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Zara Reviews

Updated May 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Fast-paced, team members helped each other out (in 72 reviews)

  • Only good thing about working at zara is good pay (in 60 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a work life balance (in 37 reviews)

  • Long hours especially over sale period (in 76 reviews)

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  1. "Where your soul comes to dies."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Director in Edison, NJ
    Current Employee - Store Director in Edison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Think that is about it for pros.

    Cons

    Not being able to take your vacation because when you come back to work the store will be a hot mess. The regional team is all over the place. They are terrible with communication and have no respect for store management. Probably the most disrespectful place I've ever worked for. The hiring process is a mess. Needed another manager for my store and took forever to have them help me interview or even hire. I worked in a high volume NJ store and never had a moment of peace in there. If you are drawn to a hot mess then this is your place, If you like to be treated like trash then apply at Zara.

    Advice to Management

    People skills are important in life.. something all management at Zara lacks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Head cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Good for Part-time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Cashier in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, Good pay for retail.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, poor training, promotions take years

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally


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  5. "Cashier"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good management. Good pay. Good hours

    Cons

    employees are very catty. 10 minute break should be 15

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  6. "stocking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The hourly pay and insurance are GREAT!

    Cons

    Dont work many hours weekly

    Advice to Management

    STOCKING NEED MORE HOURS


  7. "sucked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Retail Sales in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount, cool people to work with

    Cons

    management, hours, drama, schedule favorites,

    Advice to Management

    u suck


  8. "Entry Level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Canoga Park, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zara (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to start

    Cons

    Micro Management, not flexible, and really busy

    Advice to Management

    Don't be rude, listen to your staff


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ok Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Women's Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Women's Cashier in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Pay/ Commission is good. Easy to move up if willing to travel.

    Cons

    Management can be sort of rough, feels understaffed half the time.


  10. "Not a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Cashier in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun coworkers , not really anything else

    Cons

    Management is young and inexperienced, Lots of micro management, no appreciation for hard work, not enough hours


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employee discount is 25% plus a $100 gift card bonus for the holidays. And there is a slight opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    You're required to wear a uniform with terrible quality. The company structure and system is very unorganized. They lost one of my paychecks once, the direct deposit takes a little over a month to take effect and there is no guarantee that the paychecks will come in on time. I don't know about other locations but my location never has full coverage, so everything is a mess and we are all overwhelmed. Scheduling is unreasonable. I was once scheduled to close 2-11 and then work shipment 4-1...

    Bottom line; it's extremely unorganized and they aren't on top of things. No one will address your issues unless it becomes a problem for them too, and even then it's a complete mess. Retail sucks, but this is hell.

    Advice to Management

    Work on organization. No one will take you seriously if you aren't on top of things. I was in line to become a visual, and a month later I still hadn't received my training schedule. And watch how you treat your employees. The biggest problem I see managers have is that they don't know how to talk to people in a respectful manner, and then no one wants to work for them or help them with anything.


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