Zumiez Reviews

Updated August 19, 2014
Updated August 19, 2014
161 Reviews
3.2
161 Reviews
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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Zumiez was a great place to work with extremely friendly and laid-back (yet professional) staff (in 13 reviews)

  • Work environment is super friendly (in 9 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.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    free stuff on trips way better company than Pacsun

    Cons

    pay wasn't that great for the work they asked you to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't just assume

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best Retailer I ever worked for!

    • 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

    Zumies truly appreciates their employees and gives back as much as they can! If you work hard you get to go to 100k! at the end of the year (a big fun 3 days in Colorado! ) Work life balance was good, hard to complain.

    Cons

    To move to bigger and better things you have to be pretty willing to relocate, visual standards can vary from store to store and so can product offering so its hard to know what store may have what

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Awesome environment and heavy emphasis on empowering people
    Great training/ sales training

    Cons

    Could have better pay
    Work/Life balance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my job!!!!!!

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

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's a sales driven company that cares about the employees we create a sales culture in stores in which we empower employees, we are fair and transparent, create a fun workplace, create competition as a store and district/regional/divisional/the whole company we focus on training employees to grow in the company

    As a store manager Im given a lot of training it's like a university of teaching us to be sales managers and the best retailers in the business we also have great incentives that motivates employees

    All managers are friendly from the district manager to the regional divisional Vice President and CEO they will always talk and get to know you it makes you feel important because your not just a worker your the person that keeps them growing and they make sure to treat you with respect.

    Best place to work if you care about your job and work as hard as you can to not only better yourself but other employees this company is my family and I wouldn't trade it for a place where I'm just a breathing body to run their store

    Cons

    There is politics but if you work hard and produce great results then you shouldn't worry.

    There is people who are in a management positions that are not ready for the job or they don't care and it hinders great people from being able to get promoted quicker.

    Low pay for a lot of hard work is the con I hear the most but what they don't understand is that the harder you work and do great the more you will receive plus we make commission bonus for store managers we get flown out for training twice a year and we get flown out to our company party every year in Colorado I'm not gonna complain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you guys do best which is empower your employees and continue to reward them for all their hard work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, awesome people

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

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    Awesome people
    Opportunity to advance - I'm being considered for a promotion after only 3 months
    If you're a good salesman, commission is awesome
    You can wear whatever you want
    You get paid to get shoes, fold clothes, and hang out with customers

    Cons

    Pressure to sell
    On-call shifts... They make you call in at 5PM and if they need you to come in, you have to.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The best

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Pros

    people first, competitive, goal driven

    Cons

    non competitive pay, slow growth

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun place to work

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

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, good discount, 100k

    Cons

    Long hours, holidays, paid less than competitors

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great learning experience in sales

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

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

    Pros

    commission, great working enviorment, hours are great

    Cons

    you will work all the time which means more money 100k all the way

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    drive sales through your people and always have a positive attitude

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's Amazing Fun!

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome Management, Fun Environment, and Cool Perks.

    Cons

    There's a lot of information you have to retain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Fun and exciting environment with a disappointing payday.

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

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

    Pros

    The environment is so exciting, and culture is very unique. Once you start working you are immediately part of a family. There are one of a kind company trips and events you are invited to. At work the environment is laid back and relationship with management is very open. An added bonus is being allowed to play whatever music you want over the speakers at work. I also don't know too many companies where you get to meet the CEO and they hangout at events.

    Cons

    For as much as they really do appreciate their employees, it's not reflected in salaries. The base plus commission salary may be fair for sales associates and key-holders, but it does not compensate well with the work management does.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue supporting the culture and open environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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