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Cost Cutters Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "Hair Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cost Cutters full-time

    Pros

    Heavy traffic, never a break in between clients.

    Cons

    Hours, pay rate, managements attitude, no paid sick leave, no paid holiday's, non understanding employers.

    Advice to Management

    Do commision, and have managers that aren't going to get upset when you have a very sick child. Or know more about the business then they do.


  2. "Costcutters"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Vestal, NY
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Vestal, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Cost Cutters full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good tips , fast paced, ok atmosphere

    Cons

    Horrible hours working every weekend minimum wage and the half off haircuts on Wednesday are way too much work for so little , dress code is horrible people take the leggings to a whole new level .. managers are so unprofessional lint all over pants ...

    Advice to Management

    Alternate weekends and Sundays don't schedule the same person every Sunday other people have kids too

  3. "stylist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cost Cutters part-time

    Pros

    You don't need a clientele when you start. You have an hourly wage

    Cons

    Very little reward for very hard work. Minimum wage, no opportunity to gain product knowledge.


  4. "stylist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cost Cutters part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    good place to work on perfecting your skills

    Cons

    your schedule can change from week to week which can make it difficult to establish a regular clientele


  5. "Nothing Good about this"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cost Cutters full-time

    Pros

    You have a job

    Cons

    bad pay
    overworked
    products are not that great


  6. "Stylist"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Madison, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cost Cutters full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    In the beginning they make you feel a welcomed part of Cost Cutters.
    After several months or even sooner, things change.

    Cons

    Pay, work schedules, ongoing education is not for all, dependent on who you are. Smokers, texters and long term staffers feel entitled and do as they please including stealing product, abusing time clock usage and giving services free of charge. Upper management turns a cheek because those who abuse are long term employees and know they can get away with it because of their employment. CC is unfair and plays favoritism in many aspects with their employees. The owner is and has ONLY ever been concerned with the money he can make, he doesn't care either.

    Advice to Management

    Don't waste your time filling this in, management could care less!


  7. "Hairstylist"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in West Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in West Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cost Cutters full-time

    Pros

    Owner and manager are amazing people. They listen to you and will help work with your schedule.

    Cons

    There is nothing bad about them

  8. "Simple"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Have great clients too work on

    Cons

    Hours that managers have to work


  9. "Horrible Company Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cost Cutters full-time

    Pros

    Only pro is an hourly wage and tips.

    Cons

    Cost Cutters severely needs to adjust its management techniques. Employees are very unhappy with the attitudes of management towards them and lack of concern for the biggest and smallest of administrative issues. As a so-called "corporate social responsibility" effort (pink-washing), the company makes employees pay a dollar to wear a pink shirt in support of breast cancer in October. Instead of fostering community and empowering employees to support the cause, the company shames its workers into paying its way support a cause. Incentive "programs" are laughable -- designed for children rather than trained, professional men and women.

    Advice to Management

    If the company continues to operate in this way, it will fail. Day by day, it will lose its best workers who don't deserve to be treated so poorly.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "I have work for cost cutters for less then a year."

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    Former Employee - Licensed Cosmetologist in Panama City, FL
    Former Employee - Licensed Cosmetologist in Panama City, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cost Cutters full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hair dressers have lots of support from other worker when it comes to the schedule. I mean that you are not tied down to the appointment book. This is very important for those with small children or other care giving responsible at home.

    Cons

    There is Corporate rules that make no sense to the stylist. It's like the people making all the business decisions have never worked in a salon or understand the cosmetology field.

    Advice to Management

    REALLY!!!!! WE HAVE OUR OWN STYLE AND PERSONALITY. WE ARE NOT JUST NUMBERS!!! PLEASE STOP BEING SO CHEAP I KNOW WHAT YOU MAKE OFF THE BACK OF YOUR EMPLOYEES!


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