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Pretty good place to work.

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Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Wilkes-Barre, PA
Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Wilkes-Barre, PA

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

Pros

Discounts are probably the best part about working here, proforms etc. Discount percentage changes with each job title, 25% for sale associates up to 50% for store managers. Opportunities to go on cool trips as a reward for sales performance. Commission given for sales over $100. Really cool relaxed culture.

Cons

The pay sucks, but discounts and commission kind of make up for it especially if you are good at selling. Been working at different locations for over 2 years and have never seen anyone get a raise. You usually don't get a lot of hours unless you are an assistant manager. Not much upward movement

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You have a lot of really bad managers at the store level and should focus more on promoting people from with in the company.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    It was horrible.

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Arlington, TX

    I worked at Zumiez part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You could network at the right locations, but those are few and far between.

    Cons

    Low pay, bad benefits, and no sense of accountability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time on your in-store management (training, development, etc.). More corporate exposure shows you actually care about the people that are making your salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    You want to like it 'cause it's Zumiez...

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    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Awesome discounts, 50% off in house brands, other discounts depend on your position. You learn to really love your coworkers like family, and they do introduce you to the job in a way that makes you think you're going to love it.

    Cons

    Have you ever been into a Zumiez and been so annoyed by their constant "customer service" that you didn't even want to shop anymore? Yeah, that's their company policy. You HAVE to do that, even if people obviously don't want to be talked to or helped. Believe it or not, it does happen. The compensation is horrible. As a second assistant I only make $10.50/hr, on the high end, as compared to other places that START their assistants at $14-15/hr. The company plays favorites, they expect you to drop your life and everything you're doing to work for Zumiez.... everyone is very hard to please. Every store has way too much merchandise in it and there isn't any formal training. This company is awful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some meds for your ADD and do something productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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