Hollister Co. Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
702 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Discounts, flexible hours, no qualifications required, make good friends (in 41 reviews)

  • Laid back environment; standing around looking pretty was all I did (in 33 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay (Minimum wage) with a small chance of advancement (in 72 reviews)

  • Call in shifts were extremely unpredictable and made it hard to have a personal life (in 26 reviews)

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  1.  

    Model/Sales

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model)  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy, you get to work with attractive people. Managers aren't watching over your shoulder all the time.

    Cons

    VERY disorganized. Music is WAY too loud, and its very dark in there.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Impact at Hollister

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    Former Employee - Host  in  Altoona, PA
    Former Employee - Host in Altoona, PA

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment is very laid back from the back of the store. Your suppose to use a scan gun( Which they teach you how to use) to scan boxes to see how many items need to be out in the front for the models to fold and put out to sell. Otherwise, everything else just gets put in a pile in the back to get put away for stock! Your job will consit of you scanning boxes, picking out the clothes in that box, putting on safety tags, folding the clothes and putting it into a pile. Now if you stock the back it's a lot harder but usually they start you off just by sorting for the front!

    Cons

    The supervisor's there can sometimes be very annoying and superfacial! The music there can take a tool on you too because after a couple hours can get very annoying. Co workers will complain a lot too back there, However, That's everywhere. I would say as long as you do the job back there and pay no attention, you'll be just fine. The majors cons for this job is that there barley are any hours ever!!! I literally would work only 2 days a week for like 4 hours a day!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Mixed feelings

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Poughkeepsie, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Poughkeepsie, NY

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's mostly laid back because all of your co-workers are mostly high school/college kids. It's a good way to maker friends as well. I hate to say this but if you're one of the better looking employees you get more shifts and the managers are less angry if you show up late. I was part of Cast-of so If I wanted more shifts I got them. The job itself is pretty easy with folding and working the cash wrap. If you and your co-workers get along it can generally just be a fun shift.

    Cons

    Your shifts are 4-5 hours, unless you're doubling because someone didn't show up. Speaking of that, people didn't show up for their shift way too much. Having a bunch of 17, 18, 19, and 20 year old kids means unreliable staff. Our store had 5 different store managers in 9 months (I worked at Abercrombie too and the manager stayed the same throughout that time). Low paying, minimum wage. Getting paid bi-weekly. Strict look policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good first time job

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Cool people. Easy work to do and rules to follow. Managers can be very understanding and take your advice on how they can work better with you. You get a discount on clothes.

    Cons

    On call schedule, so you don't know if you will be going to work or not? No real way of moving up or getting a raise. There is like 70 people that work for one little store.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the whole call in thing, just hire less people and give them an actual schedule. People only quit because they do not receive the hours to support anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good place to work

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    Former Employee - Hollister Floor Model  in  Canton, OH
    Former Employee - Hollister Floor Model in Canton, OH

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hollister was a pretty laid back and good place to work. a lot of cool and nice co workers along with mangers as well. It is Honestly a great place to work if you are still in high school and don't want to work that much hours a week. They work around your schedule very well and do their best to accommodate you. I had fun in my 1 1/2 years of working there.

    Cons

    Dress code can be strict, and some managers want what you wear to be exactly right. No earrings and not even a little facial hair for men kind of suck but oh well. Minimum wage as well is a disadvantage, and to be honest, erveryone knows attractive people work their, so you always get a few stuck up co workers that think there all that. haha but eh oh well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing really.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    sales associate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Binghamton, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Binghamton, NY

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time

    Pros

    the atmosphere can be fun with the music and can be very relax at times

    Cons

    can deal with difficult , or unreasonable customers sometimes. There is no room for improvement or growth in the company unless you would like to be a manager some day. Some weeks you are not given enough hours or no hours at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    If you like being micromanaged, work here.

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    Former Employee - Impact Associate  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Impact Associate in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you put in a time off request, they are not allowed to schedule you for that time. It is an ok Company if you are under 20 years old and need an extremely flexible schedule due to school or college classes changing etc. Store managers and assistant managers were usually very personable.

    Cons

    Can't have company parties/functions etc. No benefits. No full time work available unless you are a manager. Can't be an assistant manager until you complete a college degree, so wage is terrible. I got one 50c raise in my 5 years there. Being a sales associate sucks. Being a stock room associate sucks a little less. The worst thing is you are tied down so hard to corporate policies that you have to go with things that are not intuitive and there is no room for experimentation of processes and making things work better. Higher than store management usually sucks. Also, some people seemed to get preferential treatment from managers they are "buddy buddy" with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be personable but treat all employees with the same authority and respect. If you let loose on some employees, the store will be a mess and customers will be unhappy and boxes won't get done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollister Co.

    Pros

    I worked with people close to my age so the work environment was fun. My managers were always friendly and helpful. We worked as a team so it was easy to learn from others.

    Cons

    I was paid minimum wage and worked long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I enjoyed the managers I worked for so the overall work environment was positive. Make sure you train your managers to have a good balance of work and fun.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Discounts, pretty much it.

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    Current Employee - Model  in  Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Model in Honolulu, HI

    I have been working at Hollister Co. part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts
    At least you have a job

    Cons

    On call
    Almost no hours
    Atmosphere becomes annoying
    Some supervisors are awful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good Job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollister Co.

    Pros

    Very chill and easy and cool

    Cons

    Not enough hours nothing else

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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