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Shoe Carnival Reviews

Updated July 21, 2017
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Shoe Carnival President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Merchandising Officer Clifton E. Sifford
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Pros
  • Good People, can be a fun environment (in 18 reviews)

  • Full time means working at least 32 hours a week (or it may be 31 (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Shoe Carnival is taking over the footwear industry!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge growth opportunities, the company is debt free! Opening new stores faster than anyone in the footwear industry. Mr. Lemond definitely knows how to run a company!

    Cons

    Starting pay for the General Manager of a store is ridiculous for the amount of responsibilities. There is no such thing as seperation of work and personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your managers better for all the responsibilities they have.


  2. "Great place to work at"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Southaven, MS
    Former Employee - Cashier in Southaven, MS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    people are very friendly to everybody

    Cons

    there are no complaints at all

  3. "I worked here for a year"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is fantasitc and awesome I want to work here for longer

    Cons

    Nothing at all this place is awesome


  4. "Greatest Employer I Ever Had!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time

    Pros

    They have the right people at the top of the ladder, and they look out for everyone. Very professional company. They are still expanding, so there is always opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    The only negative thing I could say is that they don't always put their stores in the best location. I helped out at one that was in the ghetto, and had bars on the doors and windows. Scary!


  5. "A really great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had a lot of fun working at Shoe Carnival, primarily because I worked with friendly and competent individuals that genuinely wanted to help customers have the best experience possible. I worked at Shoe Carnival while attending college and management was more than accommodating with my scheduling.

    Cons

    At times customers were rude, but that can be expected anywhere you work in the retail industry. Theft always created awkward and tense moments, but again just part of retail.

    Advice to Management

    The only advice I would have is to increase the pay across the board. That was a big issue for me but I enjoyed working there so much I put that aside. Overall a great place to work.


  6. "I would reccommend Shoe Carnival."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Norridge, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Norridge, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly management as well as easy to work with coworkers. I have been working there for over two years and it feels like home to me.

    Cons

    Late hours on Saturdays and Sundays.


  7. "great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Cashier in North Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun environment, good discount, fun managers

    Cons

    long hours on tax free day

  8. "Former Sales Associate - Great Job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, NC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jacksonville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shoe Carnival part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a great employee discount, managers and coworkers were always nice, fun place to work, get to work more hours if someone calls out :)

    Cons

    Rude customers, get sent home early if not making the day (sales wise) and almost no weekends off unless requested it.

    Advice to Management

    Give harder working employees more hours.
    Arrange schedule so everyone has at least one weekend a month off.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shoe Carnival full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of them. Freedom, not micro managed & treated very fairly. Upper management are good decision makers for the most part as well. Very few retail jobs can be viewed as careers but Shoe Carnival is one of them.

    Cons

    Number one are the travel strains. Puts a lot pressure on your family life to throw yourself into this job.

    Advice to Management

    We need to stay ahead the curve better. Behind in a lot of aspects when it comes to technology. We play catch up a lot.


  10. "Temporary Sales Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aguadilla, PR
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Aguadilla, PR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers
    Relaxed environment
    Good Values
    friendly environment
    Easy job

    Cons

    No training
    Very little hours
    Your shift can change with out notice
    Communication between management and employees left more to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    Communication between management and employees left more to be desired.


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