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Primark Reviews

Updated 8 December 2017
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  • No staff discount which is offered by other similar companies (in 110 reviews)

  • No discount but it's not a huge issue (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "sales assistant weekend"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    lots of young people
    lovely atmosphere
    always busy so never bored can be a pro or con
    great opportunity for overtime

    Cons

    no discount for staff
    thats it really

    Advice to Management

    should really offer at least 20% discount because prices aren't as cheap as they used to be other major high street shops are offering up to 50%


  2. "Retail Associate-Night Shift"

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    Current Employee - Retail Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Retail Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great Team
    Regular work
    Lots of overtime
    Good break

    Cons

    Physically taxing
    Pay could be better
    Poor training


  3. "Overall ok"

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

    I have been working at Primark full-time

    Pros

    good discount, great flexibility, and great environment

    Cons

    long hours, not the latest technology, management style very autocratic

    Advice to Management

    better management


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  5. "primark"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working conditions and fairness

    Cons

    i do not feel there are any Cons

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Chester, England
    Current Employee - TILL OPERATOR in Chester, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Convenient hours of work. Great co-workers

    Cons

    Not enough staff most of the time especially supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Employ more staff especially at busy times of the year


  7. "Retail operative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Always overtime. Good job for students

    Cons

    Always busy. Management usually quite strict.


  8. "night stocking assistant"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in London, England

    Pros

    nice shifts, people, easy work

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, long breaks


  9. "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

    Good staff training including tills and returns, loads of overtime available, fast paced work environment, small shifts and long shifts available, good progression

    Cons

    the uniforms are quite plan, sometimes the managers and HR staff can be quite rude, they are very strict on piercings

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier to book holidays as current way to book meant that some of my holiday forms were lost, relax the piercing rule


  10. "Primark Customer Service Assistant Newcastle"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great starter job and experience with customers

    Cons

    Management do not know you by name


  11. "retail assistance"

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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

    Pros

    it was an amazing experience

    Cons

    it was not something bad


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