Shoe Carnival Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    If you worked hard you can get promoted very fast. Benefits are good as well.

    Cons

    Nothing that is not normal for retail, I enjoy retail so even working weekends or holidays really does not bother me. Many would call those Cons though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to develop your associates to be the best they can be.


  2. Just don't goof off

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Customers can be difficult but coworkers are helpful. I liked the experience and as long as you work hard you will be fine.

    Cons

    Some managers don't understand needs of the floor. They'll sit in back and not help. It causes issues due to different knowledge bases.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and try to put yourself in their shoes. Need to understand needs to better ensure company will succeed.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Manager

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

    I worked at Shoe Carnival (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good.The associate discount is good.The Mic is fun.Working with public is challenging but rewarding.

    Cons

    There is not much quality of life.The hours at times are very demanding. There are shoe moves that a lot of times make no sense to customers.The company has changed in last two years not fun anymore. The job threat is really bad.There are job threats per e mail and conference calls if you listen close.

    Advice to Management

    If you want your managers to counsel associates then you should do the same with managers within different regions.The CEO has no idea maybe of the regionals he has out there that get in your face.The new regionals within the company do not have the passion just the desire to prove their selves. It sad to see where its headed.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Cashier

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Pros

    Managers were very kind and helpful. Asked just normal questions.

    Cons

    Manager told me I was hired then decided to hire someone else..

    Advice to Management

    Please just be straight forward!


  6. Cashier lead

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

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Hands on experience of customer service. Great way to practice telling people about promotions going on and sales.

    Cons

    Some of the promotions don't keep up with re computers


  7. Hate it

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Okay to work for

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

    I worked at Shoe Carnival

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay if you come in with pay standards, typically easy work

    Cons

    Obviously back to school you are working a ton of hours, they promote you based on seniority, not proficiency. They'll hire anyone as a sales associate

    Advice to Management

    Train new management more thoroughly


  9. Okay.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. 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.


  11. 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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