Journeys shoes

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Time consuming, routine.

Store Manager (Current Employee)

ProsLots of opportunity to move up to upper management. You learn so much about your product in order to sell. It's a very fast paced company, you're rarely bored unless you're in a lower volume store. Praise is usually given where necessary depending on who your district manager is. Commission based pay, also so more incentive to sell. Your teachers are the people who you keep in touch with, they are always there to help you even if you're in a different store. Depending on your location you meet a lot of cool new people. You're always socializing with people whether It's about shoes or not. Journeys employees stay loyal to their first managers or whoever trains them.

ConsYou are expected to work long hours. For management if you can't handle 50 to 60 hour normal work weeks, and 70 to 80 hour work weeks during the holidays you won't make it as management. There is a lot of unnecessary pressure on employees to make sales goals. If you don't make your goal for a certain period of time you will be terminated (even management). Very young managers and district managers, sometimes they are so scatter brained they have no idea what they're doing. Work load takes a toll especially with very few days off which ultimately makes sales worse. It's a vicious circle. Not a whole lot of communication goes on between district managers and store managers. They can tell you you're doing something wrong but wont give you the tools or advice to fix it.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't randomly promote store managers to DM, unless they are completely fit for the job. Not just because they were sale monsters. They won't be selling as a DM so that won't make them better as a DM.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Apply somewhere else

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Journeys shoes

    Pros: The discount is cool and the atmosphere is pretty relaxed.… Cons: Where do I even begin.. 1. Journeys sets 2 goals for you to hit. First is your daily sales goal, which is usually pretty easy to… Advice to Senior Management: 1. "four on the floor" is stupid and doesn't work. It only wastes time finding 3 extra shoes to bring out and creates a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Unique.. but not always a good thing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Journeys shoes

    Pros: The culture of Journeys is very enjoyable on a non-sales level. They allow for a very laid back atmosphere while still having a very competitive… Cons: Two words sum it up: Sales aggressive! Sales plans on stores that have already gained massive in previous year make achieving goal and bonuses very difficult.… Advice to Senior Management: Value your management better. Success does not only come from amazing salesmen but from strong management. More focus should be put into a base pay… More

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