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Quick to promote, yet lots of stress

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Current Employee - Department Manager
Current Employee - Department Manager

I have been working at H&M full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

* Accepting corporate culture
* Fun merchandize to work with
* It's easy to get promoted if you're good. (I got promoted twice within 2 years and made more money then most people in my position)
* Great insurance, paid birthday off.

Cons

* STRESS STRESS STRESS. High Stress level at H&M
* Constant crunch for using less hours, which results in more stress for everyone because it's impossible to get the workload done in the amount of hours your District Controller will tell you you can use
* The bonus used to be great, but not anymore. There's 3 really high requirements that you can't really effect, and barely anyone is meeting them
* You only get 1 weekend a month off
* No work/life balance
* H&M promotes people who put in their 2 weeks notice because they don't want to get hit with turnover. This results in incompetent people being promoted

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Maybe Karl-Johan Persson needs to not be so greedy and start rewarding the people who do the actual work, in the store again. An incentive is not an incentive if there's no possibility for your staff to make it.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for H&M

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Far from original culture.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Wayne, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Wayne, NJ

    I worked at H&M full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Travel, Benefits, Peers, Internal Advancement.

    Cons

    Upper management, poorly managed, unclear total picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back original culture, especially in the hiring process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    The pay isn't worth the discount...or the stress...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor  in  Hanover, MD
    Former Employee - Sales Advisor in Hanover, MD

    I worked at H&M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    H&M has a great employee discount.
    If you show some initiative, they might promote you, but who knows how long that will take.
    No real dress code.
    Decent starting pay.

    Cons

    Favoritism on the part of management (i.e. some employees are given more time to work on marketing their departments than others).
    Managers will throw you under the bus if they didn't give you enough time to get your department ready before a district team walk through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give full-time employees a majority of their shift to work in their department...not on the register or in the fitting rooms. That's what part-timers are for. Provide proper training to new hires instead of letting them fend for themselves. Your "non-rehire" policy is a joke, especially when your treatment of employees is the reason they quit in the first place.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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