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Columbus, Ohio-based DSW (Designer Shoe Warehouse or Designer Brands) is a footwear and accessories retailer, offering a wide selection of designer and name brand shoes and accessories for women, men and kids. The retailer has over 500 stores in the United States and Canada and an e-commerce website. When you join DSW, you become part of a family adhering to the core values of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. At Designer Brands they offer robust healthcare plans, family planning and support, various paid and unpaid leaves of absence, disability and life insurance, EAP, legal and financial assistance, a competitive 401(k) retirement savings plan, and 30% discounts off DSW merchandise. The company invests in you and even in your family through tuition reimbursement, and rewards your contribution through recognition & service awards. They also offer competitive paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays being aware that work-life balance is a crucial factor to their success and unique culture.

Company - Public
$2B to $5B
Large
Multiple locations
Niche Retailers
1969
Roger Rawlins
What departments DSW employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Retail28.8%
Sales Managers & Supervisors22.5%
other occupation19.3%
General and Operations Managers10%
Computer / IT5.7%
Management - Other5.4%
Business Operations5.1%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do DSW employees have before joining?
Years of experience at DSW: Newcomers: 32%, Experiencers: 16%, Experts: 20%, Veterans: 32%. DSW employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did DSW employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before DSW: Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Express. Typical DSW employees have worked at Abercrombie & Fitch.
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Abercrombie & Fitch
Bath & Body Works
Express
What industries did DSW employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of DSW: Niche Retailers, Clothing Retailers, Food & Beverage Retailers, Colleges / Universities, General Merchandise Retailers. DSW employees most likely come from a Niche Retailers industry background.
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Where did DSW employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at DSW: Small: 19%, Medium: 7%, Large: 74%. Most DSW employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at DSW study?
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Where did employees at DSW study?
Bowling Green State University-Firelands
Kent State University
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at DSW?
Time employed at DSW: <1: 10%, 1-3: 29%, 4-8: 46%, 9-13: 12%, 14-20: 3%, 20+: 0%. Most DSW employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does DSW rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at DSW: 37.6% Male and 62.4% Female. Age ratio at DSW: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 61%, 31-40: 24%, 41-50: 10%, 51-60: 3%, 60+: 1%. DSW rates - 18.4% more female than the industry average. Most DSW employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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Career advancement

How does DSW rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at DSW: medium. DSW ranks medium for career advancement which is above the industry average.
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What companies do DSW employees go on to work at?
Future employers of DSW: American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Nordstrom, Old Navy. People who work at DSW most typically go on to work for the American Eagle Outfitters.
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American Eagle Outfitters
Bath & Body Works
Express
Nordstrom
Old Navy

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When did they start DSW?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
In 1969, I believe.
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What industry does DSW operate in?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Retail.
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What’s the stock symbol of DSW?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
DSW.
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Where’s DSW’s HQ located?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Columbus, OH.
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gender breakdown at DSW?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
gender ratio is 62.4% female, 37.6% male.
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What’s DSW’s yearly revenue?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
$2b to $5b
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I’m trying to find more companies like DSW. Any suggestions?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Similar companies for DSW: Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Big Lots, Express, L Brands, Macy's, Victoria's Secret.
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What’s the name of DSW’s CEO?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Roger Rawlins.
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How long do people usually work for DSW?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did DSW employees work for?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Large companies before DSW.
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How often do employees get promoted at DSW ?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
advancement opportunities are medium
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving DSW?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
American Eagle Outfitters, Bath & Body Works, Express, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Sephora, Ulta Beauty, Victoria's Secret.
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Who are the top previous employers of DSW employees?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
from what i found these companies Abercrombie & Fitch, Bath & Body Works, Express, Gap Inc., Macy's, Old Navy, The Limited, Victoria's Secret.
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How old are DSW’s employees in general?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
around 21-30.
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Where did most of DSW employees go to school?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Bowling Green State University-Firelands, Kent State University, Miami University-Hamilton, Ohio University-Eastern Campus, The Ohio State University.
