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Tradehome Shoes Reviews

Updated June 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Customer service is hard to find in many industries (in 5 reviews)

  • Good pay if you hit sales goals (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • If you do not hit sales goals you mean nothing to them (in 5 reviews)

  • Due to this, all the store and district managers think they're above the law (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Ownership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Current Employee - Manager in Bowling Green, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradehome Shoes full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for Tradehome for 6 years and have been a very happy camper. Tradehome is a 100% ESOP which means the employees own the entire company. To be a true part owner of a company that's does more than 100 million dollars in sales is something special. Over the past few years I have averaged more than $70,000 on an annual basis.

    Being my own boss is a huge pro with Tradehome. I set my own schedule, hire my own staff, and train my staff to my own standards. It is truly like owning your own business but Tradehome takes all the risk

    The fast upward movement and promformance based promotions keep me motivated on a daily basis. All of the executives of Tradehome has started off in our management training program. ALL promotions are done within the company.

    Cons

    Hard Work: if you want something handed to you this is not a company for you. It's takes hard work but when put in is very gratifying

    Advice to Management

    Very quick advancement opportunity. Can get promoted to manager, larger volume stores, regional supervisor, and even executive positions.


  2. "Overall the position is a highly rewarding, well paying, and enjoyable experience."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Champaign, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradehome Shoes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    $915 a week/ 48,580 a year for beginning managers
    Bonuses
    Profit sharing
    ESOP stock shares
    Benefits package
    Been in business since 1921
    Amazing growth potential
    Promotions are done within

    Cons

    To be successful you need to work hard and work a lot
    If you aren't sales driven this can be difficult to learn
    Relocation is required for any type of promotion
    You have to beat sales goals in order to be successful

  3. "Good place to start part time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Okemos, MI
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Okemos, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tradehome Shoes part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to know the shoe business well

    Cons

    Standing for most of the time on shifts can do a toll on your feet

    Advice to Management

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Unlimited Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Regional Supervisor in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradehome Shoes full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited room for advancement. All executive level positions are promoted from within.
    Very good pay
    Excellent benefit package
    100% employee owned
    In business since 1921
    Ability to be your own boss and develop your own team.
    Starting managers pay at $915/week plus commissions
    110 stores and growing

    Cons

    Relocation is required, not a con for myself or many people, but can be a con for some.

    If you are not Sales motivated or self driven, this is not the company for you.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to expand and open up more locations.


  5. "Management Trainee/Store Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager/Co-Owner in Rapid City, SD
    Current Employee - Store Manager/Co-Owner in Rapid City, SD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradehome Shoes full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is an awesome opportunity to work for a company that not only has the reputation for good products and great service, but to be an OWNER. Now that Tradehome has become an ESOP every manager/recruit brought into the company has the opportunity to be a business owner. Without a doubt, one of the funnest jobs I've ever had.

    Cons

    Like any mall retailer, there's ups and downs. The difference is how you choose to use your time in those down times. I've been doing this for going on 4 years and by far, the busier fun days outnumber the slow ones by a long shot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. 👌 Let's get more doors open and get our company in even more states.


  6. "Job of Opportunities"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tradehome Shoes full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have grown so much as a person both with Tradehome and outside of Tradehome since starting my career here. With the income Tradehome has provided me, I have been able to give and do so many things for my family I never thought I would be able to do. They would be just as appreciative as I am for Tradehome.

    Cons

    You do have to work Saturday's but they are busy days and go by very fast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Layton, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tradehome Shoes full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really like the one on one with the customers and actually feeling like I help people instead of ripping them off.

    Cons

    Its really pushy at times trying to make stats and pushing customers to buy certain brands or last pairs and trying to make them measure their feet etc. But in the end its for their benefit

  8. "You can gain alot of experience interacting with other people in a sales environment."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Store Manager in Cottage Grove, MN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager/Store Manager in Cottage Grove, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tradehome Shoes full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can make a good amount of money if you are good at selling. You learn a lot about how to read people and how to sell to them.

    Cons

    Lets face it like all mall jobs, you have to hit sales goals or you and the company won't survive. This means that its a environment that can sometimes be hectic and stressful. Definately a good learning experience if you are a "shark". If you are a shy person, maybe not the best place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say, retail is a hard world to survive in, your tough love attitude is what is needed to survive.


  9. "Not that bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tradehome Shoes part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good management, commission-based pay. In my time there, I noticed a whole lot of internal promotion, which is always good to see.

    Cons

    You get 1% commission on all sales. It's tough to make a whole lot of money when you're just selling shoes and pulling that small commission.

    Advice to Management

    I'd suggest that they change the commission structure. I noticed pretty high turnover for the part time employees, because the tiny commission just didn't cut it for many employees


  10. "Part-Timer Who Loves What They Do"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Tradehome Shoes part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good days- good pay
    Bad days - still decent pay
    Fun Coworkers
    Challenging Customers Keep you on your feet

    Cons

    No room for raises for part timers
    If you dont work, you don't make any money

    Advice to Management

    Keep with the small stores, because the big stores is where it's poppin


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