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Quick to promote, yet lots of stress

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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

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    Fab

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Department Supervisor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at H&M full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great training work life balance

    Cons

    Not enough stores in area no room for advancement here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    You can do well here if you really try

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -There is lots of room to grow if you work hard.
    -Good benefits if your store is in a union.
    -Good discount

    Cons

    -Depends on who your coworkers are, but bad coworkers can ruin it for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train everyone again if needed. Don't depend on one person more than the next, especially if they're in the same position. It isn't fair to stress out your good employees because your bad ones don't work hard enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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