Cashier (Current Employee) – Calumet Park – December 7, 2013
The managers are very open and polite. The motto is "when business is slow help customers more, when business is fast help more customers." A typical work day for me involves stocking, tagging and ringing people out at the register.
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) – Blytheville, AR – June 26, 2017
Open and close store Access to bank and store deposits Responsible for training cashiers Receiving and shipping on trucks Responsible for customers and employees to make sure all safety guidelines were met
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Carmel, IN – June 25, 2017
A typical day at work would be counting money when assigned to a register. I would help customers check out, which would help me learn about how people are about things. The management was very professional. I worked with a wide variety of people. The hardest part of the job was loading stock and cleaning bathrooms. The most enjoyable part of the job was when I got to announce deals over the microphone.
Good Management, good environnment, always busy.
shorter breaks than normal, not enough hours scheduled
I enjoyed my job due to the 25% discount on all merchandise and the fact that I was 18, working with other 18-20 year olds. However the pay is $7.2 which isn't jack squat. I worked here about 10 months, so unsure how fast you get promoted, but the pay isn't worth all the heavy lifting and the truck shifts where you have to be at work at 5am. This place also makes you work random shifts so you may work til 10pm tonight and turn around to be there at 5am the next day. They won't allow anyone to have a set schedule which is lame
SALES ASSOCIATE AND CASHIER (Former Employee) – Independence, MO – June 20, 2017
The company couldn't hold employment. Highly disorganized. Okay place for a starter/high school job. You have to know how to stick things out and create your own environment. Don't expect too much advancement.
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Cape Girardeau, MO – June 15, 2017
Shoe Carnival helped me strengthen my skills for my upcoming career in business/finance that I could never imagine that a retail job could offer. The management was nothing short of excellent always scheduling around my busy schedule and able to fill in hours if needed. I was able to cross train in all departments: cashier, sales associate, stock and microphone. breaks are generally 30-45 mins. It is a retail job so the majority of your day will be interacting with customers, keeping the store looking aesthetically pleasing and preparing the inventory for the next seasons sale. The workplace culture is laid back but be prepared to deal with heavy shopping seasons like black Friday and no tax weekend for back to school.
All the employees are a pleasure to work with and helped my develop my interpersonal skills.
Cashier (Current Employee) – Fairview Heights, IL – June 13, 2017
Shoe Carnival managers and employees are a pleasure to work with, no one there has a bad attitude about anything. The management is more than willing to work with you on scheduling and developing your skills.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Michigan City, IN – June 12, 2017
First of all , I think the store was located in a bad spot . For a while , people didn't even know the store was there . Plus , I would say that they could give the employees a little more freedom . To be themselves .
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Round Rock, TX – June 11, 2017
Great to gain sales experience, although pay isn't great, but definitely recommend as first job. Quickly promoted, but pay doesn't change greatly, have to get people to sign up for a free rewards card or else you'll get written up or fired.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Lawton, OK – June 10, 2017
Working at Shoe Carnival was a great first job. For the most part, it was never extremely busy, so completing small tasks like cleaning up aisles and fixing displays were easy. The floor manager encouraged having fun while working so long as it did not interfere with getting tasks completed and would sometimes call you out over the intercom if caught dancing and would start small competitions with the customers to help them win sales. Overall, the culture in the workplace was lighthearted and fun filled.
Salary Manager (Former Employee) – South Carolina – June 2, 2017
At the time of this position, the company should have paid you twice based on the amount of hours required. Several instances when it was required to send all but one associate home and run the store by yourself.
General Laborer (Former Employee) – Waterloo, IA – June 1, 2017
Did not provide great pay as I started out at 7.25, and after two years my pay was only bumped up 14 cents with 7 cents given each year. Good place to work while in school or college. Not a great place to work of trying to live on your own or provide for others.