Payless Careers: Jobs, Employment Details & Interview Questions

Payless Facts

As the largest discount family footwear in the Western Hemisphere, Payless ShoeSource opened its first store in 1956, in Toeka,Kan. For more than 50 years, Payless is dedicated to offering families quality shoes and accessories at affordable prices for any occasion. To be more professional at shoes service field to give shoppers a self-select and exceptional shopping experience, Payless is eager to recruit job seekers who are passionate about shoes and helping people to choose one perfect fit to starts a beautiful new day!

​How Old Do You Have to Be to Work at Payless:

Minimum age to work at Payless is 17 years old.

Payless Hours:

Target Center Orange CA: Mon - Sat: 9:00am - 9:00pm

Target Center Orange CA: Sun: 10:00am - 8:00pm

(Vary by location)

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Job Types that Payless Offers:

Full-time, Part-time, Internship, Commission

Printable Payless Application Form:


Payless Job Openings

Regardless of your passion, you can be sure we will be right there with you every step of the way. A lot goes into making Payless ShoeSource a great place to work. Most of what makes us great is you! If you want to be a part of a company with passionate people who work hard and always want to "do the right thing", it's time to make Payless your perfect fit. Corporate, retail, distribution center and college programs opportunities lie ahead for you to explore. Take a look at the job titles listed below:

Cashier, Sales Associate, Assistant Manager, Group Leader, Key Holder, Store Leader, Multi-Store Leader, District Leader, Maintenance Team Member, Operations Coach, Operations Lift Truck Operator, Operations Team Leader, Yard Truck Driver, Finance Clerk,Warehouse Team Coach, Account Manager, Finance Manager, safeTstep Marketing Manager, Inventory Control, Assistant Buyer Intern, Associate Buyer, Business Analyst, Financial Analyst, Business Development Associate, Business Intelligence Manager, Corporate Recruiter, Data Analyst, Senior Tax Analyst, Digital Media Analyst, Director of IT Security, Distribution Planner, eComm Site Analyst, Customer Support Associate, Human Resources Team Member, Merchandise Distribution Analyst, Merchandise Marketing Manager, Software Engineer

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Sales Associate:


Assistant Manager:


Group Leader:


Key Holder:


Payless Employee Benefits

Payless gives customers a chance to pay less for their shoes, but it never be mean on providing its associates comprehensive and optimized benefits coverage cause it treats everyone in the team an indispensable part of the company. You may check detailed benefits package which describes the benefits and basic provisions of your coverage from the list below:

  • Employee discount: Employees can take 30% off sale items.
  • Life insurance benefits: It provides individuals and their families with financial protection. The amount of Insurance equals 1 times your annual compensation with minimum benefit of $1,000. Guaranteed Issue Amount is lesser of 1 times Annual Compensation or $1,000,000 Maximum Benefit is lesser of 1 times Annual Compensation or $1,000,000. The Benefit Amount, Guaranteed Issue Amount and Maximum Benefit will be rounded to the next higher $1,000, if not already a multiple thereof. When you are 70 or older, you can get maximum benefit up to $500,000 and also terminal illness benefit. Your Life Insurance Benefit will reduce to 65% of the Life Insurance Benefit at age 70 and 45% at age 75. If you become disabled, the Life Insurance Benefits will be continued.
  • Medical insurance, dental insurance and vision insurance is all included in the benefits package to take care of your health.
  • Pre-tax savings plans, Health Saving Account, Health Care Spending Account, Limited Health Care Spending Account and Dependent Care Spending Account are all provided to cover the extra expense of health and other cost of life.
  • Paid time off, vacation and sick days is available for eligible employees
  • Short-term Disability and Long-term Disability
  • 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan
  • Business Travel Accident
  • Life Assistance Program
  • Adoption Assistance

Advantages of Working at Payless

  1. Big name company
  2. Diversified job opportunities
  3. Great benefits, bonus, 401k
  4. The environment is positive and motivated
  5. Equal opportunities

How to Apply at Payless

  1. Apply online: Visit to land on the Payless career page, browse job openings and select from the four job categories, find one that suits you best and click "Apply Now", fill out the required form and click "Submit" to submit your application for consideration.
  2. Apply offline: Use the store locator and find one nearest you and take a step into the store to see if it has a hiring kiosk or a desk help to process your application.

Payless Application Online

Payless Interview Tips

  • Before the interview, do a research on the internet about the company or the interviewer(s), design your resume in accordance with the company culture and value.
  • Dress in a proper way which means no sandals and jeans.
  • Be on time. You'd better come to interview 10 minutes earlier to make yourself prepared in mood.
  • During the interview, if the interviewer(s) ask you why you want to work there, you must give a reason because it show you are determined to apply for a position there. You could also mention what you like about the particular store you're working at. If the interviewer(s) ask you question like "What's your strength and weakness?", the adoptable way of response is to highlight your strength by giving an example of how you successfully dealt with a problem. When talking about weakness, you are suggested to be honest and what did you do then to make up for you mistake.
  • Say thank you or send a thank you message to the interviewer(s).

Payless ​Interview Questions

  1. If a blind customer came in to your store, how to you approach them to let them know about current sales?
  2. What methods of communication do you use?
  3. Can you name a time that you were stressed out by someone and explain how you handled the situation?
  4. Why do you want to work for Pay ShoeSouce?
  5. What was your main role in your previous job?
  6. What are your strengths and weaknesses?

Payless ​Jobs

Job Title Location Time
Assistant Manager Diberville, MS 2017-02-19
Store Leader Trainee Danville, VA 2017-02-19
Assistant Store Manager - West Town Mall - Madison Janesville, WI 2017-02-19
Assistant Store Manager Charlottesville, VA 2017-02-19
Assistant Manager Retail Lake Stevens, WA 2017-02-17
Retail Sales Associate Seattle, WA 2017-02-17
Full time Department Leader Trainee Plover, WI 2017-02-15
Customer Service Associate Beloit, WI 2017-02-15
Assistant Store Manager/Sales Fitchburg, WI 2017-02-15
Assistant Store Leader (Assistant Manager) Orlando, FL 2017-02-15

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