Great Clips Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen
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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. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    This is the best job I have had!

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

    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

    Great pay scale, awesome franchisees that really genuinely care about their employees, lots of benefits, paid ongoing training, they do the marketing for you, you don't have to build your own clientele they come to you! I love this job and I always hear positive feedback. Lots of room to move forward and promotion oppurtunities

    Cons

    You don't do color, BUT it's actually nice not having to do corrective color and spending 2 hours with the same person 😊


  2. I have been working at Great Clips

    Pros

    Great to grow with. Great pay with benefits. The franchise I work for us always doing fun things for us

    Cons

    No 401k. I have weighed fur other franchise that made me appreciate the one I am with that much more

    Advice to Management

    Please get 401k and more affordable health insurance


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Place To Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pullman, WA

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

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

    Pros

    Great Clips is a very friendly and upbeat place to work. I have worked for many other companies and Great Clips has by far exceeded my expectations for a chain salon. The benefits, bonuses, and tips are outstanding!

    Cons

    I really have no cons. Weekends off would be great, but in this industry that would be impossible(we do have rotating weekends off).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Great Clips offers so many tools to their management teams. I think this is the reason so many employees tend to stay with the company for 20+ years.


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  5. Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Lawrence, KS
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Lawrence, KS

    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

    I just love Great Clips! I have a great clientele. Awesome team environment! The most wonderful franchisee on the world.

    Cons

    We are open till 9pm. And we do open at 8am on Saturdays. We are open late, n start early.

    Advice to Management

    I love all the incentives, games, contests, and prizes! Oh the prizes!! Keep em coming.


  6. Best job I've ever had!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Saint Joseph, MO

    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

    We are always busy. You get paid hourly wage plus bonus on sales. Ongoing training, promotions, awards, incentives, etc! They do all the advertising and you don't have to worry about building a clientele. Plan on being here for a long time!

    Cons

    We only do haircuts. Sometimes I miss color and waxing. And then I get over it...😉 I can color my families hair at home!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  7. An excellent career choice

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Gibsonia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Gibsonia, PA

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

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

    Pros

    At Great Clips I make good money, it is fast paced, fun, and modern. They have online check in, further education, excellent standards and provide feedback, so you always know if you are doing your job well. They do all the advertising that bring the customer to you. It is possible to work your way up in the company, and make a career with Great Clips

    Cons

    Open 7 days a week (for customer convenience) means evening and weekend availability is a must. Standing for a long time is required.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage stylists by offering further education.


  8. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Mount Laurel, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Always busy! Not taking appointments allows you to not need a book, and guaranteed money! Hourly pay, bonuses, and great tips. Great Clips as a company takes care of their employees, but it depends on who your franchisee is that determines your impression of the company. Luckily I work for an amazing one!

    Cons

    While I understand the need for scheduling for the customer, sometimes it's hard having a consistently changing schedule. Makes it hard to close one night and open the next. Although scheduling this way allows you to always be working when you're needed (ie making money).


  9. Helpful (1)

    I Love Great Clips!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist/Manager in Hockessin, DE
    Current Employee - Stylist/Manager in Hockessin, DE

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Clips is such a wonderful place to work! This company has the most amazing franchisees, managers, and stylists! Working at Great Clips has been the best job I have ever had! I get continuing education, we are always setting goals and striving for excellence! The best part is knowing that your recognized and appreciated for your hard work!

    Cons

    You don't have a set schedule, but the nice thing about that is your not getting bored of the same thing every day!


  10. Great and friendly environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Stylist/Assistant Manager in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Stylist/Assistant Manager in Greensboro, NC

    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

    Hourly wages plus tips and incentives to make more money. Always room to advance from within the company.

    Cons

    No color offered but not everyone wants to do full service.


  11. Amaaaaazing!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    I've been with the company 8 years, all my hair cutting career! Great environment, fantastic franchisees. Love the concept of customers first. Every franchisee is a bit different from the experience I've had with ours, I love working here:)

    Cons

    I can't say to much negative things about the company. I've worked for 2 different franchisees since I started working. The first was good but not enough stability the one we have now is so great and helpful.



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