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Caleres Reviews

Updated November 8, 2017
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  • work-life balance not a priority (in 20 reviews)

  • Also opportunity to improve some areas of upper management (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "An Incredible Team of People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Good Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Senior Director, International Operations & Planning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Caleres full-time

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities; great people; solid leadership

    Cons

    Not many cons to share


  4. Helpful (5)

    "Walk the talk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Vice President in Clayton, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some teams are well functioning
    Good investment levels to drive business
    Employee discount
    Good teams / projects sprinkled around
    Pension and vacation meets/beats competition

    Cons

    Significant waste and inertia to evolve, compete among vets in the org

    Leadership culture where ownership of the work, kpi's, cost savings are skillfully skirted

    History of quietly passing along and eliminating positions of long time employees--some have suggested it even has a gender bias with more women vs. male vets being laid off

    HR fosters a sneaky/bad culture, employees are treated like burdens

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul HR
    Hold leadership accountable
    Check your promotions and eliminations for gender bias

    Caleres Response

    Mar 27, 2017

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We value the opinions of our associates past and present. We agree that our discounts, vacation time, and especially our pension plan... More


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Caleres is ok."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Art Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Art Director in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good hours, fun to travel

    Cons

    seldom promote from within company

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring off the street for management positions.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very few. Cheap discount. Bad hours - works people too hard and they burn out due to his abusive management style.

    Cons

    Do not work here!! Trust me! Sam is delusional, abusive, narcissistic etc. Treats his employees horribly, lets people go on a whim for no reason.

    Advice to Management

    buy Sam out and have a real, normal organization


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The people, not leadership are what makes it worth working here."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Caleres full-time

    Pros

    The people you work with each day make coming to work worthwhile.

    Cons

    Poor development of talent; lack of opportunity to grow. Leadership does not move people around for diverse experience and bench strength.

  8. "Demand Planning / Buyer / Merchanding"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clayton, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Caleres full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Downsized areas that needed more employees than left with.


  9. "I liked working here"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westbrook, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westbrook, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Caleres part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discounts, wage rise after every year of employment

    Cons

    Tedious process to get into their employment system, need more updated systems


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good for first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Caleres part-time

    Pros

    Discount
    Easy job all you do is stand around waiting for customers some times

    Cons

    Management can make or break the team
    Can get really busy sometimes
    Get talked to like your a child
    No room for growth they always hire outside management instead of promote

    Advice to Management

    Promote the employees who have years experience with the brand instead of always hiring outside management


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