Payless ShoeSource

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Okay place to work for part-time

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Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in New York, NY

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

Pros

30% employee discount, once a month 50% employee discount. Can easily switch shifts with anyone willing. No intelligence required to work this job (seriously, all you're doing is extremely menial tasks such as restocking, opening boxes of shipment, putting in security sensors). Working the cashier requires a bit more intelligence as you will sometimes have customers try to take advantage of sales and prices and think they can get away with putting a more pricey pair of shoes into a box that's tagged for a cheaper price.

Cons

Customers can make huge messes and give you attitude when you ask them nicely to CLEAN UP THEIR OWN MESS. They also walk in expecting you to do them a personal favor and give them all the shoes for ridiculously cheap prices. I can't tell you how many times I've had customers ask me if its buy-one get one half off (they seem to think that's a year round promotion when its not). Schedules are never consistent, you get a new one each week, so it makes it extremely hard to plan things you want to do in your personal life, as you won't know what days/times you'll be working until the end of the week. If you're a hard worker you will definitely be picking up other people's slack because some of the workers can be quite lazy, including management. But hey, its an easy job so I can't complain too much.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good job if you enjoy keeping busy and being pressured by sales goals (depending on location)

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    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Discount: 50% off for one item once a month
    30% off any all the time
    Flexible hours depending on manager

    Cons

    Depending on the District manager, you might get daily phone calls asking WHERE you at with sales, WHY you are there, and WHAT are you going to do about it. You always have to be suggesting socks, handbags which is fine but you can see customers getting annoyed especially the regulars who tell you off after.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was okay - at least there's a great discount

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Part-Time Sales Associate

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great discount - 50% once a month, 30% the rest of the time
    Pretty simple tasks

    Cons

    Management can be difficult because of the stress laid into their management, and that stress is forced upon you.
    Coworkers come and go for this reason

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Calm down, a bit. The pressure on your employees isn't going to help you in the end. Be thorough in teaching the rules and responsibilities, we don't want to screw up in front of corporate either.

    Guilt is not the way to go, it is not encouraging, and damages the employee - boss relationship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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