Zumiez Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated Nov 16, 2021

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Zumiez President, CEO, and Director Richard M. Brooks
Richard M. Brooks
528 Ratings
Pros
  • "I always felt like zumiez as a company cares about their employees(in 93 reviews)

  • "Great work environment open to growth(in 87 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay but they do offer good benefits(in 84 reviews)

  • "Zumiez policy is that you must aim to sign up a minimum number of people for the "stash" reward program per shift(in 62 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Better Pay

      Nov 16, 2021 - Store Manager in Norfolk, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work environment. Allows you to be self expressive. Inclusivity.

      Cons

      Zumiez goes above and beyond for customers, but lacks the ability to provide the same service to its employees. The pay is subpar in the retail realm. The commission scale is low, the bonus structure is low, and they use sending you on 3 trips per year as a reasoning behind why the pay is what it is. However, if a survey were given to employees about if they would want better pay Or the trips, there would be an overwhelming amount of people asking for better pay. They underpay, and overwork. They give an unreasonably low amount of allotted payroll hours per week across the board. At my store specifically this will leave an opening manager on floor by themselves for the first 4-5 hours, to ensure we stay under hours. As a SM you’re expected to handle every single aspect of your store, and are expected to run it as if it’s your business however you don’t reap any of the benefits of your great work. The raises are barely twenty cents a year which is an actual insult.

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great start

      Oct 17, 2021 - Second Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work environment and life skills

      Cons

      Pay is the only one

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      You have to be very social

      Oct 28, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly work environment, employee discount, easy to appreciate the brand.

      Cons

      Loss prevention duties are placed on associates, which can at times create dangerous situations for both associates and managers, some elitist managers; slight nepotism.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Fun environment, not the greatest company

      Oct 24, 2021 - Second Assistant Manager in Mesa, AZ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun and energetic work environment.

      Cons

      Pay, commission, technology, time off, scheduling, training.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Yay Zumiez

      Oct 1, 2021 - Second Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work environment Chill environment Get to make skateboards

      Cons

      Retail Some customers suck Can be stressful sometimes

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great team environment

      Sep 28, 2021 - QA IC Clerk in Delta, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      management is great awesome work environment

      Cons

      long hours and pay is not the greatest

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Sales associate

      Sep 18, 2021 - Sales Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun work environment, creative, upbeat, good discount

      Cons

      The way to sell is weird

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good place

      Aug 15, 2021 - Sales in Pittsburgh, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It's a fun work environment and everyone is very chill and nice. Its a great first job.

      Cons

      Its hard to get hours and you practically have to fight for shifts. You also have to be extremely good at talking to people.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great for College Students

      Aug 20, 2021 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with skate and snowboard products Employee Discount on in store items Great Co-Workers Friendly Work Environment

      Cons

      Management is not very well verse in products being sold in retail stores - Very out of touch with collegiate lifestyles

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Competive commission at a very competitive price in other words very toxic work environment

      Aug 3, 2021 - Second Assistant Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Gain customer service experience Relaxed work environment compared to other retail stores

      Cons

      Managers are not trained enough to deal with anything except selling

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