DSW

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Great company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Haven, CT
Current Employee - Sales Associate in New Haven, CT

I have been working at DSW part-time (more than a year)

Pros

The atmosphere is fun and the customers are great!

Cons

There are no cons to working here.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best part time job I ever had

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD

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

    Pros

    So many shoes!!!! The management team is terrific in my store. They create such a great environment and value their employees. They were open, honest, professional, and treated everyone fairly. The store manager held regular mini meetings with employees to seek our input, ideas, and give the opportunity to raise issues. I loved working with the entire team. Great schedule for people with full time jobs or school. They were flexible and most shifts were short and manageable with a full time job. Store was very clean, fun, and a pleasant atmosphere for customers and employees. Customers were mostly great.

    The company lives their values! They listen to employees and really try to make it a great work environment. The discount was great as well, 30% off and even on the clearance shoes. Did I mention... so many shoes!!!!

    Cons

    The company pushes rewards too much. It's obvious that store management has pressure from above. They try not to pressure the employees too much but it's evident. Rewards are talked about constantly.

    The attendance policy is too strict. You are allowed only 6 absences in a year until you get fired and that is even if you have a doctor's note! You get written up after 2 absences. We lost a couple of great employees because they got "points" and knew they wouldn't make it so they quit. They had mostly what would be considered excused absences anywhere else. I know it's important to hold associates accountable but it's just too strict and inflexible.

    Training was not great when I was hired but they have done much better with newer associates I think. I believe a new training program has been implemented since I was hired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the attendance policy! You are losing good employees because of it. Keep seeking employee feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to build on a management career

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

    I worked at DSW full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, compensation, hours considering the retail environment, team environment

    Cons

    Limited ability for advancement, slower growth than in the past, regional directors make snap judgements and are not in the field very often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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