Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Warrington – 19 March 2018
Primark offer a small contract at first usually 4 hours but there are endless opportunities for overtime on any day of the week at any hour. A typical days work is putting stock out in the early hours of the day e.g. 8-11 am and tidying the stockroom area. After lunch/breaks its recovery if you're on the shop floor rather than tills or the customer service desk.e.g. folding clothes, size ordering, hanging clothes back up and answering customer queries. From working at Primark I am now experienced in a very fast paced environment e.g. you get used to it, I am till trained, I know how to expertly fold clothes etc. The hardest part of the job is recovery as due to Primark being perceived as a lower cost store customers sometimes deem it acceptable to mess up the beautiful stack of clothes you just folded. However, this is a given in any retail shop. The most enjoyable part of the job for me is becoming more confident. I have made many friends and feel comfortable with speaking to and resolving problems of customers.
Good pay e.g. £7+ for 16-25 yr olds, 11 days holiday, team atmosphere
Part Time Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Belfast – 4 March 2018
Very good place to work, gives you the ability to understand a fast paced working environment and see how the retail industry makes its money in terms of bulk sales and how effective customer service creates a happy welcoming atmosphere.
it was good experience, i spent most of my time unpacking lorries and unpacking boxes of new products and teaking them downstairs. the staff are friendly and very helpful, but i would not want a job here as they are not reliable for work.
Retails Assistant Night Shift (Former Employee) – Manchester Central – 23 February 2018
The night work at Primark allowed me to know a quite new environment which I have a lot to appreciate. I was able to meet new people who helped me during my arrive. The night work is quiet, the managers and the supervisors are there to help us if need. The arrangement and the restockage of articles does continues it to satisfy permanently the customer, it is the primary quality at Primark that I respect many
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Sheffield – 17 February 2018
Primark is generally a very good employer. It is good for students, people who need additional source of income and a part-time job. They are very flexible with your schedule and atmosphere at work is really nice. There is no stress at all and all of the staff and managers are easygoing and friendly.
Retail assistant (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Thames, Greater London – 14 February 2018
A typical work day in Primark was challenging, management was very poor and the hours would train you. As a retail assistant, I was helping customers with locating items and also answering any customers enquires regarding Primark items and services.
Not a bad place to work, I would have stayed if I had had a choice but they were not taking on at the time. I was a temporary Christmas worker enjoying every minute of my time interacting with the public.
Long boring labourious shifts. Don’t even think about striking up a conversation with a work colleague,it can make you work slower,yes really,that’s what I got pulled up for one morning. Three of us still putting stock out but because we were talking it was costing us time,watching us on camera. Management have their little favourites and if your not one of them then your life can be made quite hellish as the “chosen ones” go running back and tell on you as if your back at school. Pathetic really!! Was informed at Interview that career advancement is achievable here,5 years later I was still folding clothes. The only advancement here is going from pants to t-shirts. In all honesty I could go on all day about how horrible this place is,the only thing that does keep you going is your work colleagues,the people I worked with were mostly all lovely. The only thing that it is good for is getting your foot into retail,if you can handle here you can handle anywhere. Often seen people reduced to tears with the way managers and supervisors bark at them,ask people to do thing rather than bark at them then they will be more inclined to help.
Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Bradford, West Yorkshire – 8 February 2018
Made to work excessively within the 4 hours you work, cannot communicate with colleagues because it is shunned upon. Bosses are very scary and not very welcoming. Do not receive training required, lack of progression