Zara
2.9 of 5 311 reviews
www.zara.com Arteixo, Spain 5000+ Employees

Zara Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.9 311 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Zara First Deputy Chairman and CEO Inditex Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera

Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera

(116 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
311 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good pay and bonus every month dependent on how the company does"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Employees dynamic was very positive to the work environment"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Necessity to wait three months until you can get your employee discount and uniform"
    in 21 reviews
  • "too much responsibility, long hours, having to stay behind to cash up"
    in 21 reviews
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    Sales associate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat staff, great managers,

    Conswork outfit is a little uncomfortable but customers treat you better due to your appearance in suit

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    Fast-paced, busy, and meh.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsYou can choose what you feel like you should be get paid, constant fashion turnover, high energy, uniform attire.

    ConsTwo-faced and ruthless atmosphere, poor management, selling poorly made clothing for ridiculous prices, the horrible music, the even more horrible employee discount.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with your employees about the moving up process. During my interview, I expressed my desire to work my way up to corporate, and management explained how easily I could work my way up the corporate "ladder". It wasn't until a month or so later that I found out how incredibly difficult that kind of opportunity is within Zara.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for active, young people who are interested in fashion and who can deal well with customers

    Key Holder (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat employees and management, easy to move up, decent hours, great clothes. I enjoyed being a key holder and buying for the women and trf lines. I didn't want to sit behind a desk all day, so I didn't mind being on my feet. Option to travel and help open new stores. One of the girls who used to work at H&M had mentioned they would be there til 1-2 am to finish closing sometimes, but we were never there more than 30 min to an hour after work (inventory aside). I didn't mind wearing uniforms, but it would be nice to have better options. My main store didn't have a high turnover rate. If you like fashion, they are obviously very on trend.

    ConsTime- off policies aren't great, and they always give you a hard time (I had a few family emergencies that could have been better dealt with on their end). The discount (15%) is terrible; many places offer at least 20 and sometimes up to 40-50% and/or a seasonal stipend. The corporate staff seemed a little snobby to us retail employees. I worked at three locations, and two of them had tiny, uncomfortable stockrooms which often made dealing with shipments difficult. One of the stores is alarmingly busy and too small for its location. The break room was bleak and tiny.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscustomers, sufficient work for the pay, ability to move up

    ConsUniform and you only get a 15% discount

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    Stock Room Supervisor (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsInteractive, great products and uniform and lots of fun

    Consvery hectic and fast paced

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    It's an OK Job

    Cashier (Current Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsFlexible Hours, Great Fashion, and if you like to work in busy environment this store is great for you

    ConsThe customers mainly...some are nice but some come in there and expect red carpet treatment as if they're shopping in Saks or Neimans lolz!
    No benefits for part time workers which they bring everyone in as part time even though they have you working full time hours so the only people who has benefits is the management staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Is OK...

    Store Manager (Current Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsGood ambiance, great people, good team associates.

    ConsTerrible assistant managers, disorganization, no control of the schedule

    Advice to Senior ManagementChose better the manager team...

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    not bad

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prospay was good 10 dollars per hour

    Constoo much to do, not enough time to do it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast paced environment

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Miami Beach, FL

    ProsFun, commission, free uniforms, good teamwork

    ConsRude customers, high turn over rate, 15% discount

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company to work for

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsThey encourage you to work hard and stay develop your career with the company. There are multiple career opportunities if you are interested in staying with Zara

    ConsThe employee discount is pretty low. As any retail job sometimes is hard to to keep the work-personal life balance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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