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Caleres Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Community, lifestyle, good work life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Discount on shoes could be nice, work environment was somewhat relaxed, decent amount of autonomy and decision making (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Also opportunity to improve some areas of upper management (in 23 reviews)

  • work-life balance not a priority (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment , good culture

    Cons

    pay is less compared to other companies in St Louis

    Advice to Management

    should increase pay each year and also start on incentives - like bonus for good performance


  2. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Caleres part-time

    Pros

    It was a good first job

    Cons

    Sometimes there's slow work days

    Caleres Response

    Apr 28, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts. It sounds like you worked at one of our Retail locations. We'd love for you to share your experience on either the Famous Footwear, Naturalizer or... More

  3. "NY Location- Does not care about employee's"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caleres full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good learning experience. Other associates are very helpful and willing to help/teach/mentor.

    Cons

    Long hours expected, Management on the director level varies from the best boss I've ever had to the worst boss I've ever had. Decisions are made rashly.

    Advice to Management

    Care about your associates because they are there to help make the big picture happen too!


  4. "Would not recommend working here"

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    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - 401K matching and pension are unmatched

    Cons

    Overlook indiscretions of employees they deem "great"
    Preach feedback and development, but don't offer it
    Environment is eat or get eaten
    Definitely an "in" crowd - much like high school

    Advice to Management

    Get HR people that aren't partial and involved in the gossip
    You're losing good people b/c of people in certain mgmt roles


  5. "Corporate Employee"

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    Former Employee - Merchandising in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Merchandising in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caleres (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company, great culture, very active in community, salary is good, great benefits, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Seems to be top heavy in management, changes always being made with management which makes it difficult to get a sense of direction, HR not there for the employees only processes

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees more about advancement opportunities, help them move forward, recruit them for other positions in the company, not every employee knows their worth


  6. "Part Time Student Working"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Medford, MN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Medford, MN

    I have been working at Caleres (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was able to work shifts around a schedule filled with classes and sports, and I made a decent amount for fairly easy work and a part-time schedule.

    Cons

    This is a very boring job, especially on slow days.


  7. "Decent place to work for a couple years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good values, some room for growth,

    Cons

    pay, lack of support or training, no trust from upper management, benefits

  8. "GREAT PLACE TO WORK"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Caleres full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company! Great people! Great Opportunity for advancement! - A company that still offers a pension.

    Cons

    No company is perfect, so I'm sure there are some cons. Nothing specific comes to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust and empower.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "An Incredible Team of People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caleres full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I worked for Caleres for 8 years. Over that time, retail experienced a giant transformation as digital became a more and more significant portion of direct and influenced sales.

    Positions (including mine) shifted as the company worked to adjust to a changing environment and what I was able to witness and be a part of was a company in transition, pivoting to meet the needs of the customer and treating its employees and partners with grace and dignity through the process.

    They will open up and even create career paths when it makes sense for the business. When possible, they promote from within and they do an excellent job of helping you find where you need to grow to make the next step in your career.

    Cons

    It's an old company. Some people have stagnated and fallen into a career without pushing for what's next. At times, you'll have to fight uphill to make a way, but you'll find that senior leadership will be there to help.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring leaders who pave paths.


  10. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caleres part-time

    Pros

    Good work environment and mostly professional people

    Cons

    New CFO has no people skills


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