Zumiez Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
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37 Ratings

Pros
  • Laid back job its alright at times just gotta talk alot (in 15 reviews)

  • Really relaxed work environment, easy to move up (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Mall hours and low pay in comparison to other retailers (in 16 reviews)

  • High sales goals, expected to make (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Very fun environment, challenging to get sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can wear whatever you want, listen to just about any music you want, best coworkers, cool customers, you're responsible for store appearance but you have a wide variety to pick from

    Cons

    You are responsible for your own development so if you are not a motivated person you will not do well. Hours are a little lacking if you don't perform well

    Advice to Management

    Give employees, especially those in a leadership position, more training time before they are thrown to the wolves to fail


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    Zumiez

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced. Good management and if you're sociable it's great. Discounts are awesome too.

    Cons

    Thrown right into the lions den - expect alt from you in a short amount of time but you get used to it


  3. great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Sarasota, FL
    Former Employee - Sales in Sarasota, FL

    I worked at Zumiez (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and friendly staff

    Cons

    Not a fan of working at he mall


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  5. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fayetteville, NC
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fayetteville, NC

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

    Pros

    Fun environment
    Play your own music
    Relaxed vibe

    Cons

    Not enough hours unless your management


  6. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Medford, OR
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Medford, OR

    I worked at Zumiez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    100k celebration and awesome culture High energy and great people

    Cons

    Lost that skate shop feel. Nepotism in districts. Managers can be a little scketchy

    Advice to Management

    Bring back that it's cool to be a skater feeling instead it's cool to be a skater in the 80s


  7. Not a bad retail experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay raise, good hours, laid back environment, sales commission

    Cons

    apathetic co-workers, most employees do not receive raises


  8. Helpful (1)

    Awesome company for recognition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Zumiez prides themselves on recognizing their employees and moving them along fairly quickly in their careers. They take special time to try to train their employees on how to be successful.

    Cons

    They dont really keep up with the going pay rate for other jobs. The pay is very poor in comparison to other companies. Furthermore, They require a lot from you and ask that you do


  9. Fun but Underpaid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Assistant
    Current Employee - Second Assistant

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back, fun, competition between staff, sales driven, commision.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad hours, very important to train lower level staff to perform above expectaion yet continuously hire externally

    Advice to Management

    Pay me more and I would make this place my career


  10. The company is a great place to work for with training, recognition, and incentives for their employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Desert, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Palm Desert, CA

    I worked at Zumiez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Provided training, great incentives, product adaptability, and people with a well driven passion.

    Cons

    Salary, favoritism, lack of professionalism, and problem solving.


  11. Fantastic company with great people development resources.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Riverhead, NY
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Riverhead, NY

    I worked at Zumiez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment
    Strong people development initiatives
    Consistent recognition

    Cons

    Pay rate
    Work Life Balance
    Lack of professionalism

    Advice to Management

    Pay competitively



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