DSW Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2020

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3.3
56%
Recommend to a Friend
66%
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DSW Chief Executive Officer Roger Rawlins (no image)
Roger Rawlins
434 Ratings
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  • "Having to pressure people to sign up for rewards program(in 156 reviews)

  • "They can make you permanent-part time(in 77 reviews)

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  1. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Manager 

    I have been working at DSW full-time

    Pros

    Personnel were great to work with

    Cons

    Pay would fluctuate too much

  2. "Assistant manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at DSW full-time

    Pros

    Fun work crew, easy going

    Cons

    Working holidays, late night closing

  3. "Good for retail but still take advantage"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in River Forest, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at DSW part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I liked the managers in my store. The room for advancement is there (I was training to be Floor Supervisor when I left). They tried to work with my schedule more than any retail job.

    Cons

    I would work 40+ hours a week and was still “part time”, since I technically was only working when others called off. They forgot to give meals and breaks all the time and were annoyed when I asked for them. They push the membership program really hard and give hours unfairly.

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  4. "DSW"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Yonkers, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DSW part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great management and team work is awesome

    Cons

    It is hectic when you are pulled from one project to another.

  5. "Great First time job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Davie, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DSW part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    you get a lot of hours

    Cons

    you can do a lot for such little money

  6. "medium work load"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Supervisor in Eagan, MN

    I worked at DSW part-time

    Pros

    fun place to work good first job

    Cons

    bad customers or other workers

  7. "Busy Work Environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DSW part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - fast paced (pro for me because it kept us busy) - coworkers and management were always helpful and made the days enjoyable (sometimes) - I was given a raise at some point - Employee discounts were awesome

    Cons

    - Customers did not care about where they left things, leaving us to pick up after them - Reward programs and such were always emphasized and pressured upon - Late nights if you were closing

  8. "DSW"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Supervisor in Sterling Heights, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DSW full-time

    Pros

    -great management team -great environment -ability to grow within the company

    Cons

    -upper management can be difficult

  9. "Good Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at DSW full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great teams in stores and in the home office.

    Cons

    It's retail and that has stress all on its own.

  10. "Very nice team"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DSW part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    nice environment, fast-paced, flexible schedule

    Cons

    none none none none none

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