Assistant manager (Former Employee) – Manassas, VA – October 17, 2018
A typical day of an Assistant Manager is either opening or closing the store. Handling the cash at the beginning or end of the day. Taking the cash to the bank and filling out those forms. Completing online-in store orders, helping customers, and making sure employees are doing their job properly. I learned a lot of management skills and how to be an effective assistant manager. I also learned how to think on my feet. Management while I was there was great, but it's not so great now. The culture of the workplace however was very negative, and many of the employees would complain the whole time. The hardest part of the job was definitely the customers who just wanted to make everyone else's day worse. The most enjoyable was completely tasks and seeing your sales numbers go up.
Great way to grow in management, customer interactions
Store Manager (Current Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – December 7, 2018
Dsm has favorites spends time with them outside of work. makes store managers give up any family life if certain team members want time off. doesn't let store managers run stores without getting approval of team members
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Grove City, OH – November 29, 2018
The manger there while I was working would make rude comments to sales associates and did not take on the responsibility of being the general manager. I did not feel comfortable there since there was a major stealing problem that was never resolved.
Managment, pay, store destroyed at the end of the night
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Stillwater, OK – November 28, 2018
Fun place to work, however no room for advancement. Work life balance isnt great, but it is retail in a college town. For what we do the pay is ok, but there is a hug gap between assistant manager and manager pay
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Tacoma, WA – November 21, 2018
If you’ve ever done retail, it’s like any other retail job. You have certain goals to meet and lot of customer servicing. It wasn’t horrible but they did have a hard time finding a stable manager and customers stole a lot and they expect you to put your life on the line to prevent stealing which is unrealistic.
Assistant Manager Retail (Former Employee) – Kearney, NE – November 19, 2018
Nice work environment good people all around. Very busy around holidays and back to school but management does great scheduling people so it’s not too overwhelming. Promoted goals and contests for sales
Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Kittanning, PA 16201 – November 9, 2018
Working at Famous Footwear has been a great experience. I have worked their since high school and they have been very understanding with my schedule since I moved on to college life. I appreciate the balance between work and academics that working here has given me.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Porterville, CA – November 3, 2018
It was definitely a learning experience. Not a place where there are lots of opportunities to advance. Plenty of work to be done but never enough time or shifts to do it. Great for a holiday job or high school position.
30% discount. sometimes it was %40.
Mangement has no idea what they're doing. Lower staff are basically fall guys. Sometimes no hours.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Adirondack, NY – October 28, 2018
The company is sales driven along with customer incentives. We had daily meetings regarding boosting sales and the customer rewards program. The hardest part of the job for me was the manual labor of deliveries. The most enjoyable was the relationship between the associates and the managers. We kept the environment fun.
The start pay is $7.50, and you get hours based off performance. Meaning you have to sign people up for rewards if they arent already. Sell them accessories like socks shoes cleaner and insoles. You have to greet customers and tell them about current promotions. You have to keep the sales floor clean. which can be hard if you’re by yourself with an assistant manager who does other things.