Steven Madden
3.0 of 5 66 reviews
www.stevemadden.com Sunnyside, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 22, 2014

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Steven Madden CEO Ed Rosenfeld

Ed Rosenfeld

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fun, great associates, great discount, free shoes, store contests,"
    in 8 reviews
  • "amazing people, fun job, and you get free shoes periodically"
    in 6 reviews
Cons:
  • "high turnover, underpay, stock room set up, pressure on numbers, little appreciation shown for hard work, no work/life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Hard to get raise, not always best upper management"
    in 6 reviews
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    Utterly and completely horrible

    Stock Associate (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsI wish I could find one.

    ConsThis has got to be hands down one of the worst jobs I have ever had. I worked at the north park store with the area manager who is a complete Imbecile, the management team all around shared one brain albeit a very feeble one. They spoke to all of their employee's as if they were mentally deficient animals. If you respect your self and aren't in any sort of bind then I implore you for your own good do not waste your precious time even glancing at their openings!!!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so sickeningly spineless and brainless

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

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    Store Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsSmall Comany, room for advancement

    ConsSM's must work Saturdays, Fridays and
    mondats and every other Sunday

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

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    Very interesting Place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTHere are so many interesting opportunities and places to move forward with career here at steve Madden.

    ConsCan be a very intimidating place to work being such a famous company and always so much work to do.

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    Great Shoes, Bad Management

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Las Vegas, NV

    ProsFree Shoes.
    Great Discount.
    Employee Appreciation.
    Commission.

    ConsBiased Management.
    Favoritism.
    Politics.
    Caddy or Scandalous Women/Gays.
    Drama.
    Social life over professionalism.
    Improper training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want your store to be successful, train your associates to be successful. Stop blaming your team for your wrongs. Be ethical and logical when making decisions, don't jump to conclusions and point fingers. Separate your social life from work. Maintain professionalism. After seeing one of my managers verbally abuse a coworker in front of customers was my last straw.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, terrible company

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    Prosgood discount, i made great friends

    Consyou will NEVER get a raise. i cant promise that. they give you asinine reasons as to why things are the way they are. you will get paid crap as an associate and as an assistant manager. quality is going down, i have a feeling many more of these stores will close soon.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop the favoritism and whoever is in charge of pay and benefits: try showing employees you care about them instead of having to recycle through them all the time. p.s. hire a new buyer please! whoever she is she has no idea what she's doing.

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

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    Easy and Fun

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsUnderstanding
    Good Atmosphere
    Fun Co-workers
    Good schedule
    Commission

    ConsCommunication
    Rumors
    Small Stock Room
    Down Time
    Not enough Hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Obnoxious, insensitive, childish, inappropriate

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe shoes, when they don't fall apart on you- which they will. Some just quicker than others.

    Conshiring incompetent employees, horrendous upper management from store to district level, wayyy over priced items for lack of quality, too many tasks- not enough hours, no raises- EVER, managers- don't even think about a vacation in your first year, NO saturdays off unless you take a vacation day for it, be prepared to be harassed by everyone in he company. This is the MOST UNPROFESSIONAL COMPANY ON THE PLANET.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit while you're still ahead.

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

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    Best Job I Ever had in Retail"

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsHourly plus commission
    fun music
    talk to a lot of people
    made life long friends
    you get 50% off

    ConsNot a lot of hours
    You have to buy their shoes (but you get 1 free pair every quarter and 50% off)

    Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up, the things you care about customers don't. No one cares if my shorts and inch above my finger tips if I'm fashionable and not dressed like I'm standing on a corner!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Assistant Manager (Current Employee)
    Costa Mesa, CA

    ProsGreat discounts, fun environment, good relations with corporate workers,

    ConsHard to get raise, not always best upper management

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

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    Sales Associate

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat co-worker to work with and overall a great environment.

    ConsManagers weren't so helpful in teaching.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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