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Stride Rite Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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  • We're just there to make upper management money (in 14 reviews)

  • Low pay, emphasis on selling products other than the shoes people came in to buy that people did not need/want (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Annoying but not terrible"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wauwatosa, WI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wauwatosa, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stride Rite part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good hours. Employee discounts. You get to see babies all the time. You get to help out first time parents pick out the child's first walking shoes

    Cons

    Starting pay is only 8.50 an hour.
    Kids sometimes kick and hit and mess up the store & you just have to deal with it. Associates check in all new shipment.

    Advice to Management

    Higher starting pay


  2. "Outlet Store"

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

    I worked at Stride Rite full-time

    Pros

    Meeting great people, interacting with families and kids. Being great customer service satisfying every customer.

    Cons

    It gets super busy, quick.

  3. "Store Manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stride Rite (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    Stores closed with no reason

    Advice to Management

    Research company before applying


  4. "MGR."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stride Rite full-time

    Pros

    a lot of repeat business

    Cons

    unrealistic goals due to metrics


  5. "Company values"

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stride Rite (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere to work in. Customer service is a key, so you best be on top of your game!

    Cons

    Company is going more towards online, a shame because a lot of great people working for the company and love what they do.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the doors open! Keep your employees happy, and customers will keep coming!


  6. "Meh."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wrentham, MA

    Pros

    Got a great discount and worked with some great customers.

    Cons

    Management was awful. Had 4 managers in a year.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be lazy.


  7. "Sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Sterling, VA
    Former Employee - Sale Associate in Sterling, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stride Rite part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers were very friendly and helpful. Job is fun wants you get the hang of it and helping satisfied customers can be rewarding. Also the employee discount is nice!

    Cons

    You can encounter some rude customers. Often times the styles that customers want won't be in stock bc the store stockroom is too small. Customers will want to return shoes that have already been worn. These things are common in any retail job unfortunately.

  8. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stride Rite part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Employees became family, decent pay, easy job, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Corporate isn't that great, doesn't listen to suggestions made by store owners.

    Advice to Management

    Get corporate to communicate with stores and actually consider their input. The real Stride Rite reputation is connected to the employees and the children, so they know the pros and cons of the business.


  9. "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Stride Rite full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with kids all day, so its a fun environment most of the time

    Cons

    The company would never let us schedule enough associates for larger sales and events, and the pay was low for their actual expectations

    Advice to Management

    I never had any issues with my managers, the issues came from higher up than them. District managers that travel from other states once or twice a year should listen to the managers that are running the stores, as they see the actual day to day operations.


  10. "SALES"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stride Rite part-time

    Pros

    Good working environment

    Cons

    Not too many hours available to work


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