Shoe Carnival Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. Okay.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Shoe Carnival (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to gain management experience

    Cons

    The pay rate is too low at low volume stores.

    Advice to Management

    Start all Floor Supervisor with the same pay rate.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, but not this location or region.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bradenton, FL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Bradenton, FL

    I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Perfect amount of payroll to run a store. Great concept!

    Cons

    Management need same core values.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, and promote from within while creating a better process for internal jobs.


  3. Great people. Bad compensation.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Evansville, IN
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Evansville, IN

    I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome team of people. Plenty of people that want to teach you and help you gain knowledge.

    Cons

    Bad pay and slow upward mobility. People get promoted based on how long they've worked for the company, not how good they would be for the job.


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  5. great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Lead in Denham Springs, LA
    Current Employee - Department Lead in Denham Springs, LA

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It is an equal opportunity place. You get the pay you deserve. You get the hours you deserve. Its family oriented. Staff and management are wonderful. Management helps with more than just a ji . Everyone becomes a second family.

    Cons

    Only down side is the hours spent on weekends and nights away from family. Other than that I find no faults.


  6. Sales Floor

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, friendly management, scheduled often (part time), quick promotions, light physical work, fast paced, fun positions available (like mic person), great discounts (25-45% depending on time of year).

    Cons

    Heavy on hours, non English speaking customers common, minimum wage, low staff on sales floor per day, weekends get hectic.

    Advice to Management

    Let more people work at once on floors, not much else. Pay isn't a issue because promotion is always possible.


  7. Pros and Cons

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier
    Former Employee - Cashier

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Shoe Carnival stores have a small staffs, which enables you to get to know your co- workers.
    You are typically asked to do more than what you are hired for (which you can look at as a pro or con). I enjoyed variety in my day, so that was nice. Plus, it gave me experience in other areas.

    Cons

    I was a minor during my employment with Shoe Carnival a few years ago. My store did not fully follow the law, where minors were concerned. It was a frustrating experience, but didn't harm me in any other way.
    Since it is a specialty store (only focusing on shoes), it was commonly very slow. It made the day drag.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your stores are following laws regarding minors. While I loved three of my managers, the fourth one did not treat his employees with much respect. Respect is a two- way road.


  8. The work is monotonous, but it works!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Billings, MT
    Current Employee - Cash Lead in Billings, MT

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with are awesome and understanding for time off that I need. I also like the opportunity for advancement when you work hard.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and raises are bad as well! You will never have enough for a place of your own unless you are a store manager and they barely give that job out, even when you are qualified for it.


  9. Good entry level job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment, employee discounts, plenty to do

    Cons

    Workload, pay, difficult to balance between sales and inventory organization


  10. Helpful (1)

    Very Unorganized

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Warner Robins, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Warner Robins, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Over minimum pay within the first month, and employee discount

    Cons

    lack of communication, they all gossip, can not keep employees personal information confidential , they never directly tell you when you're doing something wrong but instead tell someone else where you can hear.


  11. Dumb company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mesa, AZ

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

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

    Pros

    Nothing at all this place sucks it's horrible
    Run run run.

    Cons

    Human resources dept is stupid
    They have no idea what they are doing. They are terminated people left and right for no reason. Regionals and general managers are having sex with their employees and the corporate office does nothing about it. They promote everyone to general manager and half of them don't know how to do anything

    Advice to Management

    Stop Having sex with your employees



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