Steven Madden

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Steven Madden Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
71 Reviews
3.2
71 Reviews
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Steven Madden CEO Ed Rosenfeld
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30 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    No Work Life Balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good discount, breakfast on Fridays.

    Cons

    No work-life balance, long work hours, no summer Fridays, no early dismissal before holidays, no flex time, less that generous time off policy, not a lot of paid holidays. Everyone works long work days (6pm) and then before a holiday while every other company lets their employees have half days senior management makes everyone work a full day. If they do an early dismissal, it's 4:00pm. They make you work long hours and don't give anything in return. All people do before a holiday or on Friday's in the summer is complain that they are working instead of doing any work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up senior management...you want people to work give them something in return. Get with the times and stop being so old fashioned. Make yourself more competitive. You pride yourself on being on top of the latest trends but when it comes to benefits you lag behind. Start treating your employees like humans instead of robots. Maybe you don't want to spend time with your family but some of us do.

  2.  

    I have enjoyed it. Very flexiable

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, small company so you learn a lot

    Cons

    Small company so there is not that much room for groth

  3.  

    Horrible corporate company to work for if you are at all a creative individual.

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    Former Employee - Associate Designer  in  Sunnyside, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Designer in Sunnyside, NY

    I worked at Steven Madden full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Health care coverage? Free breakfast on Fridays...

    Cons

    The entire environment is awful. Very unhealthy and unhappy. Horrible communication from higher management, unorganized, and everyone who works there couldn't care less about the actual work they do. Very uninspiring place as a designer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like you care about them. Encourage their creativity. Make your offices feel less like a graveyard.

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

    Good work experience

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Steven Madden as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Paid internship! Paid hour lunch.

    Cons

    Long hours and commuting.
    Cliques.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Busy all the time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden

    Pros

    sell more shoes- make more money

    Cons

    not a lot of hours

  7.  

    Fun place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Steven Madden part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    amazing people, fun job, and you get free shoes periodically.

    Cons

    not the best compensation, good for a college student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay your employees more!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Definitely a competitive environment, but all positive!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Insofar 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!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awful experience in retail

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden

    Pros

    pay in competitive, offers commission.

    Cons

    work overtime all the time- with no overtime benefits, was a manager and never trained, lots of gossiping in upper management and favoritism. Boss has made inappropriate passes on former employees. Very unorganized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work for a more respectful company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Loved the company originally, just many changes lately

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    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, company expanding so more job opportunites (country wide), awesome coworkers, fun atmorsphere

    Cons

    Even with new stores opening left and right, it's been hard to move up at the retail level. Many district changes, making it hard for your work to get noticed. Not much opporunity for pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your retail management! Notice when things get done. They're the backbone of this company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Gives alot room for creative insight. I work really close with corporate even as an assistant manager

    Cons

    They picked a pretty unorganized SM for our location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor who your store managers are more closely. Its hard to do all of the work and the SM get credited for it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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