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Primark Reviews

Updated Feb 22, 2020

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3.4
65%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
Approve of CEO
Primark CEO Paul Marchant
Paul Marchant
937 Ratings
  1. "PRIMARK - RETAIL ASSISTANT"

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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Harrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Customer promise training Various job role opportunities Working well as a team

    Cons

    We only recieve 10% discount every 3 months that lasts only 4 weeks.

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    Primark2020-02-22
  2. "Good as a first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

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

    Pros

    Set shift hours every week Always have overtime available Goof hourly wage for teenagers

    Cons

    Managers do not communicate well Always ask you to stay late Store is always messy

    Primark2020-02-22
  3. "Never again"

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    Former Employee - Night Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Some of the people are nice

    Cons

    -Constant stress -Favoritism -Nepotism (brothers and sons of management have walked into promotions) -Boys club mentality that runs through the entire place -most back areas are filthy -impossibke to dismiss staff who are absent an obscene amount of time.

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    Primark2020-02-21
  4. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the employees are nice

    Cons

    Almost everything management act like tyrants

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    Primark2020-02-20
  5. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Porto, Oporto
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Nice colleges good environment

    Cons

    Managers don't care about you

    Primark2020-02-20
  6. "Good and Bad"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Islip, East Midlands, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get left alone can go days without being harassed by management. Unlike other warehouse

    Cons

    Unrealistic targets which at times are very hard to meet. Picks in the morning are a lot easier than the evening but they get the same targets. Targets change a lot and are used to make you feel bad rather than to help you

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    Primark2020-02-19
  7. "Good company but long hours wouldn’t"

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    Current Employee - Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time

    Pros

    People I work with New store support opportunities

    Cons

    Support from managers Development opportunities

    Primark2020-02-18
  8. "Good company but not many perks if you are at a junior level"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Holidays are very good now get 27 and a 2 pm finish on Friday. Good pension also.

    Cons

    Not much opportunity to move around and pension is the only perk if you are coming in at a junior level. No healthcare, bonus or maternity leave. Also no clear progression path.

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    Primark2020-02-18
  9. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Yearly increase in pay Good union

    Cons

    Can be treated like kids in school

    Primark2020-02-17
  10. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Short shifts, not a hard job to do

    Cons

    How they allocate over time is horrible and leads to people not being able to get over time.

    Primark2020-02-17

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