Hollister Co. is an American lifestyle brand by Abercrombie & Fitch Co. It was designed to attract consumers aged 14-18 for a lower price point that the mother brand. The headquarters is in New Albany, Ohio, USA and was founded in July 2000. Hollister Co. was ranked as the second most preferred clothing brand of US teens in 2008 by Piper Jaffray, a full-service investment bank in USA. Hollister Co. is being managed by Mr, Mike Jeffries as the current CEO.
Hollister Co. was founded in 2000 although Abercrombie & Fitch created a fictional history about the founder John Hollister Sr. who emigrated from New York to the Dutch East Indies and established the company bearing his name upon returning to the United States and settled down in California by the year 1922. In July 2000, the first store was opened at the Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. They noticed that Hollister Co. surpassed the Abercrombie & Fitch brand so they made higher-grade materials for the production of A&F clothing and goods which resulted in raising the price of the merchandise and Hollister targets the ages 14 to 18 years old consumers. Abercrombie & Fitch opened A&F and Hollister Co. in Canada, particularly in Sherway Gardens, Toronto Eaton Centre, Fairview Mall, West Edmonton Mall and Upper Canada Mall. On October 25, 2008, Hollister Co. opened its store in Brent Cross, London and a second store was opened on December 2008 in Westfield, London. There are 28 stores in the United Kingdom as of May 2012. Hollister Co. also opened stores in Italy, Germany and recently in Spain and in 2011 opened its first store in Dublin, Ireland and in Asia particularly in Hong Kong and South Korea in 2012.
Manager In Training – The Manager in Training will have a ten week program focused on becoming a new manager in all aspects of managing the business for Hollister C. And Abercrombie & Fitch brands. They will learn about different programs in the aspect of management particularly in creating the best in-store experience, recruitment, store operations, stockroom management and visual merchandising.
Models – They will represent the brand through personal style, providing customer service and passion for the brand. Being flexible, attention to details, muti-tasking and product knowledge.
Impact Team Members- They will maintain merchandise flow, filling and presentation standards throughout the store and the stockroom.
Sales Specialist – As a Sales Specialist, he/she should meet or exceed sales targets driven by key account in the hospital market. Ability to interact with practice clinicians and effective sales process execution. Effectively coordinate opportunities internally and externally. Complete all administrative duties in an accurate and timely manner.
Senior Operational Auditor – As a Senior Operational Auditor he/she plans, coordinate and conduct audits.Participate in risk assessment discussions to develop the annual Audit Plan. Evaluate management’s responses and follow-up until issues are resolved. Provide research, analysis and business and accounting consulting support on special projects.
Senior Quality Engineer – As a Senior Quality Engineer he/she represents Quality Management on new product development project. Employs project management methods and the project core team leader on new products. The position will take leadership roles in projects and programs and establish objectives for the team.
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Hollister Co. Salaries
Most of the current employees based on the store said that they will recommend the company to a friend because they had a good experience with great people, fun place to work, great way to learn communication skills and learn how to work within a group more efficiently. Below are some of the lists of the average salaries for different positions.
• For hourly positions: Floor Model $7.62, Impact Team Member $7.91, Sales Associate $7.68, Manager In-Training $13.85, Brand Representative $7.28
• For Full Time positions: Store Manager $34,800 , Assistant Manager $30,132
Note that the salary may vary based on location and years of experience of every employee.
In getting the job most of the applicants had to go to the store in person to get online access code to the application. After getting the code they filled out the application and select dates for interviews. Applicants usually took one week for the employment process upon completing the online application and interview dates.