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Skechers U.S.A. Reviews

Updated Oct 9, 2019

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3.3
59%
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Skechers U.S.A. Chairman and CEO Robert Greenberg
Robert Greenberg
296 Ratings
  1. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Experience"

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    Second Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A.

    Pros

    Good discount, dress code, Team Spirit

    Cons

    Poor Upper Management, Except more than you can handle, Poor communications from Corporate, Old POS system

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so hard on your stores. Actually know how to talk to them so you'll actually have a good team

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-11-29
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Marketing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. for less than a year

    Pros

    Great discounts on products, awesome people to work with and the newest building is impressive with a cafeteria inside.

    Cons

    A LOT of turn over! Upper management is usually blind to the type of chaos they are creating down the ladder. Employees are replaceable, no incentives to work hard. A LOT of horrible, unexperienced supervisors. You have been warned!

    Advice to Management

    Try to look past your own two feet and care about your employees once in awhile.

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-10-23
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Lack of organization, communication and blame game"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Manhattan Beach, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. for less than a year

    Pros

    My first impressions show nothing pro about it. I have nothing to submit here. The location of the office is nice

    Cons

    Retail division corporate management not qualified for their positions. Upper management is lazy and finger pointing - no team players. Doesn't respect employees

    Advice to Management

    Don't give someone a Director title that doesn't know how to run a business.

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-10-22
  4. "Store manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great enviroment, Fun , Great upper management

    Cons

    No downsides that i see, overall i very much enjoy my job

    Advice to Management

    More oppurtunities and training for innner advancement.

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-08-24
  5. "Territory Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexibility in travel and work load, good pay, fast-paced and progressive with some marketing techniques

    Cons

    Money-oriented (of course) which makes the organization have this super sales-saturated and greedy vibe. LA-based, so with that, the upper management and "higher ups" have little-to-no company-wide respect for female employees. Personal looks and family-association had way too large a part to play in job titles. Communication is lacking throughout the Org.

    Advice to Management

    Open up communication, build authenticity with a more diverse employee group, seek ideas from all associates, do not play favorites with family and select employees.

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-08-31
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ups and Downs"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company, lots of opportunity for advancement. Travel to California every June for Global Sales Conference. Some truly amazing people within the company but depends on your location. Company is branching out into fitness apparel and products so there are always new and exciting products coming out.

    Cons

    Poor compensation for all store level positions, not competitive at all. Museum standards expected on very minimal payroll, especially during peak season. Poor understanding of work load by upper management and corporate. Company is heading down a path towards heavy paperwork load, taking managers out of their own business.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to basics. Trust your managers to know their business and manage it accordingly. Filling out 20 different logs for every little thing is a waste of time. Create an auditing department so that store managers don't have to dedicate an entire day out of every week to just sitting at a desk going through paperwork. Go back to focusing on people; developing, coaching, and customer service.

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-08-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great job if you know the right people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The product is actually very, very good

    Cons

    Upper management plays favorites and no room to improve if you dont know people

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more invested in your managers

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-08-08
  8. "Great place to work FUN"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Skechers U.S.A.

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Good employees upper management should withhold political views

    Cons

    Try to nickel an de on salaries so be firm

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-07-19
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid retail at all cost!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Skechers U.S.A. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is very little upside in the retail division of this great company. In all honesty, the view is the only pro. And that's about it.

    Cons

    Where does one begin with Skechers retail. From top down the retail division is in a constant state of chaos. The president has absolutely no idea what is going on with his company, nor does he care to learn the business from the bottoms up. It's only because of the of the great product and marketing that the retail is a success. The worst thing about this company is that upper management and executives continue to put in place people that have no prior experience into executive roles (I.e director who had only been employed there a year before obtaining title and former assistant to the president of retail from a temp agency). Their lack of leadership and direction makes day to day task impossible to complete. If a person wants to grow their career here you need two things, be attractive and/or be in the "in crowd". The first part is self explanatory. The best way to get into the in crowd is to blame, back bite and throw people under the bus. No manager here takes responsibility for their team. Managers try to find scape goats all the pressure that's placed on them. The company culture is "you vs them", which creates a very hostile work environment. This also is the very same reason why upper management lacks tact and why it such an unprofessional environment. The pay is substantially below the industry standard. There's no set salary for any role it all depends on how much they like you (based on attractiveness and being in the in crowd). A regular analysts pay could outpace a managers depending on where they stand with the person giving them their salary. Yearly Reviews rarely happens and typically are far later than anniversary date, therefore your raise on the back burner. And at best you get cost of living increase, if that. There is more fingers being pointed than solutions being made. More than half your time is spent on why the problem occurred and not how it could be solved. Little recognition is passed off to those people that look past the politics and actually work on solutions. Upper management and executives do not like feedback and have the ability to quiet those people who dissent. HR stands back and watches and sometimes defend the very unprofessional behavior of the people running the business.

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    Advice to Management

    Hire consultants!!! There is major procedural and organizational flaws across the board. Also putting people in the positions they have had experience with.

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-06-27
  10. "Stepping stones"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot from a different perspective (management), why things are done a certain way. Good people, create a comfortable work flow. Flexible schedules. Easy way to move up if your dedicated enough. Clients for the most part are easy to work with, easy sales pitch. After a good month or two it's all too easy.

    Cons

    Upper management will expect everything perfect, the specks of dust on the ceiling included. You will be expected to work most weekends. Back to school season is the worst. Stocking/customer service/cleaning/pricing is hard to accomplish all at the same time, everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Visitors should be a bit more respectful towards the people that work stores, interact with associates give them advice on how to approach things, instead of leaving complaints. Things would be more likely to get done if associates did not have to re-price every single shoe box.

    Skechers U.S.A.2015-05-17
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