Retail Assistant (Former Employee) – Kent – 19 June 2018
I worked for Primark for 4 years and the work is simple but repetitive. The best part about the company is the people - most people are given specific shift patterns, therefore you work with mostly the same people every day, which allows you to form friendships that transcend the workplace.
There is no staff discount except for during 2 weeks around Christmas. The only other perk/benefit is that you can choose to pay into a pension and overtime is readily available.
In my particular store, the only problems I encountered were with the ever-changing management team (some managers were more approachable than others) and the constantly-moving displays.
I can honestly say that working here, I only ever felt appreciated by the management team about 3 times in the 4 years I worked there.
Christmas discount, simple work
Poor management, repetitive job, lack of appreciation.