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Zumiez Reviews

Updated September 20, 2017
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Pros
  • Zumiez was one of the easiest most laid-back jobs that I ever had (in 44 reviews)

  • Exciting and energetic work environment with many opportunities for growth (in 28 reviews)

Cons
  • Insultingly low pay for the amount of work and stress the job entails (in 43 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 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Fun, but challenging."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Greeley, CO
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Greeley, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a store manager you are able to establish culture and environment that is cultivated by you and your in store leadership team, this is awesome and really gives the team the freedom to create the environment they want to work in. There is a lot of freedom within merchandising which allows for a vast amount of creativity. As a leader you are given the opportunity travel and be exposed to a variety of teaching and leadership styles which can greatly impact your ability to teach and lead in a positive way. The leadership training provided by Zumiez, especially once you become a store manager, is second to none. Full time staff receieve decent quality health coverage and other benefits.

    Cons

    The expectations for the store leadership team are incredibly high. This creates an environment where, as a store manager, you are working 50+ hours weekly on your salary wage. The cultural, environmental, and especially the merchandising freedoms, although awesome, lack a great deal of structure which can create a lot of stress and inconsistency. Prioritization of their employees needs and wants on an upper management level (district manager level on up to corporate) is incredibly low. This seems to be a driving force behind high turnover throughout the store level teams.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your store teams' needs and wants. Stop cutting corners and recognize them for their hard, nonstop work and elevated commitment through competitive wages instead of free stuff gimmicks.


  2. "Zoomees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    discount fun people cool environment

    Cons

    sales associate pay is, low manager(s) pay way higher, not a lot of hours unless you're employed around holiday seasons starting around May so that way when back to school arrives by than you should be familiar with how the store works. After black Friday/xmas expect to have basically no hours unless you're a manager.

    Advice to Management

    Need more hours giving to associates

  3. "Amazing!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    Benefits and very flexible schedules.

    Cons

    NONE AT ALL! Such a great place.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Bad company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got to try out skateboarding gear at work
    Easy tasks
    Discounts in store
    Commission bonus

    Cons

    Management setting unreasonable sales goals
    Minimum wage
    Way of training new employees


  5. Helpful (1)

    "SELL SELL SELL"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    It is a job that pays

    Cons

    It is a job that pays little for the amount they want you to sell

    Advice to Management

    nothing to management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Chill vibes, good people, cool clothes

    Cons

    Bad pay, commission isn't always obtainable.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to get better pay.


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, flexible scheduling

    Cons

    Low pay, little opportunity to move up

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Really fun place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super chill and fun, really good at educating and making you better to be promotable, lots of cool customers, great relationship with co workers, no dress code

    Cons

    Commission structure isn't great, in the interview it seemed like it would be a lot more common

    Advice to Management

    Filling online orders sucks! We have other things to do with our time with in store customers and projects


  9. "assistant manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zumiez full-time

    Pros

    co workers, merchandise, music, culture

    Cons

    the pay could be higher


  10. "The perfect job"

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


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