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Clark's Shoes Reviews

Updated August 5, 2014
Updated August 5, 2014
47 Reviews

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    Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    Pros

    Upward growth and great training, also great employee discounts

    Cons

    A lot is changing and things were really great when I started.

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    worst job ever

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    Pros

    clean environment, sweet assistant manager,

    Cons

    horrible pay, bad management, very rude manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was told i would be making at lest 13 dollars a hour but even though i was the best part time sales-men i was only making 7 a hour.

    the manger of the store was rude and very arrogant, he would send me home early for making a mistake, and say very offensive things to me in front of other workers, he never aloud me to even enplane myself, and want i would ask to give in my vacation request they would not even be looked at or considered

    i was always in the back cleaning and organizing never give a chance to make more sells, i would even go as far to say i was working for free.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Grueling hours, high expectations

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    Pros

    Great benefits! You pay partial on your med benefits. Each store is an island more or less, so there is room for good people to develop a great atmosphere! Great, fast vacation accrual.

    Cons

    Grueling hours, lots of physical up and down, no sitting for 13 hour shifts at times. Short notice for new promotions. ...like any retail environment. Way too many blackout dates for vacation time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Plan better or provide payroll so the short notice floor sets can be established while still providing great customer service. Consider raises more often.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    The best retail sales experience ever

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    They reward you with excellent benefits and decent pay. It is a great experience and they teach you the basics of selling shoes.

    Cons

    On very slow days you don't make much money and your salary is based on commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the wages a little.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Clark's Outlet New Orleans- Not worth it...

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Orleans, LA

    Pros

    Easy Job. $9 an hour for retail. Not bad.
    Good beneits if you can get full time but that is impossible because all sales positions are part time. The management team is clueless. It's a brand new store, open less than a month.

    Cons

    This is a part-time job only... averaging 15 hours a week.
    The only three people who will be getting full-time hours are the 2 managers and lead salesperson. 
    This is a brand new store. I was on the opening team.

    I was told by the manager, after receiving a schedule with only 13 hours on it, that the company has it set up to only give the managers 40 hours and everyone else will get 25 or less but never more. The 3 other employees reveived less than 20 hours as well, while the manager, assistant manager, and lead salesperson had 44 hours each...

    Sales floor work scedules were as follows:
    1st week 30 hours (store opening)
    2nd week 30 hours
    3rd week 25 hours
    4th week 24 hours
    5th week 13 hours... I quit

    This scheduling pattern was consecutive with all three of the other sales floor employees. I also found it very odd that I was the only person who showed up for all of my shifts, never called off, and was never late more than a minute or two.... but I got my hours cut the most. Each and every one of the other employees had no call no showed (some multiple times) or called in about 30 minutes prior to the shift started. Some we're missing for days. One went to jail for a week.. Lol.

    On the day that I quit, the manager told me that I was negative and that's the reason why my hours were cut so drastically... which was weird because she had also told me that everyone's hours were being cut. I looked on the schedule and everyone's hours were cut except the manager. I didn't understand why other people's hours would be cut so drastically (if it was due to me being negative) until I realized that she had hired two new people and each gave them over 20 hours. I guess that was to bait them in.

    I am a tell-it-like-it-is person. I guess she confused the truth with negativity.

    She actually had the nerve to tell me that she did not expect this job to be anyone of tge salespeople's main source of income. Excuse me? Isn't this her main source of income???

    There is also a back door exit that leads out to the river walk pier and NO CAMERAS in the store. Deduce what you will from that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please do not use employees. Not allowing sales people to get full time status and scheduling people for four hours a day for 3 days a week will never get you quality workers who care about their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Upper management stinks

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Denver, CO

    Pros

    I was an assistant store manager and the pay overall was ok provided I did not have to do any work off the floor. ASM is a 60% commission base so if you want to make money you need to sell. Does not really allow you to manage your business basically your a glorified sales person.

    Cons

    pay compensation base + commission, upper management is a joke at least in Colorado.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand back and observe the whole sale and not just a small fraction before stating that people are not doing there job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    work-life balance, very flexible. perfect for working part-time

    Cons

    change in paid policy to maximize their profit. no room for advancement. no promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    incentive!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Slow but fun

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    Former Employee - Salesperson  in  Brandon, FL
    Former Employee - Salesperson in Brandon, FL

    Pros

    Manager was awesome! Coworkers are nice, you get to know the customer's needs and meet them from around the world

    Cons

    commission only, no base pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could use a base pay for part timers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not the best, not the worst

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    -big staff, mostly friendly
    -good employee discount

    Cons

    -commission-based salary which is hard on slow days. I worked at the Boston store which is one of the busiest and even sometimes we had hours at a time where only a few customers would come in and buy something.....I was told that the comparable hourly rate was around $15/hour which was only the case sometimes...otherwise you're basically making minimum wage

    -managers big on pushing you to reach numbers

    -thrown into it on your first day, which can be seen as either a pro or a con, but it is definitely overwhelming to be on the floor and have to bring out 4 shoes to every customer when you aren't familiar with the inventory

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Job Review - Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dayton, OH

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere most of the time

    Cons

    It is a retail job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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