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Famous Footwear CEO Molly Adams
Molly Adams
26 Ratings
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  • "Theft and the SM not wanting for me to get promoted(in 31 reviews)

  • "Upper management is changing in the wrong direction(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent environment and room to move"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Famous Footwear full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Work a little, work a lot...it's very flexible. Great respect from management. The training can take you to other stores when they need help. It's fun.

    Cons

    Sometimes retail has it's slow months where staff is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for hiring me.

    Famous Footwear2019-02-03
  2. "Good"

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      Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate 

      I worked at Famous Footwear part-time

      Pros

      Great management and good discounts

      Cons

      Sometimes customers can be rude in retail

      Famous Footwear2019-05-09
    • "Good job but low pay."

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      Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Las Vegas, NV
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Famous Footwear part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Kind environment, easy to learn, growth opportunities.

      Cons

      Low wages, inconsistent scheduling, competitive industry.

      Famous Footwear2019-05-11
    • "Great People, but not protection from Theft"

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      Former Employee - Associate Manager 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Famous Footwear part-time

      Pros

      The People The Discount It's easy work

      Cons

      People literally come in and walk away with 9 boxes of shoes and there's nothing you can do to stop it. District gets on workers, but no one feels safe. Just hire in store LP like Ross and things would be so much better.

      Advice to Management

      Hire In Store LP!!!

      Famous Footwear2019-05-09
    • "Not a bad first job"

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      Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grove City, OH
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Famous Footwear part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Easy job, 30% discount on merchandise

      Cons

      Not enough hours, not much work to do,

      Advice to Management

      When higher ups came in and told us how to sell that was annoying. Most customers don't want to be sold to, they just want to be left alone. Felt there was a disconnect between corporate and the actual stores.

      Famous Footwear2019-05-20
    • "Good job"

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      Current Employee - Retail Store Manager 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Famous Footwear full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      It can be fun if you make it, willing to work with you for personal needs

      Cons

      Too much single coverage not enough payroll to do all the tasks needed to get done

      Advice to Management

      Go back to giving more incentives to the employees who bust their backs to get the jobs done. Make the employees feel valued like they once were.

      Famous Footwear2019-04-28
    • Helpful (1)

      "Micro managing and chaotic"

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      Current Employee - ASM- Assistant Store Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Famous Footwear full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Decent discount and hourly rate.

      Cons

      Company very stingy on labor hours running s store on 130 hours a week. Will make employees work alone for several hours (3-4). Poor business plan with always shifting products to accommodate shipments. Tend to send out too much inventory. Micro manage everything. Was told hours would be closer to 40 a week but never saw it scheduled.

      Advice to Management

      Corporate people don’t get it. You want to avoid thefts then you have three people on a floor at all times. Your computer systems already always going down. Not a pleasant work environment.

      Famous Footwear2019-05-09
    • "The job was fun and easy, management needs to be vetted better."

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      Former Employee - Associate Manager in Santa Rosa, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Famous Footwear full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The job is completely achievable and can be fun.

      Cons

      The district managers change often, and the management has a tendency to be undertrained.

      Advice to Management

      DM's should work more closely with their managers.

      Famous Footwear2019-04-29
    • "Ok Job, not for everyone"

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      Former Employee - Store Manager 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Famous Footwear full-time

      Pros

      They pay good for what you do, good discount, and everyone is willing to help each other out.

      Cons

      You work by yourself A LOT, no hours to run a successful business. Some of the policies are not clear which leaves room for interpretation which can be a bad thing. No real room for advancement after store manager.

      Advice to Management

      You should ALWAYS have at least two people in the store at all times for security reasons, a lot can happen when there is only one person there. It is also very embarrassing to be the only one in the strip mall opening your store by yourself. And PLEASE do background checks, some people put on a good act when the want a job but then when they have it you find out some disturbing things about them which makes it uncomfortable...

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      Famous Footwear2019-04-12
    • "Sales manager 22 years. Famous Footwear."

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      Former Employee - Sales Manager in Buffalo, NY
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Famous Footwear full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great atmosphere, you get as much help from corporate that you could possibly need. All you have to do is ask.

      Cons

      As in any retail business, not enough payroll.

      Advice to Management

      Be a little more receptive to the associates working in the trenches. They’re the ones putting the money in the registers.

      Famous Footwear2019-04-03
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