Payless ShoeSource
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overall it's a stressful environment, often understaffed to offset the busiest times of the day, You can't schedule employees for a 3 hour or split shift every day. You have to be on your toes and often the workload is extreme.
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Relaxed environment

I had fun working for the company. Its fast paced and time goes so fast. But its not stressful even though we're busy most of the time, because co-workers are actually helpful. We're working but at the same time we're having fun
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very good productive and fun place to work at

very good place to work at it was a great experience working there if the I didn't get into a car accident I would have stayed and worked more but ufortunately some things are unstoppable and we can't do anything over all it is a good store and anyone would love to work in a friendly environment.


good team


long hours
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Good Company but closing

I loved working at Payless but I am now being laid off along with over 2,400 other employees across the country. The work enviroment was always great.


good customers


limited growth
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Great place to work

I had a very nice time working here. Unfortunately due to the news about the closings i am out of a job . However in the time i was there i had a very nice experience.


great management, great staff, clean quiet work


minimal coverage due to lack of hours.
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not that great to work with the management. the employees are good and friendly and can get along with some of them easily depending on the location, but others are hostile and rude . training is not great either.
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Good Starter Job

This company gives you the tools to become a successful worker. The training structure is on point and everything is laid out by shift so you don't feel like you are being thrown into chaos right away. You are required to do a little bit of everything on a daily basis (customer service, promo tagging, shipment, cash register) It's a good thing to have experience in all of these areas if you want to move on to another retail profession.


training program, scheduling flexibility, associate discounts


outdated technology, repetitive tasks
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Fun workplace

Working at this place gives a lot of customer service experience but never give any pay raise, doesn't matter how hard you work. The whole team works together to drive profitable results.
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Easy job

NO security. Management is okay. Salary/wage is very low. a typical day at work consists of fixing shoes, doing shipment, garbage, sweeping floors, etc.


easy job


no security.
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shoe store with complicated and not so efficient upper management

payless is keen on doing a job well done, even though it does not have the proper motivators or tools to help employees do so. it does not have a good inventory or storage system, which further explains the previous statement. payless is good work experience, but i would manage and do things differently if i were given a choice/chance.


ok work environment and simple job


nothing comes to mind
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would not work there again even for double the pay

the company treats its employees horribly. the technology provided is still from 1980. the manager i had practically pushed every staff member that she didn't like for personal reasons out the door. constantly understaffed.
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Customer Service Specialist

Helping customer all the time, doing stock, most of the time doing stuff on your own. overall good. management is changing all the time which is difficult to adjust to.


flexible environment


Short hours
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The work itself is ok but how the management in the higher levels works is slow and counterproductive in allot of cases. Its also nearly impossible to advance in the company.
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Productive company

When I was working with Payless, I used to interact with different kind of customers, this gave me good experience and knowledge. Also, I improve my computer skill too
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Great Company

I love working there as the team is filled with great people and we work well together. I want to stay there but I went to school so I could find a career and there for this is why I will be leaving here only when I have a career.
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Fun workplace.

I really enjoyed working here. Quick advancement in the company if wanted to. Manager was fun, funny and really kind to everyone. Coworkers were fun and nice and everyone was a hard worker.
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Unprofessional work environment

The management team was run like the popular table in a high school, if they deemed you as unworthy you were treated as a lesser person.
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it fun place to work

Great opportunity to gain customer skills! great discount for employees to buy shoes


great people to work
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Fun workplace with a family setting

This company has a very good training program which all the employees go through once joining the company it is very thero. Makes you very confident in heading to the store front with your best face forward. This company hires the friendliest people I really enjoyed working for this company.


discounts on shoes
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hardworking peoplesatisfyingroom to growlarge companyfun
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Based on 5,518 reviews

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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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