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Zumiez Reviews

Updated February 19, 2019
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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
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Pros
  • "Pretty nice staff and laid back nature" (in 53 reviews)

  • "Embodies cultural values and provides a fun and challenging work environment with room for potential growth" (in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low pay for what you’re expected to do" (in 55 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is a huge issue" (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Great casual work environment"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Multiple opportunities to create a rapport with customers and generate repeat sales. Operations are simple and very fun to learn. Product is easy to learn and very interesting to learn about the culture of the company and products.

    Cons

    Difficult to make an honest living. Manager positions don’t pay very well


  2. "For Retail part time, its fun"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Trumbull, CT
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Trumbull, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zumiez has some of the nicest, coolest staff you'll come across anywhere. The atmosphere is laid back, chill, and full of laughs. You won't ever feel particularly stressed out. The pay is decent, I got just above minimum wage with commission. Although the commission structure isn't the most rewarding.

    Cons

    There isn't too much room for growth and you might have to stick around a while to be considered for a promotion. The pay isn't the best either but if you like the environment its a good place to be.

    Advice to Management

    If the pay were a little higher for the amount of work you really have to put in to make the store run smoothly, that'd be amazing. Also, there were times that the store didn't have everything that was needed.

  3. "Great for a first job!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun environment, nice coworkers, good management

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of hours, not very good benefits


  4. "Only work here if you need sales experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Prairie, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grand Prairie, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good discount and fair commission

    Cons

    horrible management and horrible pay

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff instead of yelling


  5. "Bad pay for the amount of work"

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    Former Employee - Second ASM
    Former Employee - Second ASM

    I worked at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    Discounts are decent for employees

    Cons

    No benefits for part time


  6. "pretty good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager

    Pros

    environment was honestly great tbh

    Cons

    people get very salty when you outsell them


  7. "My Experience"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    You'll will learn a lot about business concepts, how to manage payroll and how to be an effective leader and teacher. They really empower you to make your own decisions. They preach culture and fun and also teach it.

    Cons

    Work life balance is a huge issue. To have a successful business you will have to sacrifice your personal life for the success of the company. Require to travel and participate in company events that are local and out of state, if your young and love to party the company events are for you, If your older and trying to settle down in life the company events are childish and corny.

    Advice to Management

    set and establish work life balance

  8. "Eh"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of Amazing people there

    Cons

    It is Not very organized


  9. "1st assistant mananger"

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

    I worked at Zumiez full-time

    Pros

    Everything it was a skate shop

    Cons

    Mananger Sucks never wanted to be at work

    Advice to Management

    Be nice


  10. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty nice staff and laid back nature

    Cons

    Some staff are too laid back