Great Clips Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Good tips, guaranteed clientele, busy salon (in 9 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Stylists must cut hair at a fast pase and productivity is very difficult to reach (in 12 reviews)

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

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  1. Good for experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Great Clips part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great for experience, get to meet a lot of people, and connect with your clients.

    Cons

    Time limit is ridiculous, pay is very low, and ownership can be touchy

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees well and understand that they can't know every haircut within the time limit in less than a month.


  2. Helpful (1)

    ASSISTANT MANAGER

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great Clips full-time

    Pros

    Didn't have much responsibility. The manager still did most of the work.

    Cons

    Didn't have opportunities to grow in learning new skills. Pay was terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Actually have an employee development plan


  3. manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Cypress, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Cypress, TX

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    very fun, open atmosphere, great tips and flexible shifts

    Cons

    no benefits, mandatory work on the weekends, need approval for anytime off


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  5. An Okay Start

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

    I worked at Great Clips part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free haircuts, clean salon, provides some tools

    Cons

    Scheduling is not flexible, Over-working, POS systems are difficult to use, rude clientele

    Advice to Management

    Update the company's mission and allow more flexiblity


  6. stykist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashville, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashville, OH

    I worked at Great Clips

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tips coworkers,education vacation,holidays,birthdays off !

    Cons

    No retirement,long hours,late nites must sell retail,dirty customers


  7. Good tips

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Clips

    Pros

    Tips are good, CO workers are nice

    Cons

    Obviously on your feet constantly, get good shoes.


  8. Working for a living

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Stylist in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Great Clips (More than a year)

    Pros

    great customers and repeat business at most locations

    Cons

    employees can be cliquey and tend to single people out who are different or dont fir in at certain locations

    Advice to Management

    treat employees fairly. some franchisees dont treat the workers very well at all


  9. If only we were robots, we'd be perfect.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The instant gratification of tips, daily. Intriguing conversations with customers...whenever I'm lucky enough to come across a non-narcissistic customer.

    Cons

    Underpaid for the amount of tasks I perform, the type of asset I am to the company and especially based on how much money we make for our franchisee, as just one of their 16 stores.

    Advice to Management

    Pay us more, allow more benefits (i.e. 401k plans, paid vacation, increased salaries)


  10. Great place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC
    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Myrtle Beach, SC

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training No clientele needed no work experience necessary

    Cons

    No steady schedule can't build clientele no benefits no steady schedule


  11. Be Realistic

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    Former Employee - Hairstylist
    Former Employee - Hairstylist

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with, and wonderful incentives for their employees. hourly PLUS commission payroll. great hours.

    Cons

    The haircut times expected of the stylists is unrealistic for quality results. do not work with you on scheduling. do not even ask.



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