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Zara Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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Pros
  • Fast paced and there is almost always something to do (in 102 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 72 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sh*t Show"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Global Commission
    -1hr lunch break for a full shift
    - 25% Employee Discount

    Cons

    -Extremely long hours
    -No flexibility with schedules
    -Heavy customer flow
    -Understaffed
    -Early mornings (5am) and late nights (past 10)

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees! I cannot stress this enough! I was hired under a Part-Time agreement with 25 hours maximum because I'm a full-time student. However, after my first week I found myself working over 40 hours a week! On multiple occasions I made them aware of my circumstances and little to nothing was done about them. I firmly believed I was hired under false pretenses! Maybe if the management hired more people, the workers wouldn't be having to work around the clock and OUTSIDE of their availabilities! And they wonder why so many people suddenly quit.

    Also I have severe scoliosis that causes crazy back pains when I'm standing for too long. I visited a doctor, brought in a doctors note to have me on modified work and they didn't acknowledge it! I kindly asked if I could have less hours so I could attend physical therapy (for my scoliosis) and they didn't grant that for me despite it being doctors orders.

    all in all this company doesn't care about their employees. they expect you to make Zara your freaking life


  2. "Not what you think."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier Team Lead in Byron, CA
    Current Employee - Cashier Team Lead in Byron, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great, staff discount, global commission, always work to do, they really try to take you’re breaks from you.

    Cons

    Not treated fairly, they expect you to make Zara you’re life now, they do not care if you have a life in general, management is not good, corporate is horrible, and I’ve never worked with a company that screws so many people over before.

    Advice to Management

    • treat everyone equally.
    • follow POLICY.
    • ask associates and make sure we ALL are getting our legal breaks and lunches and not just the management team.
    • this can go on forever.

  3. "Good Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Zara (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked working for Zara, the employee discount was good, and I feel that overall everyone was very nice to me. I learned a lot about fast paced selling and visual merchandising in a face pace store that helped me with my current job.

    Cons

    Late nights were the main con for me I do not like working the very late nights that are required, also I wanted to reach a very high salary.


  4. "Pretty Easy Job"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    The job is like any other retail job, but it seems easy to me. You will be multitasking a lot so if you like that, then it will be fun. The commission is group based so there isn't that much pressure to sell.

    Cons

    There is a lack of communication in management. Sometimes, you are scheduled for a lot of hours or you may have to close one night and open the next morning. They also update the schedules a lot and make it your responsibility to check it.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to communicate and don't always call employees in for work constantly. Also, learn how to make an effective schedule and stop changing it every week.


  5. "Overall good"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    fair salary, benefits, nice people

    Cons

    nothing much, sometimes it can be very hectic

    Advice to Management

    show interests more


  6. "Dont bother"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cherry Hill, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zara part-time

    Pros

    25% percent discount on average clothing

    Cons

    Long hours, will make you work full time hours as a part time associate, unrealistic expectations from management, catty high school like environment where the one of the 10+ managers, and "visuals" will treat you like you're beneath them and never really listen to anything you have to say.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, don't expect too much from employees as new to the job as your are to managing them.


  7. "Full time associate/Training Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zara full-time

    Pros

    This job offers great pay

    Cons

    Management is terrible and unfair

    Advice to Management

    Be more courteous to your employees

  8. "visual merchandiser"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Visual Merchandiser in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    early hours
    too much work

    Cons

    good money
    good benefits good people

    Advice to Management

    care about your people


  9. "Fast paced, fast growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  10. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work is work, Zara is good work

    Cons

    no real cons to share


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