The problem starts with the store manager. They haven’t done a hard days graft ever. They’ve lied, cheated, stabbed everyone in the back or Whatever they need to do to get to the top. They can’t handle the pressure of job because they can’t do the job which dramatically filters though the management structure to even the 4hr contract staff. your given a section to “run/ look after” and it all down to you. Your on day off no body does your section, take holiday when your back you’ve gotta catch up on what ever time you was entitled to have off. Management is constantly stressed due to store manager or assistant manager! Your constantly chasing your own tail and staff budgets are run on a shoe string even the stores will take more money per day/week,month & year then most other retailer! It’s all about the store manager & Assistant manager getting there bonuses at the cost of their own management team and staff. Over time comes about when area, regional & directors are due to do store visits and the stores are bodged with extra staff & stock to look like the store is immaculate everyday of the week which there not , management constantly order far far to much stock creating endless amounts of paper work which adds more pressure to staff & supervisor daily stresses & strains!
Does primark have a staff room? and if so what facilities are available in there?
They usually have a fully operating kitchen. Fridge, microwaves, kettle, and hot drinks machine. In addition other vending machines.
In the cloakrooms, they have lockers and changing rooms.
There's a lot of competition to get lexible and full time contracts. I was stuck on a twiglight shift 5-9pm which meant getting home was very difficult due to limited public transport.
I initially wanted to get day time shifts as it would be easier with transport but they only seem to be given to specific people such as mothers. If you are a student or genially young you are not a priority.
Applied online, received a phone call to arrange an interview, had a 1 to 1 interview with a supervisor, called to confirm I got the job, attended the induction. My induction was 2 days and consisted of till training, basic customer service skills, like how to talk to customers, a tour of the store, ordering uniform and signing the contract.
Get rid of the hirechy.
Provide decent hours, offer overtime but not guilt trip them if they say no. (That's what they did to me, they made me feel bad if I made plans etc and talked bad about me).
You see managers and supervisers giving feedback on how to merchandise departments. It would be nice if sales assistants were included too.
(Some of their plans and ideas never worked out, but forget that sales assistants have a brain and some creativity too).
Some supervisers were lovely but there was always a horrid one.
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Primark a better place to work?
Respect from managers, managers better trained and more time for listening what the staff have to say. Not promises, actions instead. As a part of the team if any mistakes, any one get punished including the managers. Managers shouldn't have to many priorities such as no clocking in and out for breaks, no going out during work for smoking and/or buying drinks, clocking in still with they personal belongings and take their time to get ready (hair straightening and makeup) and clocking out with their belongings. Rules equal to sny members of staff, no privileges for management.
For retail assistant Birmingham UK... make sure your station is clean and tidy, that everything is by size order, if your station begins to look empty you can refill it with the stock ...You also have to pay attention to customers and help them if they need assistance, sometines you get pulled off of your department to go on tills.