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Primark CEO Paul Marchant
Paul Marchant
673 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of overtime if you want to work extra outside of contracted hours(in 91 reviews)

  • "Good pay but only because of the large flagship store (Edinburgh)(in 122 reviews)

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  1. "Department Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark full-time

    Pros

    Great salary (much better than any other similar retailer) Easy to pay monthly the VHI Excellent Company's pension contribution Lots of room for development - US and all over Europe

    Cons

    Very long hours (managers are expected to work over 48+ hours a week Ireland has not so good senior management, mostly "old school" and been there for 20+ years and impossible to move up and do different things. Managers has no support from HR. Department managers are expected to be by themselves and no help from HR is effectively provided.

  2. "Retail Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Willow Grove, PA

    I have been working at Primark part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Paid Time Off Flexible Schedule

    Cons

    Poor Management Managers/ Supervisors have their favorites.

  3. "Typical Retail Experience"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Freehold, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Primark part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Employers are really nice. It's not a stressful job.

    Cons

    Just like any other retail stores, the hours are inconsistent for part timers, but that is expected

  4. "Do not work here"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Danbury, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Primark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hour-long breaks if you work 8 hours or more. 30 minutes if you work less than 8 hours.

    Cons

    Rude and inconsiderate staff and management.

  5. "I used to work at Primark for 3 months."

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of different co-workers, which are very nice. They pay 1.5 during the weekend.

    Cons

    Very boring job No employee discount Low pay

  6. "Ok place"

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    Current Employee - Department Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    You get to control what you sell. Order your own product.

    Cons

    Staff is tough. Their hr dept doesn’t do much. They keep you from disaine staff properly but they spend too much time building cases against them

    Advice to Management

    Decide if you really want to work like a dog. Job depends on your manager.

  7. "Needs Better Staff & Management"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Primark part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The breaks are one hour.

    Cons

    Hostile environment Management is very unbecoming Supervisors are rude , ghetto, negative, lazy etc

    Advice to Management

    Hire more professional people Care more for your workers

  8. "Decent Pay Simple Work!!"

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Some of the managers really want you to excel and if your attendance and work ethics add up moving up to supervisor isn't hard at all. They love to keep the company growing with their own.

    Cons

    Sometimes if there is alot of pressure on the managers they expect the associates to pick up their slack or the previous shifts responsibilities . The call out policy isn't reasonable doctor notes are not excepted.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with what's going on with the workers. To help them have a better and faster working enviornment

  9. "Exhausting Position"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Primark full-time

      Pros

      Great energy, very fast paced

      Cons

      Unrealistic workload, disorganized at time

    • Helpful (1)

      "No work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Manager 

      I worked at Primark full-time

      Pros

      Vacation days are great along with benefits.

      Cons

      No work life balance, absolutely worked like a dog. Males get paid significantly higher than females, no higher managerment support.

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