Great Clips Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
204 Reviews
3.0
204 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • a great start for stylists, you can make really good tips, build a clientele (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible schedules make it easy to balance other responsibilities (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Even the managers cut hair to fast to do it right (in 12 reviews)

  • Expected to work long, hard hours for minimum wage (in 9 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Best job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist in Lodi, CA
    Current Employee - Stylist in Lodi, CA

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

    Pros

    Coworkers, wage, bonuses, hours, clientelle

    Cons

    Fast breaks, no health coverage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I love my manager she is the best! To others, maybe be encouraging not negative, work with schedules, in general just be nice!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Associate Marketing Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company culture and good leadership; growth phase

    Cons

    Salary; no formal career path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best paying salon job I have ever had!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Great Clips

    Pros

    Always go home with cash in your pockets. Education to keep you growing. Advancement opportunities. Bottom line party with a opportunity to make productivity/commission.

    Cons

    Hard to take Holliday vacations. Hard to have a home/work compromise when working many days in a row then split days off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay positive and make work enjoyable.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in New Albany, IN
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in New Albany, IN

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    they work with your scheduling needs.

    Cons

    i loved working at great clips.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The owners aren't hairdressers and have unrealistic expectations. They have also have tons of useless and stupid rules.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I was allowed to have a flexible schedule

    Cons

    The company is all about making money. You literally have to do each customer in 13-18 minutes counting drying they're hair and also finding out what they want. Very unrealistic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have some though for your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Depends on the mangers and on the franchisee how everything flows.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Knoxville, TN

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You don't have to worry about appointments. It is mostly all walk in or check in online. A good place to work if you like doing haircuts

    Cons

    The tend to hire anyone, they do not do a drug test or anything like that. To a point that would be a good thing bc you can really get some people that drive away clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a lead position that I am in I believe that we should also get bonus like the manger. We do a lot work for nothing extra.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Factory assembly line haircutting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    tips, regular hourly pay and lots of locations

    Cons

    Hard to get time off, expectations unrealistic, no positive recognition..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    major on the majors, micromanaging creative people never works..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work for as long as you have a great owner

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in University Place, WA
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in University Place, WA

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

    Pros

    Work atmosphere, Management, rewarded for hard work. Owner's amount of involvement is just right. You know they exist, but they don't micromanage you.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth unless you want to move up to management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Assistant manager stylist

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

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

    Pros

    Love this company best salon to work for

    Cons

    The customers are sometimes difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open communication with your team

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    super company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Alamosa, CO
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Alamosa, CO

    I have been working at Great Clips part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    totally chill place to work. clients are great and so is staff

    Cons

    wish it was more money and more hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wish it was the same for everyone. there is alot of favoratism going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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