Primark Reviews

Updated May 15, 2021

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3.7
76%
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Primark CEO Paul Marchant
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1,444 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay and friendly atmosphere(in 332 reviews)

  • "The staff on the shopfloor are friendly staff(in 158 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Sometimes need to spend long hours to achieve results(in 153 reviews)

  • "It was a great place to work for, no discount(in 139 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Company

      Aug 25, 2020 - Visual Merchandiser in Southend, SK
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing company to work for. Friendly staff.

      Cons

      Nothing bad about this company.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Goood

      Mar 3, 2021 - Serveur, Serveusez in Toronto, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environement with loads of young

      Cons

      Pressure put by the managers

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Supervisor

      Mar 14, 2016 - Supervisor in Saint Albert, AB
      Recommend
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      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.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Sales assistant

      May 10, 2018 - Sales Associate in Essex, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Made some good friends

      Cons

      Bad pay No overtime Bad communication within store Draining

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good college job with one of the highest pay in the retail industry. Questionable department managers.

      Feb 9, 2021 - Sales Associate/Cashier in Dundrum, Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay Quick career advancement options if interested Generally flexible with hours (see cons)

      Cons

      Quick career advancement and opportunities often lead to ignorant people getting into department management positions because they passed a sales based interview with a smile on their face. Not always flexible about hours and can suit themselves when it comes to contracted hours ("you are obliged to work your contracted hours, except this week we're cutting them because sales were low" sort of jazz). January, one of the worst financial times of the year for the layman, hours are often severely reduced below contracted hours to save money. The value of the customer is often placed way too high above the welfare of the employee. People are awful to sales staff in all forms of retail. More effort should be made to protect the staff from silly people with ludicrous requests instead of welcoming more ludicrous abuse and requests.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Primark

      May 14, 2021 - Retail Assistant in Marble Arch, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly & helpful staff Always something to do Good environment

      Cons

      Can be quite busy if you aren’t used to it

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      May 15, 2021 - Retail Assistant in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Always receive Overtime at primark

      Cons

      Stressful environment but very fun environment

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      I don’t know what this is

      May 13, 2021 - Retail Assistant- Sales Floor in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The money was very good

      Cons

      The hours were sometimes difficult to meet

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      I enjoyed working here

      May 11, 2021 - Retail Sales Consultant in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Meeting new people The hours are regular Late night hours Monday to Friday working hours Line manager was lovely Approachable senior staff Busy Fast paced

      Cons

      I didn’t really have any cons I liked working there

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent place to work for a part time job

      May 13, 2021 - Retail Assistant in Leeds, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of great people to work with, shifts go quickly because of the fast pace

      Cons

      Customers can be difficult to work with

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