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Caleres Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
Company - Public (CAL)
$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, Sam Edelman, Vince ... Read more

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Caleres – Why Work For Us?

We are Caleres, a global footwear company with brands that fit people’s lives. We are ferocious about fit and living our mission of inspiring people to feel good, feet first.

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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!

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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.

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Caleres CEO, President & Chairman of the Board Diane M. Sullivan
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    Former Employee - Famous Footwear in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Famous Footwear in Clayton, MO
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    I worked at Caleres full-time (More than 8 years)


    Free Soda and Coffee, cafe on location, Shoe Sales for Charity


    The job culture has changed. Get in with the right mentors and you can succeed. It is an open floor plan which can be distracting, however wonderful for sharing business ideas and plans, as long as they include you in the conversation.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to continually grow your staff, and to those outside of the ex- Macy's click.

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Caleres Interviews



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    Ecommerce Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Caleres (New York, NY).


    Had no human contact throughout the process. I applied online, 2 months later I received an to have a video interview. A series of questions are asked and you have less than a minute to answer. About a day later, I was emailed a math/management/ethical scenario test I needed to complete in 24 hours. This lasted for about 40mins. No communication ever after that.

    Interview Questions

    • History of the brand, manangement, and math questions   1 Answer
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Caleres Awards & Accolades

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