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DSW Overview

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Columbus, OH
10000+ employees
1969
Company - Public (DSW)
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
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Working at DSW

DSW Inc. is a leading branded footwear and accessories retailer that offers a wide selection of brand name and designer dress, casual and athletic footwear and accessories for women, men and kids. DSW operates 431 stores in 42 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, as ... Read more

Mission: Great people, deep values, and a whole lot of shoe love. These are the things that make DSW Inc. what it is—a company that has changed what it means to shop for shoes, and defined what it means to truly be a Shoe Lover. Through our values of Passion, Accountability ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#55), 2016 (#18)

DSW Reviews

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Roger Rawlins
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    "Home Office Leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at DSW full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work, people are fun and hard working and really care about their work and each other. Company is doing well and growing, so that makes everything better! Love the values of Passion, Accountability, Collaboration and Humility. Never worked for a company that lives their values as consistently as DSW.

    Cons

    Because the company is growing and retail is tough, things are always changing - this can be a positive or a negative, depending on how much you enjoy change. It can sometimes feel in the stores like the home office is always throwing new things at them, and I know this can be frustrating as we work through the best process to make great ideas work for our associates and customers.

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DSW Photos

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DSW Interviews

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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DSW (Cleveland, OH) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Had a hour and half interview and was not hired. Had the interview in a break room with the store manager when other associates were walking in. Not very professional. Was over qualified for the position and had 22 years experience in the shoe business. There loss.

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DSW Awards & Accolades

  • Great Places to Work, Great Rated, Great Place to Work, 2014
  • 20 Great Workplaces in Retail, Great Rated, Great Place to Work, 2014
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