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Amazing Culture, Pay & Clients!

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A fun place to work, I made great money and learned invaluable lessons and grew tremendously as a person. Amazing clients and I met hard working , strong co workers. I only left because I moved out of state.
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March 21, 2022
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Fun place to work

Good place to work especially if you are just starting out. Tips make up half your paycheck so it's nice getting those. The classes that they send you to are really informative.
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Productive, fun and comfortable dependable on the manager of the salon.

What is the best part of working at the company?Always have Walk-in customers What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Depend on The management of each salon.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Nice, clean comfortable and convenience.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Steady sometimes, busy day is tire.
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Just basic, might be good if you're fresh out of school

Haircuts are really too cheap, they want loyalty to the company not the stylist. You'll have to move everyday. Knockouts the competitor is definitely a better place to work. You have the freedom to shampoo your clients how you want too, as well as cut how you choose. They want you to cut hair like a basic stylist out of hair school. No adding texture, no advanced techniques, just cookie cutter. Good hair mill to learn how to cut fast and perfect your skill if you choose


Really low pay, even with tips and commission. If you haven't started out there, I wouldn't recommend
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Very busy

This location was very busy which was good for tips but it was very difficult to go up on the pay scale when I was there. It’d be not hitting one of your goals or another.
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Hard work good money but not for the long term

What is the best part of working at the company?The pay and the tips are nice. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The endless assembly line of haircuts. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very structured down to the uniforms What is a typical day like for you at the company?Come in and do mens haircuts all day
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Busy and Nice Pay

For the most part it is busy so you'll be able to gain tips. Tips are paid every week to a specific card that is provided to you. Hourly pay is alright. Bonus is nice, but you have to work hard for it and your numbers drop drastically if there are no incoming clients. Management is difficult to rate since the store doesn't have a manager on site.
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Sports clips is not a good work environment

Worst place I ever worked, manager never there. Understaffed and over worked and little pay. Unrealistic timing for services and horrible hours. Manager has all the good shifts and talks down to employees and orders them around. Stay away, single mom and they slashed my hours because I asked to not have all closing shifts.


None it sucks


Bad work life balance
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Not worth it

Toxic, of course. The people put in charge to care, don’t seem to care. Store is a constant mess, don’t want you to take breaks and expect you to run like a robot. I know first hand, there are better-run Sport Clips stores. Don’t waste your time or energy.
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So many internal problems

The way it’s ran within the store is so unprofessional and caddy. I wish employees themselves had more access to upper management so they felt like they had a voice. It was hard to go against in store management when they’re the only ones who talk to the higher up management and owners. I would feel appreciated one day than the next completely unappreciated. There’s no consistency in the schedule and hours. I did a great job was personable had great numbers and they would always find something to complain about. Also Management should be much more skilled in their cutting. And customers are not appreciated like they should be either.


On busy days the only people you dealt with were your clients


The atmosphere is extremely negative caddy and artificial
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Not for me

You feel like a robot. Not much training. Too much Emphasis on sales and upselling. You feel like a robot. Favoritism on managers from the higher-up over the employees.. Can be decent pay
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It all depends

I think Sport Clips is a great concept. It’s all about catering to the haircare needs of men and boys in a comfortable and fun environment. They emphasize treating everyone with dignity and respect. It’s just hard to find and keep good managers. A good manager who treats her team members well and understands their needs will create a positive work environment A manager who cares about nothing but numbers will will make her team members feel overworked and under appreciated (like my current manager). It all depends on the owners and managers. They need to realize that happy employees will keep customers happy. Unhappy employees don’t care either way.


Great customers, tips, comfortable uniforms


No paid holidays
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I would not go back

What is the best part of working at the company?Large Customer base. Always busy so great tipsWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Meeting goals weekly from retail to satisfaction ratings. All of these are tied to your pay and hours scheduled What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Friendly and professional. Mostly all male clientele
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Lots of clients but it’s biweekly and not enough pay

A lot of extra work like laundry, cleaning when it’s not the job of a stylist we’re not janitors. The amount of clients is good but management is not good with scheduling it’s on paper not organized at all, sometimes the clients are super rude so be ready for that and being paid biweekly and not enough pay for the job. Also you have to write “stats” everyday on the board for literally no reason. You get paid extra if you sell items but they’re men and most of them don’t want to buy anything or give a tip. What also really sucks is you have to take a mandatory “break/lunch” if there’s clients you have to stop because the manager says so and you lose out on money, it’s also only cash tips allowed in the salon.


Lots of clients


Management and pay
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Just okay

Great place to start. Challenging to hit commission goals. Lack of leadership in management. Base pay is too low. Haircut costs should be higher in some locations per market value.
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Toxic and unappreciative

Worked there for almost 7 years. Too long of a time looking back. I worked my butt off for them striving to achieve their standards and goals above and beyond ,only to be spoken down to by higher ups. They don’t give a ___ about their stylists. You’re Expected to bend over backwards for the company no exceptions. And in return they give you a pizza 2x a year. Took so much time away from my family working for them. Don’t expect to see them correct a bad employee who messes up at every turn, but they will jump on a great employee the first second they make a mistake. Know your worth and save yourself the time.
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What is the best part of working at the company?The customers They tip well What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The lady’s that work there can be mean and unwelcoming What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Dedicated to customer service What is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy. Hard to stand in one spot. 8 hour shift feels like a train ran you over. Difficult to make $23 a hour
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Good place

It was a good place to work. Bonuses are hard to reach tho. Pay could also be better. overall, I would work there again I really did like it. There is some drama, but that comes with every workplace.
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Good place to be

On going learning, great environment. I truly loved my time there. I had a very hard time in life with family and they were as helpful as they could be
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horrible and favoritism and woman based

What is the best part of working at the company?good for beginners as they give training , but sadly shows favoritismWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?they think standard temp for working should be 73-75 , which is to hot for in the valley What is the work environment and culture like at the company?more woman based because shop caters to men and boys What is a typical day like for you at the company?steady flow but many want other barbers
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Nice coworkers

Coworkers were happy to help and and show techniques to new employees. With training, it took a lot out of me going to deferent locations just to finish up training.
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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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