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Primark Reviews

Updated 22 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Lots of overtime if you want to work extra outside of contracted hours" (in 91 reviews)

  • "Good pay but only because of the large flagship store (Edinburgh)" (in 122 reviews)

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  1. "good experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    peopler very nice, good team

    Cons

    no benefits, no discounts, no too much independence


  2. "Primark review"

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

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

    Pros

    Management and supervisors are helpful

    Cons

    Very busy environment and working hours that I was doing was very inconvenient

  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Brilliant made a lot of friends

    Cons

    Some of the management team weren’t pleasant

    Advice to Management

    Have a more open mind


  4. "Primark Retail Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Lincoln, England
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Lincoln, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Set Hours, overtime, fast paced, Friendly, supportive, career path

    Cons

    Busy on weekends If you work them


  5. "Decent workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers
    - Lively work space

    Cons

    - Unorganised Management
    - Rude/Disrespectful customers
    - Not enough hours

    Advice to Management

    Inform subordinates of duties ahead of time and organise plans


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great team members and very helpful

    Cons

    A little understaffed at times


  7. "A really positive place to work"

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    Current Employee - Trainee Merchandiser
    Current Employee - Trainee Merchandiser
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great training
    - Amazing support from both colleagues, managers and HR
    - Beaut new office
    - Positive working environment
    - Great work/life balance (Flexi system for overtime)
    - On-site cafe & workout studio

    Cons

    - None, apart from the very undeserved negative reputation that Primark holds

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring great people.

  8. "Retail operative"

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

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Same shifts every week,
    friendly staff,
    Don't have to work bank holidays,
    Easy progression.

    Cons

    Monthly pay,
    No benefits for working there at all,


  9. "Calm"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good friends, you will always have a laugh good money for a 17 year old

    Cons

    Managers can be rude, becomes draining after a while, if you are closing the store it sucks


  10. "Primark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Decent pay compared to other jobs

    Cons

    Can get tedious and tiring