H&M
3.3 of 5 530 reviews
www.hm.com Stockholm, Sweden 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Quick to promote, yet lots of stress

Department Manager (Current Employee)

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 Senior ManagementMaybe 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Far from original culture.

    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)
    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 Senior Management: Bring back original culture, especially in the hiring process. No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    The pay isn't worth the discount...or the stress...

    Sales Advisor (Former Employee)
    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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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