Overall Reviews at Great Clips
Fun work atmosphere
Plenty of room for growth if you put your mind to it. The more flexible you are the more flexible they are willing to bend at times. Excellent compensation package in addition to excellent competitive pay scale. Not to mention tips are great if your a great stylist with an amazing attitude.
ProsWe are all one big family
ConsCan bicker like family would
I was laid off due to ownership change that all employees were replaced. I was able to further my career to be placed in a retail/management position.
I like Great Clips people who work there, but the job is too demanding. You are on your feet all day with no breaks, It is a high stress job and is not worth the little money you make. A lot of the clients are rude and act like they are getting an $80.00 haircut when they bring in a coupon for a 5.99 haircut! Ridiculous.
If you want a fast paced fun environment that provides lots of continued education this is the place for you!
It is a great place to work if you don’t want to have to worry about bring your own clientele! You are always busy and there are always chances for bonuses raises and different ways to move up in the company! They always offer furthering education classes and want their stylist to be the best that they can be.
ConsNot very good healthcare
Nice people, regular customers, bad location
I liked my job and the most of the people I worked with however there were also many immature employees that made things more difficult that they needed to be sometimes.
ProsI loved haircare when I was still able to stand for hours on end
Conssome of the employees, located too close to many other salons
In 10 yrs. I learned there is no typical day at Great Clips.
Working here you learn and earn, you must be ready to accept change at the last minute. Must be on time, ready to work. And,
keep your equipment ready.
Nice clients most of the time. They could pay more per hour getting the tips is nice and a set schedule would be really nice. Manager was a little bit frazzled most of the time.
Fun work environment
This was a great job but the compensation was extremely low and the management was extremely strict. I enjoyed working there and with the employees.
ProsLearned a lot
glad i dont work here anymore horrible inviroment | San Antonio, TX
| May 29, 2013
horrible franchise .... just this one
dont apply here unless yur ready to get let down and watch the manager sit in the office all day on her phone while your the only stylist on the floor and dont talk to anyone cause people will put lies in your mouth . horrible management and needs to be shut down ... stylist dont know how to cut hair and they really dont care about the customer ...THEY WILL TALK ABOUT YOU ONCE YOU LEAVE AND LAUGH AT YOU ....this shop is not productive and never will be they dont know to treat their employees and they claim to care about the military and offer military discounts...TRUTH IS THEY CAN CARE LESS ABOUT THE MILITARY AND THEIR FAMILIES.....they dont clean their combs and they reuse dirty capes on customers
Prosno what so ever
Laid back atmosphere, flexible work schedule
Work was pretty unpredictable from day to day. One day we would be slow, the next day we would be extremely busy. That's the nature of the beast when you work in a salon. I learned a lot about communication with individuals with my clients and how to make the experience all about them. I worked with a majority of women, so you had gossiping, emotional days, good moods bad moods, for the most part my coworkers were great. The hardest part of my job was losing a client due to an illness. The most enjoyable part of my day was getting to feel like I saw my friends everyday because I was close with my clients.
Prosflexible schedule, laid back atmosphere, great clients
Conssometimes working with people who could be rude and unprofessional presented a problem