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What is the mission of DSW?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
"Great people, deep values, and a whole lot of shoe love. These are the things that make DSW Inc. what it is—a company that has changed what it means to shop for shoes, and defined what it means to truly be a Shoe Lover. Through our values of Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility, we're on a mission to be the #1 place that America turns for shoes.".
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my previous workplace management micro managed everything!
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9 months ago
they are the best at my location 💯
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wonder how many locations they have in the united states
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9 months ago
they also have locations in Canada
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9 months ago
available both in the US & Canada 📍
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I heard its easy to get a promotion or pay raise
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10 months ago
Promotions come in once in a while. You may have to work long hours to show your potential
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10 months ago
I was given a raise after 6 months of work.
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hope that the workplace is diverse & inlcusive 🤞
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9 months ago
they are successful because they are diverse 💓
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9 months ago
more innovative & new ideas R brought forth
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benefits are better than what is expected in the industry
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9 months ago
family medical leave, Paid holidays 👏
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9 months ago
Flexible spending account, Health savings account
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I am trying to find out the most attractive post so that I can apply for it, lol😂
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10 months ago
There is full time store supervisor, sales/ stock associate
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10 months ago
I think part-time manager because you don't work alot🤷
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im guessing they are not part of a union
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10 months ago
We are not part of any union
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Wondering if they do a background test
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10 months ago
AFAIK its only for upper management 🤔
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10 months ago
its not meant for all
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wondering how difficult the interview is 💭
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9 months ago
its not difficult at all.. go for it!
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wonder how our clients can reach us to solve their queries
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10 months ago
call in to talk to a rep or live chat
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10 months ago
they can also write a mail 📫
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share the kind of educational qualifications they look for
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10 months ago
has to corresponde to the position
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10 months ago
they were not really interested in it
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There are plenty of retail jobs to suit everyone
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9 months ago
Store Supervisor
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9 months ago
assistant store manager
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I hope DSW is liberal with dress code🙂
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10 months ago
smart casual and nothing with holes
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10 months ago
No shorts, no flip flops and your shoes should be in good shape😟
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wonder if shoes are sold only for men & women 💭
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10 months ago
no its for kids as well 👧
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10 months ago
Its for men, women & kids
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please let me know how RangeMe works 🙏
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9 months ago
its very simple to use ✨
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9 months ago
our IT department has done a wonderful job with it
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super anxious about my upcoming interview
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9 months ago
be yourself and smile
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9 months ago
have a winning attitude 🥰
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I would like to work with them but I don't know much about their hiring process😶
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9 months ago
Their hiring process is actually faster than I imagined🥺
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9 months ago
I applied, took an interview and was hired right away
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I heard they have flexible working hours👌
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9 months ago
True, that's how I was able to work there part time
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9 months ago
yah, the working hours are quite flexible👍
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im told that they are very big on giving back to the community
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10 months ago
we have a project called Soles 4 Souls
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10 months ago
donating shoes is helpful & creates less waste! 👏
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heard there are different shipping benefits for different club members
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10 months ago
yes according to levels ❗
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i hear that they have different brand names under it
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9 months ago
the shoe warehouse
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9 months ago
the shoe company 😀
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wonder if we provide all kinds of shoes to the customers
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9 months ago
boots , sandlals, slippers
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9 months ago
espadrills, heels, flats for women
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can someone let me know our exchange policy
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10 months ago
yes but only if they want to change the color or size
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10 months ago
yes customers can exchange things
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heard the do backgroud & drug tests
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10 months ago
yes we had both ✌
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10 months ago
i had to a drug test but no background check was done
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Can someone let me know the locations of the nail salons 💅
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10 months ago
i know about the one at Ploaris
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10 months ago
i think there are 3 in total 3️
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we are loved for our VIP program
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10 months ago
customers recieve something special on their birthdayss 🎂
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10 months ago
points are awarded every time they shop
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I finished my interviews 2 days ago but haven't gotten feedback😫
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10 months ago
