BENEFITS ARE MORE THAN JUST A CHECKLIST
They give you peace of mind, help you protect you and your family financially, plus give you a few cool perks you hadn’t thought of before. We’ve got you covered. Benefits eligibility may vary based on where you work and your position. Read on to learn more!
PEACE OF MIND
Life can be unpredictable, and we’re here to support you wherever it takes you. Designer Brands offers various paid and unpaid leaves of absence, including company-paid short-term disability and life insurance protecting you and your family’s financial security. Additionally, you and your family have free unlimited, confidential 24/7 support available through our Employee Assistance Program to speak with licensed counselors, work/life specialists, legal and financial assistance, and more. At Designer Brands, we offer healthcare plans including medical, prescription, vision and dental.
FIND YOUR FIT
We’re committed to celebrating our diversity and leading with an inclusive mindset. Inclusion means we have many voices at the table, with every perspective adding to the dialog. Through this work, we inspire authenticity and empowerment to drive the best experience for our associates, customers, and communities. Associate-driven groups organize around a shared interest or common diversity dimension which foster an inclusive and engaging work environment. We have groups supporting millennials, female leadership, people of color, the LGBTQ+ community, working parents, and more.
A CULTURE OF LEARNING
We believe in helping you own your own development and achieve your professional goals. We invest in you through our Learning Team. We offer an ongoing variety of learning & developments courses and learning tracks lead by our global partners.
SAVINGS & FINANCIAL WELL-BEING
Designer Brands offers a competitive retirement savings plan, and our company match = free money for you! On top of that, we offer financial well-being tools whether you’re trying to pay off debt, plan for the future, or just save for a rainy day.
Get in, we’re going shopping. All associates get access to an exclusive network of discounts including cell phones, travel, groceries, gyms, tickets and more. It gets even better than that! Designer Brands associates also save with our friends at American Eagle and Aerie!
UP YOUR SHOE GAME
Working here is a shoe lover’s dream. Our associates love Shoe Company & DSW’s vast assortment of shoes and accessories just as much as they love working for Designer Brands. As an associate, you and your eligible family members can get a 30% discount off at our stores on regular priced merchandise.
REWARDS & RECOGNITION
At Designer Brands Inc, we value accountability and believe it is important to recognize the contributions of others. The Inspire Greatness website is a tool for associates to recognize and be recognized! It allows you to send and receive e-cards, engage with other associates and shop using recognition points.
WORK HARD, PLAY HARD
We are a high-powered team and Designer Brands celebrates and rewards our exceptional associates through recognition & service awards. We offer competitive Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays to our associates because we know that work-life balance is crucial to success and maintaining our unique culture. Depending on your location, even more great perks await!
WHAT OUR ASSOCIATES ARE SAYING
GREAT PEOPLE & DEEP VALUES ARE OUR STYLE.
DUSKA SUPERVISOR, VENDOR RELATIONS
"My almost 10-year journey with Designer Brands Canada has been very inspiring. Working at DBC is like a family, I have support from not only my team and managers, but all departments. DBC provides a space for me to feel comfortable in my own skin, to express myself and be true to my values and morals while also mentoring me to be the best in my field that I can be. Taking my strengths and opportunities and nourishing those qualities towards my success. I have seen many changes over the years and the most important aspect throughout all the years is that DBC is committed to providing me with the opportunity to learn and grow."
"I have worked for DBC corporate for 8 years and the company has given me an environment to grow and develop in my career which has kept me engaged, motivated and dedicated to delivering results. The company continues to make me proud to work here through our initiatives to support our associates inside and outside of the workplace and make connections with our customers."
DINA SENIOR MANAGER, IT APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
"Designer brands has seen my potential, encouraged me to develop my skills, and given me opportunities for growth and advancement. DBC has guided me through my professional goals and constantly works with me to reach them. My favorite thing about working here is the culture! It is a beautiful environment of inclusion and support; truly an amazing community to be a part of!"
