Sport Clips Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
90 Reviews
3.3
90 Reviews
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Sport Clips CEO and Director Gordon B. Logan
Gordon B. Logan
47 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • fast paced so you make good tips when we are busy (in 9 reviews)

  • Environment is generally pretty laid back - no chemical services, and a chill all-male clientele (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • There is no system in place for the verification or reprimand of poor management (in 3 reviews)

  • They increase stylists "minimum expectations" constantly so it's harder and harder to make bonuses (in 10 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Sport Clips full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I love my job, I've been with the company almost 8 years. Great clientele, owners that are involved, and a chance to really have your voice heard. Advancement opportunities are always available and pay is better than the competition.

    Cons

    Each store is a franchise, so transferring isn't always easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to plan meetings in advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    best chain to work

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

    I have been working at Sport Clips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    fast pace, customers friendly, good atmosphere, loyal customers

    Cons

    management, timed hair cuts, turnover rate is a little high

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amateurs

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist
    Former Employee - Stylist

    I worked at Sport Clips part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    99% male clientele. Great conversation. Sports on tv so there's always something to talk about with the guys in your chair. Better starting pay than other chain salons.

    Cons

    Depends on the salon. One I worked at was fantastic. The one I just left was horrific. Incompetent, unprofessional management. Owners who allow their immature manager run the show and run the shop into the ground. Hire people who can't cut hair and don't seem to care that they lose customers or that seasoned stylists have to fix other peoples' work and field complaints. Don't follow company standards. No consistency or follow through from management. When the stylists care more than the manager and owner, it is time to hang it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    IT WAS OKAY

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Manager in Dayton, OH

    I worked at Sport Clips full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Constant clientele. Upbeat work environment.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on speed. Not enough pay for managers. COMPLETELY DEPENDENT ON YOUR TEAM LEADER.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Love working at Sport Clips

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Memphis, TN
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Memphis, TN

    I have been working at Sport Clips full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    i work at a busy store, and we make great tips. We get to wear uniform shirt and athletic shoes for comfort.
    We have training and leadership classes for all team members to attend. The benefits at our store include
    vacation pay after a year, 401K plan (optional), and Aflac plans (oplional). We have advancement opportunity
    with new stores opening up.

    Cons

    Some times the pay plan changes when a new owner takes over a store. If you transfer to a store with a different owner, ask if you you can keep your vacation time you have built up, or you might loose it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    No benefits Newnan, Ga

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist  in  Newnan, GA
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Newnan, GA

    I have been working at Sport Clips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only reason I work for them is the tips.

    Cons

    On their website they offer medical insurance, holiday pay, vacation pay. Not these owners! There are no perks and commission is hard to reach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you take care of your people they will take care of you, otherwise you have a constant change of people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not just a job, a career

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

    I have been working at Sport Clips full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    There are so many reasons I love working for Sport Clips! First, Sport Clips is a values based company. You can feel it the moment you walk through the door, stylist or client! I love being part of a company that really makes you feel valued and important. Another reason I love Sport Clips is the opportunity for advancement. I started as just a stylist and worked my way up to Area Manager. Of course the dress code is great, yoga pants, gym shoes, and a Sport Clips shirt meaning you don't have to ruin your nice clothes by getting hair all over them. Hourly plus commission for stylists is another positive about Sport Clips!

    Cons

    In all honesty, I can't think of anything bad about Sport Clips. In other reviews, people have voiced that Sport Clips makes you push retail a lot. It is true, but they will give you all the training and tools you need in order to educate and recommend products to your client. I believe it gives your client a more professional experience. Plus you can make a lot of money on retail commission!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you for making Sport Clips a great place to work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent place to work if you're a talented stylist

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

    I have been working at Sport Clips full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All cuts & no chemicals. Seeing men and tips and hourly salary are great. Involved owners...always check them out first! Fast paced so the day goes faster too. Fun day with TV's on and lots to talk about with sports on for the clients. Very clean place with vacuums instead of brooms pushing hair through the air. We have padded flooring everywhere and it's wonderful.

    Cons

    Busy place. You have to want to work hard.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on which location. (give a 5 star to my first location, 1 star to my second)

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

    I worked at Sport Clips part-time

    Pros

    I worked at my first sport clips for 6 months and LOVED it. Loved the people I worked with, loved my management, great training, and an overall good environment. Not great pay, but I made between $60-150 in tips daily so it made up for it.

    Cons

    Then I transferred to another location because I had to move. The management was horrible, the people I worked with did nothing but create drama and a toxic environment, and the girls were never told they had to go to training so I spent a good chunk of my days doing free reservices because other people were messing up the cuts. I made terrible tips because it wasn't as nice of an area, so I wanted more hours to make up for that and I was not allowed to work more than 22 hours in a week (although I was told I was going to be working between 35-38 hours) because corporate supposedly told them they had to cut back on everyone's hours. And then they hired two more girls. When I was initially hired (I was interviewed by a district manager) at this location, I was told that I was going to begin assistant manager training because theirs was leaving and I was the most qualified/competent. But then the manager asked her best friend to do it instead. After the manager practically ran the location into the ground, they demoted her and brought in a manager from another location. She was horribly rude and condescending and made a lot of unnecessary policies, while failing to address the real issues. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are fantastic, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try to train managers better because both of the managers at my second location were awful.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best chain salon I have worked for.

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

    I have been working at Sport Clips part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The Sport Clips theme is great!
    Men love the atmosphere with the sports on TV, they really enjoy the MVP and Triple play experiences, and in most cases can get in and out in than 45 minutes or less from wait time to finish.
    Cutting only, relaxed dress code that entails: sneakers, black yoga pants, and whatever style top or vest your location wears....comfy.
    Highest paying chain hourly, plus commissions paid on retail sales.
    For the new to the business or well seasoned stylist there is opportunity here for everyone.

    Cons

    Stylists only average 24-28 hours per week.
    If you feel you cant sell products it WILL be required, as with any chain, so learn to love it and make extra money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay consistent and earn respect.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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