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Hollister Co. Stock Associate Reviews

Updated 30 November 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. "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. "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.


  3. "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.


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  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


  11. "For teenagers & fashion lovers."

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    Current Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Stock Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 50% discount every season, 25% discount all year round
    - Lovely people, very laid back environment
    -Easy work, folding, working on cash wrap, stocking bays & watching fitting rooms
    -Decent pay, above minimum wage for 16-18 year olds
    -Part time contracts can be very flexible regarding shifts, as long as you change your availability 2 weeks in advance
    -You get to wear jeans and flip flops to work. Who doesn't love a bit of casual attire?
    -Brand reps & stock associates have intertwined roles. Don't be put off if you get hired as a stock associate. Contrary to popular belief, they don't put all the unattractive associates out back - in most stores that I have heard of and worked at, brand reps sometimes have to help with shipping and sensoring out back, and stock associates usually get put onto the floor and are assigned to tills.
    -For fashion lovers, it's a great weekend job.

    Cons

    -Irregular shifts. Wouldn't recommend for anyone who is relying on a steady income. Unless you are a manager, the 0 hour contract is more suited to teens looking for a bit of extra cash
    -Call in shifts: getting ready 2 hours before your shift and calling in. If they don't need you, you've wasted your morning getting ready, and if they do need you then you have to rush to be there on time. They don't really consider people who may live further away
    -Constantly hiring
    -Shifts very rarely last longer than 4-5 hours. 4 hours is the standard length
    -They no longer send their associates off for modelling opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and focus on the employees you have. Only hire when it is necessary, to increase the amount of shifts being given to employees who need more consistent, full time work.