Positive work environment with opportunities to learn
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West Vancouver, BC – 1 February 2017
In the few months I worked at Zara I learned a great deal about retail and made lasting relationships with my co-workers. Depending on the department (mens, womens, kids, operations) the amount of workload will vary. Working in the men's department allowed me to gain experience and knowledge about fashion without the hectic atmosphere found in the women's department.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 29 January 2016
- on sales floor, maintaining zone, replenish and run items every hour, help customers - introduced to stock duties - management team was very bad, very unprofessional - mutual with all co-workers - commute to work - meeting new people, always on the go
Fast paced environment- managers taught a lot about business aspect of retail. engaged in recruitment and selection processes hardest part were the hours and travelling over an hour and a half in snow storms to get to work for 7am
Sales Representative/Cashier (Former Employee) – North York, ON – 20 October 2015
Typical day at work would be assisting customers with any items, whether it be for a, friend ,loved one, child ,or even them with merchandise. I learned that working in retail requires patience and time making sure customers are happy. The hardest part of my job would be customers that are not happy with promotions or prices why not being able to buy the company's product. Most enjoyable part would be putting together a outfit that the customer really liked and purchased.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 June 2016
of course, just like in any retail stores, stress is inevitable. zara is notoriously known for providing consumers fast fashion, therefore, they try their best to meet customer satisfaction. each week, you're expected to receive high units of merchandise and it can honestly be so taxing. if you're a full timer, you're most likely going to get a schedule as early as 6 a.m. or 7 a.m. to help with "truck" on shipment days. most shifts are usually 8 hours long unless you're a part timer who has a limited availability. most people would say that it's a difficult place to work at if you're a full time student, honestly, if you discuss it with your managers, there's a chance that you'll get the schedule you desire. also, if you're a hard-worker, they'll obviously respect your availability request so as long as you're reasonable. it is a taxing job, as you always have to keep moving and also your zone changes per hour. on the other hand, it's the overall team that makes it worth it to come to work. everyone's friendly, it's like you're a whole family working together. but, i guess it really depends as to which location you're working for. if you're nice, cooperative and respectful to your colleagues.. then they're obviously going to treat you the same way! it's an overall good experience, it's just the customers that makes it unbearable sometimes. it's honestly what you make of it.
also, good pay for a part time job. hrly pay+ commission
good pay, flexible, lots of growth, good coworkers, an hour long lunch break etc.
expect to deal with difficult customers, long taxing hours, the constant change of zones
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 September 2012
Working in this company provided me with many people that I could identify with as a team. Everyone was very helpful towards each other and this made it a pleaseant place to work at.
Management at the store level was always changing and it was at times depressing when managers that you have built a bond with had to work at another location. Additionally, frequent turnovers meant that many friends that you have established were slowly going away.
This job was demanding in that it always felt that the store was understaffed, but this also brought with it a challenge that provided motivation to excel in daily operations where our results were shown to us by our managers on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis regarding our sales targets.
Excellent place to work with good chance for internal promotions.
Manager / Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Markville Mall, 5000 Hwy 7 East – 9 April 2014
•Exceeded in customer service •Handled the cash register and balanced end of day cash •Got promoted to manager after 3 month probation was over •Supervised floor, verified end of day deposit and made daily zone charts •In contact with HQ in Spain, and adjusted the store accordingly •Made weekly schedules according to the monthly budget of hours and sales •Prepared transfers between stores and devolution for sale products •Handled escalated customer service issues •Received shipment of new product and replenishment twice a week(approx. 1000 units each delivery) •Developed high communication and time management skills
Stock Specialist (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 February 2015
Has been wonderful experience working long hours under pressure with a team that has your back and truly works as a team. with well trained managers implementing companies culture in best way possible.
Men's Wear (sales) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 March 2016
Zara is a wonderful company, I have been fortunate enough to be a part of a great group of people representing an amazing brand. I would recommend anyone looking to be a part of an amazing retail experience to join Zara.
Stock Associate (Former Employee) – square one – 11 March 2016
The most enjoyable part of the job was my co-worker and a positive environment, The hardest part of the job was getting there on time because I live in a different city. It would take me two hours to get there,
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 February 2016
I loved working at Zara it was unlike every other retail nightmare. The managers were supportive and understanding and extremely helpful, the coworkers friendly, fun to work with. It was a great environment which promoted a well rounded routine in the workplace and provided great opportunities to learn more and advance as you see fit.
Fun workplace energy, great co-workers but poor management
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – West vancouver,BC – 7 September 2015
basic day at Zara includes helping customers find clothes and give my opinion on sizes and style. I learned many things including customer service and how to be effective at sales. management ineffective at times with scheduling and relationships with employees.