Steady business, professional, full of customers and merchandise.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lower Burrell, PA, and Tarentum Pa – November 27, 2013
Pros: the oppurtunity to advance.
Cons: short breaks
Responsibilities included but not limited to being responsible for loss prevention, controlling the point of sale as a Store Leader, ensuring that the received service and customers journey was satisfying. In charge of receiving store shipments, breaking down and distributing merchandise according to the provided rack plan, and training new staff. Continuously, – more... met sale, unit, and customer management daily and weekly goals. Responsible for reporting to District Manager in regards to the store activity and sale network. – less
Store Manager (Former Employee), Saskatoon, SK – November 12, 2013
• Everyday started with
Supervising Staff and assigning daily duties • Merchandising apparels and footwear as per Plano grams • Conducting regular surveys of the store and zoning high risk areas to prevent loss • Managing inventory and evaluating store performance • Training and Evaluating the team on customer service, sales and store theft prevention – more... skills • Maintaining employee sales, return analysis and performance reports. and most important Customer Service all day long. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Bowmanville, ON – November 4, 2013
Pros: dealing with customers.
When I first started working at Payless Shoesource, I enjoyed it. I had a lot of good training hours and a lot of good trainers. A typical day at work would be greeting customers, telling them about all the deals and to help them find a pair of shoes that best suites them and what they want. I love working with customers, but the people that I had worked – more... with at the beginning all left, and new management came in. After a couple months, my shifts started getting short and newer employees were starting to work more often then I was. I looked into it and apparently there was not anything wrong with my work ethic, or anything about me at work. I am in school right now, and I believe thats why they have not been scheduling me. I need to find a job that offers me part-time hours and actually follows up on their promises made to me about hours during the week. They also did not follow along with my availability sheet.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Orangeville Ontario – September 26, 2013
Throughout your day you will have periods from quite slow to moments that keep you on your toes.. Enjoyed Advancement is possible if truly willing determined.. Loved shoes - bonus - as you review tag the new clearance sale items its like boxing day
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Pickering – July 10, 2013
A typical day at Payless would include getting into our assigned sections of the store, greet and help customers in our zone and clean up at the end of the day. I was critiqued by the leader of the day and was told what i was strong at and what and how I could work on my weaknesses.
Customer service (Current Employee), Edmonton, AB – July 8, 2013
I haven't worked for Payless for very long yet, but so far I have found it to be enjoyable. The customers are usually great. With the right manager and the right team it has every potential to be a productive job. Unfortunately the pay is terrible and you don't always get the hours that you are promised.
Great Place to work, Awesome Co-workers, Overall Fun Job.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Georgetown, Ontario – May 28, 2013
A typical day at work would involve, assisting customers with personal concerns, cashier duties, making sure the store is well maintained, and keeping up to date with special promotions and putting up displays. I learned a great sense of leadership, while building my customer service and sales skills. The management was very helpful in making sure i – more... felt comfortable in my duties. My co-workers were amazing to work with, they were very helpful in building my confidence while teaching me new techniques of selling strategies. The hardest part of the job had to be the heavy boxes, but i built up my strength so it wasn't an issue after a few months. The most enjoyable part of the job was probably interacting with the customers and helping them to find what they needed letting them leave with a smile. – less
Key Holder (Current Employee), Kitchener, ON – May 9, 2013
A typical day at work consists of running whatever shipment has been left over from previous days, ensuring the store remains neat and tidy, and servicing all customers along with any tasks the manager has requested to be done. Tasks such as promo tagging, sale change set up, rack representation, and a weekly "huddle". The most enjoyable part of the – more... job is the people I work with. The store associates are extremely friendly and easy to get along with. The hardest part of the job is trying to keep up with everything the manager and assistant manager expect from us. The amount of work that is expected to be done by associates each shift while maintaining the store numbers and servicing all customers is nearly impossible. The management is constantly changing and extremely inconsistent. In the past year alone our store has had 6 different managers/assistant managers. The constant change adds stress and pressure on the associates to adjust to a new style of management. – less
Key Sales Associate (Former Employee), Smiths Falls, ON – April 2, 2013
Pros: our store manager was amazing
Cons: payless lost its ability to connect personally to its customers
I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Payless in that I loved our store. We had an amazing group of Associates who were able to work together like a well oiled machine. We rarely ever suffered any discord amongst staff and were generally all very happy being together in the store. Overall, I don't feel that Payless Shoesource values its employees. At least – more... that was the feeling in the last few years before our store was closed. More and more the importance laid in pushing our customers to buy more than they needed and then ask them uncomfortable questions at the cash register. I understand that it's incredibly important to market directly to customers when possible, however I don't believe we need phone #'s, addresses AND emails. – less
Nice people, but not a place you want to work at for a long time.
Key Holder/Sales Associate (Former Employee), St. Albert, AB – March 26, 2013
I loved the people that I worked with. However the pay left much to be desired. I never had a stable schedule. Overall it's a job designed to be done by high-school students, but they have strict rules about hiring people under 18. Or possibly as an on-the-side job.