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Comfortable place to work with minimal chance for advancement
Facilities and Purchasing Specialist (Former Employee), Bloomington, MNOctober 30, 2014
Pros: brand new office space
Cons: no where to go.
Nice staff and facility to work with and in. Room for advancement is minimal and most "advancement" are lateral moves. Salary .mediocre
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Make fast cash without clientele
Hair Stylist/Receptionist (Former Employee), Grand Rapids, MIOctober 29, 2014
Pros: paid vacation after 1 year, minimum wage plus tips, extra money if you sell product and you have high productivity. i mostly was in it for the money.
Cons: cutting by great clips system, no creativness, no advanced education, chop shop. very overworked and under appreciated.
Great Clips is a billion dollar corporation and has many rules and regulations. They have succeeded immensely in this industry and offer a wide range of benefits and perks. You handle all sorts of clients throughout the day. Most clients that come in usually want a fast, quality haircut. These fast haircuts can become monotonous and boring. If you are – more... a creative hair stylist and thrive off learning new techniques then this place is not for you. There is set 5 step system that you must abide by and certain numbers to hit daily. If you do not follow after a given time period then you will be written up. There is high turnover in stylist, thus being constantly understaffed and overworked. Although I liked the co-workers, it was not worth my skills. – less
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Lots of education opportunities
Hair Stylist (Former Employee), Oviedo, FLOctober 26, 2014
Great experince to learn the hair industry. Work hours can be overwhelming , but over all a great job for students fresh out of hair school.
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A place for practice
Hair Stylist (Former Employee), Chula Vista, CAOctober 24, 2014
Pros: great start off job
Cons: advancement is not likey in a franchise such as this one.
This job was a great first cosmetologist job after receiving my license. This franchise provided plenty of customers in need of haircuts. This is how I got my practice.
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Never Again
stylist (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 24, 2014
Cons: no lunch, 15 min break per shift, deduct credit card tips out of paycheck
Do not treat their employees with any respect. Do not allow for lunch breaks, give one 15 min break per shift for the entire day.
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Really good cutting teachers
Hairstylist (Former Employee), Houston, TXOctober 23, 2014
Pros: great teachers
Cons: management has childish behavior
The stylists had good attitudes, the customers were not bad, but management harassed the stylists about haircut time almost everyday. Every haircut is not going to take less than 15 min.
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Great place to work
Stylist (Former Employee), Birmingham, ALOctober 21, 2014
The management was amazing. Great pay and great people who work there as well as get serviced there.
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ok work place
Receptionist (Former Employee), dripping springsOctober 20, 2014
I worked at great clips in Belton a few months after I got my Cosmetology operators license, and I must say that this is definitely the only way you can learn in this field by doing it hands on which is both good and bad. for the first few months it was fine and then after the recent people started leaving and they started hiring new people, the management – more... staff started being shady. Typically the procedure for Great clips is when the shift change happens you are to move down or fill in the empty stations. Well the manager felt that she did not have to move her stuff sooo, no one was ever allowed to use the first station. Which is not allowed in the book. Only one person is supposed to go on lunch at a time, Saturdays where our busiest days all three of the management staff would go on a break at peak times. I ultimately stopped working here because on a day that I originally didn't feel well i called in and was told that i couldn't call out and i would have to bring up a doctors note, well instead i just came in any way on time... After the shift was over, and she sent several people home before me, she then took me to the back and mysteriously wrote me up for a dirty station weeks before and for calling out... even though I still came in. The franchisee is a great and nice man, just has no knowledge of this industry and let them run the salon in whatever manner they please... – less
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fun workplace.
Hair Stylist part time (Current Employee), Littleton, COOctober 20, 2014
Pros: back bar, sales commission is 10%
Cons: have to be fast. 16 minute hair cuts.
hard to balance life and work when working any days and hours that change ev week with 2-3 days notice.
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Very busy salon
Stylist (Former Employee), Frisco, TXOctober 14, 2014
I started working here right out of beauty school. The manager and the girls I worked with were so nice and full of knowledge. They helped me get to where I am now in the beauty industry. I was always learning something new, and different techniques.
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great people, bad owner.
Stylist (Former Employee), Chula Vista, CAOctober 14, 2014
Pros: flexible hours.
Cons: owner is rude and unprofessional.
