Zumiez Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
158 Reviews
3.2
158 Reviews
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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
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94 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • At work the environment is laid back and relationship with management is very open (in 10 reviews)

  • You can wear pretty much whatever you want and listen to your own iPod during the day (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Mall hours and low pay in comparison to other retailers (in 14 reviews)

  • No hours, unrealistic sales goals, bad pay, have to nag customers constantly (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    ZUMIEZ is a bitter sweet place to work

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

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

    Pros

    -first off, 100K!!!! if you sell certain amount of merchandise, you get invited to a company event called 100k and its a full expensed trip, zumiez flys you to a snowboardinging resort, and you get to party and snowboard with celebrities and all the pros in the skate industry!
    -Work environment is super friendly
    -No dress code
    -Laid back job
    -Flexible hours

    Cons

    -Pay, hours, holiday, training, discounts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great starting out company. Builds a strong work Ethic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager  in  Eau Claire, WI
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Eau Claire, WI

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

    Pros

    If you work hard they will work just as hard ro help you succeed. Plus free trips are an insentive. The upper management works with you to help you to become your best. They are also always giving you training to help you as well. They will also help you to advance in your career. I was helped out with an internship with them as well

    Cons

    The pay is pretty low comparitive to other companies. Sometimes the hours can become pretty rough if you do not have a solid sales team to work with.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great store, great products, great atmosphere

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez

    Pros

    It's a company that is still getting on it's feet but it's definitely a fun company to not only work for but also purchase things from.

    Cons

    Like I said, it's a smaller company so the pay is not extraordinary and there many not be as many benefits offered as a well-established one.

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  5.  

    Fun company with room for growth.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez

    Pros

    If you work hard enough, it is easy to get promoted. Commission for sales.

    Cons

    If you don't enjoy selling, this is not the place for you.

  6.  

    Fun Retailer and great company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    It felt like a hangout environment! Training was easy, staff was fun!! Lot's of company events and Zumiez is a family!

    Cons

    Not many hours to schedule staff with. Quite a lot of times, but you found things to do to stay busy!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be awesome!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job to start your career, not spend your life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

    Traveling for company events, training sessions on hardware goods, employees rewarded for good sales numbers

    Cons

    Inflexible work hours for management, very competitive and sometimes cut-throat for numbers and commission. Great job for sales employees in high school, summer college job, or newly graduated. Not a good long-term option based on salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Energetic and competitive! One of the few companies that still value their employees

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

    I worked at Zumiez full-time

    Pros

    Great Product, growth potential, discount and incentives. One of the few retailers out there that focus on valuing the customer as well as the store teams. Great for someone who is looking to gain retail experience, have fun and sell great product.

    Cons

    - On-boarding and training programs for external management hires.
    - Good training programs but the way the sales training was written was a little overwhelming for new hires when they are new to the lifestyle of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! I have never interacted with such a passionate team of people on all levels. Rare to actually see a corporate team who's drive and commitment matches or exceeds the field teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company if you're in the right district

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

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

    Pros

    Relaxed and fun environment! get treated with cool trips and prizes plus good discounts. Generally good co workers.

    Cons

    Sales kids generally get screwed.... personally don't think the job is worth it unless you need a very minimal seasonal job or get management. We weren't generally suppose to fire people... just not schedule them. Some unethical things going on with the company. Though if you're at least management you'll get treated better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the power trips.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A lot of opportunity here

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager  in  Portage, MI
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Portage, MI

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is so much opportunity to move up with this company quickly. You also have the chance to do a lot of cool things if you do well with sales.

    Cons

    You have to talk to a lot of really stupid/annoying customers that think they are super cool. You barely get paid compared to similar companies like Pac Sun.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell so much cat stuff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    1st Assistant Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager  in  Prince William, VA
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Prince William, VA

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

    Pros

    You get to wear whatever you want to work that isnt offensive of course, and the culture of the company is great! Its a very young and modern company but it does not lose the focus of being a family friendly enviroment. Greatest retail company I have ever worked for. Promotions happen consitently as long as your performance is consistent, within the first year with the company i was promoted from Seasonal Sales Associate to Part Time Sales Associate to Second Assistant and then to First Assistant, I was on my way up to becoming a Store Manager had I not taken a position with a different company.

    Cons

    You have to socialize with everyone and not be shy if not then this place is not for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your sales associates happy and your stores will thrive. Unhappy sales associates leads to lack of enthusiasm and motivation to do any work or sell at the stores. I have learned this from experience as a sales associate and also as an assistant manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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