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Primark Overview

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Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
10000+ employees
1969
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
£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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Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#34), 2016 (#4)

Primark Reviews

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Primark CEO Paul Marchant
Paul Marchant
347 Ratings
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    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Coventry, England
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Coventry, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of shifts too choose from, can do weekend/weekday only. Plenty of opportunity to do overtime if one is flexible.

    Cons

    You are one in the thousands, the company is not flexible when it comes to your needs..

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback - not just once in the blue moon. And provide more accessible way to communicate with management.

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Primark Photos

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Primark photo of: Customer Service with a smile
Primark photo of: A friendly working environment
Primark photo of: Tills (aka Registers)
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Primark Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Reading, England
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Primark (Reading, England).

    Interview

    Actually atrocious. I've never felt the need to write a negative review about any companies I've interviewed with but this was different. For a number of reasons, but primarily 3;

    - the interviewer collected me from reception 45 minutes later than my interview was due to start. I had to keep asking the receptionist what was happening because nobody bothered to tell me or had even clocked I was still waiting. I really wish I had listened to my instincts and just left then

    - whilst I was sat in reception waiting for the interviewer, a member of the recruitment team came to sit on the sofa next to me to take feedback from a hiring manager about another candidate. So not only was I not having my own interview, I was now hearing the warts and all feedback on another candidate. In the middle of reception. Great that privacy is valued here. Oh, it's not.

    - when the interviewer finally collected me, there was no real apology and I was taken to a room and for well over an hour was talked at...and I genuinely mean this, hand on heart, I was not asked one single interview question. I learned nothing from the 'meeting' and even my questions were rebuffed quite flippantly as if it was all a really funny anecdote. What is this place?

    I would actually go out of my way to warn people off applying and 'interviewing' with Primark. And before you ask, no this is not a review from an aggrieved rejected candidate, I wouldn't have progressed even if they'd offered me a six figure salary (which also they wouldn't, because their packages are well below their competitors as I found out subsequently).

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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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