Zumiez

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Could do so much better

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Wayne, NJ

I worked at Zumiez part-time (less than a year)

Pros

The employee discount is decent for people who need snowboarding equipment, etc. and you can
meet cool people on the job.

Cons

The pay is really terrible. They make you fight for sales and it becomes a competition. They threaten to lower your hours if you do not reach quota. They force you to hound down each customer that comes in and try to "up-sell" to them. It makes me feel like a nuisance.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Depressing

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Zumiez part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    1- Great money if you get good hours
    2- great customers

    Cons

    3- The management (atleast at tysons) was awful, the staff was drama ridden and it destroyed my experience and many others

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop involving your emotions in important decisions and picking favorites amongst the staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    One of the best jobs

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    • Culture & Values
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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 (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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