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Primark Reviews

Updated 17 October 2018
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  • "No discount for any of the items" (in 116 reviews)

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  1. "Lovely place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Always people willing to help
    Supervisors always make you feel comfortable and that they're in your level and not above you!
    Made amazing friends
    Fast paced so 4 hour shifts go very quick!

    Cons

    Pay isn't amazing
    Shifts sometimes right in the middle of the day which can be annoying


  2. "ok place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Primark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    nice friendly staff , worked well as a team

    Cons

    horrid mangment, constantly on your back

  3. "Primark"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandiser in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Near London, Good pay, Flexi days

    Cons

    Expect long hours, poor on development/very limited training opps.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Nottingham, England
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mon to Fri working
    Nice people
    Easy work
    Staff discount at Xmas

    Cons

    Hot in summer
    Not many staff nights out

    Advice to Management

    Organise more nights out


  5. "Weekend Sales Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Honestly have some of the best memories from this job! Best 2 years of my life, met so many lovely people work with, loads of overtime available and good pay.

    Cons

    - Some of the management/supervisors talks down to sales assistant/gives them a hard time.
    - Also gets very tiring standing for 8 hours+ when shop is very busy as it flagship store.
    - No staff discount, only 4x a year but discounts for other shops e.g. the gym or subway
    - Ugly uniform

    Advice to Management

    Do not talk down to your employees, we essentially are your business!


  6. "Job is good"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harrogate, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Harrogate, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked at Primark for the last 18 months
    •good pay
    •easy job
    •good management
    •make some good friends

    Cons

    •gets busy
    •no help in fitting rooms
    •rumours get spread about you
    •some managers spread rumours
    •ask you to come in when you can’t
    •expect you to put primark first and get in the way of education

    Advice to Management

    Get some more staff
    And tell some managers to stop spreading rumours


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Friendly people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay, bad management

  8. "Friendly management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Everyone was so welcoming (York store) and understood that I wasn't as fast as the other employees on my first couple of days. They were patient with me and ran me through everything that was expected

    Cons

    Your breaks are dictated by management and sometimes I ended up with two 15 minute breaks with an hour in between them, then a 5 hour period until my next break


  9. "Very good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Same hours every week
    Overtime available

    Cons

    I would not change anything


  10. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff.
    If you love to do work 24/7 work in primark.

    Cons

    discount only 10% Christmas period
    Weekend staff work bank holidays
    Loads of work- store is always busy
    Some management staff are very rude


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