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Hollister Incorporated Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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Hollister Incorporated President and CEO V. George Maliekel
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Pros
  • Great benefits, employee owned company, popular medical supply company (in 8 reviews)

  • Hollister has very good benefits (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Slow to change, size of company can limit opportunities (in 5 reviews)

  • The company is very conservative with a strict dress code (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "Feels like home"

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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 Hollister Incorporated part-time

    Pros

    Great people, life long friendships made.

    Cons

    Some positions make you feel trapped with no place to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to practice what we preach about the DSP process...sometimes it seems all for naught.

    Hollister Incorporated Response

    Sep 7, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback and review. It is wonderful to know that you have made life-long friendships while being a part of Hollister. I have as well.

    We do not want our Associates to feel... More


  2. "Shocked"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hollister Incorporated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I am honestly shocked to read all these negative reviews. Hollister has taught me so much in my career. I have never worked for a company with as many growth opportunities. If there’s a dream job you want and you are open with your manager about it they can help you get there. I think most of these reviews are from people that are complacent and scared to speak up. It’s sad they feel that way as Hollister promotes such great culture to be open.

    Cons

    Slow to change; but change is happening.

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to listen to us small people. We really do appreciate all the have been done so far.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Company has great potential but management is lacking"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    Hollister has very good benefits
    Medical has very good coverage, HSA is low and coverage after is 90/10
    Dental is great.
    HolliShares are nice but could potentially be a trap.

    Cons

    From Top down, poor leadership.
    Place feels like it’s turning into a sweat shop.
    Things like, work faster and be less accurate are thrown about by President on down.
    Leadership is way too top heavy.
    Many do not take initiative, and would rather get others to do their work.
    Stuck in old world mindset for work environment. Just got rid of ties in 2017
    CHEAP, CHEAP, CHEAP, company likes to lean toward cheap products for applications and hardware even though the work load increases on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be thinned out and more working headcount hired.
    Ditch the idea of work faster / less accurate as this will lead to many problems and substandard products.

    Hollister Incorporated Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Vice President, Human Resources

    Thank you for your review. Please allow me to provide a distinction between facts versus fiction. Our goal is certainly not to exhaust our associates but to encourage them to take risks and make... More


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Beware of Sales Jobs Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products in each product category
    If you work at the corporate office there is job security
    Marketing team has really improved

    Cons

    Sales reps are highly dissatisfied with management

    Ostomy market has flattened, no room to grow in some territories

    If in sales, good luck understanding the sales tracings

    Advice to Management

    Once you start losing sales reps and have open territories this is concerning and no reassurance from management needs to be addressed immediately.

    Hollister Incorporated Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – VP, North America Sales

    The ostomy market remains a critical focal point in delivering on our Mission to make life more rewarding and dignified for those that use our product and services. The US ostomy market has remained... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Sales Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Incorporated full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good products. Great artwork. Nice trees.

    Cons

    Ponzi scheme on sales tracings - men favored more than women - CEO is a terrible leader- leadership team nit picks on petty things - no creative solutions for mature territories - favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Execute on what your tenured sales professionals have been telling you. Stop running your best reps out of the company. Get rid of those stupid selfies!!

    Hollister Incorporated Response

    Nov 6, 2017 – VP, North America Sales

    Our single greatest asset we have to deliver on our Mission is our people, and we strive to put the tools necessary in place for all of our sales associates to be as successful as possible. As we... More


  6. "FP&A Summer Intern"

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

    Pros

    - 100% employee owned
    - Tightly knit culture
    - Friendly work environment

    Cons

    - I can't think of anything negative about the company


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed impression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Libertyville, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hollister Incorporated full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the role, you can get a lot of autonomy to change things. A lot of opportunity to take on a project and improve something. Global foot print which offers great experience. Many departments are executing well. People are generally willing to listen.

    Cons

    Very secretive environment. Board of Directors and Trustees do not communicate with employees. Everything is controlled by 12-15 top executives (VPs). Unless you are a VP, you have very little decision authority. Very little financial transparency between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    As company is growing old ways of micro managing everything will no longer work. Empower your teams and walk the talk. Incentivize employees to perform and challenge status quo.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Holli"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hollister Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    Holli Shares and Good People

    Cons

    older culture and no free coffee

    Advice to Management

    retire


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Weak Leadership Starting at the Top"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Incorporated full-time

    Pros

    Good location and convenient to fast food restaurants and highways. Nice trees on the property.

    Cons

    CEO micro-manages and talks down to employees. His integrity, intent, capabilities and results should be scrutinized, but they aren't because he is close to one of the powerful board members.

    Advice to Management

    Replace CEO and upgrade the Board of Directors with people who care about the customer rather than protecting the company.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Thank God for 22 years of service."

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

    I worked at Hollister Incorporated full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The retirement and the shares are the best part of Hollister Inc.

    Cons

    The 12 hrs shifts are hard on the body . The speed of most of the machine is ridiculous. Management needs to listen to the employees more.

    Advice to Management

    Follow the rules and treat the employees all the same.


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