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Updated 21 February, 2018
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Primark CEO Paul Marchant
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  • No staff discount which is offered by other similar companies (in 100 reviews)

  • No discount except at Christmas (in 105 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. "Great Place to work !"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Place to work !

    Cons

    Pay wasn't good enough for work done


  3. "Temporary Summer Retail Assisstant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of overtime if you want to work extra outside of contracted hours. You get paid for every minute you are on the salesfloor.

    Cons

    It is hard to apply for a transfer.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly staff good working environment

    Cons

    Pay could be a bit better


  6. "Interview"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freindly,clean ,employ a lot of people,

    Cons

    Competitive,30 minute interview, had to call back


  7. "Primark"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    get sales items first
    friendly employees
    28 days off
    discount at xmas

    Cons

    rude managers (not all)
    bad salary
    over worked
    no discount


  8. "Good place for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexibility and opportunity to do payed extra hours

    Cons

    Low salary, terrible customers


  9. "It’s a great job if you want to get into retail!!"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleague’s are amazing, down to earth and such a laugh! Mangers are also lovely, they understand when you have personal issues. Overall a good company to work for.

    Cons

    Only part time contract, pays average.
    Not really many benefits, only get 10% discount in November.

    Advice to Management

    If you can bring back full time contracts.


  10. "Sales Assisant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work was really really easy

    Cons

    Stuck doing the same job every day


  11. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great team spirit

    - Flexible working hours for students

    Cons

    - Due to the rapid pace of the environment management can sometimes become too overbearing.


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