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Ok but far from amazing

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Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Montreal, QC (Canada)

Pros

Nice clothes.
Insurance policy package is very good.
Good learning experience.
Very organised about deliveries, human ressources, merchandisong, general maintenance.

Cons

Schedules!!!
Management inflexible.
Understaffed.
High rotation - Unsatisfied and unhappy sales associates have a bad pay, work very hard and get rare feedback from management because of lack time to train them proprely.
Long and stressful cash procedures both for clients and cashiers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

To be nice and positive to your staff wont make you weak.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Zara

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid if you like to be treated fairly and with respect

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

    Pros

    Lots of opporturnity for career progression as people constantly leave unhappy.

    Cons

    It's too strict. Depending on the store you are walking on eggshells the whole time you're there.
    You start at say 12.30. You have to be on the floor for 12.20. If you're one minute late they mark you down as late and tell you off. - But they will keep you up to an hour after your shift has ended, a lot of the time unpaid.
    There's always favourites who get treated better.
    A lot of the managers are on a power trip.
    Bad atmosphere that's always tense.
    They change the rota without asking up the day before your shift or day off. They expect you to beable to do it and know anyway.
    One rule for managers, one rule for everyone else.
    Everyone who has started in their first week wanted to leave straightaway, only some stuck it out. They snap if you do one thing wrong. A lot of people end up in tears. If you do stick it out you'll grow a very thick skin, but you'll still hate it.
    The long term staff most have been there a year or 2. Most people leave after a few months.
    They will heap lots of extra responsibility on your shoulders with no extra pay or title, when one thing goes wrong not in your control they will tell you off or call a meeting. Even though it isn't in your contract as your responsibility.
    The managers will slack off and pass as many jobs onto you as they can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your staff with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    If your a happy person don't ever work here!

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

    Pros

    Some cute clothing nothing else is really good here.

    Cons

    Horrible work environment, heavy foot traffic, no smiles and busy busy busy. I now have a swollen tail bone from standing for hours. If you don't mind not leaving when your out time is and not knowing what's going on and to not be trained properly, then this is the job for you. I'm simply shocked that this store hasn't been condemned with how filthy it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your product so you don't have to ask your associates. A clutter free area is a clutter free mind.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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