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Zara Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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Pros
  • Fast-paced learning environment (in 93 reviews)

  • Good pay and I had the incredible experience of having a great team around die to which work was almost always a pleasure (in 67 reviews)

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  1. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant

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

    Pros

    This job is quite fine paid and good for part time job.

    Cons

    Long hours, messy and crowded.


  2. "Part Time sales associate review"

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

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

    Pros

    As a part time staff member there were always extra shifts being given when needed.

    Cons

    Not enough staff on the shop floor and so completely overloaded with work, yet managers were never understanding of this.

    Advice to Management

    Treat part time staff with more respect and maybe they will stick around for longer.


  3. "Overall okay"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay with commission. 20 minute break on half days and 1 hour lunch + 20 min break on full days. 25% discount (+added to sale). Friendly people. Good opportunities for self-development and climbing up to higher positions. Christmas gift card (quite generous as well).

    Cons

    They overwork their staff tremendously (saw this on supervisors and managers as well). On a 20 hour contract I did over 30 hours some weeks while studying at university, they do not care whether you have 10 deadlines or not. Gets completely crazy during Christmas, sales and other busy times.

    Advice to Management

    More set and smaller contracts.


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  5. "Not too bad for a first job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covent Garden, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Covent Garden, England

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

    Pros

    The 25% discount
    Christmas voucher
    1 hour lunch but unpaid
    Made great friends from my department

    Cons

    Never heard to
    Overreact too much
    Never accepted my holidays

    Advice to Management

    Learn to speak to sales assistants with respect and treat as equals


  6. "Great staff, bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zara full-time

    Pros

    Great staff, really good socially and you will have lots of fun. Understaffed a lot of the time.

    Cons

    Rubbish management- area management horrible to staff and put lots of pressure on management which is then passed on to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better and you will reap the benefits, don't change shifts without telling your staff and hire more staff to meet the demand.


  7. "Good for students"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zara part-time

    Pros

    good pay, flexible shifts, opportunities for overtime, discount

    Cons

    poor work/life balance at times


  8. "cashier"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in London, England
    Former Employee - Cashier in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zara (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, coworkers are usually helpful and understanding when you're in training

    Cons

    because the store was so huge with so many employees the work was very fast paced and tiring, difficult to get to know coworkers at all because there were so many of them, felt impersonal, uncomfortable.


  9. "Responsible cashier"

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    Current Employee - Responsible Cashier in London, England
    Current Employee - Responsible Cashier in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It helps you learn how to work in a very hard and fast place and how to manage different tasks that you have to do at the same time in a very short period and, of course, it helps you increase your selling abilities and your customer service

    Cons

    it is an extremely competitive place, really stressful and the money you get is not equal to the amount of effort

    Advice to Management

    increase salary, change the distribution of shifts, reduce the working hours


  10. "Christmas Temp"

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    Former Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor in Kingston, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Former Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor in Kingston, West Sussex, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities to progress
    Great team

    Cons

    Not a lot of training offered


  11. "do not work there if you want learn english"

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

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

    Pros

    a very good place to go for a first time job

    Cons

    lack of understanding people and opportunities go to non english people


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