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Steven Madden Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great discount, always new product coming in (in 29 reviews)

  • Easy, fast paced, free shoes, customers are nice (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • as any retail job, no work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Unless you're a designer there's absolutely no room for growth (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Designer"

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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 Steven Madden full-time

    Pros

    Wide range of retailers and different product price points so there's a lot of exposure
    Good benefits
    Many employees are friendly and want to create a welcoming environment
    Complimentary meal on Fridays
    Great showroom

    Cons

    Some managers/directors have poor people management skills and treat employees inappropriately and with little to no respect
    Micromanagement by managers depending on the department
    Some team managers stifle creativity

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your directors and management teams are checked.


  2. "Ok place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Steven Madden part-time

    Pros

    Steve Madden is a pretty fun place to work if you are in school or looking for part time. Some drama but thats everywhere

    Cons

    Management sometimes does not act mature

  3. "Great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time

    Pros

    Lots of freedom and good work life balance

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized and like any retail job the hours are tough


  4. "Bias - management only cares about management"

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

    I worked at Steven Madden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Shoe discount, free breakfast on Fridays, nothing else, what's up with the 20 word minimum. Nothing else.

    Cons

    They don't care about their employees
    They don't care about their employees
    They don't care about their employees

    Advice to Management

    Why bother? They don't care.


  5. "Excellent management, great environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden part-time

    Pros

    Steve Madden is a great place to work. They have reasonable goals that are attainable and managers and employees create a good environment to work in. Also, prepare to spend all paychecks on shoes (if you're a shoeaholic, that is)

    Cons

    There are no negatives associated with the company.


  6. "Assistant Manager in Retail Steve Madden."

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    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back job and not strict at all. Retail Steve Madden pays better especially in a management position than Outlet Steve Madden. Very Flexible with schedule.

    Cons

    You have to work weekends and black Friday gets a bit hectic.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden part-time

    Pros

    Base hourly + 2% Commission

    Cons

    Dealing with bad tempered customers

  8. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden part-time

    Pros

    benefits, locations, apparel, ease of applying

    Cons

    holiday hours, time off, moving up


  9. "Great!!"

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

    I have been working at Steven Madden part-time

    Pros

    Loved the coworkers, atmosphere, and the amazing shoes!

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  10. "Store manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Steven Madden full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training, benefits, & corporate outreach

    Cons

    Work schedules, especially during holiday season


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