Compare Debenhams vs Primark BETA

See how working at Debenhams vs. Primark compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Debenhams vs. Primark. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Debenhams

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Primark

Employee Ratings

  • Primark scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Compensation & Benefits.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 2707 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.7
(based on 5708 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.8
Career Opportunities
3.2
Primark employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.4 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
2.9
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.4
Work-life balance
3.5
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.0
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.2
Culture & Values
3.5
Primark employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Debenhams Ceo Sergio Bucher
42%
42%Sergio Bucher
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
85%
85%Paul Marchant
Primark employees rated their CEO Approval 43% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
52%
% Recommend to a friend
72%
Primark employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 20% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
20%
Positive Business Outlook
51%
Primark employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 31% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Primark has 1,972 more total submitted salaries than Debenhams.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager37 Salaries
£46,713/yr
Sales Assistant228 Salaries
£7/hr
Sales Advisor402 Salaries
£7/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Assistant1133 Salaries
£9/hr
Sales Assistant681 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Advisor29 Salaries
£7/hr

What Employees Say

  • Primark had 36 more reviews than Debenhams that mentioned "Friendly staff" as a Pro.
  • "Credit card" was the most mentioned Con at Debenhams.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at Primark.
Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 228 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 122 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 332 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 158 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit card"(in 166 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 66 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 153 reviews)
"No discount"(in 139 reviews)
Featured Review
"Sales"27 Jun 2021

Former Employee - Sales Assistant

I worked at Debenhams part-time for less than a year

Pros

Really nice environment I had a great time there

Cons

No cons i could find working here

Advice to Management

Listen

Current Employee - Retail Assistant

I have been working at Primark part-time for more than a year

Pros

I really enjoy how rewarding it can feel to help the customers whilst also continuously improving on your department. Fixed hours with optional overtime. Managers and supervisors are friendly whilst... still being able to take control of difficult situations. Opportunities for career development. The pay is good and the hours are nice. 10% staff discount on select weeks in the year. A really great first job.

Cons

Strict 28 day policy in requesting time off. Holiday requests sometimes rejected.

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