If anything, a good 1st or 2nd job
Retail Supervisor and Early Morning Operative (Current Employee) – Cheltenham – 21 August 2016
Most days start by clearing the fitting rooms of returns from the day/s before. This can be extremely monotonous depending on your and your colleagues attitudes to doing boring work. Once this is at a reasonable level, staff will put out the delivery which usually has been loaded earlier in the day. Any stock that cannot fit on the rails is put in the stockroom. Through the day some more rails from the fitting rooms may have to be put out depending on the size of the store/busyness of the store. Recovery is #1 priority in the afternoon which is essentially tidying the stock and making it all look shop-able for the customer. Throughout the day you'd jump on tills to serve customers.
Poor considering what Primark's competitors receive for doing the same job. Varies on certain job roles e.g. unsociable hours receive +20%.
It is extremely difficult to lose your job at Primark.
Opportunities will become available should any higher ranking staff leave as most stores tend to advertise internally before externally.
You will be given a higher rise but at the cost of doing a lot more work to do under a higher amount of pressure.
Totally hit-or-miss. Nobody likes the current store manager however my 2 department managers get along with everyone. As a whole, management do demand a lot of work, often too much, however you will receive praise depending on if that manager likes you. Favouritism is definitely a thing but in my experience, the less favoured staff have earned their lack of respect-again, this depends on the manager.
Managers may also be completely inefficient at ordering so the loading bay may be completely jam-packed or barren.
Overall it's pretty positive. The staff there are mostly like-minded and some managers respect the fact that you will make friendships in the store. Managers do expect staff to partake in overtime and depending on staff holidays/busy periods, they can be very demanding of it.
The monotonous nature of the tasks
Dealing with hard customers for things out of our control
You'll definitely get along with the staff, maybe not all, but definitely some.
Decent break allowance. They're unpaid however you'll get 1 hour 30 minutes for a 9-6 hour shift (totalling 7.5 working hours for a full day)
Overtime always available, completely secure job, like-minded colleagues
Management are hit or miss, difficult customers, monotonous work