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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 for more than a 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

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    A great place, if you end up in the right staff.

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Bensalem, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Bensalem, PA

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

    Pros

    -Great environment (friendly people, good music, ability to bond with both customers and coworkers)
    -Relaxed dress code
    -Full of "goofy" people
    -Sales techniques are spot on and generally work
    -Commission on sales $100 or more
    -Discounts
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    Cons

    -Little respect for employees (i.e.: I was sexually harassed by a new manager and reported him. After a week without pay and while he was paid for his time off, I was transferred to another Zumiez and the manager got to keep his job.)
    -Low pay
    -Sales goals are always based on last year's earnings, which can be problematic because last year's economic conditions never mirror this year's
    -Hours are unpredictable (i.e.: 20 hours one week, 5 the next)
    -Coworkers may be unreliable and have questionable backgrounds (i.e.: I have learned that at least three of my former managers/assistant managers have criminal backgrounds and that one was taking money from coworkers "for gas" to buy drugs)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees, and take them seriously when they express concern with the ways they are being treated; do not cart them off to different stores to sweep ugly stories under rugs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good atmosphere, bad pay.

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    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Lancaster, PA

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

    Pros

    commission on sales over $100. fun work environment. casual dress code.

    Cons

    terrible pay, very intense selling techniques that must be perfectly executed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people raises

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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