Red Wing Shoe
3.8 of 5 16 reviews
www.redwingshoe.com Red Wing, MN 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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David D. Murphy

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good family buisness

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBosses who are good people. Good environment. Good clientele.

    Conslong hours, no sick time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAttack the female market asap.

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    Lots of opportunity here to make a great and fun career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of loyal employees. Wonderful work environment. Great perks like free soda, telecommuting, flexible schedules and summer hours year round.

    ConsDistance from the metro. While Red Wing is picturesque and has a lot of things going for it, it can be hard to fill positions and attract the necessary talent because of the distance.

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    Communication Support Technician (Former Employee)
    Red Wing, MN

    ProsThey have great benefits it is like working for your best friend and also very relaxed.

    ConsThey like to keep temps there without hiring them on full time for years.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't tell a person he is being hired on so he passes up other jobs then out source there jobs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Salesman (Current Employee)
    Cherry Hill, NJ

    ProsNot micromanaged, allowed to interact with customer on your own terms, relaxed atmosphere

    ConsLittle to no pay, not comission based, little room to improve

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake it comission based. Even giving employees 5% of the shoe they sell can be big motivation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intenational Key Account Specialist (Current Employee)
    Red Wing, MN

    ProsSmall group, very little training in an already complicated position

    ConsBig opportuinty, GREAT work environmnent and culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Jackson, MS

    ProsGood hours and benefits. I learned a lot about MDOT regulations and B2B selling. The customers are great and the have good products that generates a lot of repeat customers.

    ConsThere is to much favoritism's and politics. Outdated systems and no LP tools other than a DVR. The lower end products are still too over priced making it difficult to compete against major competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpdate systems in the stores and in the shoe-mobiles. Install electronic logs in the trucks that way managers can keep up with drivers and their drive time/work hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company - Horrible job

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Westbury, NY

    ProsBest products on the market, company genuinely tries to do the right thing for its employees and customers.

    ConsToo much asked of managers

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your sales associates better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    absent manager, long boring days, no room to grow

    Salesman (Former Employee)

    Proslong days with paid lunch, air conditioning.

    ConsIndependent manager was always absent once I learned the ropes and could run the place myself, I was hired on as a part time employee, but worked full time hours and performed managerial responsibilities, I was promised raises and commission bonuses multiple times throughout my employment, and always ended up disappointed with my paycheck; I'm married and would sometimes notice that federal taxes were taken from my paychecks. I was always called in to work by my manager on my days off for the stupidest reasons, we opened at 9, he would call me in at 8:45 for something he had to do that afternoon, and would leave me to the store all day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerform more thorough checkups on your independent retailers, don't just asses how the shop is doing by what the manager says, interview the employees, there were only two of us.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing Company

    Naa (Current Employee)
    Red Wing, MN

    ProsSmart and talented people
    They make decisions on what is the right thing to do
    Tremendous growth

    ConsSmall
    Can take a little time for people to accept change but they do in the end if it is well reasoned

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are on the right path but make sure you listen more to the product folks

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, lack of support

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company selling a great product. Excellent camaraderie, even with other stores.

    ConsLack of support from corporate level. Entry level pay low for work being done.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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