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

(27 ratings)

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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    Definitely a competitive environment, but all positive!

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsInsofar as working here, the company really takes care of their employees. Having been working here the past year, there has been a lot of growth from within the company. As for promotions, if one's numbers show in black and white, there is no reason (aside from availability of position) for them not to be promoted within the company.

    Amazing discounts help as well!

    ConsHours can be straining at times, especially for students who work here to support themselves.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a suggestion forum for employees to place their input. As great as the company is, there is always room for improvement.

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing and friendly place to work

    ConsVery by the book

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    Coming to work felt like going out with friends!

    Sales Supervisor (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGreat working environment where the music was upbeat, coworkers and customers were fun and entertaining, and best of all where the scenery was filled with great style and very cute shoes. Since the stores are usually small square footage-wise and the product is kept in boxes out of customers reach, closing shifts end about 30 minutes after the shopping center closes -- something you won't find working in apparel.

    ConsBe careful or you may spend your whole paycheck in the store.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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    Made Great Friends

    Sales (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    Pros*the 50% off discount on all shoes
    *freedom to express oneself through the dress code
    *mall atmosphere
    *ability to make extra money with commission
    *free shoe (pick is limited) for the spring/summer and for the fall/winter

    Cons*not a lot of employees, so getting time off was tricky
    *very short breaks
    *must wear a Steve Madden shoe
    *constantly standing

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing (a good job). Promote within from the employees working at the store looking for higher management.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Enjoyable experience

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFast-paced, fun, great merchandise, company values, great staff

    ConsNot too much room for promotions when in school, also hard to balance both.

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    I have enjoyed it. Very flexiable

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible hours, small company so you learn a lot

    ConsSmall company so there is not that much room for groth

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    Good work experience

    Production Assistant (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPaid internship! Paid hour lunch.

    ConsLong hours and commuting.
    Cliques.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Busy all the time

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prossell more shoes- make more money

    Consnot a lot of hours

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    Great place to work

    Account Executive (Current Employee)
    Holyoke, MA

    ProsExperience. Life/ work. Expectations in line

    ConsBase pay. Days can be long at times

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees more. Great potential

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

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