Zumiez Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Zumiez was a great place to work with extremely friendly and laid-back (yet professional) staff (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)

  • No hours, unrealistic sales goals, bad pay, have to nag customers constantly (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Zumiez is a great company to work for and a very laid back relaxing work environment.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The networking opportunities and growth

    Cons

    There really isn't any Cons of working in Zumies other than it just being retail .

    Advice to Management

    Train as fast as you can, build depth and get that next opening store manager spot

  2. Awesome Experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Norwalk, CT
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Norwalk, CT

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed having the responsibility of owning my results and build a team to succeed and learn in this culture.

    Cons

    Stressful at times, but so is everything else. Better compensation would've been nicer.

  3. Working at Zumiez

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Cashier in Towson, MD
    Current Employee - Cashier in Towson, MD

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Laid back environment, You can casually greet customers and your co-workers are pretty much family. Nice discount

    Cons

    Before taxes and spring season its very slow and no one barely gets hours. Only managers.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management that actually give the store hours need to fix their problem. Its a little hard to grow in the company because every zumiez store is fully staffed with managers. You have to wait until someone leaves.

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  5. Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Can wear whatever you want

    Cons

    Getting hours by how well you sell

  6. Best job ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Marsh, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in White Marsh, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone at my store was so friendly and very welcoming. Very laid back and relaxed, but still always got the job done well.

    Cons

    The managers expect you to make a sale to every person who walks in the store. Some people don't always want to buy something and are just browsing, but managers need you to sell to met daily and weekly goals.

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone wants to buy something every time they walk in the store. You can use GPS every time and still not always make a sale.

  7. Like a big family.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD

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

    Pros

    Really relaxed work environment, easy to move up.

    Cons

    Low pay. Low hours also.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing you.

  8. Great family

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Annapolis, MD

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

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

    Pros

    I love the atmosphere, everyone there is like family, very very laid back.

    Cons

    Training was a bit iffy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing you!

  9. Won't regret this first-job experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Columbia, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Meet great people and grow in communication skills.

    Cons

    Pay is a little low.

  10. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager

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

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

    Pros

    free stuff on trips way better company than Pacsun

    Cons

    pay wasn't that great for the work they asked you to do

    Advice to Management

    don't just assume

  11. Best Retailer I ever worked for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager

    I worked at Zumiez full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Zumies truly appreciates their employees and gives back as much as they can! If you work hard you get to go to 100k! at the end of the year (a big fun 3 days in Colorado! ) Work life balance was good, hard to complain.

    Cons

    To move to bigger and better things you have to be pretty willing to relocate, visual standards can vary from store to store and so can product offering so its hard to know what store may have what

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