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 (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 16 May 2017
the managers were difficult to deal with at times, and sometimes they don't have enough people working, so its difficult on the ones that are. HM has good culture though, and they try to give back to the community, which is commendable.
fun place to work at times but now they're cutting back
Sales Advisor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 7 May 2017
had an okay experience at H&M, loved my co-workers but management was not the best. H&M is changing and is now cutting back hours even though they keep hiring more people. i liked the company before the changes happened and now they're just going downhill.
Part time sales advisor (Former Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 29 April 2017
I loved working at H&M. Their core values as a company really shaped me into the worker I am today. They value hard work and dedication almost as much as offering fashion at the best price. I really loved the culture and the vibe of the store. I met a lot of great people. The only thing I would recommend is make sure you say no when you are at your limit. Sometimes the hours for part timers would get a little out of hand and the store can be incredibly busy. It's okay to say no to that extra shift if you're burnt out. Don't push yourself for the sake of the paycheque. The customers will benefit from you being well rested and happy to be there!
amazing coworkers, team spirit, flexible hours, great environment
not always enough coverage during peak hours, unpaid lunch, can be stressful
Honestly, this is not a bad job. I was welcomed into the team and felt comfortable with management and my other co-workers. However, I found that the hours were all over the place and the pay was not fantastic.
H&M makes you feel like you belong to a big family
Visual Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 15 April 2017
H&M group is a great place to work for! A day at work is never the same! For me the best part of working for H&M was the workplace culture! The company believes in all the employees and it feels like being part of a big family!
A typical day includes literally running around the store. Every hour, your tasks change. So in a 6 hour long shift, you will be going back and fourth between different departments either cleaning, running or trying to remain sane.
On days when your short on staff (honestly every shift) you can find yourself being responsible for cleaning an entire department, processing transactions at the cash and being responsible for watching the fitting room. Please keep in mind that if you've ever walked into an H&M before you know that the stores aren't small so its almost impossible to do this alone.
The employees are horrible. Although a lot of them are friends, they've known each other for years outside of the store! So when new people get hired, don't expect them to welcome you with open arms. When asking for help, FORGET IT. they are extremely rude and gossip constantly about how you should just "know how to do this" Its a very negative and fake workplace. Picture yourself working with the girls from Mean Girls, thats how working at H&M is. Ask any one of the employees how their shift is going.. I promise you, they'll say their "Fed up of this"
Management is worse. None of them know how to run a team at all. They are extremely unwelcoming and two-faced. Please keep in mind, when they say: "Yeah its okay, its not a problem, sure!" its a lie and expect to find yourself in a horrible situation a few short weeks later.
Their on call system is jacked. IF your looking to make some extra money, just don't go there. Its very hard to get hours there. The most enjoyable partmore... of the job: breaks and when the shift is over.less
25% discount on clothing
Horrible management, either extremely long hours, or virtually no hours at all
Sales associate (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 31 March 2017
Big work team, got to meet lots of coworkers and always had an enjoyable experience on the job. Some management positions should've been changed as they were not capable of managing people in an appropriate way.
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.