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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
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time (More than a 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Payless ShoeSource

  1. "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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time (More than a 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.


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    "High expectations for selling cheap shoes"

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    Former Employee - store leader trainee in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - store leader trainee in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid weekly, great discount, paid holidays, nice people to work with

    Cons

    working 45-55 hours a week, work by yourself for hours at a time, constant pressure to meet sales, upts and conversion. not enough staff, why to many task (promo changes, price changes, shipment) for such a low volume store, over priced for shoes that are very uncomfortable

    Advice to Management

    get rid of the ridiculous smiles leader program (UPTS, CONVERSION) its just shoes.....and let the associates focus on helping the customer.

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