Journeys shoes

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Journeys shoes Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
214 Reviews
2.5
214 Reviews
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Journeys shoes Chairman, CEO, & President of Operations Robert J. Dennis
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The atmosphere is laid back and mostly everyone that works with you has a positive attitude (in 34 reviews)

  • The 40% discount was great and even better when you could use it on sale items (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • minimum wage which is saying something for a full time management position (in 28 reviews)

  • 170 as a base pay per week and then you have to work the rest commission (in 20 reviews)

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Fantastic!

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    Current Employee - DSM
    Current Employee - DSM

    I have been working at Journeys shoes

    Pros

    It's fun, fast pace, and they take interest in their employees. They're about giving back what you put in. They promote from within!

    Cons

    As a hiring manager, It's difficult to find employees who can keep up with the high standards that are held.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for first Job

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Goldsboro, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Goldsboro, NC

    I worked at Journeys shoes part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great employee discount
    first look at new shoes

    Cons

    plays the same CD for a month

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Its a shoe place

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Provo, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Provo, UT

    I worked at Journeys shoes part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, very laid back. Management was always really flexible. If you work hard they let you have commissions eventually. The best part of all is the fact that you get insane discounts on certain days. I once got 80% off.

    Cons

    Pay is very sub par. The work can get very repetitive and frustrating. Its also worth adding that sales associates are never too excited about the work so you deal with poor turn-over rate sometimes. This could be fixed some better HR tactics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really. They do a lot of management training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Alot of work for minimum pay

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Greensboro, NC

    I have been working at Journeys shoes part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers and you can really be free to express yourself throught clothing

    Cons

    long work schedules, minimum wage, no oppourtunity to move up

  6.  

    First job, very laid back and decent work for decent pay. Great for students!

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Hicksville, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Hicksville, NY

    I worked at Journeys shoes as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Very simple work. Not too much labor. Learned a lot from my manager. Staff is always chill. Overall had fun working here but had to leave because I needed a step up in pay.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Pay is a little too low but for the amount of work, can't complain. Very difficult to get a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working as a team to help each other complete individual goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Chill job but if you want more than minimum id look for another

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Journeys shoes part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great discount of 40% i love it, Really chill staff members they are nice, no dress code for the most part. Its a free environment and a very good job for a 16/17 year old if they love cloth.

    Cons

    SOP's are terribly high, hard to make them because it could be dead one day and booming the next. If you dont sell multiples you get no hours! Pay could be a bit higher for amount of work we do. Can be very stressful pushing a sale on someone. Busy times its hard to keep track of people and whats going on and who needs help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Co Manger at journeys

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Journeys shoes full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Long hours at times, can be stressful at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    I loved working for this company, until I was promoted.

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    Former Employee - Co-Manager
    Former Employee - Co-Manager

    I worked at Journeys shoes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was very laid back, I had an awesome manager, hours as a sales associate weren't awful (if you met your goals), very fun, pay wasn't terrible for an associate.

    Cons

    You had to meet your goals and percentages, otherwise they took hours away. I worked at a very low-volume mall and for some it was hard.
    I was offered a promotion, which I took. But you are really supposed to go from sales associate, to key holder (25+ hours), to co-manager (40+ hours). They skipped the key holder step and put me working 20 hours a week to working 50, not to mention they moved me to a failing store (a Shi location). After doing the math, I realized with these hours, I was going to be making under minimum wage. Working 50 hours a week with a base pay of $200 with little commission, no thanks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, please, PLEASE do NOT skip the proper steps when it comes to promotions. Even if someone says they can handle it, use your judgement as a boss and advisor to recognize the toll it can take on someone, jumping from 18-20 to 50 hours a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Fulfilling

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Journeys shoes

    Pros

    Contribute to the lives of individuals with disabilities

    Cons

    No room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create room for advancement

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ

    I worked at Journeys shoes part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laid back for the most part and great discount

    Cons

    Some policies are annoying. Like four on the floor which means you have to take 4 pairs of shoes out when the costumer asked for one and minimum wage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people sell the way that works best for them and higher wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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