As I was working on Sunday mostly, a typical day at work consisted of checking in with the supervisor and asking what needed filling. Sometimes even going around the floor looking at what was empty or what was low when you walked into work. Then you would go down to the stock room and fill up a rail with stock. You'd have to go on till.
I was trained to use the tills, the pricing machines and other equipment. We had to do a First Aid course.
I thought the management was very friendly and they made you feel welcome.
There was a range of different cultures from all over the world.
I didn't really find anything hard in the job. There was times when the lifts were out because staff hadn't fully shut the lift or left them open so you had to walk up and down the stairs with the baskets or clothes in your hands. Sometimes using customer lifts in the mornings.
The most enjoyable part of the job for me was when the children would come in and sing and also when customers would come up to you and ask you how your day was. It definitely brings a smile to your face.
I absolutely live working here; even though sometimes the job can become confusing, it's easy to get through alongside the amazing staff. Everybody was very welcoming, and I found the work very fulfilling.
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 4 October 2017
A typical day at work is a very busy day. making sure everything is put back in it's place and not made of any mess. i learned how to work in a group and get the task done in a very appropriate time. The hardest part i think was always putting clothes back in it's place over and over again after you've just fixed it. I think the most enjoyable part of the job was getting to know knew people and meeting my team members.
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 14 September 2017
its a stable job but very plain, some friendly staff most keep to themselves. my store manager was lovely but some of the supervisors are a little snotty. I suppose you can get this anywhere. over all id work here again if it came down to it.
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Lakeside Shopping Centre, Essex – 4 September 2017
I love how easy I can get overtime in Primark. Also, it was very fun to work with everyone as they are all friendly and kind. From working at Primark I was able to gain good communication skills and customer service.
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) – Cwmbran Town – 31 July 2017
During my year at Primark Cwmbran as a shop floor assistant, I believe that I gained a large amount of tolerance and understanding of dealing with the general public. Throughout my time at this area of work, I was able to distinguish the true meaning of customer service and how to apply team work, obedience and adhering to deadlines within the work place.
I enjoyed working at Primark as part of a large clothing store with a wide range of diverse individuals. I like the fast paced environment and the supporting of customers to ensure that enjoyed their experience with Primark and felt able to return for other shopping experiences.
Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Marble Arch, UK – 18 June 2017
Primark would be really busy so it would be really hard to get hold managers or making sure you finish everything on time. When you do ask the managers for help they don't really be helpful but I manage to develop on my communication skills.
Cashier/Shop Assistant (Former Employee) – Suffolk – 14 June 2017
when I first arrived felt very welcome and there was lots of different people from different culture which was amazing. loved the work colleges they were very friendly so was the manager that I had met felt very welcome which was amazing. it was very easy and fun because never just sat there doing nothing
Primark was a nice environment to work in I met a lot of new people and learned a lot of new skills. Everybody gets on and looks out for each other as well. The managers are really helpful and encouraging.
Unable to really comment on the position. Unfortunately, I did not like the job or the team and left within 3 months of working for the company. The store was not essentially smooth running and management were quite rude.
To work in Primark you need lots of patience and an open mind to the people you can face on a daily basis. People skills are essential. The pay is fair for my age and is above minimum. Because the business is constantly changing and moving forward promotional opportunities will arise. The staff are generally close knit so overall are pleasant to work alongside.
Employee discount at christmas, opportunitues for promotions
You have to be flexible for the hours offered, small contracts
Shop Floor Assistant (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Thames, Greater London – 17 April 2017
I’ve learned how to manage my time more within a fast-paced fashion retail store, my duties included customer service..making sure stock room was neat and tidy alongside re-stocking clothes back on rails.