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Payless ShoeSource Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  • Minimum wage for back breaking labor (in 74 reviews)

  • Upper management makes bad financial decisions and people who really do the work pay for it (in 71 reviews)

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  1. "Payless review"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, not physically demanding, nice people to work with, ok pay, don't have to work long hours, the driver unloads the truck

    Cons

    Chapter 11 bankruptcy, don't like how in a double coverage store only one person at a time gets credit for sales, encouraged to be a pushy sales person, keeping track of unnecessary stats when they just be keeping track of sales

    Advice to Management

    Change it so that everyone that is working gets credit for the sales because the people who are not signed in are not as sales motivated as they should be


  2. "Part time key carrier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and around school schedules

    Cons

    Have to provide too much assistance to customers.

    Advice to Management

    If a customers need help they will ask, there is no need to be following them around and constantly bothering them. Nor do they need us to force other items down their throat.

  3. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource full-time

    Pros

    Clean and good music, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Poor pay, never any overtime


  4. "Good job while in college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    Company had a lack of management

    Cons

    They were very flexible with my schedule


  5. "Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    When I worked at Payless it was great experience overall. I was fortunate enough to like the people I worked with. I wasn't around enough to form an in depth opinion about the people who run the company in our area (I worked part time), but as far as the merchandise goes, Payless has a lot of cute and practical items, I shopped there often.

    Cons

    Though Payless has useful products, many of their products are poorly made and over priced so you have to know how to spot quality.


  6. "E-review"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Super easy and a great place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing at all. It's a really nice business.


  7. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    good discount- 30%
    easy job/ not much to do

    Cons

    part time hours not great
    stores went bankrupt and closed

  8. "payless part time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    friendly work environment, great co workers, good discount, hands on sales experience

    Cons

    the former smiles routine was unrealistic, to few hours

    Advice to Management

    try to think like a customer


  9. "Great, Small Team Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    Lots of support, easy and fun work.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work by yourself all day (Sundays) so you have to be comfortable managing a lot of money and an entire store alone.


  10. "Cashier/Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    Pretty fun, you get to know your coworkers personally. The customers are always weird, but if you like excitement then this could be seen as a good thing. It seems like you'd be bored here, but there is always something to do. Very flexible schedule, but unpredictable hours.

    Cons

    The pay is abysmal. And if you aren't into weird customers then this may not be the job for you. The pay is very low for the amount of work we do. There is no commission. Be prepared to have your progress tracked and constant reports on your sales, conversions etc.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the intense pressure on UPT's, it frightens the customer if we have to keep asking them if the want a pair of socks or something. And I'm not saying commission is necessary, but its really nice and most other stores do have commission.


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