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Great Clips Reviews

Updated November 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Its a fast paced enviroment with good pay and incentive to make more money (in 87 reviews)

  • Very flexible schedule to balance my home life (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • No set schedule, home/work balance, long hours (in 30 reviews)

  • Working nights and weekends but that's also a good thing because that's when you make the most money (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "This stores management creates a hostile work environment."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Stylist in Redding, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company itself has a lot to offer, with training and the way it wants to give back to community.

    Cons

    Management at this store is abusive to employees in a passive aggressive manner. Franchisee is not around enough to affect a positive change.

    Great Clips Response

    Nov 15, 2017

    We are sorry you were frustrated with your manager while working in the salon. Since each location is independently owned and operated, your concerns can best be addressed by the franchisee. If you... More


  2. "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Great Clips full-time

    Pros

    Immediate clientele, good tips, cash bonuses for selling product.

    Cons

    Got paid under minimum wage

    Great Clips Response

    Nov 14, 2017

    Because each salon is independently owned and operated, franchisees may use a number of different factors to determine a stylist's total compensation. Thank you for having been a member of a great... More

  3. "Great clips, great business"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upbeat atmosphere, always busy, nice people, online checkin!

    Cons

    Short breaks on busy days but that means more tips!

    Great Clips Response

    Nov 3, 2017

    Thank you for everything you and your team do in the salon!


  4. "Stylist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time

    Pros

    Love the franchise owners and the practices

    Cons

    The hours just arent meant for someonebwith children and family

    Great Clips Response

    Oct 27, 2017

    Franchisees and salon managers understand that the busiest times for haircuts are typically nights and weekends. They work hard to staff the salons for customer traffic while still taking into... More


  5. "Needs more focus on paying employees what they're worth."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Laid back. Sometimes considerate. Gives chances. Acknowledges victories. Daily pay. Bonuses based on performance. Customers already provided. Only a few locations make it easy for you to stand out.

    Cons

    The pay is lousy. Does not deal with issues head on but instead allows them to continue which creates a hostile work environment. Gets involved in things they shouldn't and doesn't get involved in things they should. Goes back on promises. Does not investigate internal issues.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they're worth. Trust in your superior staff members more. Learn to be humble.

    Great Clips Response

    Nov 8, 2017

    We are sorry that this was your experience while working in the salon. Since each location is independently owned and operated, the best person to address your concerns would be the franchisee. If... More


  6. "Great Company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Great Clips full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love their Five step customer care. this is a company you can grow with.

    Cons

    no benefits like medical.

    Advice to Management

    I was the manager.

    Great Clips Response

    Oct 24, 2017

    Thank you for your feedback. Because Great Clips is a franchised company, franchisees may use a number of different factors to determine stylist's total benefits.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hairstylist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed base plus tips. Guaranteed clientele. Great place to master precision haircutting on all hair types and gender.

    Cons

    Hourly wage could be higher

    Great Clips Response

    Oct 20, 2017

    We appreciate that you are a member of a GREAT team! Thank you.

  8. "Salon manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Great Clips full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed pay is always nice

    Cons

    We get short staffed and its hard to take time off

    Great Clips Response

    Oct 23, 2017

    Thank you for everything that you do in the salon each day to deliver the Great Clips brand!


  9. "its like the fast food of the hair industry."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Syracuse, UT
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Syracuse, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    fast pace, only does hair cuts and occasionally perms so more customers come in and out making it so you get more tip money. Their are lots of opportunity to move up in the company to eventually even corporate. you also make hourly plus commision plus your tips. and if you are looking for part time they usually are very flexible

    Cons

    you only make 8.25 hourly so if you don't make much commision and you are in a slower location you aren't making as much money. lots of people quit and get fired so it makes it hard to have consistency and get your shift covered. in my specific syracuse location there was a bit of drama with in the employees and we are always short staffed and you pretty much always stay past your shift and sometimes dont get a lunch.

    Great Clips Response

    Nov 6, 2017

    We are sorry you had this experience while working in the salon. Because each salon is independently owned and operated, franchisees may use a number of different factors to determine stylist's total... More


  10. "Cosmetologyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Great Clips part-time

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with

    Cons

    not too many hours of work

    Great Clips Response

    Oct 23, 2017

    We appreciate that you were part of a great team of stylists and managers. Thank you!


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