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Zara Los Angeles Reviews

Updated October 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Always busy with something to do, so if you like a fast paced work environment this is the place for you (in 96 reviews)

  • Good pay and I had the incredible experience of having a great team around die to which work was almost always a pleasure (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced, fast growth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Mission Viejo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast growth with company, many career opportunities

    Cons

    Young employees, low pay, over worked

    Advice to Management

    More training


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Be Prepared To Work Just As Hard As Your Store Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Floor Supervisor in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts. Very organized company, everyone stays abreast with the same information, so everyone in all levels of operations is always on the same page. High energy and fun mini games to boost morale with your team members. If you manage to survive the time restrained shipment, you may or may not get a higher offer for your salary.

    Cons

    The uniform shirts are prone to dirt, be careful of sweat because your shirt will turn orange (if your shirt is the white t-shirt). You can not alter your uniform, as they want uniformity in all things, including the way the staff dresses. The amount of stress this company can make you endure is a bit much for the pay rate. You have access to the same amount of information as your senior management but you will not get the same pay.

    Advice to Management

    For a growing company, one would think that management would be able to accept when a person does things a little bit differently. When a staff of people look up to someone, but management only sees things that can be tweaked here and there, why not just hire robots if you're going to be knit-picky with the staff? Flexibility can equate to longevity when it comes to hiring candidates that may not be perfect, but they will try their best to get the job done. You can't train people to be passionate. More flexibility with the training could go a long way in choosing your next candidate.

  3. "Sales/stock associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Stock in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -great team depending on which department
    -great clothes
    -nice commission if you're at a good location
    -well ran ,organized company

    Cons

    -no upward growth and empty promises
    -busy fast paced work environment
    -inconsistent work hours
    -unrealistic expectations at times
    -experiences heavily dependent on management


  4. "High employee turn over"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Costa Mesa, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Merchandise discount
    Easy to land position

    Cons

    Lack of communication
    Work schedule conflicts


  5. "Terrible. Management is bad and employees are treated like slaves."

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at my store were awesome and I created a close connection with many coworkers. They made it good, but many quit because of poor management.

    Cons

    Poor management, overworked, underpaid, not enough employees to customer ratio. The managers repeatedly schedule out of availability and don't listen to the needs of employees. When confronting a customer the managers generally side with the customer even if it's against company policy which can lead to trouble with corporate.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure managers follow policy and work in favor to satisfy employees rather than against them.


  6. "Visual Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great organization to work for, everything is ran like a well oiled machine

    Cons

    a bit too "international" where the corporate team used to communicate in spanish

    Advice to Management

    don't judge people based on apperance


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Zara part-time

    Pros

    friendly coworkers and good pay

    Cons

    high work load and often extends

  8. "zara summary"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Zara (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the people are friendly and co workers are too

    Cons

    Very unorganized.
    work load was alot
    too many late nights

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to make it fair on everyone.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible place ever! Run as far away as you can from this place!"

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    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser (VM) in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser (VM) in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay. Fun people to work with. Pretty area. Discount is pretty good. Get to stay very fashionable on a budget.

    Cons

    The management team is THEE worst ever! They don't care about you at all and work you to death and still want you be happy working there. This place has me super depressed and can't wait to find another place to work. My advice: Don't do it unless you desperately need a job. They don't really want you to succeed. They just want you to work super hard and critique everything you do. I'm just a creative person who thought I can come here and be creative but I was terribly mistaken. And the sad thing the owner is the third richest man in the world but he's pronounced the most heartless person. Even his daughter looks mean. If you have an ounce of self worth please reconsider working here. I know I have I'm desperately trying to get out.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others like human beings and not robots. We actually have pulses and feelings just like you do.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Head cashier"

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    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Head Cashier in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace
    Friendly staff
    Decent discount
    House commission
    Team environment
    Hiring process is fast
    Not many pros, the cons outweigh

    Cons

    Understaffed all the time
    Horrible employee morale
    Company doesn't value employees
    Stressful environment doesn't match pay
    Growth in the company takes forever
    Regional teams aren't a part of the store enough


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