KUSHAL MANAGER, CRM & LOYALTY
"Over my past 4 years at DBC, the company has gone through a lot of changes and overcame of a lot challenges. One of the biggest reason behind the company’s success, is its people’s nimbleness, culture and sense of belonging. I feel passionate about the work that I do here as it challenges me and stretches me into different areas. The executive team encourages and empowers me to do my best. DBC truly believes and stands behind its values of ‘Self Expression’ and ‘Inspiring Greatness’. It continues to be vocal on issues of social justice and is investing in diversity, equity and inclusion and is a true female led organization."
DANE MERCHANDISE COORDINATOR, ECOMMERCE
"Working for Designer Brands Canada is like being part of a tightly knit family all with the same mission. We’re here to spread shoe love while ensuring our customers receive a top-notch shopping experience, whether in-store or online. With effective communication from our strong leadership team, associates have opportunities to learn from our management teams and from each other."
CHRISTINA ASSISTANT BUYER
"I have worked with DBC for over 8 years and I’m so happy to be part of such an amazing company! I have managed to progress from a Part Time Sales Associate in stores, to an Ecommerce Merchandise Coordinator, and now in my present role as an Assistant Buyer. I’m so grateful for these amazing opportunities and the wonderful colleagues that I have met over these years. Everyone at DBC is so welcoming and kindhearted, and have become my extended family away from home, always there to help you when you need it."
LAURYN SUPERVISOR, ORANGEVILLE, ON
"When I came here 3 years ago, I was overwhelmed with positivity from The Shoe Company. They offer flexible schedules, a great employee discount and a friendly work environment with caring management. I am so glad that I became a part of the shoe company family!"
SHEENAM STORE MANAGER, LANGLEY, BC
"I started my journey at Designer Brands almost three years ago and from the start I have been impressed to see how everyone works here with goal-oriented approach. I love working in The Shoe Company because it has given me valuable experiences and also have exposed me to countless learning experiences which I would not have encountered otherwise. Another great thing about working here is the company culture. Excellence, care and respect are the qualities that exude from the top and flow throughout rest of the company. I am proud to be a part of this company."
EMILY SUPERVISOR, MILTON, ON
"My favourite thing about working for The Shoe Company is the supportive and positive people I work with. Going into work is a welcoming experience, and everyone is happy to see each other, bringing a smile you can see under our masks. We can have good conversations that are positive and uplifting, and we know we are here for one another. The positive atmosphere makes working enjoyable and exciting to face the challenges throughout the day. The jokes we make together, and occasional sweets are an added bonus :)"
ALDA PART TIME ASSOCIATE, MAPLE RIDGE, BC
"I’ve been working at The Shoe Company for the last 2 1/2 years the thing that has stood out to me working here is the amazing job the company is doing to be inclusive to all no matter our background. I always feels that I have a voice and I belong."
TABATHA AREA MANAGER, GREATER VANCOUVER, BC
"I can honestly say that I have never felt more valued by a company. Love, trust and ownership isn’t just a slogan here… it’s tangible and you feel it at every turn."
TERRAH ASSOCIATE, TORONTO
"I have been working at The Shoe Company for four wonderful years, and during this period, my coworkers have become like family. The work environment is fun, friendly, and very dedicated to being fashion-forward. I can confidently say that I have achieved a great sense of mastery within the retail environment due to the time and effort that I have invested in The Shoe Company."
CHRISTINE ASSOCIATE, LONDON, ON
"DSW is a great place to work, as it is a very positive atmosphere, and you always get great feedback and help from all associates. I love all shoes, the environment and love being able to help everyone find the right shoes. I enjoy the people I work with and the friends I’ve made."
NATALIE ASSISTANT MANAGER, NEWMARKET, ON
"I love shoes! I’m always looking for that perfect pair; DSW allows me to express my passion. For me DSW embodies a culture, values and creates an environment which are aligned with my own. For example, I feel that this is a company that listens, talks things out, shares and are generally invested in their associate’s overall well-being."
TAMMY STORE MANAGER, EDMONTON, ALBERT
"I love working for DSW because you’re always learning and growing and your opinion matters. I get to work with so many great people not only at store level but also above who really believe in and live honesty and transparency in everything we do. As a manger I continually get to challenge myself and my team to be the best we can be while working with great product in an environment that promotes selfexpression and diversity. With retail always changing its nice to somewhere you feel secure and valued."
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