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Good place to hone your skills, but not much room for advancement...

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Topeka, KS

I worked at Payless ShoeSource full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Dynamic, vibrant atmosphere
Good people with whom to work, often willing to even come together outside of their stated role for the benefit of the company
Often challenged by others to think outside the box

Cons

Many positions very specialized, thus no room for advancement (unless superior leaves/advances)
The city in which it is based (Topeka, KS)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage those who perform well to continue do so through strong rewards via compensation and advancement

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    There are lots of other places to work - Choose this one, only as your last resort

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    30% percent off and once a month 50% off one pair of shoes.

    Cons

    WIG, Conversion, Online Orders, very tight payroll, most managers can't afford to schedule themselves more then 35 hours a week, just because for single coverage stores it is impossible to cut payroll and keep your numbers up. The Company cares about payroll first, and then everything else. However if you do not schedule sufficient floor coverage, you run the risk of getting bad surveys called in. Once that happens you will be in-trouble for not helping your customers the right way, and nothing will be mentioned about staying within payroll. But If you blow your payroll to keep customers happy and your store looking great, you will be in trouble for spending too much on payroll. Also be prepared to answer the question, "are you the only one here"? As you are trying your best to keep your mood up, while ringing up a line of customers, not to mention that there are 5 more down the isles waiting to be helped. No extra payroll to bring on new associates, translating to new associates don't get properly trained and thrown in to the mix of everything too quickly. Leading to bad surveys, upt, crm, conversion, and overall sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A great attitude can go a long way. There are too many thing to measure within the time given. Either add more time to get the task done, or take away some task.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Payless doesn't hire White Males

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    Current Employee - Associate in Dayton, OH
    Current Employee - Associate in Dayton, OH

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    After receiving a lot of tax brakes for building in a predominantly White area Payless, the Eastern Distribution Center in tends to not hire White Males.

    Cons

    At least we can vote with our wallets and dry up hateful influences so as to prevent my family from having to put up with theirs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There won't be a need for managers with cooperation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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