Skechers U.S.A. - Avoid retail at all cost! | Glassdoor
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    "Avoid retail at all cost!"

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

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is very little upside in the retail division of this great company. In all honesty, the view is the only pro. And that's about it.

    Cons

    Where does one begin with Skechers retail. From top down the retail division is in a constant state of chaos. The president has absolutely no idea what is going on with his company, nor does he care to learn the business from the bottoms up. It's only because of the of the great product and marketing that the retail is a success. The worst thing about this company is that upper management and executives continue to put in place people that have no prior experience into executive roles (I.e director who had only been employed there a year before obtaining title and former assistant to the president of retail from a temp agency). Their lack of leadership and direction makes day to day task impossible to complete. If a person wants to grow their career here you need two things, be attractive and/or be in the "in crowd". The first part is self explanatory. The best way to get into the in crowd is to blame, back bite and throw people under the bus. No manager here takes responsibility for their team. Managers try to find scape goats all the pressure that's placed on them. The company culture is "you vs them", which creates a very hostile work environment. This also is the very same reason why upper management lacks tact and why it such an unprofessional environment. The pay is substantially below the industry standard. There's no set salary for any role it all depends on how much they like you (based on attractiveness and being in the in crowd). A regular analysts pay could outpace a managers depending on where they stand with the person giving them their salary. Yearly Reviews rarely happens and typically are far later than anniversary date, therefore your raise on the back burner. And at best you get cost of living increase, if that. There is more fingers being pointed than solutions being made. More than half your time is spent on why the problem occurred and not how it could be solved. Little recognition is passed off to those people that look past the politics and actually work on solutions. Upper management and executives do not like feedback and have the ability to quiet those people who dissent. HR stands back and watches and sometimes defend the very unprofessional behavior of the people running the business.

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    Skechers U.S.A.2015-06-27
  1. "Great for growth and for a person with a can do attitude"

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    Current Employee - Retail Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Growth. Professional Relationships. Fun atmosphere. Hard work, but with a sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    It's retail....it is what it is.

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    Skechers U.S.A.2019-12-30
  2. "Love it, love shoes"

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    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Training has been great. The job itself is fun and the customers are loyal to the brand, like me!

    Cons

    A bigger labor budget would help. Sometimes it can be challenging to get everything done by the end of the day.

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    Skechers U.S.A.2020-02-03

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