Payless ShoeSource

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  1.  

    Gaining Experience with A Shoe Discount

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burleson, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Burleson, TX

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

    Pros

    I loved working at Payless, when I was at my original store (as I transferred to another store after moving). It wasn't far from my house and I liked the people I worked with. My manager at the time, Leslie, was knowledgeable, personable, and very nice. She gave me opportunities to learn more about sales and management, as well as working with my college class hours. Plus the store discount didn't hurt.

    Cons

    There wasn't enough time to handle new shipments and provide proper customer service. I felt like there needed to be more team members.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no need for a skeleton crew at all times - hire more people!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Payless reveiw

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kerrville, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Kerrville, TX

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good vacation, good health plan

    Cons

    Retail, store size, selection of shoes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    My experience working at Payless was great, I learned alot about people and shoe fashion .

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hemet, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hemet, CA

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pro's were availability of job advancement, great employee discounts,yearly annual pay raises,and special bonuses for management.

    Cons

    One challenge I had was keeping myself up to date on the up coming shoes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Working hard and showing strong leadership from day one allowed me to move from store associate to key carrier in two months to assistant manager within six months.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Payless great conpany with great people, Alway lookng to improve there retail model. Good pay for the sales volume.

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    Current Employee - District Manager in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - District Manager in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource

    Pros

    Good pay great poeple and directors. Alway doing what best for there employees. Invest money back to there company and model.

    Cons

    Too many changes in there retail model

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the employees rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great for new grads

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Analyst in Topeka, KS

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary & on-ramp program for recent grads and entry-level employees. Lots of room to move upward if you are a quick learner and work hard. Constant on-going training and opportunities to learn & grow.

    Cons

    Movement stagnates once you hit the lower-level management tier. Higher pay to be had in the Kansas City area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very annoying place to work

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource

    Pros

    flexible with schedule especially if your in school

    Cons

    annoying management
    Annoying shipments days
    managers expect you to do everything
    They leave you in the store by yourself
    Managers can be rude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    can be stressful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Hands down, worst job I've ever had.

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    Former Employee - Former Assistant Manager in Bangor, ME
    Former Employee - Former Assistant Manager in Bangor, ME

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

    Pros

    Relatively lax dress code, lots of hours.

    Cons

    Revolving door employees, unreasonable expectations from upper management, undertrained and overworked minimum wage employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the minimum wage lackeys, they're the ones making your money. Adjust your expectations to reflect real like.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Room for growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource

    Pros

    Great training program. Flexible Schedule.

    Cons

    Payroll is always a challenge in any company however this company takes too far stores are staffed to the bare minimum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in your stores and people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for a part time

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    Great discount
    Always meeting new ppl
    Friendly co workers

    Cons

    I've encountered None thus far

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    I enjoyed it a lot

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Distribution Planner in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Merchandise Distribution Planner in Topeka, KS

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    They hire great people. I got recruited out of school (out of state) and was drawn by the way I was treated when i was flown out for my interview.
    Was promoted within a year and a half.
    My boss(es) we fantastic, I felt very lucky to have them.

    Cons

    location- especially moving from out of state.
    Pay could be higher to keep talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more visible and transparent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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