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Primark Reviews

Updated 21 April 2019
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Pros
  • "Lots of overtime if you want to work extra outside of contracted hours" (in 92 reviews)

  • "Good pay and increases in wages after a period of time" (in 140 reviews)

Cons
  • "no staff discount except for 2 weeks at Christmas" (in 120 reviews)

  • "Also - no discount except from in December where you get 10% off at Christmas" (in 121 reviews)

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  1. "Good part time job"

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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

    Opportunity for overtime
    Fast pace

    Cons

    Long days
    No sick pay


  2. "good job for students"

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

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    friendly staff and fairly simple work

    Cons

    can be stressful during busy periods

  3. "Primark Retail Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career opportunities, working atmosphere and management

    Cons

    Some long hours and last minute notice for working extra time


  4. "Sales assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Great rate of pay regardless of age

    Cons

    Part of a very large workforce so you won't know your colleagues as well as you would in other working environments


  5. "It was OK."

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    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate
    Former Employee - Cash Office Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, in all honesty if I needed a day off they would normally allow it as they could find cover, always something to do, guaranteed hours, progression sometimes available.

    Cons

    Management have favourites, although I was weekday staff we were definitely favoured over weekend staff which I found rather unfair, management would abuse their positions sometimes... No staff discount, only at Christmas

    Advice to Management

    Don't abuse your positions, treat staff with respect and the turnover won't be so high! Offer support when needed, we get you have a lot to do, but believe it or not if you offer proper training your employees will be able to help you with some of your workload in regards to the shop floor!


  6. "Great company to work for"

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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

    Flexible working hours in store
    Good pay
    Supportive management

    Cons

    Rostering could be better for a more structured work week


  7. "Customer assistant"

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

    I have been working at Primark part-time

    Pros

    Friendly team and surroundings
    Easy to settle in
    Management are great, down to earth and dont put too much pressure on you

    Cons

    Sometimes a struggle to get overtime with the amount of staff but that's all

  8. "primark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Primark part-time

    Pros

    very friendly staff, cheap clothes

    Cons

    very busy environement to work in


  9. "Retail assistant"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Bradford, Yorkshire and the Humber, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice people, easy going managers, stress free environment, free tea and coffee, good product to work with.

    Cons

    10% staff discount only offered 4 times a year, chavvy customers, expected to be a crèche.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Very good experience and nice staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very polite staff, organised area

    Cons

    The fast past that will come at rush hour