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Caleres Overview

Saint Louis, MO
10000+ employees
1878
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

  • "The majority of our wholesale accounts have been keen to support our new focus on style, performance and craft footwear and accessories and an energized, well executed modern American luxury brand with great storytelling capability." – Malcolm Robinson, President, Allen Edmonds

    Allen Edmonds Focuses on its American Roots in New Makeover

    American footwear maker Allen Edmonds is relaunching with a new look. Starting this month, the 96-year-old brand will debut a new logo, store design, packaging, and new footwear styles. New details include copper logo in-sole branding, matte black shoe boxes with varnish logo in a copper accent with magnetic closure, a cobalt blue inside lining for the boxes with cobalt tissue inside, and new labels.

  • "We’ve placed big bets on key products and brands, with the expectation that we’ll dominate in the most important items of the season." – Molly Adams, President, Famous Footwear

    Retailers Are Banking Big on Back-to-School Shopping

    Retailers across the country are counting on a robust back-to-school season to boost their bottom line. Total spending for kindergarten through college is projected to reach $82.8 billion, just shy of last year's record $83.6 billion, according to the National Retail Federation's annual survey (conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics).

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Caleres – Why Work For Us?


Hear each of our Associates tell their stories at jobs.caleres.com


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:

Family
At more than 1,000 stores and online at famous.com, 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 jobs.caleres.com.

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
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    "Simply a Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
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    I have been working at Caleres full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    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. Retirement plans are fabulous benefits, plus the discount on shoes. Stable company that's been around for a very long time.

    Cons

    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! I can't wait to see what's next for Caleres.

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Caleres Photos

Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Midsummer Mix & Mingle
Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Midsummer Mix & Mingle
Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Midsummer Mix & Mingle
Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Midsummer Mix & Mingle
Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Midsummer Mix & Mingle
Caleres photo of: Sam Edelman Midsummer Mix & Mingle
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Caleres Interviews

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    Order Management Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us what you know about Caleres and why you would like to work here.   Answer Question
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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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