Working at Steve Madden taught me a lot about teamwork. Being a sales associate was fun and very productive, but at times the sales goals were unrealistic. Working the morning shift meant that only around 5 customers walked in for about 4 hours and there were times we had to sell $1,000 in those 4 hours with only 5 customers that weren't interested in buying anything. However, that taught me to take advantage of every customer and make sure I do my best with every single one. Steve Madden helped me grow professionally because I had the opportunity to become a manager and expand my experience and work ethic. The culture is vibrant and trendy, which meant we had to make sure we looked the part and dress up. I learned so many skills, but I owe that to the supervisor I was lucky to have.