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Hollister Co. Assistant Manager Reviews

Updated 2 February 2018
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  • Call in shifts were a pain too, too often if you were on call youd find that you werent needed (in 126 reviews)

  • Minimum wage in NC was not worth what you had to deal with (in 267 reviews)

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  1. "Hollister Assistant Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Hollister Co. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Inclusive, diverse, challenging, rewarding, people

    Cons

    Work-life balance, hours of work, pressured environment

    Advice to Management

    Continually push managers, provide consistent redirection and reinforcement


  2. "Good structured learning"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Co. (More than a year)

    Pros

    best people, some perks to working for the company inc. health insurance, decent salary for graduate job

    Cons

    unsociable hours but comes part and parcel with retail

    Advice to Management

    more incentives for employees


  3. "MIT programme- great first job"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of responsibilities, fun environment, good discount

    Cons

    slow/no growth from Assistant Manager upwards


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  5. "Not for progression"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hollister Co. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible. discount. Lots of locations. Great for people finding their feet. Responsibility is from the get go. 20 words is hard to fill

    Cons

    No work life or company perks. Little is done about store bonding. I.e no staff team building etc not much protection managers for disciplining a associate

    Advice to Management

    Increase corporate activities for store management. I.e have quarterly staff days out


  6. "Review for Management"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Associates are hard working, motivated and continuously strive to achieve the best results for the company.

    Cons

    - Company does not know how to treat their staff
    - Schedule hours preferable to upper management and usually late shifts are completed by Assistant Manager's
    - Poor promotional opportunities- usually bring someone from another store
    - Office politics

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value your staff and it could reduce your management turnover. (In 6 months, 6 Managers left)


  7. "Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Co. (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant team/people to work with, laid back but challenging enough. Good amount of responsibility but not to overwhelming.

    Cons

    Sporadic work hours. Work Can become repetitive at times.

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with team, keep morale up and spend time on shop floor reinforcing basic rules or team may become slack


  8. Helpful (1)

    "MIT Scheme at Hollister - AWFUL COMPANY, AWFUL MORALS AND AWFUL PRACTICES"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    NONE. Except the pay which is great if you weren't in such an awful job.

    Cons

    Illegal hours, it was not a concern of anyone’s but mine when it was expected of me to work 13 hour days and often without a break just to ''get the job done'', ''it's what you have to do''.
    Power crazy senior staff, unrealistic goals everyday, they care about the most insignificant details such as the ''standards'' of the cleaning cupboard.
    Empty promises of transfers to other locations and quick promotions.
    They hire so many young and inexperienced people that the atmosphere is bitchy and juvenile.
    You have to constantly pay for uniform about 4 times a year which even with discount can cost you £50 - £100 at a time, even though your contract says you don't have to purchase it you are constantly pressured and asked about it by your manager and district manager.
    Unfair shift patterns as the schedules are created in store by a manager and not monitored.
    There is no real Human Resources department to contact for issues, a generic number is provided only and it is a voicemail service.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing could help these people.


  9. "if your looking for an actual career RUN if not enjoy the laid-back unprofessional atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hicksville, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Hicksville, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    laid back, great co- workers, everyones young, good music

    Cons

    upper out of store management (district, regional, asset managers etc) unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    stop overworking us and understand whats actually going on in your stores


  10. "Good job stright outta college"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hollister Co. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, easy work, hours, discount, simple job

    Cons

    work culture, benefits, company mindset, senior management

    Advice to Management

    Quit getting off on the idea you can hold teams accountable for meeting metrics while at the same time rewarding meeting metrics with a box of candy.


  11. "Ok for a first job out of college.."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hollister Co. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kind of a fun environment straight out of college. The MIT Program was surprisingly informative, and honestly a lot of fun. I had a great Store Manager who didn't take the job or the company too seriously, so that really helped make it feel like we were getting paid to hang out. The people you meet are also a huge pro, all of my coworkers were really cool and fun people. There are opportunities to advance if you're good at your job (which is not hard), but you usually have to move to a different store.

    Cons

    A LOT of politics and favoritism. Since the managers (and associates) are generally pretty young, there's just a lot of drama and gossip. And a lot of managers aren't actually great at being managers. Visits from regional and district managers were super stressful

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your store management teams!