Brown Shoe Reviews

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218 Reviews
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Brown Shoe President, CEO, and Director Diane M. Sullivan
Diane M. Sullivan
70 Ratings
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    it was great honestly. i regret quitting

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in New York, NY

    I worked at Brown Shoe part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very flexible with school, very very understanding. the people ive met while working in the company for 4 years were absolutely amazing. the managers train you if you wanna learn!.

    Cons

    management was unfair, especially the DM, unfair when it comes to higher positions, want only the associates to do everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop playing favoritism

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    Positive Outlook
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Brown Shoe Interviews

Updated Oct 15, 2014
Updated Oct 15, 2014

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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Brown Shoe in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, contacted at a later date. Was called on a Thursday and had an interview on Sunday morning, it was also a group interview. They had a panel where each of the three assistant managers asked one and the other questions coming from the manager. Straight forward questions. There was to be a one on one interview to follow, but I believe I was overly qualified and didn't receive a follow up.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions:
      What does success mean to you?
      Why do people steal? And what would you do if you saw someone trying to steal?
      What is your greatest accomplishment?
      What's your five year plan? (In 10-20 seconds)
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Website www.brownshoe.com
Headquarters Saint Louis, MO
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1878
Type Company - Public (BWS)
Industry Retail
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

There's no business like the retail and wholesale shoe business for Brown Shoe Company. Brown Shoe operates more than 1,100 Famous Footwear stores in the US and Guam, about 215 Naturalizer stores in the US and Canada, and close to a dozen F.X. LaSalle stores around Montreal, as well as shops in China and Guam. Besides the venerable Buster Brown line, its brands include Connie, LifeStride, and Naturalizer; it also sells Dr. Scholl's and Disney licensed footwear. The company distributes footwear worldwide through more than 2,000 retailers, including independent, chain (DSW... More

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