Walking Company Holdings

www.thewalkingcompany.com
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It is a great company at store level, a very good company that if improved could be a great company.

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Current Employee - Key Holder in Norfolk, VA
Current Employee - Key Holder in Norfolk, VA

I have been working at Walking Company Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

The stores are small and so that means not a large staff. Everyone is nice and easy to get along with on the stores level. The shoes are very comfortable and all the staff is trained to be knowledgeable with foot, ankle, hip, and lower back problems to help accommodate the customers that we get in store who are looking to find shoes for these ailments.

Cons

Small stores. This makes the stockrooms very small and the amount of product stored in the store for customers to try on very limited. Widths also most of the time are not stocked in the stores, few stores actually get widths and a lot of people come in asking for them ad leave disappointed because nothing of alternatives that were offered worked.

Advice to Management

Larger stock rooms would be great. Also listening to your employees more like doing reviews on the merchandise that is currently being sold in the stores for how it fits, how well the customers like the product, what would be great to have in the stores, etc. Also, grabbing more shoe brands would be nice, rather than focusing on just the brands we have that seem to sell well, add in a little change to figure out how customers react. Another good idea would be to have all those involved in coming up with sales events, marketing, and visual to spend some time in our stores nation wide so that they can get and idea of how to work a with the stores a little better. Not every store is designed the same and not every sale tactic works for every store. It would be great for them to get some personal experience in the stores so they know how well something will go over.

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  1. Good for the person to gain sales experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Walking Company Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The hourly Compensation plus commission is pretty good. The training is great and most of management is pretty fair and professional.

    Cons

    Health benefits aren't too great. Commission structure gets changed a lot which can make it a little frustrating when you get really good at selling a high commission product. Also upper management can be a little pushy to hit numbers when in store product is low.

    Advice to Management

    Don't necessarily look for sales people with sales experience. Maximize on customer service experience and trust the training programs will work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not a great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Walking Company Holdings full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly relaxed work enviorment
    Decent team of employees to work with (at times)

    Cons

    Severe lack of room for advancement
    Very bad pay compensation
    Multiple pay cuts

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees


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