Mission: To make life more rewarding and dignified for people who use our products and services.
Making the Difference in the Journey of Life
Hollister Incorporated is an independent, employee-owned company that develops, manufactures, and markets healthcare products and services worldwide for over 95 years.
We offer advanced medical products for Ostomy Care, which includes two strong global brands – Hollister Ostomy and Dansac Ostomy, Continence Care, Critical Care, and Wound Care. We also provide innovative healthcare programs and services, as well as educational materials for patients and healthcare professionals.
The roots of Hollister Incorporated date back to 1921, when 23-year-old entrepreneur John Dickinson Schneider founded a small printing co.mpany in Chicago, which he named JDS Printer Craftsman.
From the very beginning, John Schneider's business philosophy was "only first class is good enough," and the company became known for its quality products, quality service, and quality people.
Innovation in Medical Products
In the decades that followed, John Schneider's company evolved from the printing industry to the medical products industry — developing quality medical products and services under the name Hollister. Early in the 1960s, an employee who had a family member with an ostomy came to John Schneider with an idea to develop ostomy products. With dynamic innovations and quality products, Hollister Incorporated revolutionized ostomy care and provided much-needed solutions for people who had undergone ostomy surgery. In subsequent years, Hollister continued to expand its range of medical products and services to include Continence Care Wound Care and Critical Care.
The Schneiders' Legacy
John Schneider and his wife, Minnie Schneider, created a strong sense of family within the company. They built Hollister Incorporated on the underlying principles of Dignity of the Person, Integrity, Service, and Stewardship.
Today, Hollister Incorporated is still independent and employee owned. With manufacturing and distribution facilities on three continents, Hollister is serving the global community; yet, the spirit of Hollister remains the same as that small printing company that began in Chicago in 1921.
The fundamental values and principles of John and Minnie Schneider still form the foundation, and the company's Mission is unchanged: "...to help healthcare professionals deliver better products and services, and to make life more rewarding and dignified for those who use our products."
Make a Difference with Us
At Hollister Incorporated, we are passionate about the work we do, and we are committed to making life more rewarding and dignified for our Associates and for the people who use our products and services.
We realize that each person who uses our products and services is on a distinct, and often challenging, life journey. In every aspect of what we do, the overriding goal and commitment is to make a difference in that journey.
A career at Hollister Incorporated can take many paths, all of them leading to rewarding opportunities. Through a shared affirmation that every human being has dignity and intrinsic value, the focal point of everything we do at Hollister is people.
We offer a collaborative work environment that challenges you and helps you to develop your skills while you grow your career. You’ll find that our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provides opportunities to enhance your quality of life—at home, at work and in the community.
Training and Development
The development of our Associates is one of the most important things we do at Hollister Incorporated. Our senior leadership is committed to providing diverse training and development opportunities for all Associates. Our belief in the importance of training ties directly to our mission and vision to help all our Associates to live up to their full potential.
Development at Hollister is not always about what it takes to get to the next level. Building broad experience, across our functions and through challenging projects, is as important at Hollister as advancing your career. This experience helps our Associates build their skills and develop a global understanding of our business.
Some examples of our training and development programs include:
Beyond training programs that focus on the development of specific skills, our associates also have the opportunity to participate in mentoring, leadership assessments and coaching programs.
Hollister Associates have the opportunity for a unique career experience. To learn more about what it’s like to be a Hollister Associate, read our Associate stories: http://www.hollister.com/en/about/associatestories
I have been working at Hollister Incorporated full-time (More than 3 years)
95+ Years in business
Starting to change (dress code, vacation policy, etc...)
Full support from supervisors, managers, directors.
Ability to create your own career path
Great corporate culture
Hard work does pay off
Some departments are isolated and do not interact as much
Advice to Management
Continue to listen to everyone in the company. A lot of change has happened already please continue to look for change to remain competitive in the health care industry.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Hollister Incorporated (Chicago, IL).
Extensive process with several interviews across several departments. I had recognised leadership and strategic planning skills which drew me to the role.
The people were quite pleasant and the amenities impressive.
Some of the interviewers seemed to there to 'check me out' for organisational fit rather than investigate my competencies and experience. I couldn't figure at the time why they seemed concerned I may have unresolved issues about Hollister that I wanted to discuss. I was asked more than once by most interviewers, including a nice senior lady from HR, what I knew about Hollister Inc. (reasonable enough question I thought) but then followed up with statements like "it really is a good company to work for" which sounded a tad defensive coming from an interviewer and certainly raised my pique.
While they were courteous and certainly seemed keen to secure my talents ( I had been headhunted from an Illinois company where Hollister staff had previously recruited candidates).
I then did some more research on Hollister using trusted industry colleagues and here on GlassDoor but ended up declining their generous offer as it seemed to me I would be a cultural misfit within Hollister.
From my research I learned that the Company was tightly managed by the current CEO and a small closed senior group with little room for personal initiative and decision making unless vetted by the top. Perhaps harshly, some current trusted employees felt the top culture was one of micromanagement dressed up as leadership. I felt my prior leadership and strategic planning assets would be wasted, the role would end up being 101 Implementation and I would be unhappy and likely leave the Company. I suggest any prospective employee does their own homework but hope this short note at least flags some of the issues that prospective employees should investigate and consider as part of their own research.