Primark Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2020

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3.5
67%
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80%
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Primark CEO Paul Marchant
Paul Marchant
995 Ratings
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  • "Also - no discount except from in December where you get 10% off at Christmas(in 133 reviews)

  • "Pay was not great and no staff discount(in 131 reviews)

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  1. "Sales assistant"

    1.0
    Sales Associate in Essex, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark for less than a year

    Pros

    Made some good friends

    Cons

    Bad pay No overtime Bad communication within store Draining

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  2. "Supervisor"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Saint Albert, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark full-time for 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.

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  3. "Great place to work, but work can be overwellming"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Stratford, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Keeps you busy and on your feet. Mett great people. Opportunity to work your way up

    Cons

    During busy periods the work can sometimes be overwellming and sometimes you recieve very little support.

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  4. "Supportive and inclusive company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Carlisle, England

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Primark are a great company to work for as they are very inclusive and care about their staff and customers.

    Cons

    The shop floor can be stressful.

  5. "Amazing employer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice people fun environment many opportunities

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times

  6. "Excellent"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Telford, England

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Lots of overtime Great management Good training

    Cons

    Can not think of any cons. Quit due to location

  7. "Okay place to work at."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Student in Kingston upon Thames, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Supportive managers and supervisors, good-ish pay, overtime often available.

    Cons

    Kinda difficult to mingle in with existing staff, random meetings you don't know if you need to go to, leaves are complicated.

  8. "Review"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Liverpool, England

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Very easy to pick up overtime, wasn't a bad job

    Cons

    Didn't mention in the interview that part time workers were contracted to work all bank holidays. Not very flexibly, managers played favourites

  9. "Good experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Part Time Sales Assistant in York, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Primark part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Easy - Friendly people - Could get overtime easily - Staff area was lovely - Lots of training - Paid well at the time, I was 18 and it was 2016 though Honestly, I think people assume working a Primark would be awful but it really isn't.

    Cons

    - Customers were sometimes a nightmare - Can't say it was absolutely riveting

  10. "Good part time job"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Rate of pay - increases yearly Staff

    Cons

    Late working hours Little flexibility Very busy at times

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