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Primark Reviews

Updated September 19, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Unlike Other Retail Jobs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    HR in-house.
    PTO and 401(k) offered to both full time and part timers.
    Set weekly schedule with generous flexibility when figuring out schedule with HR
    Internal promotions and positions not offered to the public.
    Time and a half Sundays in Massachusetts, premium pay for overnight shifts.
    Culture-inclusive, diverse, friendly, accommodating and all management and HR wants all employees to succeed.

    Cons

    Management's negative morale can really affect assistants.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to new employees- be on time for shifts and keep a good record of attendance. The company will help you move up when you keep a good record and genuinely want to grow with Primark.


  2. "This is Good Start!"

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    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Staten Island, NY
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Staten Island, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn

    Cons

    There are many days I don't want to leave

    Advice to Management

    Management is trying very hard and everyone is under a lot of pressure and it trickles down to the sales associates. Maybe we should have monthly department meetings as a group with our DP managers so we have a clear picture of the progress and changes. The sales associates are always on the floor with the customers and we hear what they need and maybe we can offer suggestions that would help our department run more efficiently.

  3. "Favoritism Awaits"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in King of Prussia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay
    Great coworkers
    High paced environment

    Cons

    Annoying management
    Shifts are small
    Taxes are 20% of your paycheck


  4. "manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark (Less than a year)

    Pros

    flexible and fast pace

    Cons

    too stressful at times especially for visits


  5. "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - PT Sales Associate
    Former Employee - PT Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible part-time schedule, easy hiring process, a lot of different tasks, opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    Poor management, no feedback, no follow-ups of your work. During one month I saw my manager two times only.


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark full-time

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, Good Benefits, Nice clothes.

    Cons

    Short Breaks, Long hours, timely


  7. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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

    Pros

    Huge New Retailer Lots Of Good Things To Purchase For The Whole Family At Great Prices

    Cons

    Alot Of The Management is Very Unorganized And MELINDA has Favorites

    Advice to Management

    Please Consider The Hard Work Of Your Staff And Team And Reward Them Accordingly

  8. "My Primark Review"

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

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Nice supervisors and co-workers that help you bond over the rude managers

    Cons

    Rude managers that expect you to be in 5 places at once and that do not respect you & talk down to you, P&C doesn't do anything about the mean managers, just a bad company to work for honestly

    Advice to Management

    Be nice & have respect when talking to your employees or they will not come back


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

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

    I have been working at Primark full-time

    Pros

    Good pay for retail
    Friendly coworkers
    Good benefits and PTO time easily accrued
    Some opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Lack of/poor communication between levels of management
    Not enough investment in/appreciation for employees
    High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Take time to train new employees
    Put more investment into full time staff
    Speak to employees with more respect


  10. "Meh"

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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

    quick shift overnight. nothing else really.

    Cons

    Managers play to many games.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


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