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Skechers U.S.A. Reviews

Updated May 21, 2017
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  • Hard to get in contact with upper management (in 37 reviews)

  • Low pay compared to other companies (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gaffney, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Gaffney, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, awesome staff, and good discount. A lot of training at this company. Really good job for college kids or just a first time job.

    Cons

    A lot of lifting and climbing ladders. Shipment would be heavy especially during seasons changing, so tons of new shoes to put out each week.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! It's nice to shop where the staff has product knowledge.


  2. "I truly believe I've gone through it all!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy your coworkers it makes it easier, seeing as there isn't a work life balance for Store Managers and the Assistant Store Manager. Commission is a pro if you work in that store type and if you don't they raise your hourly.

    Cons

    Under paid for the job itself. No progression unless you are a favorite. A lot of outside hiring... little to no hiring within. It's takes forever to get problems resolved. Example: I needed someone else to set up my approver in an application we use to get reimbursed for expenses, let's just say I'm just now getting reimbursed on my upcoming check. My expenses were from 3-4 months ago.

    Advice to Management

    They shouldn't look for people with all this experience coming in seeing as they don't really care about it come promotion time. I am at a location that is doing fantastic and have been with the company a year and two months, and someone who knew the DM came from the outside was with the company two months and now has his own store. I was informed I need 6-8 months of experience at a different store type to move up. Just a lot of false hope and not enough guidance.


  3. "Assistant manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Valencia, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Free shoes.

    Cons

    Strict DM and pay sucks

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be professional


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  5. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good place to work at.

    Cons

    Area Managers are very rude

    Advice to Management

    Sit talking down to your Sales Associates.


  6. "Stay away from Wholesale Allocations"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Store manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Annona, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Annona, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the discount! Depending on the position you hold you can receive up to 10 pairs of shoes at 50% off a month. Pay is decent for management and for associates I would have to say it is above average in comparison to other retail jobs.

    Cons

    It seems as though you can be terminated very quickly and are made aware of this often. The company makes it very clear that you are replaceable and in turn you feel a bit under-appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    The company is currently targeting the "baby boomers" or an older generation. They need to hire trendy people and allow tattoos and piercings if they are going to start reaching out to our younger generations. It's 2016, tattoos are considered normal now. If you would like to have "fashion forward" employees, stop enforcing polos and t-shirts for warehouse employees and start letting employees express their fashion sense without having to work around a Skechers shirt everyday.


  8. "Sales associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Charlotte, NC

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

    Pros

    Very flexible when working with someone's availability and are willing to pay employees respectively .

    Cons

    When it's a slow season your hours will be cut dramatically but they pick up again during busier seasons .


  9. "Retail is Retail"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Commission on your sales

    Cons

    Commission is only 2 % and you must sell more than one pair in order to even get the tiny commission.
    They expect a lot out of their workers for the little pay they receive.
    They also micromanage


  10. "Opinion"

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    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Former Employee - Shift Manager in Kenosha, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours and have openings all over the usa and other areas. Working in a big mall was fun

    Cons

    management doesnt really help much from above the store level. They say one thing and do another thing unlike they asked

    Advice to Management

    talk to all the workers on all levels and treat everyone the same dont favor people


  11. "Sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tukwila, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The workplace was alright, mainly working with younger toddlers and older folks looking for comfy shoes. The management was great, making sure that we all had a good understanding of each shoes we had in the shop

    Cons

    I didn't like having to bring out three boxes of shoes out to a customer every time they requested a shoe. It was our job to bring out two ADDITIONAL shoes that were similar to the one they asked for, or maybe one or two that we may just think they'd like to check out. It was good for marketing and sales, but was also quite a hassle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing the great work. Continue seasonal meetings and keep hiring great people who love shoes.


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