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"Fast-Paced, never boring"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Advisor
Current Employee - Sales Advisor
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good starting pay vs. other retailers
Good discount- 25% off
Fun coworkers
Days are broken down into different functions, you don't do the same thing for 8 hours
Variability of shifts
Can wear whatever you want, can be yourself
Recognized for customer service skills in weekly competitions

Cons

Hectic and stressful, especially in the summer and on weekends
Only have opportunities for promotion and raises around once a year
Some management and other advisors have bad attitudes and treat you like you know nothing
Inconsistent training standards
Staying 2+ hours after close to straighten store and run back clothes from the fitting room

Advice to Management

Let everyone know what's happening in the store, not just management
Give more opportunities for sales advisors to have responsibility and specialize
Actually have feedback, rarely get any feedback on how I'm doing

Other Employee Reviews for H&M

  1. Helpful (1)

    "This company is a joke"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor
    Current Employee - Part-time Sales Advisor
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at H&M part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Birthday are considered a paid holiday. Company discount. Same coworkers are cool.

    Cons

    Managers can be very caddy if your not on their good side. The only way to move up is if you ask, and if they like you your moving up regardless if you work like crap. If your a great, hard working individual, and they just don't like you, you would never move up anywhere! So make sure you suck up! The raises are crappy, literally can be like 20 cents a year. If your considered a great worker, a lot can be expected of you, versus the weaker ones who get away with doing absolutely nothing.

    Advice to Management

    H&M is a place of business, not a high school. The cattiness is unprofessional. Favoritism needs to stop. Listen to your associates.


  2. "Good Company, Incompetent higher management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bengaluru (India)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Values
    Flexibility
    Learning
    Strong internal methods and systems
    Ethical
    Employee friendly policies and exposure to an international work culture.
    Flexible timing options

    Cons

    Non-transparent management.
    Manipulative and incompetent HR staff. Sometimes the HR is so unprofessional that you start wondering if this is even a company to start with!
    Absence of a clear development plan for employees.
    Salary discussions are usually a monologue.
    Inconsistent reviews and no clear expectations to employees.
    Blame game and politics. Growth is based on everything else but performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire sensible HR managers who don't try to manipulate employees with their unprofessional talks. Bring a "people strategy" to the organisation and try to retain the good employees. Create a trust-based atmosphere by following company values -(these are totally absent from the company at the time this review is written) Make salary discussions a logical dialogue, rather than a dogma. Managers should start caring a little more about all this.

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