Payless ShoeSource
Happiness score is 71 out of 100
3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Interviews at Payless ShoeSource

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Payless ShoeSource.

Interview experience

Based on 81 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 74 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 68 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Payless ShoeSource

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 7.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
About a week
About two weeks
About a month
More than one month
Most reported steps
On-site interview
Problem solving exercises
Phone call/screening
Written test
Group interview
Least reported steps
Take-home/sample work
They have no interview
Drug test

What candidates say about the interview process at Payless ShoeSource

  • Interview is performed by store leader (manager) who then decides which candidate becomes a staff member.
    Shared on 23 September 2019 - Assistant Manager - 3980 Innes road
  • The interview process was very easy going and the manager eased me in and didn't feel like an interview more like a conversation, amazing experience.
    Shared on 25 February 2019 - Sales Associate/Key Holder - Brampton, ON
  • Smooth, relaxed and positive.
    Shared on 15 February 2019 - STORE MANAGER - Mississauga, ON
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Interview questions at Payless ShoeSource

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • 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.
    Shared on 25 September 2018 - Sales Associate - Windsor, ON
  • “Do you smoke” It’s a smokefree workplace“Have you ever stolen”“Strengths& weaknesses”
    Shared on 5 February 2018 - Sales Associate and Cashier - Maple Ridge, BC
  • Why you want the jobyour skills
    Shared on 30 May 2017 - Cashier - Dorval, QC

Interview tips at Payless ShoeSource

Dress code for the interview
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)66%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)18%
  • Formal (business suit)9%
  • They didn’t have a dress code7%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)0%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Payless ShoeSource

  • If Payless was still open, I would advice the interviewer to shorten the length of the interview.
    Shared on 16 April 2019 - Cashier and Key Holder - Red Deer, AB

The first interview at Payless ShoeSource

How candidates got an interview
  • Walk-In50%
  • Paper application30%
  • Through Indeed10%
  • Employee referral10%
  • Other online job site0%

How candidates received their first interview at Payless ShoeSource

  • After handing in a resume at the payless, a few weeks later I got a call asking if I would be able to come in and do an interview.
    Shared on 27 April 2019 - Customer service - Edmonton, AB
  • They call me on the phone and schedule me
    Shared on 26 March 2019 - Sales Associate - Toronto, ON
  • I went in and applied in store, I was called a week later and an interview was scheduled.
    Shared on 12 March 2019 - Sales Associate - Calgary, AB
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