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Caleres Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CAL)
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
We are Caleres, a $2.6 billion global footwear company with brands that fit people’s lives. Our shoes are worn by people of all ages, from all walks of life.

Our diverse portfolio of footwear brands includes Allen Edmonds, Famous Footwear, Sam ... Read more

Company Updates

  • "It’s really hard to bat a 1,000. In my view, this is not a business of not making a mistake; it’s a business about learning from and changing your mistakes. If you can do that, you’ll find successes." – Rick Ausick, President, Famous Footwear

    Famous Footwear's Rick Ausick Talks Career Highlights on Eve of His Retirement

    The footwear world is filled with tough competitors, and Rick Ausick is perhaps one of the most astute. In his nine years as president of Famous Footwear, the retail veteran has transformed the family footwear chain into a thriving operation for parent company Caleres.

  • “Be excited about what the possibilities are now but also understand what it might take to get there.” – Rick Ausick, President, Famous Footwear

    Rick Ausick's 7 Essential Tips on How to Succeed in Retail

    During his 40-plus-year career in the retail business, Rick Ausick has risen from a buyer at Marshall Field's department store to president of the multinational Famous Footwear chain. In a few short weeks, Ausick is set to retire from the industry.

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Caleres – Why Work For Us?

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Our portfolio of brands

Imbued with over a century of craftsmanship and sold all over the world, our portfolio of brands focuses on three market segments:

At more than 1,000 stores and online at, Famous Footwear features styles from hundreds of name brands for the whole family.

Healthy Living
Naturalizer, Dr. Scholl’s, LifeStride, Bzees and Rykä are designed for consumers seeking comfort and style without sacrificing performance.

Contemporary Fashion
Sam Edelman, Allen Edmonds, Franco Sarto, Via Spiga, Vince, Diane von Furstenberg (DVF), George Brown Bilt, Carlos by Carlos Santana and Fergie Footwear keep stylish women and men in step with the latest trends.


Our history to fuels our future

When we began in 1878, we practically invented the modern footwear industry. Before then, most men’s and women’s shoes in America were the same shoes. Even left and right shoes were the same. Our founding vision was simple, yet ambitious: To provide shoes that fit perfectly. We took advantage of new factory capabilities to make a shoe that fit every customer. Stamped on the bottom of each shoe was the Star-5-Star mark representing a $5 bill and our promise: If the shoes ever felt uncomfortable before the mark wore off, we gave you back $5.

With persistent determination, we have preserved the founding spirit that launched our company: a ferocity for crafting the perfect fit. We work hard to remain an innovator in our industry. We create different styles for different occasions. We deliver cutting edge retail concepts. And our ferocity for fit continues to burn as bright as it did in 1878.

Our Benefits & Perks

Our people are our greatest asset. To attract and keep the best people, we offer a competitive benefits package. Check out why our Associates love working at Caleres.

Competitive medical, vision & dental coverage
Company-funded pension plan
Company-matched 401(k) savings plan
Paid time off & holidays
Education assistance
On-site fitness center
Cafe & refresh stations
Volunteer opportunities & charitable match program
On-site dry cleaning, print center & mail center

And, of course, discounts on shoes!

Learn about these benefits and more at

Our differences are our strengths

Our company name represents our passion for fit and reflects the drive and creativity our people bring every day. We believe that passion will transform the world from what it is, to what it can be.

We’re a company founded on the insight that people are unique. We’re proud of our inclusive and collaborative environment where differences are celebrated.

We believe our company should be as diverse as the consumers we serve. We seek and engage talented individuals from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, lifestyles and belief systems.

We are Caleres, a diverse team working toward a shared mission of inspiring people to feel good, feet first.

Caleres, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Caleres Reviews

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Caleres CEO, President & Chairman of the Board Diane M. Sullivan
Diane M. Sullivan
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    "Many Career Opportunities with a Winning Company"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Caleres full-time (More than 10 years)


    Outstanding leaders; opportunity to grow your career across multiple businesses within one portfolio company including retail and wholesale; entrepreneurial spirit where creativity and results are recognized and rewarded. Pension plan is a fabulous benefit. Stable company that's been around for a very long time.


    If you are not ready to take accountability for your work and results, and you are not interested in growing and changing a modern business climate, you will probably not enjoy working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing us to win in the market. Can't wait to see what's next for Caleres!

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Caleres Photos

Caleres photo of: New York Showroom
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Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Expansion in China
Caleres photo of: Libby, Jesse & Sam Edelman
Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Athleisure Launch at Lord & Taylor
Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Athleisure Launch at Lord & Taylor
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Caleres Interviews



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    Order Management Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Caleres (Saint Louis, MO) in December 2017.


    I was emailed 2 weeks following my application, letting me know I had made it through to the next phase of the interview process (virtual interview). They gave me 5 days to complete this interview, which was nice because I could do it at a time that worked best for me. This interview consisted of 5 short answer questions and a few multiple choice questions at the end (but I did not know that ahead of time). TAKE THE PRACTICE TEST! I also highly recommend coming up with a list of possible interview questions so that you can be as prepared as possible, because this type of interview was way more nerve-wracking for me than an in-person interview. Had I not done this, I am confident I would have done terribly because the questions are all timed. You get 30 seconds to prepare once you've been presented with the question, and then it will automatically begin recording. The answers were also timed, generally only allotted 2-3 minutes for each question, and you only get one attempt for each question.

    I submitted this interview on a Saturday evening and received an email the following Wednesday asking me to come in for a scheduled in-person group interview that next week. I was even more nervous about the group interview than the virtual interview, so I did a lot of preparation for this one as well. However, when I arrived for that interview, I ended up being the only candidate being interviewed at that time. I had two interviews that day, one was with two employees who had previously worked in the same position I was applying for, and the other was with the talent management specialist who had first emailed me regarding the interviews. I was interviewed for a total of about 1.5 hours.

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Caleres Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work(Retail and Consumer Products), Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2015
  • 2016 Best Places to Work, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2017
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2018
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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