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 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 2 areas: Compensation & Benefits and Work-life balance.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.2
(based on 1716 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 3417 reviews)
Primark employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
2.5
Career Opportunities
3.1
Primark employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.6 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.3
Work-life balance
3.3
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.7
Senior Management
2.9
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
2.9
Culture & Values
3.3
Primark employees rated their Culture & Values 0.4 higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Debenhams Ceo Sergio Bucher
50%
50%Sergio Bucher
CEO Approval
Primark Ceo Paul Marchant
81%
81%Paul Marchant
Primark employees rated their CEO Approval 31% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
46%
% Recommend to a friend
67%
Primark employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 21% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
20%
Positive Business Outlook
50%
Primark employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 30% higher than Debenhams employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Primark has 1,120 more total submitted salaries than Debenhams.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Assistant Merchandiser14 Salaries
£27,322/yr
Sales Assistant106 Salaries
£7/hr
Sales Advisor257 Salaries
£7/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
Retail Assistant495 Salaries
£8/hr
Sales Assistant349 Salaries
£7/hr
Sales Advisor20 Salaries
£7/hr

What Employees Say

  • "Staff discount" was the most mentioned Pro at Debenhams.
  • "Good pay" was the most mentioned Pro at Primark.
  • "Credit card" was the most mentioned Con at Debenhams.
  • "No discount" was the most mentioned Con at Primark.
Pros
Pros
"Staff discount"(in 197 reviews)
"Friendly staff"(in 97 reviews)
Pros
"Good pay"(in 245 reviews)
"Overtime available"(in 126 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Credit card"(in 141 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 59 reviews)
Cons
"No discount"(in 133 reviews)
"No staff discount"(in 132 reviews)
Featured Review
"Great"21 Jul 2020

Former Employee - Visual Merchandiser

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

Pros

Good pay, breaks and understanding management.

Cons

No overtime or extra hours

Advice to Management

Nothing.

"Cash Office"27 Jul 2020

Current Employee - Cash Office Assistant

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

Pros

I am a current employee at Primark and this is the second time I've been employed by the company. The first time I worked here full time and the hours became too much due to my work/life balance... (but I do have 2 children). This time being part time, it's much better. I can't speak for all Primark stores but the one I work at is a lovely place to work. The management are lovely and super accommodating/supportive. The store is kept clean and tidy and is a much tidier than most Primark stores. The pay is really good, especially for Under 25's as it's way above minimum wage. Break times are also generous.

Cons

Working in the Cash Office should be a Supervisor position because it's so much extra responsibility than working on the shop floor but you are paid the same amount! Usually work alone so all... problems/discrepancies are usually left for you to resolve which can be stressful. Can sometimes be lonely and tedious.

Advice to Management

Please make Cash Office a Supervisors role!

Job Postings

Primark has 439 more recently posted open jobs than Debenhams.