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Updated Jul 15, 2014

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2.9 165 reviews

66% Approve of the CEO

Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen

Rhoda Olsen

(29 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible schedules make it easy to balance other responsibilities(in 7 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, always busy, steady income(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • The stylists there can hardly cut hair to save their life(in 12 reviews)

  • You get paid a little above minimum wage, and only earn a (very small) commission(in 8 reviews)

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    Good place to start!

    Hair Stylist (Former Employee) Bridgewater, NJ

    ProsGood 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.

    ConsThe 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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    Hair Stylist (Current Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsVery 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a good job because you get paid by the hour, but you have to be on pointe with your timing and retailing product.

    Hair Stylist (Current Employee) Joliet, IL

    ProsYou get paid by the hour, you get tips as long as the client knows to tip. You can get a portion of the profit from product sales, as well as productivity, if you are fast enough when it is busy. Flexible schedule if your manager is good. Paid vacation and paid holidays when you meet the hour requirements.

    ConsNo benefits. You are required to cut hair within a set time period, even though not all haircuts can be properly delivered in such a small time frame. No continuing education is offered. The pay per hour is not high enough to compensate for the high demand placed on stylists. Receptionists are not trained long enough. They are the first people our clients see, and sometimes, that is a nightmare.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay a better wage per hour. Offer some sort of benefit package. Offer continuing education.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Would be nice for a first time job

    Hair Stylist (Current Employee)

    ProsYou will learn to cut fast and well. its a numbers game and that is what matters. Things are run by the book but followed through on some people but not others.

    ConsNo regular schedule, You are just your numbers, Pay is low and bonuses are set up so that you cant reach the goal,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great part time work!

    Hair Stylist (Former Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA

    ProsFlexible hours, always busy, steady income

    ConsThey work you like a horse for little pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people, offer rotating weekends off

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's a great way to get comfortable with cutting and styling hair straight out of cosmetology school

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get paid by the hour regardless of the clients coming in. Plus tips.

    ConsThe pay could be much much better. I started out at 7.00 with a license. Go figure

    Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the pay and consider being closed on Sundays for the Lord.

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    It was ok

    Stylist/Assistant Manager (Former Employee) Grand Blanc, MI

    Proshad fun and coworkers were great. I also like being a hair stylist. Being an assistant manager started off great also, but did not remain that way

    Consworked long hours and the pay was not very high. Management did not follow through with promises and I soon lost interest. Going to work was a drudgery.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a place for someone just starting out.

    Hair Stylist (Former Employee) Carbondale, IL

    ProsPlenty of walk-In clients to practice on.

    ConsNo acknowledgement from management or owners.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should hire management with more cutting skills. More common sense skills would be a nice plus also.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It could have been worse.

    Hair Stylist (Former Employee) Greencastle, IN

    ProsI liked the diverse schedule. They were very flexible while I attended school. The clients were generally pleasant. I made a lifelong friend out of a co-worker.

    ConsLow hourly wage, financial survival is more based on the tips and development of regulars (which are highly opposed)... the area in which I was placed required a discrete retention of specific clients to make my time valuable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would suggest they consider the "day in the life" of their associates. Some demands within my franchise to attend classes (that were always useless to me) seem irrational.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    eh...

    Stlyist (Former Employee) Saint Louis, MO

    Prosno relationship building or appointments necessary. I usually had great teams and awesome management.

    Consnot enough pay. customers are usually rude or crazy. felt disgusting covered in hair.

    Advice to Senior Managementpay stylists more, this job was a joke.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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