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Bakers Footwear Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  1. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bakers Footwear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The customers! Our regulars were so fun to help. Also my district was a very tight-knit group and we all knew who was who.

    Cons

    I loved it when it was owned by the Edison Brothers. Their management team as superb. Then they Closed due to bankruptcy and was bought back by Zigi but could never make asuccessful transition and filed for bankruptcy again.


  2. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company closed down, some goals were hard to reach with shoe prices being super high

    Cons

    good team work, work-life balance, good management


  3. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bakers Footwear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    fun work environment, commission and bonus opportunity.

    Cons

    low salary, heavy sales based

    Advice to Management

    none, everything was good


  4. "Unprofessional company- Former floor supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Floor Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bakers Footwear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discount. Laid back environment

    Cons

    Low pay, inexperienced management. Unprepared staff.


  5. "A fun roller coaster ride!"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bakers Footwear full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The discounts are amazing! Fun environment and tremendous growth opportunity! Its hard work, but it motivates you to do better!

    Cons

    The hours can be very demanding and it can be hard to balance. Every region is different, there's no consistency, and the buyers should be more involved in the store and finding out what works for that demographic.

    Advice to Management

    Show more recognition consistently rather than annually like company functions, achievement awards, bonuses, or even pay raises.


  6. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bakers Footwear full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome environment
    You work for great people
    Great chance of promotions within stores

    Cons

    The scheduling is demanding and the pay is average

    Advice to Management

    Love what you do!


  7. "A part time JOKE!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bakers Footwear part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    50% discount on all regular priced items
    30% discount on all sale items

    Cons

    TERRIBLE HOURS
    Commission rate is ridiculous
    Manager and assistant managers are the only people making decent money!
    Shifts are only 3 to 4 hours for part timers
    The most amount of shifts you can expect to get in a week is 2
    Sometimes not scheduled at all resulting in no paycheck
    On call shifts never go through
    Manager is phony!

    Advice to Management

    The management NEEDS to be organized and not constantly forgetting to send out the schedule every week. Also stop stringing your employees along! Instead of giving them horrible hours until they quit be upfront and tell them what they are doing wrong so they can correct their mistakes! Or stop being a coward and fire them!


  8. "Ok for a teenager in high school"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Bakers Footwear part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    50% off discount.
    Good people
    They like to hire within

    Cons

    Not enough hours
    Not enough pay because of the hours
    Three hour shifts sometimes four

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people who actually want to work. Also give more hours because we don't make enough money whatsoever. If people are sick or have something urgent and life threatening let them take off!!! And give breaks.


  9. "Fantastic experience and the best job I ever had."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Highest senior management (CEO and especially the VPS) were incredible people to work for. Peter Edison (CEO) is a true example of leadership and inspiration. Company overall is very family oriented and valued work/life balance for the most part. Corporate office is full of amazing people who are easy to work with and really are there to help those in the field.

    Cons

    Direct supervisor was challenging to work for. This was not the norm for the company, rather the exception.

    Advice to Management

    All levels of senior management should treat everyone, right down to the seasonal part timer and stock person with respect and dignity. Certain behaviors and treatment of others by certain higher level managers should not be over looked because of personal relationships. Listen to your main work force, the regionals, the store managers and part timers to get a pulse on morale.


  10. "Basic commission based sales job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My store had a fun and diverse staff
    Good employee motivation by managers
    Teaches each associate the selling process
    Great employee discount

    Cons

    Like any commission based jobs, there can be a great difference in paychecks from week to week
    Sometimes feel pushed by managers to oversell to keep up store UPT


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