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Primark Overview

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Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
10000+ employees
1969
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Unknown
£2 to £5 billion (GBP) per year
New Look, Zara, H&M
Bringing you amazing fashion at amazing prices, Primark is fashion for the people. With over 300 stores across UK, Europe, and now the USA, we are a leading value retailer - we employ over 60,000 people around the world and serve 1.4 million shoppers every day. We need talented ... Read more

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Primark Reviews

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    I have been working at Primark full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, management are very supportive and progression is quite easy as they often promote internally before looking external for candidates.

    Cons

    Always on the go and the role is very demanding.

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Primark Photos

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Primark photo of: Tills (aka Registers)
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Primark Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Primark.

    Interview

    I got emailed after I didn't attend a weekend job interview for Primark, the content was that my cv would've suited the VM position in that store and if I was intrested I could've had an interview for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you encourage sales of an item?   1 Answer
    • What do you think 'see it, buy it' mean?   1 Answer
    • What do you think of a messy store?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I went back to sign my contract, I knew it was just 20 hours, but they reassured me saying that after 3 months of probation (if everything was ok) I would've had a pay rise, so I accepted. Unfortunately this hasn't happened yet, but after 6 months my hours have been increased, the store manager is very sensitive on the matter, and she also said that I'm not indipendent enough to have the payrise and to be promoted as vm supervisor, which is fair. So I'm only working 30 hours now and after the refit due in November 2016 I'll be promoted. I never would've thought Primark to be such an attentive listener for its employees but the store in which I work is well good

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Primark Awards & Accolades

  • Own Brand Range/Product of the Year- P.S. Beauty, Retail Week Awards, 2015
  • Growth Initiative of the Year- New Markets Expansion, Retail Week Awards, 2015
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