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Work your butt off for little to no appreciation and support from regional and divisional management

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Former Employee - General Manager  in  Jackson, TN
Former Employee - General Manager in Jackson, TN

I worked at Shoe Carnival

Pros

Benefits are available for PT and FT employees however the coverage is wanting.
Management receives several days of pto compared to other companies for first year employees.
Rewarding job.

Cons

Regional and Divisional manager disagreements on how to best MICROMANAGE.
Like all retail no holidays or peak seasons that you can spend with family.
Salaried employee is expected to be married to their job.
Return policy is a joke.
Policy is in place but is not executed properly the majority of the time even at high levels.
Make sure you document everything.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Some of your highly trusted management team would rather run off the good employees and keep the ones that steal, harass, and will stab anyone in the back in order to move up. These things are covered up by regionals and divisionals mostly because they have a history of it too in some way. At one time, I had a lot of respect for the company and its leadership but I honestly hate to say I have a bad taste in my mouth after witnessing these things first hand and nothing being done to make it right. I have worked with some fine employees and had the privelege of meeting many fine employees at the corporate level as well. I now understand why some of the fine employees left before I did. I do wish the company the best of luck and hope that you will take a closer look at what really goes on at the higher levels of management and also the store managers and general managers. Some things are good and need to be recognized and appreciated and other things need to be looked into further and not buried. The good employees see there are better opportunities and much more appreciation, respect, and support with other companies. Its a major stumbling block for the company.

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79 Other Employee Reviews for Shoe Carnival (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Good place to work, and gain experience, also quick advancement

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    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Kankakee, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kankakee, IL

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Great opportunity of advancement
    Leadership Training
    Good people

    Cons

    Long Hours
    Insufficent Staffing
    Lack of vacation Time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please allow managers to hire more staff, and not opereate short to staff just bring up profit numbers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It was a decent oppurtunity to learn about the sales of shoes.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    flexible with scheudles, co-workers are super friendly

    Cons

    Management doesn't display great leadership skills,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    always keep yourself busy and management will notice your hard efforts.

    Disapproves of CEO
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