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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
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107 Ratings

    Upbeat and Positive Workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fresno, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Fresno, CA

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time (less than an year)


    Fun, Active lifestyle people, Cool merchandise, Sales experience


    Low hours, Mall environment and hours,

    Positive Outlook
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Zumiez Interviews

Updated Dec 14, 2014
Updated Dec 14, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Zumiez.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was quite lengthy but it was very interesting, fun and rewarding in the end. I applied to Zumiez in the middle of October. I applied to 3 different ones around my area. Luckily for me, about 3 weeks later i a got a call scheduling me in for a group interview for 2 out of 3 Zumiez that I've applied too. My first interview was conducted as a 1 on 1 interview with the 2nd Assistant Manager. He asked me a few basic questions like what would i do if i suspected someone of shop lifting, along with what's the best thing i should have working at Zumiez. I got a call back a few days later with a job offer. I was so happy you dont even know. The next day i was scheduled in for another interview at another Zumiez near by. This interview was a group interview which contained 7 other people, the Assistant Manager and the General manager. They asked us to do a few activites in groups. The first one was an open ended question relay where we had to ask the most open ended questions using a topic they gave us. Then in the same groups they gave us a product and we had to make an infomercial about the product trying to sale it. You have to be creative with it. We got a shoe so i came up with a few creative ideas of my own. At the end of that they recognized me as the only one who actually convinced them of buying it. At the end saying by, they remembered my name and no one elses lol. But the next day, i got a call back with them telling my i was phenomenal and outstanding interview and they wanted me in their store. I accepted the offer right away. Thank god the Manager was also the District Manager. I ended up working at both stores.

    Interview Questions
    • None really. You just honestly need to show them the real you. Be fun, enthusiastic and silly. As long as they remember you, you're good.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They're starting me off at 9.25, but depending on how i do, they'll raise it to 9.50. Never had a job so that's a lot for me :D
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Zumiez Awards & Accolades

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America's 200 Best Small Companies, Forbes, 2009
100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune, 2008
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Additional Info

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Website www.zumiez.com
Headquarters Everett, WA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1978
Type Company - Public (ZUMZ)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Zumiez's young customers like to zoom. The fast-growing retailer outfits action sports enthusiasts, offering apparel, footwear, accessories, and sports equipment for 12- to 24-year-olds who enjoy snowboarding, BMX biking, skateboarding, and surfing. It stocks such brands as Billabong, Burton, Quiksilver, Vans, and Spy Optic, as well as private-label goods. Zumiez operates about 420 mall-based stores throughout North America and an online store. Aside from the usual action sports merchandise (hoodies and puffy skater shoes), stores also feature couches, video games, and... More

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