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Zara Reviews

Updated Jan 16, 2020

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3.2
51%
Recommend to a Friend
68%
Approve of CEO
Zara First Deputy Chairman and CEO Inditex Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera
Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera
894 Ratings
Pros
  • "prepares you to work in a fast paced/competitive retail landscape(in 156 reviews)

  • "Relatively good pay , nice colleges(in 117 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not good managment, long hours of work(in 146 reviews)

  • "You may work full time hours as a part time worker(in 73 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love working there"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zara part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers and managers. Great place to start learning about retail sales and fashion.

    Cons

    Not much to say at the moment.

    Zara2019-05-31
  2. "Alright"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Cashier 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, Interacting with customers

    Cons

    Poor management, Low discount, Uniform

    Zara2020-01-16
  3. "Good Experience in retail but low salary"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good retail environment - Stockroom related experience - Cashier expereince - Enormous customer experience due to large volume of customers

    Cons

    - working condition can be very stressfull in sale season - have to deal with multiple customers due to large volume of cumstomers - poor management teams

    Advice to Management

    not enough managers/superviser to train for the new employees.

    Zara2020-01-16
  4. "You must have patience to enjoy working here"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Mississauga, ON
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zara full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hours were good as well as holiday bonuses

    Cons

    The sale season makes the stores look like a hurricane just passed through. Expect to stay late cleaning

    Zara2020-01-08
  5. "Great Co-workers, terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Computer Operations in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly, my co-workers were the only reason why I stayed for as long as I did

    Cons

    TERRIBLE management, it’s like managers are trained to be rude. They don’t train you very well and expect you to know EVERYTHING- it was very frustrating and stressful. Oh, and they would put blame on their employees all the time.

    Zara2020-01-09
  6. "To many hours to work stand up"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule Young people work Easy Organization Good music

    Cons

    To many hour work stand up

    Zara2020-01-08
  7. "Not too bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Cashier in Laval, QC
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zara full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, commission, and reasonable hours.

    Cons

    Clients don’t respect the store Management often don’t reprimand when needed

    Advice to Management

    Remember that we’re all human.

    Zara2019-12-17
  8. "Stressful, horrible management"

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    Former Employee - Sales Person/Cashier in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never worked at a place with worse managers

    Cons

    Management is in their own world, they dont care about their employees

    Zara2019-12-31
  9. "Helps develop skills"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn how to work in a fast paced environment while not overlooking details.

    Cons

    It’s busy and you can’t slack off most of the times

    Advice to Management

    More ppl on sales floor

    Zara2019-12-16
  10. "Great work environment, but company rarely listen to employees"

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    Former Employee - Operations 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zara full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    group commission for every department

    Cons

    pay raises are very rare

    Zara2019-12-09
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