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Primark Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2017
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  • No staff discount which is offered by other similar companies (in 110 reviews)

  • No discount but it's not a huge issue (in 94 reviews)

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  1. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "working at primark part time was ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    friendly managers
    customers were nice
    breaks given

    Cons

    very busy
    very unorganised
    long hours and had to stay behind

    Advice to Management

    improve organisation


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    "sales assistant weekend"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Primark part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    lots of young people
    lovely atmosphere
    always busy so never bored can be a pro or con
    great opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    no discount for staff
    thats it really

    Advice to Management

    should really offer at least 20% discount because prices aren't as cheap as they used to be other major high street shops are offering up to 50%


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  5. "Retail Associate-Night Shift"

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    Current Employee - Retail Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great Team
    Regular work
    Lots of overtime
    Good break

    Cons

    Physically taxing
    Pay could be better
    Poor training


  6. "Overall ok"

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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

    Pros

    good discount, great flexibility, and great environment

    Cons

    long hours, not the latest technology, management style very autocratic

    Advice to Management

    better management


  7. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Chester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Chester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Convenient hours of work. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Not enough staff most of the time especially supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Employ more staff especially at busy times of the year


  8. "primark"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working conditions and fairness

    Cons

    i do not feel there are any Cons

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Retail Operative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Good staff training including tills and returns, loads of overtime available, fast paced work environment, small shifts and long shifts available, good progression

    Cons

    the uniforms are quite plan, sometimes the managers and HR staff can be quite rude, they are very strict on piercings

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to book holidays as current way to book meant that some of my holiday forms were lost, relax the piercing rule


  10. "Retail operative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Always overtime. Good job for students

    Cons

    Always busy. Management usually quite strict.


  11. "night stocking assistant"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    nice shifts, people, easy work

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, long breaks


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