Product Development, Fashion & Merchandising, (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – February 18, 2014
Pros: product, people, change
Cons: reading the fashions in apparel that promotes footwear changes.
This company is about allowing you to grow and experience a product category that is always changing. Fun, fashion and evolving product that you have to stay on top of ...know what the customer wants and needs. The work environment encourages you to be aggressive and change. Strategic thinking and working as a team is part of the culture. Management – more... is outstanding as they support the team and promote the players that impact the business. Loved the product, people and the pace! Fast and Fabulous! – less
EDI Analyst (Former Employee), St. Louis, MO – January 7, 2014
Pros: inside garage parking and wear jeans to work every day.
Responsible for large list of accounts,meeting changing customer requirements and system upgrades. Worked as a team player in a group of 5 associates.
Researching customer or system issues at the start of the day and implementing appropriate solutions.
Continually challenged with mapping customer requirements, as well as system issues.
Learned how – more... to move around in SAP and utilize Sterling B2B Integrator software.
Every day was a challenge, recognizing new problems, and resolving issues in a timely manner.
Always happy to see customer satisfaction when resolving an issue. Also enjoyed moving new accounts from the testing phase to production, utilizing planning and development skills, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills.
Developed a good relationship with outside vendors, as well as internal business units. – less
Store Sales Manager - Famous Footwear (Former Employee), Grand Prairie, TX – November 18, 2013
Pros: great people, great product
Cons: not enough payroll hours to run my store effectively.
I love shoes and being able to help fulfill my customers needs and creating relationships with my customers. I guess I would say I am an old school customer service individual, in that if the customer likes the person they will come back again, not necessarily because of the product but because of the great service they received. In addition, working – more... to help develop my staff to work towards career advancement gives me a great sense of accomplishment. In the current economy, it is very difficult to try to do more with less. This is the main reason I have decided to make a change. I do not feel I am allowed to be the kind of manager I want to be in this climate. – less
Great place to learn new skills with exposure to many tasks
Product Coordinator (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – July 9, 2013
Pros: co-workers were dependable and you could learn so many skills since it was a small company
Cons: businesses decision making
In the product development deparment, there is no typical day because we were involved in many projects so we had to wear many hats. Very dinamic place. As an employee, you learned to do many task and that was what I enjoyed about Brown Shoe/American Sporting Goods. Management and co-workers are very respectful and always helped as much as they could – more... in any given project. I feel that the hardest part of the job was to sit for hours on your desk and do oracle entry, but it was not hard because of the task but because it took a long time. The things I enjoyed the most were to go to material shows, trend shopping, and see the final product after working for a long time on a tech pack. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), Sikeston, MO – February 12, 2013
Pros: i worked days, hardly any weekends
Cons: they closed the company doors
Fast moving day. I learned to develope people skills in managing my own department. I enjoyed working with most of the people. The hardest part of the day is trying to listen to other managers point of views on life. The fun in trying to see how we were going to get the work done for the day.
Customer Service Agent (Former Employee), Clayton, MO – December 14, 2012
Pros: healthcare, management easy to talk too
Cons: if you close you are opening the next day.
Good place to start a career, co workers are nice, The hardest part is to remember the customers that you speak with is upset with the company not you. They are just taking it out on you, so dont take it personal.
STORE SALES MANAGER (Current Employee), Streamwood, IL – August 21, 2012
Pros: decent pay and great bonus for managers
Cons: lack of payroll, too many tasks and goals without ample resources to complete
Store Sales Managers have a great amount of freedom to run their stores without being micromanaged by district managers in order to reach store productivity goals. Merchandising is flexible by location and allows creativity to suit needs of specific target customer. For a retail environment, this is a great company that promotes talent from within.