Zara

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Zara Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 313 reviews

54% Approve of the CEO

Zara First Deputy Chairman and CEO Inditex Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera

Pablo Isla Álvarez de Tejera

(117 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • good pay and bonus every month dependent on how the company does(in 18 reviews)

  • Employees dynamic was very positive to the work environment(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Necessity to wait three months until you can get your employee discount and uniform(in 23 reviews)

  • Rude customers, high turn over rate, 15% discount(in 23 reviews)

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    Awesome

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLearning, always busy in work

    ConsWork Pressure, Too much pressure of sales

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fashion Consultant

    Fashion Consultant (Current Employee) Chennai

    ProsGood to start one career

    ConsLess payscale and long working hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementRecognise

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    new things to learn a lot

    Cashier (Current Employee) Mumbai

    Prosit provide a great salary as well as many benefit and growth as per the perfomance.

    Consthe politics of senior and their behaviour can make any one to leave the job while the manager doesnt talk to rudely as the seniors do

    Advice to Senior Managementits very good to work at zara but the senior are not good the manager doesnt talk to rudely as the seniors do.and its good to work beacuse growth is there but the senior politics and there behaviour can make anyone to leave the job on spot..

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I havery good experience in Zara

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsIts honor of Time ,We have to work 8 hour not more than not less than,

    ConsThere is not having its own principal......

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo take care the downside management...........

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    WAY TOO HARD

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Dallas, TX (US)

    Pros-great learning expirience if youre starting on the retail merchandising road
    - great benefits if full-time
    -fashion trends affordable
    -paid holidays if full time

    Cons- work - life balance impossibility
    -after a year, no discussion of a raise sometimes years passed and theres still none
    -no hours for part time, making full time work on extreme situations and impossible to get things done due to high volume of customers
    -family and personal emergencies are not considered as one so you will be fingered at
    -schedules

    Advice to Senior Managementthere's a lot of people unhappy at that location due to the cut of shifts and schedule changes, two class pets that get the best hours and lately being asked by the company to work harder is bogus when the store is packed every single day. The managers are very rude to the employees in front of customers and they are always stressed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was every day an adventure.

    Head Cashier (Current Employee) Viernheim (Germany)

    ProsIt was like a famaly. I loved it to go to work

    Consalways something new to learn

    Advice to Senior Managementone was trained daily

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great start- but typical "corporate America" mindset

    Department Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOne weekend off a month
    2 weeks vacation 2x a year
    decent pay for retail role
    some people in corporate are hard working, and helpful

    Consconstant changes in corporate leads to miscommunication
    don't expect positive feedback or recognition- theres always constructive criticism though.
    expectations for management are high
    a lot of clique with managers and the corporate team, so if you are not good with someone from corporate, you have to work much harder even if you perform better
    they know how to push people out if needed (I have seen it done)
    Human resources is not "open door/confidential" like it should be
    discount for managers is a sad 15%- and you are expected to wear one in-season piece as part of your outfit.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHuman Resources needs to be open door with all employees and anything discussed with HR should be kept confidential. Corporate needs to be more upfront and appreciative of all employees at store level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sales associate

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat staff, great managers,

    Conswork outfit is a little uncomfortable but customers treat you better due to your appearance in suit

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    Fast-paced, busy, and meh.

    Sales Associate (Current Employee) Chicago, IL (US)

    ProsYou can choose what you feel like you should be get paid, constant fashion turnover, high energy, uniform attire.

    ConsTwo-faced and ruthless atmosphere, poor management, selling poorly made clothing for ridiculous prices, the horrible music, the even more horrible employee discount.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with your employees about the moving up process. During my interview, I expressed my desire to work my way up to corporate, and management explained how easily I could work my way up the corporate "ladder". It wasn't until a month or so later that I found out how incredibly difficult that kind of opportunity is within Zara.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for active, young people who are interested in fashion and who can deal well with customers

    Key Holder (Former Employee) New York, NY (US)

    ProsGreat employees and management, easy to move up, decent hours, great clothes. I enjoyed being a key holder and buying for the women and trf lines. I didn't want to sit behind a desk all day, so I didn't mind being on my feet. Option to travel and help open new stores. One of the girls who used to work at H&M had mentioned they would be there til 1-2 am to finish closing sometimes, but we were never there more than 30 min to an hour after work (inventory aside). I didn't mind wearing uniforms, but it would be nice to have better options. My main store didn't have a high turnover rate. If you like fashion, they are obviously very on trend.

    ConsTime- off policies aren't great, and they always give you a hard time (I had a few family emergencies that could have been better dealt with on their end). The discount (15%) is terrible; many places offer at least 20 and sometimes up to 40-50% and/or a seasonal stipend. The corporate staff seemed a little snobby to us retail employees. I worked at three locations, and two of them had tiny, uncomfortable stockrooms which often made dealing with shipments difficult. One of the stores is alarmingly busy and too small for its location. The break room was bleak and tiny.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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