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Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. "Embroidery Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, KS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hutchinson, KS

    I worked at Red Wing Shoe full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I loved setting up the shop

    Cons

    I had too leave because of legal issues that are taken care of

    Advice to Management

    You know me and I am a good worker


  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Wing Shoe full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture
    Great Benefits
    Great heritage

    Cons

    Need to continue to improve with the times as far as technology and methodologies

  3. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Westbury, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Westbury, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Red Wing Shoe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ability to move up quickly, commission on accessories, great hours

    Cons

    some customers could be difficult as with any job in retail, the pay


  4. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Red Wing Shoe part-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work in.

    Cons

    No real lunch break


  5. "Wish there was more room for growth."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Wing Shoe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The co workers are wonderful, benefits are nice, a lot of detailed training is offered, good discount on the shoes.

    Cons

    Micro management, not much flexibility, all about the "numbers", difficult to get time off due to being short staffed, little follow through with goal planning.

    Advice to Management

    Help the bottom of the totem pole feel as important as the top.


  6. "Great company, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Red Wing Shoe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great brand to work for! The store I was in wasn't owned by corporate, so it had a different flow to it.

    Cons

    My manager (not owner, he was great) continuously accused me of stealing shoes. Mind you, I was being accused of stealing size 12+ (I wear a men's 5.5.....) from accounts that I wasn't allowed to deal with while being just a sales associate. I was being accused for any mistake the manager made, even if the issue was made on my day off.
    Because of this, I wouldn't recommend for my friends to work here unless they like being treated like dirt, and having their morals questioned at least 3 times a week.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of things to say to my previous manager, but I guess the nicest is: Please take responsibility for your actions. You're an adult, act like it.


  7. "Great Part-Time Job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Red Wing Shoe part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hours are great. Atmosphere and pace are great. It's nothing like retail in a mall. Once you've learned your stuff there, it's not that difficult, especially during the "off" season months.

    Cons

    Small staff means more responsibility for everyone than at bigger stores. It also makes it harder to call out or re-schedule things sometimes. Dealing with dirty shoes is probably the worst part.

    Advice to Management

    Best advice would be to try and schedule people for the best times/when it's busiest. And maybe to try and resist overstocking the inventory. Relatively minor things.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great well made product but. Corporate managament lavks safety precautions for its employees.."

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Red Wing Shoe (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hours. Great co-workers to work with. Making customers happy and seeing them come back.

    Cons

    Besides the issue with new Pos system being glitchy and fusterating for both assocaites and customers, most of whom are very understanding. My main concern and reason for poor review is corporate management seems to only care about percentages and bottom line. Employees feel lack of support when enforcing corporate.polices. Corporate management has little interest in the well being of employees. The only interest in the employee's saftey happens after an.incident has occured and laws are in place were they must ackwolege the employees civil rights were violated at their workplace establishment. Therefore employee's feel unsafe.

    Advice to Management

    Be progressive in taking action to ensure workplace safety even if that is costly and worst case scenario, you have to relocate a store or employees to safer areas. It's what's best for all.


  9. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Red Wing Shoe full-time

    Pros

    basically did nothing for every shift, very minimal workload and perfect for a lazy bum like me.

    Cons

    Passive agressive manager who was corrupt....he stole from the store and constantly took money out of the counter....disgusting

    Advice to Management

    Fire this clown


  10. "Salesman"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Red Wing Shoe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The atmosphere and personable setting with the customer and be the most rewarding if you take advantage of the opportunity.

    Cons

    The downside is the pace of work. Depending on the area you are located in can dictate how much business you get. The one I worked for was slow on most days with little to nothing to do.

    Advice to Management

    Updated technology would provide a stronger connection and ease of buying with the clients. The outdated technology takes too much time and takes away from other sales.


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