Great Clips Reviews

Updated August 29, 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. Featured Review

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    This is the best job I have had!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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. Such a GREAT place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Leader/Inventory Specialist in Saint John, IN
    Current Employee - Shift Leader/Inventory Specialist in Saint John, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace environment, lots of opportunity to control your daily income, room for advancement, flexible schedules, built in clientele

    Cons

    No set schedule. However once you get used to the concept of a schedule that changes every week it really is not that bad. The good thing is they schedule for the costumer so you get to work the most hours when it is the busiest and less hours when it is slower.


  3. good place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great tips, client s already there

    Cons

    Working nights is not what I love


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  5. Pros. vs. Cons.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexible hours great for new graduates paid training extensive training clientele is given 14.00 haircuts adults 12.00 for children Coupons and discounts Wide variety of salon quality products for your hair needs Profile of what stylists do on your hair Cons Not worth getting insurance Extra charges for shampoo and other services Cuts need to be under half hour if possible Taxed on charged tips Each franshise has different owners Paula in IL is #1

    Cons

    Not worth getting insurance Extra charges for shampoo and other services Cuts need to be under half hour if possible Taxed on charged tips Each franshise has different owners Paula in IL is #1

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key, Training is key, Neat Clean Salons are a +


  6. Business services specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Services Specialist in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Business Services Specialist in Des Moines, IA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I wouldn't work for anyone else. I have been with great clips 21 years. I started as a stylist and got promoted to corporate. Love love love this company!

    Cons

    I have no cons. I worked for an amazing franchisee and now I work for corporate. Wouldn't work for anyone else.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees. Say thank you every time they leave the salon. Never ask your staff to do anything you wouldn't do.


  7. Great clips is a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great clips has a lot of reasons why it's a good company to work for. They always have continued education, you can always make more than your hourly rate, and you can always move up!!

    Cons

    The only cons that I can think of with great clips is we don't do any kind of waxing!! Which I wish we could

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Manager
    Current Employee - Salon Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great money, great team work. Disrict managers who really care about their managers and stylist. Great opportunity to grow with the company.

    Cons

    I don't really have any thing negative to say. I love to work at great clips.


  9. salon manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Toledo, OH
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Toledo, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    pay is amazing, co workers are generally nice, all around a good place to work

    Cons

    having to meet numbers for returns


  10. Great Clips is Simply Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with such talented stylist . Paid vacation , most major hoidays off and paid . Flexible scheduling , rewards for good work , contest to keep staff motivated, employee of the month every month . Fantastic owners .

    Cons

    Working with employees that are all different ages , they are each different in their own way . Finding a way to balance the teams .

    Advice to Management

    You have to put in a 100% at all times . Hire the right people not because your desperate. Show appreciation for job well done . Do expect staff to do something your not willing to do yourself


  11. General Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love working for Great Clips! Best Franchisee and company to work for. Love what Great Clips as a company is.

    Cons

    I really don't have any! It is a fast paced working environment and its not for everyone!

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent. Follow through. Communication.



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