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"Its a job"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brentwood, TN

Pros

It's franchised and the owners are great people to work for.

Cons

Management at some stores is less than desireable to work for.

Other Employee Reviews for Great Clips

  1. Helpful (4)

    "A HORRIFYING introduction to the industry that made me want to tear up my license."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The other stylists in the shop were hard working, decent people. Hair dressers are awesome.

    Cons

    Lower wages than a drive in burger joint, and average tips of $3 since their price points are lower than a beauty college charges.
    Fake "promise" of training and benefits. You only get them if you work 40 hours. They will NEVER schedule you for 40. (They'll work you 39.5, though.)
    They hire people right our of college, then expect them to have clipper cutting expertise, even though school that teach proper hair cutting, don't teach clipper cutting with guards.
    New employees are left to fend for themselves on day 2.
    Attitude of management and franchisees is that hairdressers are a dime a dozen, No respect for the profession when 13-17 min haircuts (from time of check in and including consultations) are expected.
    Everyone is really getting the same haircut.
    No training at all. I was sent out to cut hair the first day, whether I knew how to do clipper cuts, or not.
    Embarrassing "redos" with verbal critique in front of the customer and staff.

    Advice to Management

    Give a newbie a break. Give them a day or two of training, at least, before releasing them on to the floor. If not for the stylist, then for your customers! It reflects poorly on YOUR COMPANY when a new hair dresser fails within 3 days, because they really have NO IDEA how to cut your way. You could have more passionate stylists in your company. Clearly, you want robots who obviously don't care about their professional image, by the way they are allowed to show up looking for work,t oo. If you want "experienced stylists," then hire them, and pay them a living wage. If you hire out of beauty school, then TRAIN THEM, because schools aren't teaching "fast food" cutting. Show some compassion for the PEOPLE working for you. Praise in public, reprimand in private, to help your employees succeed. You'd get a lot more loyalty, and way less turnover if you did. It's REALLY DUMB to shut down new employees, because with a few training sessions, you could have some real assets to your company. People new to the industry are eager to learn and want to do well. Now you have LOTS of former employees bad-mouthing you and publicly warning students NOT to work for you. I gather the company motto "RELAX, you're at Great Clips" is just for the customer. It's about their time and YOUR money. The hair dressers are just "dime a dozen disposable trash."


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A place to start at but not to stay"

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Clientele is already there, they train well

    Cons

    The pay is minimum wage which is disturbing after getting licensed in the profession but making McDonald's type pay. The manager is apparently all knowing and can't do wrong. Coworkers treat you like they have seniority and your their b****

    Advice to Management

    Treat everybody the same and quit playing favoritism. Make sure consequences are given to all not just the people who aren't liked. Haircut times are stupid people should get to interact with their client without feeling rushed.

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