Steven Madden

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Steven Madden Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
81 Reviews
3.2
81 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fun activities and great discount and free shoes (in 11 reviews)

  • amazing people, fun job, and you get free shoes periodically (in 7 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)

  • sales associates can only work part time (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Loved the company originally, just many changes lately

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time (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
  2.  

    Not a bad company

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time (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
  3.  

    A start point leading you to better!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Long Is City, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Long Is City, NY

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The perks for employees discount would be the discount which is 50% off and having access to merchandise that aren't held in any other store. Working on Bleecker Street gives to perks to the neighborhood discount with other retail stores.

    Cons

    The cons are there is much growth within the company. You work every Saturday which is required of the management team until taken off which falls under you time off. Great thing to take from working here is the push it gives you. You learn how to manage quickly as well as being more direct.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Nothing Spectacular

    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Steven Madden part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fairly straightforward duties, money is great during the holidays

    Cons

    They do not promote internally, very unprofessional environment

  6.  

    Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden

    Pros

    Amazing and friendly place to work

    Cons

    Very by the book

  7.  

    Fast paced and demanding company with lack of leadership from upper management.

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    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative in New York, NY

    I worked at Steven Madden full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company Discount, holiday bonus, health benefits

    Cons

    Poor upper management, no loyalty, favoritism, “old school" mentality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your management staff properly and have six month reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Scary bad!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Steven Madden full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They do give younger people management opportunities

    Cons

    You will be treated with A LOT of disrespect, especially if you work in any NY locations where higher up management visit often! I never felt supported if there was something that went wrong, its just blame, scream & pass the buck....company motto maybe? If you can handle the harshness there is some opportunity to advance without a college degree but be prepared they chew through people & when they are done with you they'll have no problem with spitting you right out!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care, listen...be a normal company....stop using the F word at your employees!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Holyoke, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Holyoke, MA

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

    Pros

    Experience. Life/ work. Expectations in line

    Cons

    Base pay. Days can be long at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more. Great potential

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Warning!!! Do not accept a creative job here

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden

    Pros

    Wish I could think of one...sorry can't lie and make one up

    Cons

    These shoes are all badly made knockoffs...if you accept a design job you will question your tittle and watch creativity go out the window

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice. The fashion elite/evil do not listen to any advice...this is the reason for my warning.

  11.  

    very face paced and fun.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steven Madden

    Pros

    The customers we meet are the best.

    Cons

    The starting pay almost makes you not want the opportunity.

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