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Updated February 23, 2018
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Primark CEO Paul Marchant
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  • No staff discount which is offered by other similar companies (in 100 reviews)

  • No discount except at Christmas (in 105 reviews)

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  1. "assistant"

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    Former Employee - Assistant in Southampton, MA
    Former Employee - Assistant in Southampton, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice people good job fun place to do hide and seek

    Cons

    bad job long hours and overtumes

    Advice to Management

    nothing you guys were allright


  2. "Primark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers
    Above the minimum wage

    Cons

    Managers can be demanding
    Some supervisors are rude

    Advice to Management

    Better PTO

  3. "Decent paying job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Alright pay if you can stand working overnight and ignoring ongoing drama.

    Cons

    Not enough training for new hires, you will be lost for a couple of days until you eventually learn how to do it. Supervisors are iffy, judgmental, and expect you to know everything your first day.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on training your supervisors on how to train new hires.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "enjoyable for me at least, open office doesn't always mean open people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    The managers at least in the shoe department were nice and made work enjoyable
    It was fast pace

    Cons

    the place is big and busy so some employees hide or go somewhere else to avoid their department
    Not sure now but the people in P&C (a version of HR) were not easy to talk to. They had an open office, some people there were welcoming others made seem like it was best to not be seen by them.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Met some good people and the prices are awesome!

    Cons

    Schedules are posted on Friday afternoon for the next week, no work life balance. No yearly review process in place corporate wide, lack of professionalism from upper management in their daily interactions with staff.

    Advice to Management

    Management is so focused on the staff carrying out the “customer promise” that they have forgotten what they promised the staff when they hired them.


  6. "I worked in the back office. It was unorganized and under appreciated"

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    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate in Willow Grove, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team at times. Salary wasn’t necessarily bad. Workers had some control over what the sales floor looked like. Projects shared between employees helped build team

    Cons

    Hiring didn’t always meet needs. Certain departments were prioritized. Workers over worked. Management weren’t always approachable. Division of power was always emphasized. Promotion wasn’t always obtainable for those who deserved it

    Advice to Management

    Look at your staff honestly. Promote those who deserve it. Look to better those who are deserving despite if their position may be more difficult to find a replacement for. Learn all departments not just the ones that are easier.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Assistant in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay and fun workers

    Cons

    you stay busy all the time and there is almost no downtime

  8. Helpful (2)

    "It was all good until the coaches left and management showed their true colors"

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    Former Employee - Fill Team in Staten Island, NY
    Former Employee - Fill Team in Staten Island, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with great Co workers was really the only reason I was able to work there that long until they fired all the good workers

    Cons

    Management favored who they could control, If you were a great worker it didn’t matter to them. They lie and makeup things to fire people they don’t like meanwhile they let their favorite employees do what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of having the my way or the highway attitude listen to your workers who actually deal with the product and know what can or cant go out. Stop ordering items when there is no room in the back for all of the shipments, and bossing people around wont get it done if the managers themselves are clueless


  9. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Get to be yoursef even tho there is a uniform. Alowed to have dye hair, piercings.

    Cons

    Supervisors in the back are very rude somtimes. Co-workers are rude


  10. "Working at Primark"

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    Current Employee - Primark in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Primark in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have decent pay, I guess.

    Cons

    Too many to count but mainly lack of training.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


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