Zumiez Reviews

Updated 26 Jan 2021

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3.7
70%
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89%
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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
Richard M. Brooks
426 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, laid back and a great place to work(in 65 reviews)

  • "Constructive and positive work environment(in 59 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, people need a lot of morale boosts(in 71 reviews)

  • "there was a lack of guidance from upper management(in 33 reviews)

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  1. "great"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    easy going, great people, fun

    Cons

    issues with shoplifting are annoying

  2. "Expectations aren't aligned"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Orland Park, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Culture, Fun Environment, Personal Development

    Cons

    Difficult Work/Life Balance, Company Fails to Deliver

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  3. "Chill Place, low work on off season"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Zumiez Distribution Center in Corona, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid Back, Head phones being able to be put in, Easy work

    Cons

    Slow work during the off season

  4. "Great Entry- Level Job!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Tacoma, WA
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Experience working closely with customers - Build Teamwork and Communication Skills - Commission - Discounts on in-house merchandise - Kind, fun, and relaxed environment

    Cons

    - Frequent theft in-store - Stressful during busy seasons - Quick turnover with employees

  5. "Amazing Opportunity"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Fairlawn, OH

    I worked at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were wonderful, overall positive enviornment.

    Cons

    There were no cons, best retail job I've ever experienced.

  6. "its cool"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    it is a nice work environment

    Cons

    no cons about the job

  7. "good starter job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    cool clothes, cool people, easy hours, time and half on holidays and sundays, disconts

    Cons

    retail, customers, management, could be better discounts

  8. "Loved it"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lakewood, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You really get close with your coworkers and it was really a family.

    Cons

    Other than crazy customers, no real cons

  9. "Always fun"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zumiez full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun environment and awesome opportunity to make friends

    Cons

    Some heavy corporate guidelines that can be limiting.

  10. "Great energy adn enviroment!"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager 

    I have been working at Zumiez part-time

    Pros

    Overall great environment and energy!

    Cons

    Can sometimes be too fast-paced, high expectations for low positions.

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