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Hollister Co. Sales Associate Reviews

Updated 16 December 2017
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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 121 reviews)

  • Minimum wage in NC was not worth what you had to deal with (in 265 reviews)

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  1. "What it is like to work there..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, young managers, vibrant and fast paced

    Cons

    Awkward culture from higher up, managers and employees often leave early

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional


  2. "Everyone is young"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Hollister Co. (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really easy to work for. The jobs are not difficult at all and everyone is young including management so everyone generally gets along

    Cons

    alot of gossip especially when you attend socials, everyone there has to be pretty


  3. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Completely flexible. Shifts are done on a 2 week basis, if you cannot attend a shift last minute there are loads of staff who will be willing to do it for you.
    - Great working environment. A complete buzz with great people.
    - Training provided.
    - Uniform provided.
    - Staff discount.

    Cons

    - Very selective on who they employ. You have to suit the brand. You have to have the look. If you don't expect some snobbery. They do not adhere to equal employment opportunities.
    - Salary is very low for Central London retail - especially high end.
    - You have to say those tag lines. If the manager catches you not doing it ... oh dear, it's not worth the wrath so just say them.

    Advice to Management

    - Really get to know all of your team. Don't choose your favourites and just treat them well, or if you continue to have your favourites try not to show it in front of customers.
    - Manage your finances! A huge amount of 50-100 employees were let go due to company financial issues. Who knows what their keeping selection process was.


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  5. "Good social life"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southampton, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other staff members are great to work with. Good first job.

    Cons

    Management, minimum wage, some bad customers


  6. "Hollister UK"

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    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Impact Team Member/Sales Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great group of young people working together
    Great store atmosphere
    Straightforward hiring process

    Cons

    In a whole shift you wouldn't earn enough to buy a sweater or pair of jeans from the store which was demoralising, especially since the staff discount was minimal and you were limited to buying only a few items per season that you would mostly wear at work anyways.
    Mangers were required to have a degree of any kind; some of the team leaders were very young with no more retail experience than the general staff.
    While 'models' were working on the floor at daytime, nighttime workers would do most of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Offer better incentives for employees and train management/ team leaders or make sure they have hands-on experience.


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of cool people and good atmosphere...........................................................

    Cons

    there are a lot of people, sometimes so many come and go

    Advice to Management

    The place was good so don't really have any advice


  8. "OK for young workers"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Guildford, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Guildford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, like minded people to work with
    Decent discount on uniform (50% on 5 items) then down to 20%

    Cons

    Minimum wage
    VERY poor hours - 0 hour contract means that they can and do give you as little as 5 hours a week.
    'Call-in' system means that you get given shifts which are not actually made official until you call the store on the day and ask if they need help. This means that it fills your diary a week in advance but you may well not be working that day.
    Shifts are tiny, (4-5 hours). It does not make it worth driving into the town centre and parking

    Advice to Management

    No more call-ins. They're manipulative of young people and their supposed 'free time'.
    Give more shifts and longer hours.


  9. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Leeds, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate (Model) in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, great similar people (nearly all students), fun environment.

    Cons

    No consistency in working hours.


  10. "Good atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great to work with fun like minded people

    Cons

    0 hour contract means you may not be working for weeks


  11. "if you need a job if you have a bit of spare time"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)
    Current Employee - Sales Associate (Model)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    0 hour contract, reasonably short shifts

    Cons

    super dark, the same 5 song playlist, shifts that end at 11.