Payless ShoeSource
Happiness score is 69 out of 100
3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Payless ShoeSource Careers and Employment

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About the company

  • CEO
    W. Paul Jones
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  • Company size
    501 to 1,000
  • Revenue
    $130m to $650m (CAD)
  • Industry
    Retail & Wholesale
  • Headquarters
    Topeka, KS
  • Link
    Payless ShoeSource website
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Salary estimated from 70 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 5.6K reviews and is evolving.



Store Leader in Nanaimo, BC
on 17 July 2022
Can be stressful, but overall fun
I worked at Payless ShoeSource for nearly 2 decades. I found they treated their employees quite well if their work performance warranted it. It was a lot of work with large shipments, changing promotions every couple weeks (tagging many boxes of shoes individually), and balancing customers with maintaining the store. Even though some days were a challenge, it is still my favourite job I've ever had. I miss the people I had the opportunity to work with.
Assistant Manager in Toronto, ON
on 5 August 2022
Was a great place to gain retail experience
Payless was a great starter company for anyone looking to break into the retail industry. The pay was minimum wage and the hours were somewhat flexible. Management varied by location.
Key Holder in Greater Sudbury, ON
on 8 July 2022
Management ruined the job for me
Company was an okay experience, management wasn't great. I really wish retail companies took advice from workers on what products sell and should be focused on.
Assistant Manager in Belleville, ON
on 9 May 2022
Business no longer exist. I wrote this review so Indeed would stop asking me to rate my experience every time I logged on
When it was in operation, it was a great place to work. Our store was lucky we had a great team and management was firm but fair and approachable. Too bad the company was unable to survive
Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB
on 21 April 2022
Starter job
Okay starter job. Worked during high school. Not much to say as they have closed down. All in all it was a decent place to work while in school as a kid.

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Interview insights

Insights from 94 Indeed users who have interviewed with Payless ShoeSource within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is easy
Process takes about a day or two

Interview questions

Are you comfortable selling, working in a fast paced environment, what would you do if you saw someone stealing etc. They have a prescreening computer questionnaire.

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“Do you smoke” It’s a smokefree workplace “Have you ever stolen” “Strengths& weaknesses”

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