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You must live the lifestyle of the company culture.

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Former Employee - First Assistant Manager  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Zumiez full-time for more than a year

Pros

There are great opportunities to party a few times a year with professional riders.

Cons

You don't get paid for all the hours you work. You get yelled at daily, for things that happened on your days off. There is no real disciplinary actions for those who deserve it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Fun environment, terrible sales system, terrible hours

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Manchester, CT
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Manchester, CT

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed
    Co-workers are generally pretty cool
    Cool/interesting products
    Decent discount (25% off for sales associates)

    Cons

    Worst hours of any job I've ever worked.
    The sales methods we are forced to use are bad, customers find it annoying.
    Competitiveness drives down efficiency.
    Computers are terrible, pain to use
    Managers are generally very incompetent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of individual sales goals, give sales associates more hours, invest in a new computer system.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    One of the best jobs

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Salem, NH

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

    Pros

    Fun and friendly staff
    relaxed
    you want to work hard
    i feel excited to go to work
     commission!
    Hard work is noted
    supportive staff
    staff outings

    Cons

    minimum pay
    ladders are a pain if there is no room for the shoes in the back room
    always changing store set up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a hard working employee messes up totally by accident do not rail on them. this happen to me at zumiez once and then once at my other job. my zumiez manager handled it so well by making sure i knew it wasn't the end of the world (i hate messing up, almost cried)and it was not a big deal. she made me feel more at ease. sometimes you just miss a beat and the people i work with at zumiez understand. that experience made me appreciate my zumiez manager so much more and i have learned from that and i make sure i do not repeat my mistake. understanding your employees is a HUGE thing. you need to listen to them and never be afraid to talk to them. i have so much respect for my managers because they are calm and very understanding. there is a right and a wrong way of handling things. know your employees and you will learn what path to take.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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