Brown Shoe Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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  1. Great company on a grand scale, lacking leadership on a small scale

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Shoe full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, pension, employee discount and the sample sale!

    Cons

    Leadership is disconnected from the team, feedback is lacking, needs to have a better WINing atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen to the team's needs, support the team through challenges, coach, encourage, and motivate those working for them.


  2. Not very fast paced but very rewarding

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Brown Shoe part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is some satisfaction that comes when you help a man or woman find exactly what they are looking for. The pay is not too bad for a sales associate level job and the entire staff works as a team to make sure all duties are being taken care of. Managers are very flexible when it comes to scheduling as well.

    Cons

    Customers can be very difficult to deal with and theft is a large issue that should be resolved immediately.


  3. A lot of work but good pay

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    fairly paid, room for growth,

    Cons

    assistant managers generally know more than store managers because they've been with the company longer

    Advice to Management

    promote within company


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  5. Great job to establish yourself as a hard worker.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Shoe

    Pros

    I worked here during college and it helped me establish some of the best soft skills one can have in your career. Even if you do not have much experience, as long as you know your facts in whatever field you are studying, expressing your knowledge you gained from this company and dealing with customers.

    Cons

    It is not a career in my opinion. However it was great for high school and college when needed.


  6. Horrible Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I have been working at Brown Shoe

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

    Pros

    Discounts on products, great co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, high turnover, insufficient training

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time to properly train key staff


  7. Great Place if you love shoes.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Shoe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working at Brown Shoe was a great experience as well as a great environment to work in as a graduate.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for the company.


  8. Sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brown Shoe

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

    Pros

    easy job to do. No real skills needed

    Cons

    dealing with people is a pain at times

    Advice to Management

    better wages


  9. Top Employer of Top Talent!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Brown Shoe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pros of working for this company are many... Environment, Defined company culture, Room for growth, Great benefits, Very good leadership, Company compliments the talent and vice-versa, Teams members are great, Excellent work life balance and the ability to be who your are.

    Cons

    1. Like many companies right now, we are doing more with less. It isn't necessarily a con, just the way things are in many companies right now. On the plus side, you are never board.

    2. Some Directors give under performers better ratings on their review than they deserve and in turn those individuals get to hang around longer than they should. This effects the team. This could be due to the director of the team not wanting to look like they have failed.

    Advice to Management

    The group of directors is a click. It is difficult to get "in" with them, and sometimes you feel like an outsider on your own team.


  10. Sales Associate/Assistant Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waterloo, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Waterloo, IA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed working at Brown Shoe. The store had a great climate and my coworkers were fun to work with. The store pushed excellent customer service, which is a good skill.

    Cons

    The job began at a low pay scale.


  11. A contractor for 6 months

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Brown Shoe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For women, it's great because you get shoes at a discount.

    Cons

    Leadership training is very limited.



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