Keep checking your emails and ensure you can be reached through ur phone
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10 months ago
Maybe there are working on many other applications but they'll get to you soon enough
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customers love that we have so many options for returns
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10 months ago
AFAIK there is they can mail it, return it in-store, or even online
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please let me know how the feedback is delivered
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10 months ago
very good commnication 🗣
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10 months ago
it was one on one for me
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love it when work has a plesant work pace
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10 months ago
its fast paced but sitll is very plesant 💨
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10 months ago
medium paced
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Different tiers offer different benefits to the customers
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9 months ago
for VIP elite its for 365 days a year
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9 months ago
there are different benefits thats right ✅
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wanna know if we can work from home
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9 months ago
you cant work remotely
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9 months ago
that option is not available
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heard from the employees that the culture is great
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9 months ago
we are always encouraged to do better
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9 months ago
we are treated with respect both by the management & customers ❤
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flexibility is often what i look for in the worplace
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9 months ago
i did not have to struggle with it
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9 months ago
yes they are felxible .. just let them know about your needs 👍
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I heard DSW is a great workplace
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10 months ago
The management was very supportive when I worked there
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10 months ago
They helped me earn extra cash while schooling🤩
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Fingers crossed that the career development is good 🤞
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9 months ago
the training helped me succed in my career 😍
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9 months ago
im extremely happy with the opportunities
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wondering what kind of jobs are in distribution centers 🤔
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10 months ago
there are many job positions available hre
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9 months ago
processor, material handler
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Share the type of interview questions please 🙏
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10 months ago
very general and baisc interview type questions
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its lovely that anyone can donate shoes here
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10 months ago
people can drop it in the Shoe it Forward box 😍
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10 months ago
they encourage people to donate gently used or new shoes
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I heard that their interviews are hard
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8 months ago
They test your customer care skills
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8 months ago
They kept giving me customer interaction scenarios😅
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wonder if we charge the customers a return fee
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9 months ago
gold & elite members are exempt from it
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9 months ago
just have to fill up the pre-paid return form
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I wonder whether they have any employee benefits
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9 months ago
They give paid holidays/vacations to eligible employees
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9 months ago
DSW also has life insurance/ disability
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please share the pros and cons of work 🙂
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10 months ago
customers who shop here are so polite & kind 🤗
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10 months ago
management is great!
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im told they have a minimum age requirement to work
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10 months ago
Maybe 14 or 16.. maybe.. 🤷
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10 months ago
think it might be 16 atleast
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heard they sell work and safety shoes as well 👂
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10 months ago
ALL kinds of shoes under the sun is available here
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10 months ago
they aslo sell luxury labels like ferragamo
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gift cards are easy way for our customers to spread love
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10 months ago
access to pysical and digital giftcard
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10 months ago
the traditional gift cards can be home elivered 🏡
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im so confused if there really is a nail salon ❓
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10 months ago
yes its called the W nail bar
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they have lots of good paying corporate jobs as well
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9 months ago
it pays well and the career opportunities are great
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9 months ago
techincal engineer
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Been wondering whether they offer internship placements
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10 months ago
Yes they do have an internship program to develop young talents
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10 months ago
They do offer internship opportunities. I worked there as an intern for 12 weeks.
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someone let me know how the hiring process goes
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9 months ago
tooke about 2 weeks for me 📆
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9 months ago
For me i as hired in a heartbeat!
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People find i very convinent that they are repair theri shoes here
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9 months ago
help with belts, handbags and shoes
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9 months ago
its convinent for them ⚘
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Heard that they also have internship opportunities
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9 months ago
Grateful for the first hand experience in the insustry 😇
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9 months ago
i was prepared to take on the real world after my internship here
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besides education what do they look for in an employee
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9 months ago
thinking out of the box 📦
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9 months ago
coming up with creative solutions 🎉
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fngers crossed that raises happen often 🤞
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9 months ago
yearly after a review 🥰
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9 months ago