Retail Operative (Former Employee) – London – 13 August 2018
A typical work day I would report to my supervisor and they would tell me what to do which would be performing all register functions in line with company policy, working on the till, maintaining stock levels to maximise sales, promote specific lines under the guidance of management, use available information to assist in laying out the department in relation to sales, I learned what hard work is like The management in my opinion where rude and unfair Colleagues made the work enjoyable Working in the stock room was the hardest part of the job Working on the tills was the easiest part of the job
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Crawley – 12 August 2018
Primark is good for a first job but something I found extremely difficult when working is the amount of staff that get away with bullying these workers were not told off by managers they were friendly with them which made workers who were bullied and singled outs days at work quite difficult due to the work environment not being very enjoyable. I learnt a lot in the workplace when it comes to customers and communication, the only thing bad that I thought was how some supervisors hired were rude and the amounts of complaints they had got they were still kept. Something id say that needs to be improved is how managers need to be more strict with misbehaving staff they were too laid back.
free uniform, paid holiday and sick days
managment too laid back, they let workers get away with misbehaving and bullying
I would not even give this place a 1 star rating. Primark Basildon is by far the worst place I have every worked for, the management are to blame for this. They treat you like a child and look down to you. The pay is not worth being treated the way they treat you. The job it’s self is boring! If it wasn’t for the other employees that made the work bareable I would not of lasted any longer then I did! Certain management make you feel uncomfortable with comments they make towards you, They don’t have any understanding or care towards you or any of your situations.
Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Lakeside Shopping Centre – 10 August 2018
working in primark isnt always the same everyday job the managers and supervisors will change where you work so you will not lose concentration and lack in enthusiasm in the workforce. the staff are lovely to work with and there isnt constant pressure.
Mess everywhere. Constantly re doing everything that you had spent the morning doing. No organisation. Management team had favourites. instead of doing their job they would put their jobs onto others. - in short. they did nothing with their day.
Would not recommend this company. Whilst the recruitment process is easy and the vast majority of senior management are lovely you'll soon realise that the promise of 'lots of overtime' is nothing but a lie to lure you in and that supervisors are either stressed out or have a major superiority complex. It's the sort of place where you either fit in or you don't. You need to be prepared to work hard as it's not stop and more often than not very few people hack it long enough. Some of the people you work with are lovely but there is a culture of gossip and backstabbing. HR are ok and store facilities are not bad eg: lockers, shower room etc.
If you are in fitting rooms, it is a very high pressure environment. You are treated poorly by the majority of customers but it is a good first job because you learn very quickly how to operate the stressful job. The training could be better, half the time it is left up to the retail assistants to train other retail assistants. I was put in charge of training the new fitting room staff because I had been doing fitting rooms for 6 months. The people are lovely and are probably the reason I stayed as long as I did.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 4 August 2018
Primark is NOT a very nice place to work. I've faced many issues with the Management and even the store manager whilst having worked for them. They don't treat you like employees at all, and have no respect for you regardless. I've faced a horrible experience with them, and reviews online is not good at all. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work for them.
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Edinburgh – 2 August 2018
Not enough credit or notice given by managers, supervisors for the hard work you put in to a days shift. My work, manager and colleague environment was not very friendly, supportive or considerate. At first, my pay was not sufficient, however, it then got increased a year later of me working there and I managed to live better off it. Hardest part of the job: rush hours on weekends and the way you are sometimes treated if you are a young inexperienced teenager Enjoyable part of the job: the people you meet
Retail Assistant (Current Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 1 August 2018
Working here has its pro and cons. The staff are wonderful and I get on with the majority of them. However, management are a different story. My supervisor is strict especially when she is in a mood, which makes my shift drag. As I am split across two floors on a weekend, I tend to prefer one floor to another, mainly because of my supervisors. Working here has helped me to develop my skills in retail, and I enjoy working on a till. I do sometimes feel victimised by management as they stop people talking to me, but I cant do anything about that. On the whole though, primark is an ok place to work as the pay is good.