Shoe Carnival Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Clifton E. Sifford
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Pros
  • The goal of the company and the aim towards a more fun environment is different (in 7 reviews)

  • Paid time off for full-time employees (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and if you move into management they pretty much own you (in 6 reviews)

  • Have worked full time for four years but the management won't make me (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Love the job (sometimes) but need better pay

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    Current Employee - Cashier/Cash Lead in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Cashier/Cash Lead in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company; positive and fun; employee discount is 25%

    Cons

    awful pay- been there for a year and I barely make above min. wage (plus I'm a lead position).


  2. shoe carnival

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    manager was a great person to work for, very flexible, pleasant work environment

    Cons

    were not many opportunities to move up

    Advice to Management

    maybe provide more opportunities to move up or advance career


  3. Great Comapny

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment yet competitive.

    Cons

    None to mention at all. Great Company


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  5. part times sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    easy interview/ hiring agenda nice people

    Cons

    no flexible hours or requested hours


  6. Hate it

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    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nothing. The store sucks. People are annoying. 7.25 to put up with managers bs and other co workers. The company sucks and is extremly strict and the rules make no sense at all.

    Cons

    Everything i put in the pro box. Plus min. wage for a year and the manager never does the evaluation to get your raise.

    Advice to Management

    Actually start caring for your employees


  7. Store Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Good experience working with profit and loss statements.

    Cons

    Long hours during the holidays. Low payroll with long to do lists.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard and you employees will appreciate you


  8. Shoe Carnival Employment

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    Current Employee - Department Lead in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Department Lead in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I love the people I work with, the hours are flexible, and the tasks are enjoyable and keep you busy each week.

    Cons

    As with any job that requires customer service, some of the customers can often be challenging to deal with, as can Shoe Carnival's corporate individuals. Corporate is consistently changing the rules, often which are contradicting and become unclear. While there is room for growth within the company, they are very stingy on pay and raises.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to make their employers feel more appreciated. The pay is low for anyone beneath General Management, the customers often get better deals on shoes than the employees do, and the Family and Friends discount has been cut a number of times for not making the sales goals. There is very little encouragement from upper management.


  9. Working was definitely manageable!

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Seasonal Sales Associate in Mansfield, TX

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Figuring out the layout of the store and where things go is easy
    - Managers and other coworkers were nice
    - Customer service oriented (very interactive work)
    - Good learning experience for summer

    Cons

    - Feet get really tired since you never get to sit
    - Rarely got a break

    Advice to Management

    You did a great job with me! You should remember to let us go on break though since walking around and stepping up and down to get shoes really tires the feet!


  10. Nice

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orland Park, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Orland Park, IL

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good for a part time job. Friendly nice environment

    Cons

    Not many hours and sometimes nothing to do


  11. SCVL

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    Former Employee - Buyer's Assistant in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Buyer's Assistant in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Shoe Carnival (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Shoe Carnival was a great place to work. My supervisor was well respected in the company and took an honest investment in the employee's lives.

    Cons

    As an hourly employee, I lost pay if the company decided to close due to bad weather, while salaried people did get paid.



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