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Primark Reviews

Updated 18 October, 2017
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  • No staff discount which is offered by other similar companies (in 88 reviews)

  • No staff discount apart from 10% in Christmas (in 79 reviews)

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  1. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint Albert, AB
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint Albert, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Face paced, lots of responsibility and opportunities to solve problems

    Cons

    No support and no rewards or positive feedback for a job well done. Loved my team but the managers are the problem. I was regularly left alone for a whole day to run four departments whilst the managers sat in their office doing paperwork and training. Managers barely did anything when they were on the floor and didn't know what they were doing. When I left I got no words of thanks or anything like that even though I worked there almost five years. Very stressful. Is more about who you are friends with then how well you can do the job when it gets to management levels. If you are committed to your job and a hard worker they will take advantage of you. So many staff in my store took time off with mental health issues due to the stress of the job and the lack of appreciation from managers.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and respect your staff more. Give them discount and rewards for a good job. They are the heart of your business, not the managers


  2. "Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in West Thurrock, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in West Thurrock, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and good overtime

    Cons

    Busy periods can be overwhelming


  3. "A Great Place For Part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    There is a fun atmosphere with good management and a flexible overtime rota and Primark offers calming work.

    Cons

    My only con that I must say that I experienced at my time at Priamrk is that the pay is very low.

    Advice to Management

    I would seriously rethink the pay that you are giving employees as it is not nearly enough to live on.


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  5. "amazing!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark (More than a year)

    Pros

    ver friendly spirit always a joy to wrk there

    Cons

    nothing everything was vey good


  6. "Decent retail assistant job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people to work with, breaks are reasonable

    Cons

    Communication between departments lacking, slow to process any requests due to leave


  7. "Always busy and a fast paced environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    fast paced environment with a lot to help out with plus pay is good in central locations

    Cons

    very busy at times, especially during festive holidays


  8. "Customer service desk, Portugal"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Coimbra, Coimbra (Portugal)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    They pay really well comparing to other fashion brands and they give lots of training

    Cons

    Some managers are mean and really don't have skills to make their work; it is a stressful job because of all the clients


  9. "Good but busy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Management was really nice to me, always very friendly. It was a fast paced environment so there was always stuff to do, and the working day went quickly

    Cons

    very busy, making it hard to keep on top of things you're expected to do.


  10. "Overall a mostly positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of overtime available
    Other staff nice

    Cons

    Some managers a bit rude
    Very rigid in contracted hours


  11. "Good Weekend Job"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Friendly staff
    -Plenty of available optional overtime
    -Manageable workload
    -Comfortable uniform

    Overall, a satisfying part time job ideal for students.

    Cons

    -No staff discount
    -Online staff portal is very basic and only really useful for booking time off or checking staff handbook


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