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Hollister Co. Stock Associate Reviews

Updated 10 July 2018
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Pros
  • "Great staff, flexible hours, fun environment" (in 234 reviews)

  • "Perfect as a part time job and earn a side of extra cash" (in 75 reviews)

Cons
  • "Disliked the fact that they have call in shifts" (in 129 reviews)

  • "Pay isn't very good (minimum wage) and during busy times it can be very hectic" (in 283 reviews)

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  1. "Stock Associate"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Despite the stereotypes of the people that work there, it's actually full of lovely people! The work can get busy but is relatively easy and the four hour shift patterns are perfect for a second job/job for school.

    Cons

    Only cons may be the 4 hour shift patterns which mean if you need more of a wage coming in its hard to rely on the zero hour contract, especially as you only find out on the saturday before the sunday starting the next week.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe try and make work patterns more regular for people even if it is a zero hour contract.


  2. "Very disorganised and inexperienced senior staff"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The interview process was quick
    Store Manager was nice at the Regent Street store
    Good bonus on bank holidays

    Cons

    I wasn't scheduled for an shifts during my time there, I just turned up and they would have to manually book me in.
    Assistant Managers are horrible - they don't value their staff and they're too young.
    Favouritism - they hired people who couldn't speak English well just because they come from the same country as they managers
    Cramped staff room
    After signing my contract they took it in and I never saw it again
    Over staffed - at least 200 employees on the system at the Regent Street store
    Short breaks - 15 minutes in your shift

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better
    Be more organised
    Don't hire people if you already have too much staff because there were times when they were more brand reps that customers
    A 15 minute break in an 8 hour shift is definitely not enough when your working in a hot and dark store.

  3. "Great if you like dedicating your whole day to one call in shift"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount, learnt a lot about the retail industry, management was good and did the best they could to create fair rotas, for some the zero hour contracts could be a positive, especially for students.

    Cons

    Zero hour contracts are a nightmare, no guaranteed hours with "call in" shifts where you call an hour before your shift to see if your needed, minimum wage pay, managers expect a lot from you and if you don't preform well on first shifts (even though you're still training) you're unlikely to get many more unless it's a very busy week, such as update week.


  4. "Ideal for students who are in college or university."

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Reading, England
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are all very friendly.

    Shifts are very flexible as they only offer 0 hour contracts, you can book any days/weeks off 2 weeks in advance on the online system.

    You get 5/10 items for 50% off every month.

    You are not expected to wear the brands clothes to work, you can wear anything as long as it doesn't have another brands name or logo on it.

    Cons

    Minimum wage.

    Hours are given based on performance and whether the managers like you or not. If you don't get along with the manager you can expect to get maybe 4/5 hours a week, maybe not even that.

    No chance for pay rise or to progress. To be a manager you have to have a degree, if you don't even if you've worked there for a long time you cannot become a manager.


  5. "stock associate at hollister"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    the shifts are ideal if u are at uni

    Cons

    there is no respect for employees, the managers choose their favourites and thats who will progress

    Advice to Management

    be more professional


  6. "Easy job to get into retail"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, relaxed paced

    Cons

    Lack of communication between managers

    Advice to Management

    Keep associates better informed about current status and changes to the store


  7. "Good for students"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good crowd to work amongst: Young, interesting people. Flexible when studying at university, can set your availability as open or closed as you like.

    Cons

    0 hours contract is great when busy but not so great when free as shifts are handed out amongst many employees.

  8. "zero hours, friendly staff, but low wage"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hollister Co. part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The hours are the best feature of the job. A zero hour contract is perfect for students especially, and even for those who would like additional shifts, covering and giving away shifts is so so easy. And everyone is super friendly!

    Cons

    The pay is very low, definitely below the London living wage so bare that in mind if you are a bill payer or wouldn't sacrifice a higher pay


  9. "Stock Associate"

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, choose what days you want and can work, ability to swap and cover colleagues shifts when need to. Overall a fun environment to work in. Many associates are young so it is perfect if you are looking for extra income while studying at school or university. 50% discount every season for associates.

    Cons

    0 hour contract therefore cannot be fully relied on for income.
    Maximum of 4/5 hour shifts but sometimes 2 hour shifts are given which are not worth it as it is minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Management team need to praise associates more e.g. Telling associates what they are doing well, this can motivate the staff.


  10. "Great for my need for flexible hours"

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    Former Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hollister Co. part-time

    Pros

    20% discount at Hollister or 50% at stock changes (AAA)
    30% at Abercrombie
    Friendly environment
    Flexible hours (work when you want)
    Can get shifts covered if need to (through Facebook)

    Cons

    Aren't guaranteed shifts every week (0 hours contract)
    The 'call in' shift system can be frustrating as not a guaranteed shift