Zumiez Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
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Pros
  • Laid back job its alright at times just gotta talk alot (in 15 reviews)

  • Really relaxed work environment, easy to move up (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Mall hours and low pay in comparison to other retailers (in 16 reviews)

  • High sales goals, expected to make (in 11 reviews)

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233 Employee Reviews

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  1. Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Layton, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Layton, UT

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, really has a good feel when you come in.

    Cons

    no cons, great leadership and a fun workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Stay cool, and friendly


  2. Good company with management flaws.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Everett, WA

    I worked at Zumiez

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, and never a dull day. A company that has experienced rapid growth over the past decade, and has opened the doors to many opportunities.

    Cons

    Management tends to play favorites. Not the best of strategies, especially when it comes to retaining talented people. When promotions and benefit increases find their way to those who have not achieved or contributed nearly that much as others around them, problems surface.

    Advice to Management

    Reward merit....not suck-ups.


  3. Mediocre

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    was a great discount until they changed it
    Flexible in scheduling
    No dress code
    Great overtime but only during peak seasons

    Cons

    no advancement
    Horrible pay-doesn't amount to workload
    no organization
    I would only recommend this job if you have a second job or little to no bills.

    Advice to Management

    if you paid the workers what they are worth and Not penny pitch people would actually stay and there would be less turn over. It's so many people love the job but leave because they can't afford to live life.


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  5. SM

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great events, and overall benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of store support.

    Advice to Management

    Review HR Guidelines.


  6. mans world

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Men's Production Assistant in Everett, WA
    Former Employee - Men's Production Assistant in Everett, WA

    I worked at Zumiez (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    relaxed environment, casual dress code

    Cons

    you will definitely be respected more by management if you are a male, and even more so a male that is really into snowboarding and skateboarding. Even if you know a lot about this customer, living and and looking the part is important to this company


  7. Very fun environment, challenging to get sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can wear whatever you want, listen to just about any music you want, best coworkers, cool customers, you're responsible for store appearance but you have a wide variety to pick from

    Cons

    You are responsible for your own development so if you are not a motivated person you will not do well. Hours are a little lacking if you don't perform well

    Advice to Management

    Give employees, especially those in a leadership position, more training time before they are thrown to the wolves to fail


  8. Have Fun at Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hilo, HI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Hilo, HI

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rewarding, competitive pay, great benefits, commission, excellent training, fun work environment, performance incentives, ability to move up if willing to relocate, excellent communication, great management support.

    Cons

    You work mainly with teenage customers and in turn there are always those few that think they are entitled to free things that are not really free.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in high tech security.


  9. marginal job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Friendswood, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Friendswood, TX

    I have been working at Zumiez (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company trips 3x a year
    Great culture

    Cons

    Pay not equal to workload
    Work life balance is horrible


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    Zumiez

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and fast paced. Good management and if you're sociable it's great. Discounts are awesome too.

    Cons

    Thrown right into the lions den - expect alt from you in a short amount of time but you get used to it


  11. No advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Pros

    work around school schedules well. good discount especially if your a skater or snowboarder.

    Cons

    no room for advancement within the same store. higher positions are normally filled by someone from a different store.



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