Famous Footwear
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Fun place to work, but low compensation

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Everyday I learn something new at Famous Footwear. I enjoy meeting new customers that walk through the door. Some days are slow and some very busy and productive. Unfortunately, store sales managers and assistant sales managers are not paid much for the amount of daily tasks we take on to run a store.
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Good experience

Famous is good place to work, the company take care of the people, life work balance is good ( depending on your manager ) Dm is amazing! The company is so good that the store manager never left and there’s no to much opportunity to growth fast. Nice place to work. Good policies. Good company! Very organized.
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Easy but brain dead

Throughout the year I’ve worked there it’s been very easy but you feel sluggish and you don’t gain much experience and there is really not much room for growth. The people you work with are nice and kind.
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Encouraging and fun workplace

The work environment is great! Super welcoming, diverse, and fun. The work relatively easy to learn but it is quite detail oriented. Scheduling is flexible as well and all levels of workers are immensely understanding. If you enjoy organizing and helping others, I’d definitely recommend working here!
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Don't Mess Up

The work is simple and straight forward - as long as you're trained properly. They only care about metrics, not their people. They push for "goals" that are generally hard to meet unless you are extremely pushy with customers. The coworkers can be good to work with, and you may get lucky to have a great general manager, emphasis on luck. Overall, it's an easy job at its roots, but don't expect the world.


free pair of shoes (1 a year), OK discount, simple work


bad communication, very low pay, hours can be scarce in slow times, minimal training, corporate is ruthless
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Organized, productive and stress free

What is the best part of working at the company?Working around your schedule. Communication. Diversity What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Customers. Customer service support What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Nice, easy, friendly, professional
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Easy, fun place to work but shop lifting is an issue that hasn’t been fixed since i started working here.
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Nice entry-level job & easy

I’ve worked for Famous for about 5 years now. I started out as a sales associate and worked my way up to assistant manager. Typical job duties (of both positions) include cleaning up and monitoring the sales floor, checking in on customers, ringing people up, pricing and putting out merchandise, sizing feet, answering phones, etc. Management is just okay (it widely varies depending on location). My experience has been a bit of lack in clear communication and delegation of tasks. A pro for management is that my school and health has always been prioritized over the job. This job is great for someone in high school or college. It’s pretty easy to learn. The hours are manageable. The job gives you a great introduction to basic customer service and retail skills. Most coworkers are great and easy to get along with. Sometimes you’ll run into the issue of unreliable people and last minute call-offs or no-shows, but usually only the managers have to worry about that. The most stressful part of the job is probably theft and working out your schedule around holidays etc. It can get hectic during Back To School and Christmas, but if you have a good team it’s definitely manageable. Famous does offer nice benefits even to part timers like occasional free lunches, 30% discount on everything, and even a free pair of shoes during Back To School.


Good discount, flexible schedule, relaxed dress code


Can be boring, management can be poor
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Boring atmosphere but easy money I guess...

Honestly, if you can't stand still for more that 30 mins this job is not for you. I could not stand how quiet and slow it is and the time passed by very slowly. The store manager would ask me to go to another location for a shift if I wanted more hours. This other location was 40 mins away from the one I applied to work at, it makes no sense. Why would I waste gas to work for 4 hours at minimum wage? Communication among management is not the best. Coworkers are amazing though and super helpful and nice. Basically, you will be lining up boxes, cashiering, walking around asking if people are finding everything okay, and meeting and greeting.




Slow, lack of hours
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The business had a good pace

This is a great place to work if you don't want to move up in the company. I desired to but I left to have my first child. It'll take you years to move up. The title assistant manager is not special, there are nearly 4 other coworkers that have that title whether the actually work or not. It's easy money all you have to do is help customers & try to prevent the stealing customers from stealing which includes just making sure you have your eye on them.
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Productive workplace without stress.

Famous footwear is a good company to grow in. It has a good culture and lots of diversity. There’s little to none stress, you just have to do your job and have amazing customer service.
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Sales & Rewards Goals Can Be a Pain

If you don't like making sales goals, don't work for this company. It is a basic retail job, but they push the rewards program on their customers on as a sales associate you must have a certain percentage of your customers in the rewards program or you get in trouble for it. If you have no problem with this, then its an okay job.
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Positive fast pace stress free

What is the best part of working at the company?The trust of the coworkers they don’t steal your stuff when left in the break room the suoervisors they are team leaders What is the most stressful part about working at the company?To far from Bakersfield ca driving in the cold weather where it gets foggy or snow What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Working as a team they treated you like human beings not robots supervisors will help when you ask them to they train you until they see you can go on your own What is a typical day like for you at the company?Calm positive energy comfortable great place to work for if they hire you personal but it’s through temp service
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Unproductive, unprofessional, worthless with no potential

You can work your self harder than the managers and they will only pay you $10 and hour and treat you like garbage at the end of the day. You can feel as though maybe you have a good relationship with your coworkers but they’re just using you find something better then this cheap company that can even pay gas to and from work.
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I feel used and discarded. After being injured by a customer/ thief.

What is the best part of working at the company?Taking pride. In a job well done.Helping nice customers find the shoes they needed. Liked everyone I worked with. Pay was ok.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The shoplifters that all employees had to deal with on a daily basis . They can be very aggressive and dangerous at times. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?You do what your supervisor tells you if you want to keep your job.There is. A fine line when it comes to customer service, you need to know when to walk away to avoid injuries and danger. From customers stealing.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Help customers, detour theft by providing excellent service. And knowing when to get help or walk away from an aggressive thief so you don't get hurt.
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Productive and fun environment

Had a great time here and only stopped working for the company because I moved and the new location wasn't hiring. I learned alot from my manager on how to create a productive yet fun environment.
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Super easy and simple job

What is the best part of working at the company?30% discount Happy and healthy Environment What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Lots of people who don’t speak English Holidays What is the work environment and culture like at the company?At my specific location it is amazing What is a typical day like for you at the company?Working on shipment and record while assisting customers on the floor and ringing them up
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Toxic environment

Pros:- Decent pay for the position.- Customers were (usually) polite and friendly.- Some nice coworkers.- Hiring process was easy and straightforward.Cons:- Management has a serious gossiping issue.- Feedback was never given in a kind or constructive manner.-Extremely high turnover, very low employee morale.- No health insurance benefits.- Extremely unpredictable schedule.- Almost impossible to get time off unless you are sick.




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Extremely boring and dull job.

What is the best part of working at the company?The store team were all so lazy that it made the job super easy. Minimal expectations.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?That no-one made the effort to work hard enough to make the store better, increase profits, and their income as well.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Just do what needs to be done at bare minimum, no more, no less.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Run register, straighten boxes, watch customers to discourage shrink.
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Had a fun time working here. Management was decent could be better but that’s all retail stores. Hours aren’t consistent so be prepared. Great side hustle if you’re in high school and college but if you really need money, I’d apply somewhere else
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It’s a great place if you are in a pinch to find a job

What is the best part of working at the company?Smaller corp means smaller store great energy What is the most stressful part about working at the company?They push you to move faster on certain days What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Company let’s you grow up on the chain What is a typical day like for you at the company?Cleaning after grown people and counting out drawers aka tills
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3.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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