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    Great opportunity to contribute to a growing business.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

    I have been working at full-time (less than an year)


    As I approach my one year anniversary at Shoebuy, I was surprised to see the current rating on Glassdoor was not on the more satisfied side, and wanted to add my voice. The company is growing well (lots of new, bright talent has been hired in the past 14 months across several departments), and is currently focused on bringing an improved customer experience to life. The company is also part of IAC, which means it has a very strong parent company, which was something that gave me even more confidence in Shobeuy when I made my career move here initially.

    For me, having colleagues to work with who are strong in their fields and dedicated to do good work is very important and I have found this to be the case here. In the division of the company I am in, there is no lack of opportunity and bringing new ideas for the company - or improvements to processes in place - has been very well received, which is very refreshing. On several occasions, when I have had experience that fell outside my job description but I wanted to contribute, my manager has welcomed this and supported my growth in these areas as well. And of course, working in such a fun, tangible field like footwear and retail is certainly a plus, though also a bit dangerous for the personal budget. ;)


    As with any challenging job, there will always be more to do than hours in the week, so you need to be able to work well with others, prioritize and be prepared for the busy seasons (in retail, there are many!). The company is in a very competitive space, which can be stressful (as some other employees have noted here). None of this is unique to Shoebuy - just to good jobs where employees need to want to work hard, work as a team for the greater good, and be rewarded for that hard work.

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    There are so many great things going on with the company but it seems like not all employees are aware of all of the great strides the company is making or planning, so working to better communicate all of these updates would likely be well-received.

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
Updated Jul 9, 2014

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    Emailed about posting, got a email back, went in for interview, spoke, pretty much got hired on the spot

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Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Operated By IAC
Founded 1999
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Retail
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors The Gap,, DSW

Sometimes it's best to just be direct. sells shoes, apparel, and accessories through its eponymous website. It offers more than 800,000 footwear products from more than 1,000 brands, including adidas, Clarks, ECCO, Johnston & Murphy, New Balance, and NIKE. The company also operates, which markets branded backpacks, purses, luggage, baby gear, and accessories (including belts, hats, and sunglasses). Time-pressed shoppers look to sister site, which makes some 10,000 of Shoebuy's footwear, bags, eyewear, and accessories available for... More

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