Hairstylist Apprentice (Former Employee) – Sherwood Park, AB – 13 January 2018
I worked at 2 different salons, both great clips. At first it was fine, but once you pass 3 months, management is horrible! Co workers can be nice, if you take longer than 15 min for ANY HAIR CUT, you are in truble.
Free hair cuts
Short hours, never give you the hours you asked for.
Stylist (Former Employee) – Calgary Alberta Canada – 18 March 2018
GREAT CLIPS Was unpleasant If you want to be overworked and under paid Micromanaged Treated like a child Pressured to sell product Work shift work Work nights and weekends With management taking the best shifts Do free open and close Clean clean clean GREAT CLIPS is the place for you !
Manager (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 3 March 2018
The Great Clips salons (I've worked and managed several in westerm Canada) are not in it for anything other than money. They will misrepresent in order to 'get' you. It's not worth you effort to go into work. The owners in Alberta are lying, cheating crooks. The owners in BC are negligent and absent. Run from this company! It's an American company that treats its staff like laying hens.
Stylist (Former Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 10 January 2018
Your day here starts off with cleaning and paperwork, before the doors even open. Then, you spend your shift cutting hair for an average of 15 to 20 customers and socializing, and cleaning some more when you can. I learned so much about hair cutting techniques, with help from a short course they provide. Management at my location was good. Very understanding and easy to talk to. All the girls at my shop were fairly young, all under the age of 27; however, all professional on the floor. The hardest parts of the job for me was being on my feet for 4 or 5 hours at a time on busy days and socializing. Each customer in your chair has their own problems and personality. I love giving great haircuts and helping customers choose the right product for them, but, the best part of the job was my coworkers.
A productive,long standing and incentive driven work place
Hairstylist (Current Employee) – ThornHill, ON – 25 November 2017
I am there 15 minutes before starting my shift. I am responsible for counting opening cash float for the day. I clean, tidy the salon and prep my work station with all working tools and sterilized combs and guards.I also make sure all combs hair brushes that were used the day before must be sterilized for 10 minutes.I Learned to be punctual, dependable and organized to begin a positive day.
We as a team working for Great Clips work as a team to flow with a balance, as professional Hair stylist to our guest.We work as a team learn from each other to excel our knowledge,customer service and to maintain as professional and friendly to our guest.
At Great Clip it s a Salon business which was designed to focus on cuts and there for a system in place for each stylist to be focused and work on productivity as a motivation to excel on highest performance and productivity dollars.I find this a challenge hard in the sense to stay focus within time frame of the; at the same time I have to multi task making sure I can delivery customer service a conversation and accuracy.I have attained this well and it is rewarding.
My enthusiasm give me this burst of lift to my artistic and creative knowledge when I able to give a new fresh style to my client and to see their trust and pleasing of my work its as thought I have created a new person in them.I love this part of my job.
motivation from peers and management, incentives and definitely free lunches.
Area Manager (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 22 November 2017
Great Clips is a busy fast paced salon with plenty of customers to go around! I love cutting hair at a quick pace and making the customers happy. Great Clips has plenty of hours to give if you are motivated to come to work and busy. Management is very supportive and cares about your success. Lots of support from the franchisee and corporate staff in the means of training and always answering questions we may have.
Lots of hours and tips and pay are great.
Some staff aren't as motivated and you end up picking up their slack
Manager (Current Employee) – Stoney Creek, ON – 21 November 2017
I am a manager at Great Clips, I have worked for this company just over 4 years. My first impression of Great Clips was that it was a freindly, accepting and fun place to work. I started as a stylist and after 2 years i was asked to start mamangment training. After Completing my training i fell in love wiht the company. Great Clips really does care more about you.
Always achivable goal, incentives and plenty of hours, busy salon
Manager (Current Employee) – Burlington, ON – 20 November 2017
I have been with Great Clips for 3.5 years now and i love it. I came from a high end salon where we sat around most of the day doing 4-5 customers. Now at Great Clips we average 15-20 per shift. I love coming to work and feeling needed and accomplished. Tips are great, atmosphere is great the clientele loves our comfortable vibe within the salon.
Busy, plenty of learning opportunities that is paid for, great franchisees and management
Once people get past the "stigma" of working for a branded salon
Stylist (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 16 November 2017
Great Clips is a unique place to work. Good management and they have listened to any concerns I have with different solutions in hand. Great place to improve cutting techniques and do different cuts. Staff all gets along and work together. All in all a great place to work.
Assistant Manager/Stylist (Former Employee) – Maple Ridge, BC – 29 October 2017
Very busy salon with a lot of staff. Weekly scheduled shift work. Point of sale systems and computer systems. Weekly staff reviews and quarterly team meetings to boost confidence and excitement among staff.
Manager (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 October 2017
Specialists in cutting and styles so you get to really perfect all aspects of both... good training provided from day one and ongoing support available at all times from management, franchisees and corporate
Hair Stylist (Former Employee) – Chilliwack, BC – 11 October 2017
I worked for Great Clips in Canada for about 3 years. They were very flexible with my personal life and time off that I needed at the time. My boss was very understanding and compassionate and worked with me the best she could to give me a schedule that worked for me. I was promoted to Assistant Manager while I was there, but left shortly after to focus on my wedding plans.
HAIRSTYLIST (Former Employee) – 16053 97 St. NW, Edmonton – 20 September 2017
A typical work day was about 6 hours. Part time only. If you only want to cut hair and you like seeing a lot of the same people, this is the place for you. They are also really good about giving discounts to police and military personnel.
Hairstylist/ receptionist (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 10 July 2017
i was only there for 3 weeks but the experience of behind the chair was great, the employees were great and management is very well done. i didn't get paid though but still great experience to my resume
Mascot (Former Employee) – Abbotsford, BC – 7 July 2017
Great Clips have a lot of really nice staff there that are really good at what they do and will always greet you with a nice smile. When you are getting your hair cut there they will be talking to you all of the time while they do their job to make sure they are doing everything correctly and to you liking.
Its good company to work if you need to speed up, learn more skills in haircuting
Stylist (Former Employee) – Guelph, ON – 18 June 2017
I did enjoy working with great clips I learn a lot of skills in haircut and my speed improve a lot, but one thing I don't like about great clips policy is that they not caring much about stylist's time, when they salon busy they ask you to stay but when they are slow they call you to go home or come one hour later, think about that you make ready your self for work and then resciving a text message to come later for me it was really annoyed hopefully great clips should take this problem seriesly.