Great Clips

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Great Clips Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
216 Reviews
3.0
216 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • a great start for stylists, you can make really good tips, build a clientele (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible hours for part time work (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Even the managers cut hair to fast to do it right (in 12 reviews)

  • Expected to work long, hard hours for minimum wage (in 9 reviews)

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  1.  

    Salon manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Great Clips

    Pros

    The company has ongoing education available, it's a great way to get into hair for beginners. No booth rent, structure and they do the marketing.

    Cons

    LOW WAGES, unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reevaluate the pay structure and you will find and retain better employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The owners aren't hairdressers and have unrealistic expectations. They have also have tons of useless and stupid rules.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was allowed to have a flexible schedule

    Cons

    The company is all about making money. You literally have to do each customer in 13-18 minutes counting drying they're hair and also finding out what they want. Very unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some though for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great clips

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Clips

    Pros

    Hourly pay, constant walkins, plenty of product to try

    Cons

    Times shouldn't be involved on a great haircut, need to pay more hourly. Bad area.. Not very busy.

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  5.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in New Albany, IN
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in New Albany, IN

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    they work with your scheduling needs.

    Cons

    i loved working at great clips.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on the mangers and on the franchisee how everything flows.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You don't have to worry about appointments. It is mostly all walk in or check in online. A good place to work if you like doing haircuts

    Cons

    The tend to hire anyone, they do not do a drug test or anything like that. To a point that would be a good thing bc you can really get some people that drive away clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a lead position that I am in I believe that we should also get bonus like the manger. We do a lot work for nothing extra.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Pay

    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Sunbury, OH
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Sunbury, OH

    I have been working at Great Clips part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun to work with clients

    Cons

    poor hours and payno benefit no time off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize we went to school for this

  8.  

    A very fast paced atmosphere!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Dresser/Stylist/Barber in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Hair Dresser/Stylist/Barber in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours for part time work.

    Cons

    The work load was easy, but the longevity of employees and commitment stunk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember who helps you with your monthly/quarterly bonus check!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist/Floor Manager
    Current Employee - Stylist/Floor Manager

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love my team. If it wasn't for them I would have left within a few months. Fast paced and with tips you're coming home with money everyday. Training provided so you are able to get the tools you need.

    Cons

    Depends on the franchise you work for. You work for long periods of time consistently. Works like a sweatshop. I can work 9 hours and only get one break. On call shifts where you're waiting around all day to see if they need you. Constantly getting written up for not selling product and not cutting fast enough. Don't plan on having a life when you work here. The people you work with will become your best friends because you'll be seeing them the most. They complain about $$ when they are constantlyDepends on the franchise you work for. You work for long periods of time consistently. Works like a sweatshop. I can work 9 hours and only get one break. On call shifts where you're waiting around all day to see if they need you. Constantly getting written up for not selling product and not cutting fast enough. Sometimes I'm scheduled so many days In a row that I cannot perform haircuts as well and the customer suffers from it. They complain about $$ when they are constantly giving out free and discounted haircuts. Makes me feel cheap. giving out free and discounted haircuts. Makes me feel cheap.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the stylists better, offer benefits and the breaks they need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Hairstylist

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very warm and friendly atmosphere and the General manager as well as co-workers were kind and always helpful. They also worked my college schedule wonderfully. And Its great for a Hairstylist out of school, you will grow craft wise at least.

    Cons

    never saw a pay raise the time I worked there. Were very strict and tight with sick days. They also did not offer health care which was a downer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Had no complaints with management, the only thing is to spruce up the location a bit and perhaps allow pay raises and health benefits

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good place to start!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Bridgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Bridgewater, NJ

    I worked at Great Clips full-time

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience and get your foot in the door. Working here teaches you time management skills and how to communicate with customers. This is a great opportunity to practice.

    Cons

    The biggest problem with Great Clips is the brand is all about quantity not quality. If you do a poor job your customer will not return therefore you are not building your clientele. Also the prices are so cheap you will never make what you deserve even if you work like crazy.

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