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AA Zara Los Angeles

AA Zara Los Angeles

Zara Los Angeles

Zara has a great location in Los Angeles on Rodeo Drive. They have a ton of great brands, but they also have a lot of stuff. It can be really difficult to find the merchandise you need. The racks and racks of stuff to put away combined with really busy shopping days - almost no time to recover the floor and already have to run new racks brought down.

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I’ve been with Zara for 6 years as a department manager and I used to love it! Great atmosphere, incredibly diverse work force, amazing benefits and the opportunity for advancement. However, in the last couple of years, a lot of that has changed. I feel the company has become “Americanized” They used to really care about work-life balance but now it’s about how much they can get out of you with the least amount of company resources. Compensation was great at the beginning, but has not increased fairly with higher cost of living. There used to be so much hope and potential for advancement, but now higher positions are few and far between. Stores are making more and more money with less and less resources. I loved my job and gave them everything I could. I worked through breaks, stayed hours extra, came in on days off (all on my own volition! This is not company policy at all!) I used to feel that this was appreciated. Now I just feel overworked, under appreciated, and definitely under paid. Don’t get me wrong, as far as retail goes, Zara is definitely a good one! I guess I just feel disillusioned because they could be great.

Working for Zara can be very intense, definitely not for the weak. Some days you could work 12 hour days, get off at 11pm and need to be back at 5am. Can be very long days depending on your commute. Overall, the right team can keep you motivated to complete all tasks and make it all worth it.

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I’ve been with Zara for 6 years as a department manager and I used to love it! Great atmosphere, incredibly diverse work force, amazing benefits and the opportunity for advancement. However, in the last couple of years, a lot of that has changed. I feel the company has become “Americanized” They used to really care about work-life balance but now it’s about how much they can get out of you with the least amount of company resources. Compensation was great at the beginning, but has not increased fairly with higher cost of living. There used to be so much hope and potential for advancement, but now higher positions are few and far between. Stores are making more and more money with less and less resources. I loved my job and gave them everything I could. I worked through breaks, stayed hours extra, came in on days off (all on my own volition! This is not company policy at all!) I used to feel that this was appreciated. Now I just feel overworked, under appreciated, and definitely under paid. Don’t get me wrong, as far as retail goes, Zara is definitely a good one! I guess I just feel disillusioned because they could be great.

 

 

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