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Primark Reviews

Updated 21 September, 2018
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  • "No staff discount also younger workers paid less" (in 109 reviews)

  • "No discount for any of the items" (in 115 reviews)

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  1. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Essex, ON
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Essex, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Made some good friends

    Cons

    Bad pay
    No overtime
    Bad communication within store
    Draining

    Advice to Management

    Na


  2. "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

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Staff are all very helpful
    Great benefits
    Always got jobs to do
    Plenty of opportunities to try something new

    Cons

    Busy environment
    Gets very busy with customers around Christmas and Summer time


  4. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant

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

    Pros

    Great work place
    Friendly management
    Fast paced

    Cons

    I don't not have any cons with the company.


  5. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Good colleges , flexible shifts , co operative managers

    Cons

    No benefits or staff discount


  6. "Decent place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    They are very flexible with overtime and you also have paid inductions which are great. The management is friendly a majority of the time but don’t give you the respect you deserve.

    Cons

    Can get monotonous and times and there is not really any difference in the day to day.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the retail assistants more and more importantly the supervisors as they are very friendly.


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Killarney (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Sales in Killarney (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours with good breaks

    Cons

    Management arent very helpful to employees

  8. "Good for progression"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Good for progression
    Friendly atmosphere .

    Cons

    Can not think of any


  9. "Great first job"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours to suit you
    Great social life with co workers
    Always something to do
    Support when needed
    Good pay for under 21s (£7.38 per hour for under 25)

    Cons

    Discount not all year (10% 4 times a year for 4 weeks)
    Deal with tricky customers
    Hard to learn stock because it changes so often

    Advice to Management

    Some management can be unpredictable and nasty at times but overall, good management to work for.


  10. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Blackburn, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Blackburn, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for overtime and good pay above minimum wages

    Cons

    Lack of staff Mean you are frequently overworked and also lack of benefits

    Advice to Management

    Hire more staff


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