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Skechers U.S.A. Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Run away"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Discount, health insurance, 401k, flexible schedules, vacation and personal time(if you could find time to use it). Most employees are hard workers.

    Cons

    Where to start? Unrealistic goals/metrics. Product flow is inconsistent at best, no product when you need it and way to much when you don't. Outside hires are overpaid and under qualified, no compensation for longevity. Very few internal promotions and only if you've really kissed the right bum! Just because you post good numbers doesn't mean you'll ever be promoted or even considered. Dm positions rarely filled from within and when they do they get fired pretty quick! Burn out happens to most within a year or two, part timers 6 months, assistants rarely make it a year, regionals and dms have very high turnover. Family is hired into stores constantly and then moved into corporate positions they do not deserve. Systems are of course outdated and even the IT Dept is frustrated by them. Expect the moon to be promised to you then replaced by the burn of the sun when you realize every promise made was a lie. This is not even a good stepping stone for future opportunities, other employers will pass over you just because they know Skechers is a joke. One more thing you can't even decide what to pay your employees it is now decided by corporate, and raises everyone gets the same no matter how good or bad they are.

    Advice to Management

    Enough is enough! Hold everyone accountable to the same standards. One store doing everything wrong is overlooked and one doing everything right is busted for a sliver of paper fallen to the floor. Stop rewarding garbage managers with new stores and other people's trained staffs. Stop making promises of promotions to keep people from quitting. Stop with the elaborate parties every year and give stores more payroll to keep up with the daily changes you demand.


  2. "Bad decisions"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    40 work week, no OT.

    Cons

    Inconsistent messages trickle down from Corporate to store level.

    Advice to Management

    You guys are on a power trip and you are not getting paid enough or pay out enough to act as so.

  3. "There are better retailers"

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

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    You can wear jeans and sneakers to work.

    Cons

    If you're not young and good looking you won't be there long, even if you've got the best numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and stop throwing lavish yearly conferences (parties). Use the money to pay fair salaries and upgrade technology.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company not great upper management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Stable company not likely to close.
    Discount is 50% off a set number of shoes.

    Cons

    Upper management: It's hard to work for someone who never has anything positive to say.

    Work/life balance: Zero. Expext to be in your store six days a week, early mornings, late nights, beyond 8 hrs, taking in store lunches, (but you better not get OT or a meal penalty),and be ridiculed if you ever take a Friday or Saturday off.

    Advice to Management

    People work for people. District Managers should treat their people with respect, have empathy, communicate with their team, and be available.

    The DM that is currently overseeing this district has none of the above traits. They are all talk, says one thing and does another. They have zero credibility throughout the district due to their actions. They don't effectively communicate, and when issues escalate have no recollection of conversations held.

    Since this DM's arrival over half of the Store Managers in this large district have quit. Some of those managers had been with the company five or more years.

    Your motto is Sales Plan People. Make sure you have the right DMs in place to cultivate the people that take care of your product and generate your sales.


  5. "Hateful spiteful people"

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

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    A few nice people work in the swamp of angry, vengeful, plastic people

    Cons

    Fear is the driving force to get work done. People calling the shots have less experience than the people under them.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a company. Fear is not the way to do it.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Skechers has made my life hell"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse in Citrus Heights, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse in Citrus Heights, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. part-time

    Pros

    No good reason to work there .

    Cons

    The managers are rude , and talk to you like crap and when you report them to the skechers human resources, they will fire you .


  7. "Run"

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

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. full-time

    Pros

    Pay, free shoes, Manhattan beach

    Cons

    abusivee, dishonest, no training. Discriminating

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. There are bad people working there and managing.

  8. "Sales associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great discounts that's about it.

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations. Bad management. District manager that doesn't know what he's doing.

    Advice to Management

    Pick out better Associates and management they may look good on paper but that doesn't necessarily mean they're going to be good.
    Listen to employees when they tell you they have a problem.


  9. "Okay"

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

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is decent for how slow the stores usually are and as a sales associate the work is pretty easy. Fellow employees are super nice!

    Cons

    Corporate management sucks. They give you ridiculous expectations with deadlines to meet that aren't possible. They choose favorites and expect you to volunteer every time they need somebody. I ended up traveling all over the state to help out other stores and the district manager put up a fight about paying me for my miles. I was one of the favorites until I wanted to transfer to a store that I lived closer to but they were trying to transfer me to a store further away from the one I was already working at...They get mad at you if you're even a minute late for lunch but expect you to continue to work while you're off the clock. And I was sexually harassed by a manager and the district manager just told me that it's just their personality, not to take it too personally.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Give realistic expectations. Stop choosing favorites. Act professional. Stop hiring perverts.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away from Wholesale Allocations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great view, nice location/facilities

    Cons

    Director is verbally abusive to her employees while exhibiting no motivation or work ethic herself, which was ignored by her boss and HR. Most people (including upper management) are there to collect a paycheck and do not care about doing a good job or growing professionally. Most employees put in minimal effort during the day and then try to milk the overtime, so if you manage your time well you end up having to stay late finishing other people's work, essentially rewarding laziness. Absolutely no work ethic, integrity or interest in retail among employees and management. Don't work here if you are a serious professional interested in moving up in your career.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce a way for employees to ANONYMOUSLY evaluate their work environment(managers/division of work/co-workers). If HR is incapable of this, bring in consultants. The lack of professionalism is truly appalling. The company loses money on missed sales due to negligence of employees who have been with the company for years (even though they put little to no effort into their jobs). People who are not performing need to be moved out. Stop using "the cost of training" as an excuse to let people who don't care about the quality of their work to stay in the same position year after year.


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