Payless ShoeSource
Happiness score is 69 out of 100
3.6 out of 5 stars.
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Payless ShoeSource Employee Review

Stand alone store great hours but lots of down time

Good place overall to work. Lots of down time due to being a stand alone store. Worked alone quite a bit. I found that I was cleaning a lot just to keep busy. Also found the shoes didn't change over much from season to season so hard to see last seasons styles.

Pros

lots of down time

Cons

flexible schedule

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4.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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Based on 5,560 reviews

Ratings by category

3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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