Stride Rite Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
61 Reviews

3.1
61 Reviews
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Gregg Ribatt
16 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Discount on shoes if you have kids (in 4 reviews)

  • They are flexible with school or other jobs, fun place to work with others and to work with kids (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay scale and the benefits were cut every year I worked there (in 5 reviews)

  • no support from district leader or upper management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Stride Rite full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Love working with families and watching kids grow up over the years. Our customers love and respect the Stride Rite name. It can be a little crazy in August and March during our annual promotions.

    Cons

    Very large shipments and climbing 12 foot ladders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Customer surveys are not always the best indicator of what is going on in the store

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for full-time students

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Stride Rite part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -40% discount on Stride Rite shoes, Sperry's, and Sauconys
    -Really flexible schedule
    -Cute kids/nice families

    Cons

    -Pay is kind of low for everything that you do
    -Small staff so it can be hard to get shifts covered if you need it
    -Tons of shipment
    -Rude customers
    -Only get a raise once a year (which is like 20 cents)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ok.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Rockaway, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Rockaway, NJ

    I worked at Stride Rite part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Hours flexible, paid even if no one comes into the store

    Cons

    No commission so no incentive, stupid survey, screaming kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire managers who aren't stupid.

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

    Needs Improvement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder  in  Franklin, TN
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Franklin, TN

    I worked at Stride Rite full-time

    Pros

    You get a pretty good discount, but you can't partake in the loyalty program. You also get a lot of customers who return over time and you get to know the family, which is pretty nice.

    Cons

    Participating in the loyalty program is a big no. Other companies such as GameStop allows their employees to practice this.

    Stride Rite also cuts down on so many hours that most of the time on a busy night, you'll be handling more than 3 families by yourself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on promoting within the company rather than hiring new people, consider actually managing instead of giving yourself busy work to compensate for your lack of managing skills, and consider making it a requirement for district managers to know how to use the cash register. Management should also consider that because Stride Rite gives customers a full service, employees should be compensated more. Those in higher positions should also be a bit more proactive when it comes to responding to store managers as well, seeing as sales have actually been affected due to miscommunication.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    My experience at stride rite has been a rollercoaster of emotions

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Full Time-Stride Rite
    Current Employee - Full Time-Stride Rite

    I have been working at Stride Rite full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some of the customers you get are recurring and they're absolutely amazing and get the benefit of stride rite shoes for their kids. My district manager was understanding of my role in the store and gave me two raises and one promotion.

    Cons

    The manager focused more on sales than on the operations of the store. Focusing on sales isn't necessarily a bad thing but when all the other duties fall on the associates its hard to have respect for the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would focus more on the associates than the managers. I feel as though some associates in some stores hold the store together better than some of the managers, yet they're the ones getting promotions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not worth the pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Tigard, OR
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tigard, OR

    I have been working at Stride Rite part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I like the people I work with, that's about it. Sometimes you got a nice family that would make you laugh and make your day better and be more appreciative, but it was rare. It's fairly easy to get the hang of,

    Cons

    -Customers are extremely rude, harsh, degrading and chilidish
    -Always seem to be understaffed
    -Upper management is awful, they were cutting hours and telling us to work off the clock so they could save money
    -Hours aren't that great
    -Very hard to get time off.
    -Closing by yourself is frustrating when a big rush of many families come in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding of what is actually going on in the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great but the manager was rediculous

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Stride Rite part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Challenging atmosphere
    Fun working with my coworkers
    The kids can be so cute and rewarding!

    Cons

    The manager was a liar and he harrased his employees constantly.
    No opportunity for you to work up the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees with expectations and promotion opportunities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No growth, not very challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Yonkers, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Yonkers, NY

    I worked at Stride Rite full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There was always something to do. not very challenging.

    Cons

    No advancement for managers. Not having enough hours to make sure that the store was covered correctly.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Except for a few specific employees, i enjoyed it. The managers were all pretty cool for the most part

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Houston, TX

    I worked at Stride Rite part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get to work with little kids and work with people who also like working with children, which usually means they're nice co-workers

    Cons

    climbing up ladders and dealing with some unreasonable or idiotic customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if you want something done a certain way, make sure you tell ALL the store managers you want it that way, otherwise, the employees trying to do things right get trampled on by their regular manager instead of doing what the district manager wants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Horriable!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Kenosha, WI

    I worked at Stride Rite full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Discount on shoes if you have kids.

    Cons

    Very unprofesional.
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and keep your word.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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