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Steven Madden Reviews

Updated December 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great discount, always new product coming in (in 27 reviews)

  • Free shoes, company contest, great coworkers (in 23 reviews)

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

  • no room for growth you will be in the same position forever (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "I wasn't happy at this job. Although I gained useful experience it seems in the Queens office most folks are unhappy."

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    Former Employee - Product Photographer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Photographer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steven Madden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gained useful experience. There were also Friendly Co workers. Free breakfast on Fridays, free clothes, discount.

    Cons

    Political structure. High turnover. Unhappy work environment. Most leave after 2 years.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff feedback


  2. "Great job for HS student"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Steven Madden part-time

    Pros

    Great discount
    fun environment
    good music

    Cons

    very competitive and sometimes very late hours

    Advice to Management

    pay better

  3. "Footwear design"

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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 full-time

    Pros

    Freedom to be self starter. Casual, fun, and fast paced work environment. Lots of cross pollination between divisions. Not corporate. Company is healthy so compensation for ambitious people isn't limited.

    Cons

    Disorganization and not the strongest brand direction. It is more of an item business without a long term plan

    Advice to Management

    Invest in marketing, the product can't sell itself in a market like this. Make time to establish a strong and clear brand direction and look long term. Sacrifice some short term gains in order to build brand direction. Help employees understand their duties and responsibilities clearly


  4. "Sales assistant for handbags and accessories"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for a well known and respected company, location is prime, plenty of hands on experience during market weeks and during market meetings

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't see eye to eye with employees, hard to communicate and get thoughts across to upper management/ HR, overworked with too many accounts and work isn't spread amongst teams fairly

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees- when we need help we really need help. happiness goes a long way. If we're unhappy then work will be miserable.


  5. "Sales Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Steven Madden part-time

    Pros

    Great team and fellow employees

    Cons

    Ever changing area management. Frustrating.


  6. Helpful (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.


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "Assistant Manager in Retail Steve Madden."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    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.


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