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"It's ok."

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Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Algonquin, IL
Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Algonquin, IL
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I worked at Great Clips full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Not a very stressful job. Great job if your just out of school.

Cons

Chop shop. Not very professional. Good if your just out of school.

Advice to Management

Take a managment class or at least know about the industry.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Don't make a career out of it or anything."

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    Former Employee - Manager in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Manager in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None, besides the opportunity to learn. It's a good place to learn how to cut hair, and you can practice on the customers. Places like Great Clips are where beginner-botch jobs happen, before you go into the REAL salon world. Take full advantage of the customer traffic and learn as much as you can while you're there.

    Cons

    Zero job security. If you or your kids get sick, you might not have a job when you return. It's not an ideal career. No opportunity for advancement. You become completely disposable. You get paid a little above minimum wage, and only earn a (very small) commission. I just looked at my most recent pay stub, my YTD commission earnings are $328. It's September, so that averages out to $9/week. You're worked to the bone, and you get timed between customers.. You're not allowed to spend more than 2 minutes between customers.. (which means none of your equipment gets cleaned or disinfected between customers, which is gross) They won't back their managers up. Complaints aren't investigated, employees are just written up, end of story. I had the fewest complaints, nearly perfect attendance, and since I worked my butt off every single day, all of my numbers were above where they needed to be, and as a manager, I was expected to be PERMANENTLY on-call. If someone called in, I had to drop what I was doing and come to work ASAP. Four days ago, I told my general manager that I wanted to step down from management, and just be a stylist, my main reason being that I wanted real days off, and I couldnt handle being on-call 7 days per week.. and then yesterday I was fired. Like I said, completely disposable.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to Management? That's a joke. Management doesn't understand that we as stylists are people, and not robots.. so why would they bother taking advice?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "non professional environment"

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    Current Employee - Stylist in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Stylist in Denton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Great Clips part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for people who can sale products and are good sales person even though you studied for cutting hair.

    Cons

    Don't want to pay over time even though they are making you work 6 days a week. The main purpose and how good of an employe you are depends on how much products you can sell not how good your haircuts are. Lack of training employees.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about the haircuts quality not about products because stylist get their license to cut hair not to be pushed to sale products all the time.

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