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 10 years)
- 95+ years in business
- privately owned, with strong performance to support independence
- conservative financial management
- excellent strategic balance between short, mid and long term goals
- clarity of message regarding mission, vision, and culture
- truly care out customers and end users
- many longer term associates and low level of turn-around
- stable work environment - lay-offs and downsizing pretty much non-existent
- good work/life balance
- great pension and benefits package
- action and results orientation
- can be slow to change - but making progress
Advice to Management
Keep it up! Think out of the box, challenge the "we have always done it that way", look for new and innovative ways that increase efficiency and decrease waste.
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hollister Incorporated (Libertyville, IL) in January 2017.
First you apply with a Recruiter to get a email for.a phone interview..Then you have a phone interview. After that you setup a face to face interview. Then you are set up with 3 one on one interviews. Then they set you up for a personality/skills test. It was too long and dragged out of interviewing style. It felt unorganized and bleek. They need to work on friendliness and faster pace of interviewing. Coloplast is a better route. Way more innovative and with the times!