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Zumiez Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
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Pros
  • the managers were laid back and easy going (in 43 reviews)

  • Great work environment, flexible scheduling (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, little opportunity to move up (in 41 reviews)

  • no place is perfect obviously and retail in general makes finding work/life balance rough but if you get retail then you'll be just fine (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "The perfect job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Riverview, FL
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Riverview, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relaxed, you don't feel like one mistake will get you fired, they're always willing to teach you, customers are enjoyable, there's room to grow

    Cons

    It does not give many hours since its such a small store, constantly climbing ladders, needs a bit more organization


  2. "Absolutely Cool Company with Friendly Co-Workers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Lakewood, WA
    Former Employee - Design Intern in Lakewood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zumiez (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can buy their products with 50% discounted price.

    Cons

    It wasn't well structured internship program.


  3. "Very relaxing"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Daly City, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Daly City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, convenience, and comfortability.
    I feel like I can easily start conversations with both the customers and co workers, with this being the skate shop.

    Cons

    Old cashier, will get new one soon! Store is a little bit messy at times and unorganized. I feel like I am slowly being trained but definitely not rushed.

    Advice to Management

    On their game.


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  5. "Great fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Marysville, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Marysville, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work and good teamwork. Overall good experience

    Cons

    Co-workers can be lazy and management can play favorites. Commission could be higher as well.

    Advice to Management

    Not playing favorites


  6. "Amazing sales/management position that drives great culture and investment and opportunity."

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    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Tigard, OR
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Tigard, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zumiez full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to meet brand representatives, performance based and able to succeed greatly if you work hard. Teaches a lot on merchandising, running and operations for business, profitability, and values for salesmanship.

    Cons

    Can be a buddy/buddy environment. Lots of success is dependent on on relationships/friendships with upper management. Sometimes too laid back and lack of professionalism.


  7. "Empowerment"

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    Current Employee - IT Professional in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - IT Professional in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zumiez full-time

    Pros

    Empowerment, Work-Life Balance, Opportunity, Incredible Culture

    Cons

    So much to do, gets a little bit chaotic at times.


  8. "stock associate"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Silverdale, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co workers are very kind and helpful

    Cons

    Customers can be rude sometimes and you have to stay positive

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  9. "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lynnwood, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zumiez Home Office has a great internal culture, great people, and management that actually cares about it's employees. Cool office, pleasant environment, a lot of freedom, able to express your creativity to solve customer needs.

    Cons

    Parking can sometimes be an issue, but that's really about it. Honestly the best company I have worked for in a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Fort Wayne, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Overall it's a great work environment and great company to work for , good pay and flexible hours

    Cons

    Long process but worth the wait

    Advice to Management

    Keep at it and it will all work out great


  11. "It was great while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Inbound Processor in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Inbound Processor in Kansas City, KS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zumiez (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, Competitive, Rewarding, Good Pay

    Cons

    There were no downsides of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring the web fulfillment center back to Kansas City!


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