhere – in our more than 1,200 Famous Footwear & Naturalizer retail stores and online. We are a team working toward a shared mission of helping people feel good, feet first. We seek ... More

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