Brown Shoe

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Don't complain to Corporate!

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Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK
Former Employee - Store Manager in Tulsa, OK

I worked at Brown Shoe full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Overall the job wasn't too hard, can get some rewards/bonuses for pushing hard during competitions. Get paid holidays that you actually can take - only have to work 32 hrs the week of a holiday. Work only 40 hrs/wk so not required to work overtime.

Cons

Depending on the District Mgr you get, you can have some problems with way too much drama. There was a lot of backstabbing and retaliation. Also, associates and asst mgrs were able to call the DM to complain about the Store Mgr breaking the chain of command and making the drama a continual mess. There was a lot of theft by employees and even a drunk on the job and DM didn't seem to mind those issues, but continually looked for ways to undermine the Store Mgr. Another Store Mgr in our area wanted to advance to Corporate after finishing their degree and the same DM would not submit their name for a job with Corporate forcing the person to quit to seek advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay attention to complaints from your Store Mgrs instead of firing them for coming forward when unethical activities take place due to unethical District Mgrs.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Sales Assoc - Famous Footwear

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Albany, NY

    I worked at Brown Shoe part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and working environment. Employee discount and friends/family discount card. Good introduction to retail. Some flexibility in scheduling.

    Cons

    Many changes in store management over a brief period of time. Some managers are excellent while others not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to reduce store management turnover to increase stability.

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    buy one get one half off

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Minnetonka, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Minnetonka, MN

    I worked at Brown Shoe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    pay is ok. kind of annoying job

    Cons

    bogo sucks, which is a pain in the booty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you suck

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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