Steven Madden - A little bit of good, a lot of bad, and the unbelievably UGLY | Glassdoor
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"A little bit of good, a lot of bad, and the unbelievably UGLY"

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

I worked at Steven Madden full-time (More than a year)

Pros

The atmosphere in the stores is fun and hip. The relationships you develop with your staff will last far beyond the job. The employee discount is competitive with any retailers in the market. There are also kind gestures given at Christmas time for all store employees.

Cons

What you are sold on in the beginning is later found out to be half truths or full of "technicalities". There is no support from higher management and the corporate office. Which is very strange seeing as how everyone is envoy ex on the smallest in store operational functions from how many paper towels are to be ordered to filling an entry level position.

The buying department doesn't listen to store managers in respects to what items aren't selling, therefore the product sits in the store and takes up space.

There is little room for upward mobility.

There haven't been raises issued in 3 years, but stores are consistently pressured to beat LY numbers so District Managers can earn their bonuses.

In addition to not giving raises, the company has done pay cuts (a new pay structure is what they call it) that have caused some managers to see a $200 monthly reduction in earnings!

There is no work-life balance and no matter what the individual store needs are, it is almost impossible to get more hours to have the extra man power to keep store functions under control.

Advice to Management

Update the computer systems. Take the time to train employees to ensure mistakes are easier to prevent. Pay enough money so that you are able to attract a staff that cares about the company, the way you want them to.

Other Employee Reviews for Steven Madden

  1. Helpful (1)

    "It was okay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Steven Madden as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual dress work enviroment come as you are.

    Cons

    You better be able to click with the right people

    Advice to Management

    Stop all the double talk behind each others backs.


  2. "Store Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Small Comany, room for advancement

    Cons

    SM's must work Saturdays, Fridays and
    mondats and every other Sunday

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