Payless ShoeSource

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Current Employee - Distribution Planner in Topeka, KS
Current Employee - Distribution Planner in Topeka, KS

I have been working at Payless ShoeSource

Pros

A lot of professional development and great opportunities for advancement.

Cons

Location - located in Topeka, KS

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work alot paycheck not so much

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    Current Employee - Store Leader (Manager) in Escondido, CA
    Current Employee - Store Leader (Manager) in Escondido, CA

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource

    Pros

    If you enjoy working your tail off and talking to people all day it is a wonderful job!

    Cons

    High turnover just like any retail management gig. That means lots of vacations getting cancelled. The pay is not worth what you put in. BUT........... you learn alot. The team is very forthcoming about information to make you better. Which MAKES your TEAM better. Its up to you to pass on that information. If you take the time and spend the energy you will have a great team. They dont last very long but when its good.... ITS REALLY GOOD!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bump up your managers wages or stop with the 50 hour work weeks. And yes... In California if you would like to make your quoted salary you wil be working at least 45 hours a week. That means between breaks and meetings expect 10 hour days actually WORKING!. As a manager you are an hourly employee in CA. Every other state is salary so it might not be so bad. P.S. This is old information in regards to the CEO. He got fired/ he moved on. Payless shoes was just purchased by Wolverine Worldwide and a Private investment team. We will see if they make any positive chances. Deal to close mid 2012

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The worst place I have ever worked

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    Former Employee - Second In Command in Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Second In Command in Lynchburg, VA

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get a 30% discount on the shoes.

    Cons

    You are not paid enough. You are expected to do outrageous amounts of paperwork and selling. You keeping your job will depend on how much you suggestive sell to people. You are rated on conversion...basically if the majority of people that come in don't buy things it is your fault. This alone would not be so bad but you are expected to do this while doing huge shipments and or price changes. Usually you will be by yourself to do this. They do not give enough payroll for two people to be working. Wal-mart is a better place ot work than this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop focusing on bleeding your customers dry and listen to how unsatisfied your employees are

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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