Good place, co-workers and manager are great. the hardest part of the job was the owner very rude and unproffessional.
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Busy company
Hair Stylist (Former Employee), Woodstock, GAOctober 14, 2014
With a steady flow of clients, you stay busy most days. Management seemed very self involved and reluctant to help all staff members at times. Experiencing my first salon with malicious drama, which made it hard for all stylist to be team players. And for this reason that was the hardest part of my job. As always the most enjoyable part of the job was – more... having the clients who showed their appreciation for the hard work one puts in working for Great Clips. – less
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Productive, Fun and fast
Receptionist (Former Employee), Commerce CityOctober 12, 2014
Pros: a great team and happy vibes
Cons: part time only
I loved working here. A typical day was to clock in make sure towels and shampoo was full and ready to go, check customers in, clean the hair stylist stations after every hair cut that was done, help keep the lobby clean. This job had great management and coworkers. It was definitely always a team work crew no negative attitudes always positive. There – more... was never really a hard time at this job because we always helped each other out. – less
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Great and fast pace evironment
Stylist Assistant (Current Employee), Burlington, NCOctober 12, 2014
A typical day at work is very busy. Most days are very enjoyable as all the co workers get along and work very well together. I have learned a lot about customer service at this job.
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Poor Managment
Stylist (Former Employee), Belton, TXOctober 9, 2014
Pros: good tips
Cons: short breaks, bad managment
I worked at great clips in Belton a few months after I got my Cosmetology operators license, and I must say that this is definitely the only way you can learn in this field by doing it hands on which is both good and bad. for the first few months it was fine and then after the recent people started leaving and they started hiring new people, the management – more... staff started being shady. Typically the procedure for Great clips is when the shift change happens you are to move down or fill in the empty stations. Well the manager felt that she did not have to move her stuff sooo, no one was ever allowed to use the first station. Which is not allowed in the book. Only one person is supposed to go on lunch at a time, Saturdays where our busiest days all three of the management staff would go on a break at peak times. I ultimately stopped working here because on a day that I originally didn't feel well i called in and was told that i couldn't call out and i would have to bring up a doctors note, well instead i just came in any way on time... After the shift was over, and she sent several people home before me, she then took me to the back and mysteriously wrote me up for a dirty station weeks before and for calling out... even though I still came in. The franchisee is a great and nice man, just has no knowledge of this industry and let them run the salon in whatever manner they please... – less
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great place to work
Stylist Assistant (Current Employee), Piney Flats, TNOctober 9, 2014
Pros: enjoyable job
Cons: no healthcare
team building and stylist experience. able to work independently. decent pay.
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busy place
Hair Stylist (Current Employee), Newnan, GAOctober 9, 2014
Pros: happy place
Cons: busy place
nice place to work lots to do. working with public, not boring
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First place of experiance
Stylist (Former Employee), South Euclid, OHOctober 8, 2014
Pros: coworkers, customers
Cons: hours, amount of training time
Was my first job in the hair industry and it was pretty good. Got a lot of experiences. The boss was really helpful and she gave me a lot of advice on how to cut hair. Everyone was so nice and welcome
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Nice place to work, good management
Hair Stylist (Former Employee), Morgantown, PAOctober 8, 2014
Pros: good hours, pay, and friendly
Cons: no courses or training to help me grow and learn new skills
This was a nice work environment, the management was respectful and fair. All of my co-workers were very helpful and friendly, I enjoyed working there.
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GREAT PLACE TO BRING FAMILY
STYLIST (Former Employee), Saginaw, TXOctober 6, 2014
Pros: improve cutting skills, knowledge
Cons: too far
IVE LEARNED THAT THE CLIENTS LOVE FOR YOU TO REMEMBER THEM AND LITTLE FACTS ABOUT THEM. I LOVE THE CONSISTENCY OF THE FLOW OF CLIENTS TO WORK WITH. ITS ALWAYS GREAT TO HAVE A DOWN TO EARTH KNOWLEDGABLE MANAGER THAT CAN HELP YOU WORK OUT THE KINKS IN THE INDUSTRY. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU REMAIN PROFESSIONAL WITH YOUR COWORKERS BUT STILL BE THAT UPLIFTING – more... PERSON. THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB IS WHEN WE HAVE SLOW DAYS. THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART IS WORKING WITH AND SATISFYING THE CLIENTS. – less