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Payless ShoeSource Reviews

Updated October 20, 2017
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  • Minimum wage for back breaking labor (in 75 reviews)

  • Upper management makes bad financial decisions and people who really do the work pay for it (in 72 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Topeka, KS
    Former Employee - Intern in Topeka, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource full-time

    Pros

    Amazing team; good work/life balance; very structured internship where you will learn a lot

    Cons

    I cannot think of a negative with my internship experience besides the area of Topeka where the company is located is kind of rough.


  2. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Redlands, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Redlands, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Day goes by really fast. Always something to do.

    Cons

    Raises are small. Bosses don't care.

  3. "Nice company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bakersfield, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy going interview, great first time job experience.

    Cons

    I don't remember too many cons while working there other than some managers play favoritism.


  4. "Great place for beginning management."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, Career advancement, experience in retail.

    Cons

    General management cons, staffing, pay.


  5. "Assistant manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Millbury, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Millbury, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having the chance to move up in the company

    Cons

    Wasn't paid fairly and policy was outdated

    Advice to Management

    Communication


  6. "Good People, Slow to Action"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, 9-5 lifestyle, and corporate benefits such as a a cafe, fitness center, and flexible hours

    Cons

    Due to the company's history, it can often be slow to act and requires a great deal of approvals to take action

    Advice to Management

    Empower lower levels to make decisions. The people who are the experts often make the best decisions.


  7. "Store Manager"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Covina, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Covina, CA

    I have been working at Payless ShoeSource full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fexible houres with great benefits. District manager is great and works with you on any issues and supoorts managment team.

    Cons

    They have filed chapter 11 and will be down sizeing the managment

  8. "Former IT Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource full-time

    Pros

    The people genuinely care about one another and the success of the individuals and the company.

    Cons

    Company was struggling at the time and going thru bankruptcy. Retail business is challenging.


  9. "Payless job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    They really appreciate their employees.

    Cons

    Daily sales expectations and changing weekly sales displays


  10. "Payless associate review of job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Payless ShoeSource part-time

    Pros

    discount on shoes and flexible hours.

    Cons

    rude customers, management don't appreciate employees

    Advice to Management

    treat staff better


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