Shoe Carnival

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Shoe Carnival Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
91 Reviews
3.1
91 Reviews
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Clifton E. Sifford
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good for full time employees, overall a fun environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Full-time benefit packages are great (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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away from one in SA!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The goal of the company and the aim towards a more fun environment is different

    Cons

    Questionable management
    Little to no training
    Deadening work environment
    You are a tool

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are people too. Don't show favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Conservative Organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mic Person in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Mic Person in Cincinnati, OH

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time

    Pros

    The people,discount, some leadership, some rules are considerate of employees, job security, annual pay raises, regional management is the only logical management at times. Very connected departments. Excellent LP.

    Cons

    Outdated policies, careless management, inexperienced managers, stores are centrally controlled, power is not shared, floor supervisors are basically sales associates with keys to the front door. Sales leads do not really lead they are puppets of leadership.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Modernize policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    it was very laid back didn't really strain myself maybe that's why their base pay is 7.25

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time

    Pros

    got a 20% discount which doesn't really drop anything.

    Cons

    time-off is when my general manager tried to be dumb about it. Promotions well there were space to fill in for kids and mens lead but never wanted to give the raise which I found out was only about 27cents not worth the stress.95th st. quivira rd. overland park kansas

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a great Co. to work for...

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Oklahoma City, OK

    I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good discounts on shoes for employees

    Cons

    Long hours of refacing over 40000 pairs of shoes each day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower your daily and monthly sales targets; they are unrealistic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Little Rock, AR

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    fun environment, good discount, fun managers

    Cons

    long hours on tax free day

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working here has been a good experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Great employees
    Alright customers
    Good managers
    Decent working environment
    Respect religious and important holidays.

    Cons

    Schedule inconvenience
    Quick and terrible training

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    People I work with. Very good team

    Cons

    No family time. Long days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone needs time with their family. 10 and 11 hr days are too much

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shoe Carnival Floor Sup.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy leading my own team, we have employee friends & family events a few times a year which offers additional discounts to associates.

    Cons

    There is no accountability when it comes to upper management (salaried associates). They do not have to clock in or out and it leaves too many opportunities for them to take advantage of the system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability and consequences for not following policies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Like the people but ...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great. The discount is nice. That's really it, the only pros I can think of.

    Cons

    The benefits are mediocre at best. There is a training program in place, but I've been told the stores get no extra payroll for training. The pay is unbelievably low, especially considering the task load.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to actually value your employees, give them a real benefits package. All employees that are sacrificing holidays should get overtime for it. And your certification test only tell you someone has a good memory, not that someone has common sense. That's what you can do for your employees. For your customers you could take a realistic look at your task load vs. payroll. Every week everything is rearranged depending on your stock, some of this is to be expected, but ... Also a more realistic time table for your seasonal flow. The stores need to HAVE the shoes before they rearrange them all. All of this is pulling time from the customers. And update the music. Jerry Lee lewis may be quirky but it's not fun, your music is all over the place, but 95% of it is out dated and just makes the company look like that. Invest time into training your employees, then trust your manager's judgment. Someone spouting off memorized answers does not tell you that person will be a good supervisor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    I didn't believe the negative reviews until a year later.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mic Person
    Current Employee - Mic Person

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get the opportunity to make your job and the customers shopping experience fun. Having an amazing GM helps (not all GMs are this awesome).

    Cons

    The company has more value in making money than the safety or well being of their employees. The higher levels of management (i.e. district, regional, corporate.) do not seem to interact with employees or have reasonable expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show value in your employees; stop treating them worse than customers. Without customers we wouldnt have our jobs, but if you have unpleasant employees you'll get unpleasant customers. Negativity is contagious.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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