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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
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Payless ShoeSource

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not a long-term career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Fresno, CA
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Fresno, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams, several managements are very work focused, guaranteed returns

    Cons

    Sales numbers are too much and becomes meaningless tracking systems, stores are in need to renovation, better sales ideas than just BOGO

    Advice to Management

    Reward your employees, define work statuses especially between full time and assistant managers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Hard working, driven, not empowering."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Topeka, KS
    Current Employee - Merchandise Manager in Topeka, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great upside, diversity, industry leader. If you are flexible, you can cross train in multiple areas. What they know, they do very well. Logistics lead the industry.

    Cons

    Misguided leadership with analysis leading to indecisiveness. Ego often gets in the way of good decisions. Strategy is solid, but financial limitations and IMO requirements are intense.

    Advice to Management

    Be wary of who you let lead the organization.

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