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Describe your career path at Caleres. I started as a customer service agent in Consumer Care. Soon after, I was offered the position of Receptionist at our St. Louis corporate office. I got to know not only my coworkers, but also their families. I loved being the face of our company.
The following year, my director approached me and asked me where I wanted to go with the company. Through shadowing opportunities, I learned not only that I loved the Order Management role, but also that I was qualified for the position. I wanted a challenge—and I got it!
What advice do you have for someone interested in working at Caleres? Be prepared to bring your whole self to work. We value not only your skillset, but who you are as a person. Focus on building relationships in- and outside of your department—It’s what got me this job!View opportunities in Customer Service
Describe the culture at Caleres. Working with my team is highly collaborative. There are no bad ideas—we love to bat things around and understand what we should prioritize for our consumers and our audiences. We have a strong environment of gaining and sharing knowledge from each other and from the industry so we can continually make good choices.
What’s unique about our company? The most unique aspect of Caleres is our leadership. I’ve never seen a management committee so interested in listening to the thoughts and beliefs of its teams—and then taking those ideas and incorporating them into the way we run our business. It’s a remarkable aspect of Caleres.
What advice do you have for someone interested in working at Caleres? Understand your innate strengths. What is it that you love to do that you’re also great at? Identify how that strength aligns with the opportunity that’s in front of you. Then, come meet us at Caleres.View opportunities in eCommerce & Marketing
What’s the best part of your job? Working with Sam & Libby Edelman every day, being exposed to the co-founders of the company and the creative visionaries of the Sam Edelman brand. Sam & Libby are here every single day, and that’s the great part about being a young person working here—you’re exposed to the designer himself.
What’s it like to work in fashion in New York? We are very dedicated to fashion. We’re constantly reading all the fashion magazines, we’re watching the fashion shows, we’re out shopping, we’re really learning about our customer. We stand at the subways stops and look down and see what women are wearing. When we talk about our customer and think about who we’re designing for, we’re designing for her lifestyle.
What advice do you have for someone interested in working at Sam Edelman? Set high goals for yourself. Nothing is out of your reach. Always be willing to try new things and step outside of your comfort zone. But know as much passion as you put in, you’ll get out, and in the end, you’ll be rewarded.View opportunities in Sales
What’s unique about our company?I found a “home” with Caleres. I started as a part-time Associate and never left. I’ve worked in multiple stores and lived in multiple cities. I’ve never felt like just a number, or just one Associate. From hourly Associate to Store Manager to DSM, I’ve always known I’m a part of something bigger.
We have many Associates who leave and come back to us—because they love the people and they love what they do. We don’t just hire people who are great with our customers and who drive results—we make sure they’re truly a great fit for our company.
What advice do you have for someone interested in working for us?Work hard—that’s how you succeed. If you want it, it’s there. Don’t only prove to us that you can do the job. Prove to us that you’re passionate about being a part of a diverse team that drives results by inspiring others around you.View opportunities in Retail
What’s unique about working at Caleres? The best part of my job is the people. Caleres has a tremendous pool of talent across the globe. We have generations of families that have come through this organization. It’s a testament to how Caleres believes in their people, is willing to support them, grow them and nurture them.
What does it mean to work on a portfolio of brands? With the acquisition of Allen Edmonds, I find myself working on something new and different every day. If someone had told me a year ago I’d be working on Allen Edmonds—or that we’d be making shoes in the United States—I would have told them they’re crazy. It’s a dynamic organization. There are new things happening everyday as the portfolio grows and expands.View opportunities in Design & Product Development
What’s the best part of your job?Working with my team on new ideas and direction. We have a brainstorming session at the start of each season. It’s our time to be creative—we don’t have to be in a box yet. And just as exciting, seeing the shoes you designed on someone! I always ask to take a picture and ask what she loves about the shoes. I’ve impacted her life.
How does your work directly contribute to the success of the company?I have a diversified thought process. With a bi-racial background, I look at designing with a different cultural and economic perspective. I’m thinking about all different ethnic cultures when I’m designing and developing a product—color palette, style, heel height, skin tone. Caleres values diversity of thought as critical to driving the business.View opportunities in Design & Product Development
What is unique to the culture at Caleres?What I love about Caleres is that we value people before anything else. We celebrate diversity, inclusion and individual successes—a degree, promotion, anniversary or new baby—whether it’s personal or professional. It’s a feel of community.
