Zumiez Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. Zumiez Employment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - Awesome brands
    - Great attitude amongst staff
    - Good discount

    Cons

    - Pay is subpar

  2. Lack of integrity and regard for female employees

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Zumiez full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool environment and merchandise.

    Cons

    Upper management did not care about the way that employees were treated. The z-line is not a secure and anonymous way to report anything (my identity and issue was told to my superior)
    HR never responded to my requests for someone to call and speak to me about a very important issue.
    The women in my store were treated terribly and given horrible hours, preference was shown towards the male employees.
    Theft is unavoidable because the sensors are not real, yet we were held responsible for losses...

  3. Alot of fun

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Riverhead, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in Riverhead, NY

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

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

    Pros

    good people
    fun job
    discount on apparel

    Cons

    pay is very low
    hired for the season and didnt get many hours

    Advice to Management

    raise the sales reps pay

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  5. Great sales culture, but lacking structure

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Pleasant Prairie, WI

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved working for the company. I learned a lot of amazing sales techniques that I'll take with me forever. Who doesn't love a job that you get to build boards?

    Cons

    Completely lacking structure. DM's visit maybe once every 2-3 months. Everyone in our district always played favorites. No chance to grow unless you were everyone's favorite. Extremely hypocritical company. Higher ups don't even deserve to be higher up because they cheated the system to get to the top.

    Don't screw yourself on money as a manager. Get a higher paying job. Compensation and 100k are great reasons to keep people around and be broke.

    Advice to Management

    Have your district managers check on their stores more. As a first, I barely spoke to my DM. Sales would be higher if they checked up more often and found solutions for the issues in each store. Check on your stores, they're running bogus deals and losing money for the company.

  6. Store Manager

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

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great experience, lots of perks
    100k is a once in a lifetime opportunity,
    can learn a ton at manager's retreat
    great position for young adult
    competitve
    lots of tools given to succeed
    great opportunities to move up within the company

    Cons

    over worked, under paid.
    the pay was awful, if it was not for the dedication and perks Zumiez offers there's no way I would have stayed for much longer

  7. One of the main reasons why working retail is unattractive.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rochester, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Rochester, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to meet new people, where whatever you want, have a somewhat flexible schedule, and has a somewhat appealing working environment.

    Cons

    Very low pay. They try to keep at minimum wage or just a few dollars above it no matter how long you work there or how well you perform. There is barely any room for higher positions. The only ones who actually make money are store managers, district managers, and so on. The company is a pyramid scheme at its finest; hire a bunch of young teenagers/college students and pay the minimum wage or low rates while the managers are the ones making over 30,000 a year. The job is a lot of work for low pay. They also like to hire people very often so that results in you having less hours, and they hire new assistant managers instead of promoting their own employees already there.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to those who deserve it.

  8. Awful. Unorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Denver, CO

    I worked at Zumiez

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount. Friendly associates but not the most informative. Awesome selection of designer clothes. Good music. Variety of customers.

    Cons

    Awful pay rate. Very unorganized with training and orientation. Back rooms don't exist so don't expect to sit in the break room.

    Advice to Management

    Get organized.

  9. ehhh

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez

    Pros

    store discount was pretty good

    Cons

    lack of pay and hours

  10. Leadership and development of a team of great individuals in a fun and dynamic environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Store Manager in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Zumiez

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Outstanding customer interaction
    Fast Paced sales environment
    Great advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Compensation and benefits could be better

  11. Sales Associate

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

    I worked at Zumiez

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Relatively laid back atmosphere
    -Employee Discount
    -Lax dress code or lack thereof

    Cons

    -No real opportunity for growth/promotion
    -Talking to incompetent customers/co-workers
    -Employee discount is underwhelming (20% off)

    Advice to Management

    Be more competent
    Hire more competent employees

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