Hollister Co.

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Its a good job for high school students

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Current Employee - Sales Associate
Current Employee - Sales Associate

I have been working at Hollister Co.

Pros

-very flexible hours considering you make them
-music keeps you entertained when you are bored
-people are generally nice

Cons

-managers are bias
-less hours because of the amount of employees they have & continousily hire
-hardly trains you; you learn from experience

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    Okay for high school students not good for everyone else

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    Current Employee - Impact Team Member
    Current Employee - Impact Team Member

    I have been working at Hollister Co.

    Pros

    - Great employees. I made a lot of new friends from working at my current store, and the people they hire are always friendly and nice especially the models.

    - Some of the managers can be awesome to work with some not at all. During my first few months working with this company I've seen around 10 different managers (store managers, assistant mangers and managers-in-training). Some of the managers I dealt with were not qualified at all to be a manager and one of my cons will explain why they still hire them.

    - The employee discount ranges from 20% to 50%. For Hollister its 20% everything except clearance items and for Abercrombie & Fitch its 30% off everything except clearance items. Now for the 50% for both company is only for select items. The select items are the items that the company wants you to buy and wear. They call this the"AAA's", and its the cloths the company thinks is in style. The AAA's are okay, but the colors are most of the time restricted to navy.

    - Flexible hours. The hours are extremely flexible and you can change them every week, so that can be great for people that are still in high school and is look for a job.

    Cons

    - No qualifications to be a manager except for a college degree. They hire more managers base off of how they look more than how qualified they are for that position.

    - Extremely bias towards certain positions. The company has 2 different part-time positions one is called "Impactor" the other "Model". This bias is also the same towards manager but not as extreme.

    The impactors is what they consider the back bone of the store.
    The impactors responsibilities comprises of folding cloths, pulling USR (replenishing sales floor items for the bays), taking the replenished cloths out to the sales floor climbing bays to get a certain item, sensor cloths from shipment, cleaning the stockroom, and taking out the trash.

    The models is what they can best describe as "representing the brand". Most of the time for the managers to be able to hire a model, the model would have to be a "naturally good looking person". The models responsibilities includes the following working the cash wrap, folding cloths on the sales floor, standing in front of the room greeting customers, working the fitting rooms, watching out for potential shoplifters, and last but not least standing doing nothing. Now to go in a little detail about their responsibilities. When a model stands in front of the store greeting customers the models are not allow to leave that room unless they get permission from a manager. Other than all of that the models don't really do much except look good for the customers.

    Overall the impactors do more work than the models and they both get paid the same minimum wage across the board.

    - Crappy hours for part-timers. When you first start out your going to either make it or break it. What that means is to see how useful and well you are at doing your job. When i first started out i didn't receive a shift for 2 weeks from my hire date. They will usually schedule the most valuable employees 3-4 times. For the not so valuable employees they will either not schedule you or will only give you call-in shifts;which, are shifts where you call them and see if they need you. If you are looking for a part-time job and want hours, then this is not the job for you.

    - No promotions for part-timers. Models can't get higher than they already are unless they want to be a manager. A impactor can get re-interviewed to become a Lead Stock which in turn makes you full-time. A model can also get re-interviewed to become a Lead Stock.

    - Laughable raises for part-time employees. The company will give out a annual raise to each store to 1 part-time employee. If your lucky to receive that raise you will get an additional 25¢ to your hourly wage.

    - AAA's (employee discount) can only be bought for a few weeks. The AAA's are consider a special discount and your given a start date and a end date to which you can buy the cloths. The AAA's discount can only be used a limited number of time. Most of the time it's 2 tops and 1 bottom.

    - Have to pay for uniform. Now some of you may wonder why there is 2 different employees's discount. Well the reason why is that the AAA"s is the company's uniform. One uniform can cost upwards to $100. For Abercrombie & Fitch it could be $150. Your first check will most likely not pay for your uniform. The company does have a policy in which a employee does not have to buy the company's cloths, but would have to wear something similar. The thing with that policy is that each store manager has a quota to meet. The store managers have to encourage all the employees to buy at least 1 item off of the AAA's.

    - Stores are dark and loud. The sales floor is extremely dark, and is strategic lighted with spotlights. So there are a lot of dark areas in the store. The music is usually played at around 98dB, but can sometimes be played at over 110dB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Liquidate the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Great place for meeting young people

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    Current Employee - Model in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Model in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Hollister Co.

    Pros

    Fun uniform, great discounts, good atmosphere, social life, young staff, really flexible working hours and holidays - can change shifts on facebook

    Cons

    Loud music and darkness is hard to get used to at the start, female management can be very hard to deal with.

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