Shoe Carnival

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1 person found this helpful  

It was ok

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Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Durham, NC
Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Durham, NC

I worked at Shoe Carnival

Pros

Fun Environment and the concept is good

Cons

The pay was not what i felt i was worth

Advice to ManagementAdvice

pay more

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok time at the Shoe Zoo

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Decent discount on merchandise
    Never ending work that is not too stressful- product shipment, markdowns, transfers, product promotions
    Decent PTO, even for first year full-time employees

    Cons

    Salary managers work A LOT (average 52 hrs/wk). During peak times/holidays salary managers work 6 day work weeks for at least 2 weeks, sometimes closer to 4 weeks in a row.

    Long work days. Shoe Carnival boasts "they open before competitors and stay open later"

    If a position is not available to transfer to, they do not create a temporary position (I moved to Nashville, TN from Louisville, KY because of my husband's job, and had to quit because there was not a store manager or supervisor position available).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not lie to your management. Set a true time they are expected to work, your competitors do it. For example, OBS expects salary managers to work 45 hours per week, not including breaks, and are tracked weekly on their total time worked. Their paychecks also reflect a 45 hour scale, not 40.

    Also, do not obsess so much about the payroll budget. You end up losing valuable employees when a store cannot support additional payroll even if the situation is out of the employee's control, and the discipline policy has not been completed for another employee that is on their way out.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shoe Carnival is taking over the footwear industry!

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Holland, MI

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Huge growth opportunities, the company is debt free! Opening new stores faster than anyone in the footwear industry. Mr. Lemond definitely knows how to run a company!

    Cons

    Starting pay for the General Manager of a store is ridiculous for the amount of responsibilities. There is no such thing as seperation of work and personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your managers better for all the responsibilities they have.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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