Anyone work at Hollister?

MonksMac

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For anyone who works at Hollister Co.-

I completed an application during Thanksgiving break and the manager said there was no interviews that week because of the holiday. I picked an interview date for the next Tues. and was unable to make it so I went on Friday of the same week.

They said they would call back within a week of the interview. At the end when we could ask questions I asked about my avalibility and was told that it would be done at orientation. No one else asked any questions-should I not have asked about that? Does it make it seem like I'm not going to be available at all?

Some one I know from school is friends with someone who works at that store, and asked if they were going to hire a (my name). They were told, "No, I don't think so."
Do I still have a shot at being hired?
 

oldschool

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if you are were a real ********, and didn't greet anybody at the interview, then you will definitely be hired.
 

NeuralControl

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Don't you mean he has a great chance of being hired if he walked around saying, "Hey. What's up?" I've been to a few of the stores on the east coast and that is all the employees say to customers. Needless to say, I stopped shopping and going in there a while ago.
 

Rapmastac1

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In the Depths of the SLC!
Trust me, you don't want to work there! If you work up the tolerance for the strong smell of cologne you will be unbearable to everyone who is alive around you.

My friend and I always joke when we pass Abercrombie and Fitch; "What is that smell?" - "I think it smells like douche-bag!". Hollister has that same smell as well...
 

MonksMac

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Wow. Strong hate. I was looking for a job with very flexible hours and this fit the bill.
 

yg17

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I picked an interview date for the next Tues. and was unable to make it so I went on Friday of the same week.
Unless you have a really good excuse for rescheduling the interview you probably blew your chances. Not being able to keep a commitment like that doesn't look good to them, their first thought is "What if he can't make his scheduled shift?"
 

MonksMac

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Unless you have a really good excuse for rescheduling the interview you probably blew your chances. Not being able to keep a commitment like that doesn't look good to them, their first thought is "What if he can't make his scheduled shift?"
When I first applied the manager told me that interviews were every Tuesday and Friday at 4:00 and that I should pick one for the next week. The reason I couldn't make it was because I would have not had a way to get there on time. Friday was the only other day that would work, and a different manager (that I had never met before) was doing the interview.
 

chrfr

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When I first applied the manager told me that interviews were every Tuesday and Friday at 4:00 and that I should pick one for the next week. The reason I couldn't make it was because I would have not had a way to get there on time. Friday was the only other day that would work, and a different manager (that I had never met before) was doing the interview.
The reasoning doesn't matter. It reflects poorly on your ability to get to work when scheduled.
 

Rapmastac1

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In the Depths of the SLC!
I didn't mean to sound hateful but I know enough people who used to work there and they totally regret it. I would try to find somewhere else if I were you, but good luck with that.

By picking that interview and then rescheduling it, it really depends on what the situation is at Hollister (how badly they need help) and how that specific manager feels about the situation. If I like the guy, I will let him reschedule and we'll work from there, but that will always be on my mind as something that may happen while he is working for us.
 

Macky-Mac

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Just call and ask one of the people who interviewed you. It's a perfectly reasonable thing to do after you've waited and haven't heard any results
 

MonksMac

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For further clarification- I never verbally told them what day I had selected for the interview-it was done on a computer terminal in the store, so they had no idea what day I was going to show up. I couldn't make the interview for Tuesday, because neither of my parents would have been able to sign me out of school (can't leave unless a parent signs you out or you have Senior 4th off). Neither was going to take off work for something that *might* happen when they would have been at work.
As an aside to that, I was the first one there for the interview and I was fifteen minutes early-everyone else came after the interview was supposed to start.

Also- to those that have had legitimate responses-thanks.:cool:
 

liquidtrend

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For further clarification- I never verbally told them what day I had selected for the interview-it was done on a computer terminal in the store, so they had no idea what day I was going to show up. I couldn't make the interview for Tuesday, because neither of my parents would have been able to sign me out of school (can't leave unless a parent signs you out or you have Senior 4th off). Neither was going to take off work for something that *might* happen when they would have been at work.
As an aside to that, I was the first one there for the interview and I was fifteen minutes early-everyone else came after the interview was supposed to start.

