Assistant Manager, Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) – Liberal, KS – July 7, 2017
I've enjoyed every day working for Brown's Shoe Fit-Liberal. I've been lucky enough to work for two amazing managers (Greg & Elias) who have taught me a lot of things and who have always been there when I have needed them. I would recommend Brown's to anyone.
It was a relaxed "family" style environment. Job really focuses on the people, both customers and employees. Gave me an opportunity to learn all aspects of running and operating a business. Each owner created an environment that suited them. The hardest and most enjoyable part would have to be the people! Customers can be difficult but they can also be the reason you go to work everyday! I found this job to be whatever I chose to make of it. I wasn't held back by lack of opportunities offered, only by the individual's ability to be flexible and strive for success. If you enjoy helping people and treating them well this might be worth a chance!
Manager (Current Employee) – Warrensburg, MO – April 29, 2017
Excellent opportunity for advancement, chance at ownership of own operation, positive culture. Excellent support from partners and others. Brown's give you the opportunity to start your career as a Management Trainee and they empower you with the tools to own and manage your own store.
Be your own boss, oppportunity for growth, traveling, excellent retirement
Assisstant Manager (Current Employee) – Shenandoah, IA – April 28, 2017
Browns is a place where you wake up in the morning ready to go to work because everyday is different and fun. I wouldn't trade it for anything! I can honestly say that I do love my job and can't wait to continue my career with Browns shoe fit co.
Not stressful, get to meet new people, and it's fun.
Personnel Director (Current Employee) – Shenandoah, IA – April 28, 2017
I started with Brown's Shoe Fit as a part-time sales person while attending college. I loved it. Talking with people everyday. Providing great service. Treating people the way I want to be treated. 12 years later I am still with Brown's Shoe Fit and loving every minute of it. If you like a family atmosphere and get paid for something you love to do, Brown's Shoe Fit is for you!
70% of healthcare paid for full-time employees, family atmosphere, Fun
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grand Island, NE – February 25, 2016
first thing upon arrival you are expected to vacuum the store and make sure all displays are clean and full. I learned to assist customers in finding the correct fit for their next shoe purchase. I only had 1-2 co workers the entire employment, so if an issue arises we had to handle it in a professional manner. The hardest part of the job was remaining busy on slow days. The most enjoyable part of the job was the customer interaction and getting to know my shoppers.
Off by 6pm, Sundays- late start so I could still enjoy church
Local Management was great. Upper management...not so much
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Carroll, IA – May 20, 2014
Brown's is a very frugal company and has little patience for people who want to do ANYTHING BUT save as much as their paycheck as possible. If you are that person, their trainee program will be great for you (you can spend a little money after you've established yourself as an owner, but not until). I should stress my gripes are with upper management and not local owners.
In the trainee program, be prepared to be transferred across country in a moments notice. It is a requirement. When that happens, you'd better hope you can sell your home and your spouse can find a job when you get to the new location. The only other option is to leave your spouse at home until he or she can find employment. Upper management isn't the most empathetic when it comes to financial hardships.
All and all, this is a great job for someone who is already financially stable. And even if you are financially stable, you'd better make sure you don't have much in the way of mortgages to tie you down when it comes time to be transferred. If you can fit that bill, and don't mind putting in 50-60 hour weeks, this career is one of the few ways that a person could retire a millionaire and not have any formal education (though education is helpful).
Save, save, save! That's the best way to get a head in this company.
Be a self-made millionaire when you retire. Great local training.
Inconsiderate and cold upper management. Trainee pay is less than desirable.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grand Island, NE – January 17, 2014
A typical day at work started off with cleaning the area, and making everything look presentable. In between straightening shelves and fixing displays or vacuuming, I would help customers as they came. It would start off with an easy going conversation to kind of grasp their taste and what they are looking for. Than I would measure their feet and pull out some shoes for them to try on based upon what they were looking for. Following up with running the sale through the cash register. I would do inventory, unload freight and run the deposits at the end of the day. The management wasn't the greatest, but I enjoyed my job very much. I didn't have any co-workers other than the boss and his wife on occasion. The hardest part of my job was closing on all of the sales or turning a "looker" into a "buyer". The thing I enjoyed the most out of my job was the rocking discount and trying on all the shoes as they came in.