Supervisor (Current Employee) – Meadowhall, South Yorkshire – 13 September 2018
I can think of worse places to work but you don't feel a great sense of achievement and find it ends up being a chore just go to work here and then waiting to go home. Even if you put the extra effort in and that extra mile it tends to go unnoticed so you often feel what's the point. There isn't a easy progression ladder unless you are in with the right crowd and circles. The training is far and few and you will find you will just learn on the job through help from other staff or just from your own mistakes. It was a great job to get me through collage and university but it's not some where you want to stay for a long time as you will get bored and frustrated. Alot of staff seem to have a can't be bothered attitude which seems to fall from the top of the tree down. Hardest part of the job feels to be just turning up and the most enjoyable is going home.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Glasgow, Glasgow – 27 July 2018
* Receiving and distributing stock *I have learned all aspects of stock management *Management are fair, approachable and helpful *The hardest part of job is the complicated computer system *The job is rewarding with a very strong team rapport
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Colchester – 12 May 2018
Worked there during opening period. Training in Chelmsford was great, they were well organised and had specific routines and helped each other out. Moving back to Colchester store for the opening was awful. The managers were rude to staff, had no respect. Breaks were missed. They would never answer when called over the speakers. There was no communication between supervisors and management and any requests for improvement were ignored. They attempted meetings before store opening but a few were always left out as they had jobs to be completed. A complete and utter sham.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Plymouth, Devon – 27 January 2018
Whilst there is a tendency to have to work long and somewhat unsociable hours (as is the way with retail), in the main, Primark is a good place to work.
I've worked at numerous stores and to start with I didn't enjoy the role as I didn't get on with the management of the store at all, but since I've transferred I have learnt so much and am so glad I stuck with it!
Progression within this company is excellent, I managed to become a Supervisor within a year and am aiming for Manager as soon as possible, depending on my circumstances. The pay is quite good too.
It's a shame that one manager ruined my first few months as a Supervisor - I could have done so much more!
Good progression. Overtime opportunities available.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Croydon – 18 December 2017
Working at Primark was good experience. My was stock taking, till management, organizing daily staff activity. supervising the floor shop, making sure there no clothes on the floor and keep it tidy, it was quite a challenge. However I did love it.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Gateshead, Tyne and Wear – 8 December 2017
I used to work here and was made a supervisor they train you well and always have time for their staff. I worked with an amazing bunch of people and my staff i suoervised for 4 years was Great. Highly reccomed this place to work 100% would go back if hours where better
Overtime is constant, Friendly atmosphere, Job sercurity
Bad Management, Poor Hours, To much is expected of one staff memeber
work in a team and individually as a customer sales assistant to deliver a high standard of customer service. Honouring the shops standard I continue to ensure the shop floor looks welcoming and tidy. I will always go out of my way to approach and welcome customers to show I am willing to assist them if needed. I filled the role of a department supervisor: ensuring the department runs smoothly and effectively. In order to ensure my department is successful, I would delegate tasks within the team, help complete jobs, whilst consistently delivering high levels of customer service. Additionally it was my job to arrange deliveries for the store, insuring the department is stocked up and in a fully functioning condition.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 10 August 2017
Primark was a fantastic place to work, where management notice if you are putting in an effort and put you forward for promotions. I always had help when I needed it and felt like I was doing a good job. We had regular meetings to let us know the expectations of ourselves and the staff we were responsible for. The breaks were plentiful throughout the working day. There was always lots of overtime if you were willing. The staff were friendly and worked together as a team. The hardest part of the job would be keeping the store tidy with such a high footfall. The most enjoyable would be the fast paced environment with always something to do to make the day go faster.