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Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
10000+ employees
1969
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Department, Clothing, & Shoe Shops
$2 to $5 billion (USD) 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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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England

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

    Pros

    I personally loved working at Primark. Met and work with some amazing people! If you work on weekends you'll work with a lot of people who are young and are at uni so can always plan nights out as a group. Week days tend to be more mature people who work and are really bubbly. Often given the choice of overtime which is great especially if you want to earn extra cash. Many sales assistants can progress to supervisors which is great to have on your CV especially if you are still at uni.

    Cons

    I do think the company culture needs to change as many staff have a cant be arsed and rude attitude which is often visible by customers; often making me feel ashamed to work at Primark.

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Primark Interviews

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    Sales Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Milton Keynes, England
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Primark (Milton Keynes, England).

    Interview

    After submitting my CV online, they just called to tell me I have an interview with them. Also, it alright if you don't have any experiences, because i didn't beside my work experience the school made us do.

    The interview was like a quiz, sort of, the interviewer had a sheet of paper with questions and i'd just answer them and he'd write what I'll say, The questions would definitely link to the job you were applying for. For example, applying for the role of Sales Assistant: what would be the top priority from the 3 - customer service, picking up and another one but I forgot. Also, it'll be beneficial if you do a background check on Primark - history, name, what they sell, facts, etc.

    Tip, bring essential documents (passports, national insurance etc.), even if you think they're unnecessary.

    Interview Questions

    • Have you ever worked in a team under pressure?   2 Answers
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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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