You could work in Data Security anywhere. Why Caleres? My team is responsible for looking into new technologies so we can speed up and become more efficient, while making sure our data is secure and we’re meeting standards. At Caleres, everyone wants to work together to reach the common goal of success for the company, and we have a sense of pride and ownership of what we do. Be ready to be a part of a bigger team—even in your everyday work, you’re a part of a bigger cause.View opportunities in Information Technology
Why did you choose to start your career with Caleres? Two things stood out to me about Caleres. First, the company is willing to invest in great talent. I joined directly out of college and since then, have held seven increasingly challenging roles, including two years in our office in China. Second, as a 130-year-old company, it showed me they were able to withstand economic ups and downs and monumental change.
Curiosity is one of our core values. How has it helped you in your career?I always ask, “How can I help you do it faster or smarter?” At Caleres, work ethic and inquisitiveness go a long way. Have courage to go upstairs and ask how things work.View opportunities in Merchandising & Planning
Yes, you read it right. We offer our Associates retirement benefits through company-funded pension and 401(k) savings plans.
Competitive medical, vision and dental coverage is available on your first day—no waiting required. Choose from four United Healthcare plans to fit you and your family’s needs.
Our Associates enjoy 30% off our brands. We offer savings on gym memberships, hotels, mobile plans, and products from Apple and Microsoft.
We offer an on-site fitness center, various clubs supporting active lifestyles and a team devoted to keeping our company educated and fit.
In your first year, you are eligible for up to 26 days off including paid-time-off days, holidays and office closed days.
We are a fashion company. Our Associates dress for their day, and are on-trend, in work-appropriate styles.
We encourage you to continue developing your career through degree and certificate programs. Education Assistance is open to Associates twice a year.
Our café is open for breakfast and lunch. Refresh stations located throughout our campus include FREE soda, coffee and fruit infused water.
We applaud those who give back. We offer opportunities to volunteer throughout the year and a charitable match program that allows Associates to double their impact to causes they are passionate about.
We know your time is valuable. That’s why we provide several on-site amenities & services including dry cleaning pick-up, print center, mail center and ATM.
Note: Not all benefits are available to all Associates or locations.
Our company name represents our passion for fit and reflects the drive and creativity our people bring every day. We believe that passion will transform the world from what it is, to what it can be.
We’re a company founded on the insight that people are unique. We’re proud of our inclusive and collaborati ve environment where differences are celebrated.
We believe our company should be as diverse as the consumers we serve. We seek and engage talented individuals from all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, lifestyles and belief systems.
We are Caleres, a diverse team working toward a shared mission of inspiring people to feel good, feet first.
Caleres, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
"It’s an important honor for us to again be among the businesses achieving 100 percent on the corporate equality index. We believe our company should be as diverse as the consumers we serve and we are proud to be recognized on this level.”
– Doug Koch, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
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You can import your education and work history from your LinkedIn profile or resume. You’ll be asked to fill in your personal contact information, and if not pre-populated by your resume, details of your education and work history. (The government requires us to ask you a few additional questions, too.)
At any time you can save your application and come back to complete at another time.
Our assessment allows us to better understand how you prefer to work, and helps us find out where you’re a fit!
Plan to spend about 45 minutes. The timed section requires 10 minutes of uninterrupted time. For all other sections, you can stop and return to complete later.
You’ll receive a confirmation email when your application and assessment are both complete. Our Talent team will review and will be in touch within two weeks.
If you’re selected to move to the next round, we’ll email you a link to your video interview.*
Digital interviewing allows us to get to know you better than a chat on the phone. You can tell your story in a much more personalized, dynamic way. And you can interview anywhere, anytime that’s most convenient for you.
Check out these tips and resources to help guide you through the process: What's a digital interview?
*For some roles, we may conduct this round of interviews over the phone.
After we review your digital interview, if you’re selected as a top candidate, we’ll be in touch within a week to schedule in-person interviews.
We’re excited to get to know you and find out if you’re a fit for our team! You’ll typically meet with your potential manager and a member of our talent team. Bring your questions—this is your opportunity to learn more about the role and our chance to hear more about you.
We may invite you to come back a second time to meet with additional members of our team.
After accepting your offer, your manager and Talent team will stay in touch and make sure you know what to expect on your first day. We develop a customized onboarding experience for each of our Associates and can’t wait for you to get started!
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Thanks for joining us in our mission of inspiring people to feel good, feet first!