H&M Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
615 Reviews
3.4
615 Reviews
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H&M Managing Director & CEO Karl-Johan Persson
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254 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • H&M is very flexible and only really requires you to have your weekends open (in 64 reviews)

  • Great Benefits; Pay; Fun Co-workers; Discounts;Fast pace (in 41 reviews)


Cons
  • Trying to Run a H&M the size of 1/2 a Macy's on the budgeted hours of a Journeys shoe store (in 56 reviews)

  • It is a fast paced environment which means long hours on your feet (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    working with H&M is like a dream come true

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New Delhi
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in New Delhi

    I worked at H&M full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    you are fully independent.
    you get the opportunities to present in front of suppliers and clients.
    work culture is nice, very little politics.
    you get sat's off, with absolutely no pressure.

    Cons

    please dont join if you are scared of targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep going !!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interview

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Delhi
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Delhi

    I worked at H&M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of technical thing can be learnt.

    Cons

    organization is very flat & hence less chances to get promoted.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company, Incompetent higher management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Merchandiser in Bangalore

    I have been working at H&M

    Pros

    Values
    Flexibility
    Learning
    Strong internal methods and systems
    Ethical
    Employee friendly policies and exposure to an international work culture.
    Flexible timing options

    Cons

    Non-transparent management.
    Manipulative and incompetent HR staff. Sometimes the HR is so unprofessional that you start wondering if this is even a company to start with!
    Absence of a clear development plan for employees.
    Salary discussions are usually a monologue.
    Inconsistent reviews and no clear expectations to employees.
    Blame game and politics. Growth is based on everything else but performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire sensible HR managers who don't try to manipulate employees with their unprofessional talks. Bring a "people strategy" to the organisation and try to retain the good employees. Create a trust-based atmosphere by following company values -(these are totally absent from the company at the time this review is written) Make salary discussions a logical dialogue, rather than a dogma. Managers should start caring a little more about all this.

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Fast, rewarding, stressful, ever evolving

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at H&M full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Upward movement in the company in an ever so fast expanding job. Lots to do and learn. Benefits are great

    Cons

    Really, really stressful. A lot to do with really low bodies to do them and even less time (hours)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show appreciation to and award staff, they are the backbone and not shown gratefulness often.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Fast paced, up beat environment. Many growth/development opportunities, decent training, diverse company, decent pay, high expectations, always changing, good benefits. Great values.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at H&M full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome pay, work/life balance, fast paced, great values, good benefits, growth opportunities. Easy bonuses for part timers, Full timers, Sups, & visuals.

    Cons

    High expectations with sometimes little to no hours. Harder for SM's & DM's to bonus. Hard to keep one seasoned staff together because of all the growth, support needed, & transfers to ideal locations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Seasonal sales advisor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Auburn Hills, MI (US)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Auburn Hills, MI (US)

    I have been working at H&M part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone works at an even level including management. Can easily snatch up open shifts and extra hours if wanted. Recognition for good work.

    Cons

    Scheduled normally for 15/ week for someone with open availability, but asked to come early or stay longer with short notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    . A more solid filled out schedule instead of asking a couple hours in advance to fill shifts would be nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    H&M was a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&M

    Pros

    There are areas to grow within the company.

    Cons

    It's different at every store, but closing down for the night can be extremely difficult because there usually aren't enough staff members to make it successful

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Visual Merchandiser

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at H&M full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great employees, company discounts, matching 401K, great healthcare benefits, vacation, great clothes, teamwork, relocation options, learn other job roles and skills

    Cons

    The top management refocussed the company's culture from happy employees making great sales and engaging customers to simply maximizing sales, communication, High employee turnover

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Refocus your attention to listening to the concerns of employees in addition to maximizing revenue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly, well organised, can be stressful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Advisor in Nottingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at H&M part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Holiday allowance, 25% discount, special promotions e.g. 50% off two items during season change, incentive quarterly.

    Cons

    Can be quite stressful, especially if under staffed, very fast paced environment

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Positive work experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at H&M full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They have great base pay and if you are able to relocate the opportunities for moving up are there.

    Cons

    Very strict polices. Not a lot of chances to move up for workers unable to relocate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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