Also- to those that have had legitimate responses-thanks.:cool:

trying to apply during thanksgiving break would be classified as a non hire. by the time you go in, the seasonal people are already in place and the store is / will be fully staffed by the time you interview.

if you were looking for a job, its known as a "poor decision" to search on :

a) weekends
b) holidays

also, its against many company policies to ever tell someone they ARENT hiring based on the old saying "you never know...you might just find a great candidate". so even if the store is fully staffed, they will always accept an application. so just because they pooled you in for a group interview doesnt mean they are interested, they just want to have people in the event they need to rehire an entire staff, which, based on most hollister store shrink percentages, happens often.
 

MonksMac

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trying to apply during thanksgiving break would be classified as a non hire. by the time you go in, the seasonal people are already in place and the store is / will be fully staffed by the time you interview.

if you were looking for a job, its known as a "poor decision" to search on :

a) weekends
b) holidays

also, its against many company policies to ever tell someone they ARENT hiring based on the old saying "you never know...you might just find a great candidate". so even if the store is fully staffed, they will always accept an application. so just because they pooled you in for a group interview doesnt mean they are interested, they just want to have people in the event they need to rehire an entire staff, which, based on most hollister store shrink percentages, happens often.
Have you called the store's manager to find out?
Thanks, this is my first job of any kind, so I didn't know that. Now I'll know for next time.:) I figured that it would still be early in the seasonal hiring process for Christmas hires.

I'm thinking that I'll call the store tomorrow and ask for sure. Perhaps someone won't take the job offer or someone will quit and it will bring my name back to the top of applicants.
 

Jhanson09

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I work at American Eagle, i got hired on as seasonal last winter and then moved to a permanent job after the holidays. At AE atleast if they give you are group interview they are looking to hire people. But we take applications all year long no matter the circumstance. I would look into an AE, express, or buckle way before going to abercrombie or hollister. Every hourly employee i know never lasts at either of those. Buckle is comission so you can make quite a bit of money, but you have to be real pushy about their sales pitch. AE isn't hourly but you will be expected to get people to "save 15%" by signing up w/ their 25% interest credit card, and if you can't get atleast one a shift you will never get any hours. Good luck on you're search. You were probably smart waiting till after black friday.... it's definite hell to work.
 

MonksMac

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I work at American Eagle, i got hired on as seasonal last winter and then moved to a permanent job after the holidays. At AE atleast if they give you are group interview they are looking to hire people. But we take applications all year long no matter the circumstance. I would look into an AE, express, or buckle way before going to abercrombie or hollister. Every hourly employee i know never lasts at either of those. Buckle is comission so you can make quite a bit of money, but you have to be real pushy about their sales pitch. AE isn't hourly but you will be expected to get people to "save 15%" by signing up w/ their 25% interest credit card, and if you can't get atleast one a shift you will never get any hours. Good luck on you're search. You were probably smart waiting till after black friday.... it's definite hell to work.
Thanks for the info. The manager girl specifically told me they weren't having interviews that week because of Black Friday.

I'm definitely looking into other places(not food) if this doesn't pan out. What are some of the other places like? I don't think I could work commission though; I'm not pushy enough.;)
 

puckhead193

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Post a picture of yourself. I'll tell you if you'll get hired.
unfortunately its true...they do hire based on the brand image.
Also I heard they are very strict with what you wear. You must wear everything from Hollister, even a simple hanes undershirt is unacceptable. (i don't think your even allowed to wear a pair of Nike sneakers)
 

MonksMac

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I suppose I could post a picture later.

Yeah, you can only wear white, gray, navy, or plaid. The only shoes you can wear are their flip-flops or vans. You don't have to wear their stuff, but it has to look like it is Hollister. No unnatural hair, etc.
 

smeind

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I work at Abercrombie.. It would be a pretty lame job if I didn't have awesome co-workers.. Don't think its the end of the world or anything if you don't get it. Pay is pretty horrible anyways. I just do it for the discount.
 

MonksMac

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I'm about to call the store and talk to a manager. I'll let everyone know how it goes.:eek:
 

MonksMac

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I'm about to call the store and talk to a manager. I'll let everyone know how it goes.:eek:
Just got off the phone with a manager from the store. He asked who had done the interview and told me she wasn't in, but would be tomorrow and would have her give me a call then if they could use me-and said she might have forgotten to call me.:rolleyes: