Sales Advisor (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 9 November 2013
I fell in love with H&M the company and the store in the beginning. Honestly the company is really great and has great values. I've learned a lot from H&M. But the store location I work at isn't that great. Some people have been working there for 6+ years and haven't been promoted, it's sad. Lots of favoritism. They are lgbtq friendly which is a really big plus. Management is kind of nice but you could kiss your life goodbye if you decide to work for this H&M location. It's a flagship store so they are busier than most. They ask a lot from you so they have very high expectations.
free food sometimes during over nights, special events, and black friday
favoritism, making you do more than one thing, understaffed ALL THE TIME, not payed enough
Sales Associate (Part-time) (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 26 March 2017
Terrible management, terrible pay. Been working here part-time for many years, haven't had a raise in a very long time. This company is the worst to work for. Cutting back all part-time employees to 4 hour shifts! Not entitled to a break during the 4 hour shifts - this company needs to be reported to the Better Business Bureau. Absolute garbage.
I learned all my job skills at this company great people and great training fun and safe environment depending on your availabilities you might not get many hours very understanding for students every shift is something new and fun hardest part is finding skills to deal with customers
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 18 March 2017
Depending on location it can be one of the most busiest stores. For me it was busy but you get used to the fast pace u have to be in. The pay may not feel like it's worth the amount of work you put in but the co workers, managers, and environment make up for it.
Part-time Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 17 March 2017
The company does not care about the workers. To anyone who is applying, the longest shift you will get is 5 hours max and 1-2 shifts per week. The management does not care about the worker's concerns because they are more concerned about meeting sales quotas. I understand that if the store isn't making enough money that means less hours but if there is a high turnover rate in employees there is something wrong within the company and its policies. I highly urge that you do not apply if you are a student in university, you will not get shifts and you will no choice but to quit because you cannot pay your tuition working one 3 hour shift per week
Department Manager (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 23 February 2017
Worked at H&M for almost 5 years, it was a great place to work in the beginning but things started going down hill after 2 years. Favoritism and Nepotism was the best practices that the Support office did. The best place to work survey was a joke and was always rigged. Overall was a great place but it's Leaders at the Support office were people with little or no skill. The salary was peanuts and their expectations was through the roof. Its great for part time as you dont have to deal with the useless support office. No overtime but they expect you to give your life to the company. You can have advancement opportunities only if you sucked up to the corporate office leaders.
Long hours, no recognition, favoritism . No advancement
Sales associate (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 20 February 2017
Honest a typical shift would be working in fits helping people and delivering great customer service as always working the floor doing the running but also never getting my break having to pick up alot of slack from other people that would show up extremely late. I've learned soo much and got to work with amazing people who are happy all the time the hardest part about the job was the management team they were very unorganized and fail to really take care of their employees but the most enjoyable part was the diversity and eye-opening experiences of different people who all share love for the same brand
A great company to work, where the opportunities are endless. The workdays are always different, with new challenges and learnings. To top off the great work environment, the benefits are great! I would recommend H&M to anyone looking to get into the fashion business.
Fast paced, challenging, great benefits, great opportunities
requires someone who can handle heavy work load and fast pace environment
Cashier and Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 9 February 2017
an amazing atmosphere with great regular customers.Management was amazing and constantly would push us to hit better sales goals which i greatly appreciated as I enjoyed the challenge.We would often deal with angry customers but I never let it bother me as I take very few things personally.Overall a great experience and company to work for.
employee discounts on new clothing
the hours were never set, it was basically on call or whenever they desperately needed someone.
Bullying, Poor Communication, Low Pay/High Work Load, Unethical Shift Hours.
This company is good at marketing their work place but the management at this particular store is very unethical. The turnover rate is extremely high and the people who have quit have all experienced this. I just want to highlight my points so people applying can read about what goes on here. I left my job there due to these circumstances and stand by all these observations.
Managers belittle other managers to employees, managers talk down upon other employees to employees. This creates a culture of negative gossip in which employees will want to befriend the managers in order to not be bullied. This also creates a culture of fraternization. Respecting the power figures is of certain importance, any feedback is met with no changes what so ever.
Pay is minimum wage. You are on your feet your entire shift, breaks are frowned upon you can get between 4-9 hr shifts. Be prepared to be standing this long as well as running around. The job itself as expected is doing cash, customer service, processing shipments and putting out new clothes. Your functions will change every hour. Some days you will not get a break, you could be working until midnight and work at 7am the next day. This is EXPECTED. You are expected to work these types of hours for minimum wage. You will notice there is little to no consistency with the management, most will do whatever they want, this confuses employees on what the standard operating procedures actually should be creating a really difficult environment as there's nomore... real direction, especially with managers talking badly about other managers.
Part time employees do most of the work for minimum wage and there isn't enough of them. Managers are paid well with benefits. However the environment at my store was extremely toxic. I think the company has a good direction but they do not have the right people executing it at certain locations.
If you are a looking for a part time job I would look elsewhere, it's marketed as a "fun job" but there's virtually no fun involved. You are expected to work in silence some days for increased productivity. Missed breaks happen often, long hours with incomprehensible tasks. A task may be to clean an entire department by yourself, help customers, do cash, and expect everything to look according to standard by the end of the night without help from others. Customers will clearly note there isn't enough people. If the company thinks this produces productivity that's up to them but everyone else can be the judge of that. Don't be deceived by their marketing, behind the scenes it's not well run. Lack of training in managing people as well as human resources is quickly seen.less
Sales Associate/Cashier (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 27 January 2017
Very fun place to work, co workers are hard working and make you feel right at home. The job as a whole is a great experience where you get to meet new and interesting people everyday and get a head start on new and trendy fashion styles.
Sales Advisor (Current Employee) – Coquitlam, BC – 9 January 2017
Productivity in the store was above average. The work environment changes every week and have to be ready for whatever comes your way. The people you work with are absolutely genuine and great. It has its ups and downs but overall its a great place to work.
Dynamic workers and great work environment
Short hours, management needs work, and policies are iffy
Visual Merchandiser (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 6 January 2017
learned to properly take care of your clothing and give a sense of style to your wardrobe. management was ok, some of them was the best in the world and others would be rude and not be very professional. but the good out weighed the bad.