Primark Reviews

Updated 17 Jan 2021

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3.7
72%
Recommend to a Friend
86%
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Primark CEO Paul Marchant
Paul Marchant
1,223 Ratings
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  • "can be long hours which is tiring(in 146 reviews)

  • "It was a great place to work for, no discount(in 139 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant- Sales Floor 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly team good pay and fun

    Cons

    A lot of weekend work

  2. "Salary Primark"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee Buyer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hour, good pay, good experience, global company

    Cons

    Long hours, can be stressful at times


  3. "IT"

    4.0
    Current Employee - IT Business Systems Manager in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Primark full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with global reach

    Cons

    Sometimes need to address the basics first!

  4. "Good salary"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Cork
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Salary, good environment, people from different cultures

    Cons

    Hours, monotony of work, working shifts

  5. "Dynamic, challenging environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, Bonus, Opportunity, Location, Office

    Cons

    Workload, Benefits, Demanding, Retail, Small Headcount

  6. "Good pay poor management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Associate in Dublin, Dublin

    I worked at Primark part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay for the skill level required

    Cons

    Poor management and culture, no team leaders

  7. "Say they have flexible working but the workload is too heavy to ever leave early"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head Office Manager in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Primark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits if you fight to get them when you join.. after that forget about it.

    Cons

    Workload can lead to burnout especially now with working from home, it’s an always on culture and the expectations are higher than ever.

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  8. "Benefits good but poor work life balance"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Primark full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, salary, holidays, health insurance

    Cons

    Hours, poor work life balance, high level of expectation

  9. "Pay"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Primark full-time

    Pros

    Good pay given to temporary staff when starting out

    Cons

    Not given the best shifts as a member of temporary staff

  10. "Atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Primark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met amazing people and friends for life

    Cons

    No downsides, I recommend to everyone

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