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Temp staff
During busy periods was best as the day flew, especially when you were on the tills. Working on the floor and keeping your section tidy could be a bit taxing but it’s fine when the store is less mobbed.

Some really lovely people working here but unfortunately a few sour apples can spoil the whole bunch. Certain members of staff and a few managers in particular should really consider a career change to something that deals with people a little less because people skills is something they clearly lack..
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Bullying manager
Great place to work but don't get sick or have mental health issues as It was used to intimidate me and wear me down left me weak and intimidated I was sacked because of a bully of a manager
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Superbe expérience
Je garde un très bon souvenir de mon expérience au sein de l'équipe de Primark de Blanchardstown, Dublin. La direction était au top, avec les superviseurs très sympatique, à l'écoute et très bienveillant. L'équipe s'entendait super bien ensemble, donc les journées passaient très vite. J'ai été recruté pendant l'été 2015 et j'avais été proposé un CDI, que j'ai du malheureusement refuser car je partais à l'étranger le septembre pendant un an (l'année ERASMUS).
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Good to work for
Good to work for , good pay but should be increased for what you do. It can be stressful at time's but it can be satisfying aswell. Love the interaction with the customers especially the older one's.
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Good job
Management can be quite rude and uninspiring in some stores , only some though usually they are quite nice people overall!

Work is easy and relaxed , show up do some stuff and go home!


Pay is great for the type of work you do!
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4.0
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Retail Assistant
Was a good experience worked in Penneys. Was my first job in another country. All the employees was very patient with me. The environment to work is very good!
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Productive and fun workplace
Nice staff but customers have no respect for you. It is a nice place to work. The work can be very tedious and you are constantly on your feet. Met a lot of nice people there though.
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Avoid working for this Company
Avoid accepting a position in the Swords branch new manager AD incredibly rude & hasn't a clue how to manage 2 flees let alone staff. Extremely busy store with multi cultural staff & customers, little or no training given
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2.0
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Not the best
Managers forget your name so make sure you have a name tag.
customers can be very rude to cashiers.

some staff members can act superior to new members
Pros
Christmas dinner, weekly pay
Cons
long hours, rude people
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Pennys Killarney
I worked for the christmas period in penny’s killarney. i really enjoyed my time there, its a relaxed atmosphere but fast paced also. There is little stress involved and the money is excellent. Ideal for young people and students. The only downside is getting a contract renewal is difficult.
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Fast-paced, Fun, Tiring but worth it
The managers were very friendly so were the staff but they were very cliquey. It takes times to figure out where all the stock is and how the place works, but it is not that hard. Once you figure out everything, it is very fulfilling to be able to help a customer and make your managers proud.
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3.0
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Not great
Bad communication
Managers give all the new staff the worst jobs and all the older women basically do nothing.

Never get a day off you ask for

Hard work
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5.0
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Fantastic work environment
One of the greatest places I have ever worked. Fast, modern, challenging, exciting. Every day was a buzz working with great people. The team spirit from the top down was solid.
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Loved it
Loved it, really fun, nice people. Easy to manage college and work.
Good pay, good stock, great atmosphere.

Would go back at work again for a season..
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4.0
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fast paced
Very fast paced work environment
promotion prospects ok

I have enjoyed my time with the company but opportunities at my current level are limited at present
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Good working atmosphere
Penneys longford though a small store in the network was very busy. The team at this store were very helpful and assisted me in learning the processes and how to deal with the customers. I enjoyed my time in the store very much
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Fast pace and good wages.
•Good wages for the retail industry.
•Great leeway for needing time off and quite lenient and understanding if you are genuinely ill.

•Hard work is genuinely appreciated by managers. But you end up picking up others slack and getting grief from those staff for showing them up. So basically don’t work too quickly if you want to fit in.

•Great opportunities to progress in store. I’ve known staff to go from retail assistants to supervisors to managers.

•Most staff are friendly but because it’s a big store there is also lots of grievances and gossip.

•I learned a lot about fashion, merchandising, good customer service among a lot of other skills.

• I’ve worked both part time and full time positions so I do feel that full time staff get preferential treatment and more respect than the part time staff.

•The actual work can be very physical when drawing stock putting it out. Heavy boxes, stripping plastic and often moving stock to keep a fresh look.

• But the evening work consists of tidying stock which can be very monotonous and drag out the time.

•The tills are fine and gives you a break and a chance to rest your feet since they have seats.

•Fitting-rooms are a nightmare though, the system isn’t followed properly so adds to confusion and irate customers. Also they are very busy and you can’t count the clothes properly when people are leaving because the stock is rolled up in balls and thrown at you when the customer is leaving. And it’s hard to not sound rude while asking them to hand them to you properly.

But generally it’s a good place to work.
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Good pay, Bad atmosphere
Worked here for a a number of years, at first I loved it but as the years went on the life was sucked out of me. Lots of cliques. It was too stressful, and the pressure that certain managers put us under. One rule for one person and one rule for others. The wages were good the sick pay was good the holiday pay was good but at the end of the day the money and job wasn't worth it. Found it to be a very toxic environment.

I am blessed to have made some very good friends from there and also had the pleasure of having some lovely managers. It's ok for a first job and to get experience in retail.
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very good job
job in penneys is esier than in another wherehouses , we have to picking all day but pick rate is not to big and you have time to rest your back. sallary the same is good and shift are the same better than in another place , you can start from 6 am to 9 am...
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Productive and fun workplace
Great place to work, staff are all friendly and welcoming and really look to help you when you first start off. Never felt unhappy going into work and I was always satisfied that I had done my job correctly upon leaving. Very straightforward with what tasks you were to do on your day of work.
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5.0
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Former employee
Penney’s is a great place to work. Management are fantastic and once you work with them they will always support you in your work.
Only thing the store was bad for was drama between younger employees but you have that everywhere! I loved my time in Penney’s, I made life long friends in there.

The only reason I didn’t say was due to the contracts .
Pros
Great management. Staff are lovely. Good rate of pay.
Cons
Contract based. No stability if you have a family. Limited to 15 hours a week!
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