Regis Corporation Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
220 Reviews

2.3
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Regis Corporation CEO Daniel J. Hanrahan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great culture with an emphasis on work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • paid vacation, although it's minimum wage it's better than nothing (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • The lack of communication to the level 1 teams from upper management sure didn't help (in 20 reviews)

  • I dislike making minimum wage or commission whichever is higher (in 18 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incentives Do Not Countermand Dodgy Ethics and Employee Relations

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    Former Employee - Stylist  in  Castle Rock, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Stylist in Castle Rock, CO (US)

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Generally friendly staff in most locations

    Middle and lower management typically very accommodating

    First year stylists will easily build interpersonal communication skills

    Monthly contests render decent prizes and participation incentives

    Price point dictates constant demand despite any economic shifts

    Cons

    Near-minimum wage to start and little to no chance of increased remuneration.

    While friendly, staff does not subvert the industry tendency toward the immature and unmotivated.

    Internalized education is geared toward high volume, low quality production trains stylists to develop very poor techniques within their craft.

    Lower management is too busy with a high volume of patrons to complete basic duties.

    Middle management is severely limited in power by upper management restrictions and lack of lower management accountability.

    Upper management is rarely present on location and can typically by contacted only within a narrow time window and by middle management.

    Payroll and HR can only be reached by middle managers, all issues called in to payroll and HR by regular employees are redirected back through middle management or ignored.

    Scheduling is very haphazard; shifts are assigned randomly week by week. Seven to nine day streaks are not atypical. New scheduling optimization creates split shifts that span up to twelve hours.

    Work week is defined as Monday through Sunday so, for example, working nine days straight from Wednesday through Thursday typically will yield no overtime compensation.

    Legally mandated lunch breaks were rarely able to be taken and, when taken were continuously interrupted. Co-workers and middle management pressure one another constantly to not take said breaks.

    No upward mobility. Almost all positions above lower management and staff education are filled permanently or are not filled from within the company.

    Resigned voluntarily with three weeks' notice and vacation pay was not received with final paycheck on the next payday per Colorado law. After a second payday passed, contacted middle management and found that termination papers had still not yet been filed a month after the last day worked. Still unpaid, I'm told it will be another 15 days before the check is deposited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow lower management more time off the salon floor to complete paperwork, deal with internal affairs, and resolve customer relation issues.

    Trust middle management's efficacy more, and promote from within. Current upper management tends to be little more than an obstacle.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Upper management is a joke.

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist  in  Princeton, NJ (US)
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Princeton, NJ (US)

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people in the lawrenceville/ princeton nj location are great, large amount of staff, tons of walk ins, able to transfer when moving and not having to look for a new job, good way to build a local clientele, fast paced.

    Cons

    terrible base pay, terrible insurance, NO HR DEPARTMENT, clueless payroll department, upper management doesn't care, they pretty much own every chain hair establishment short of the hair cuttery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wish the head of the company would see how evil some of their district managers are, and how they abuse their power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    bad company to work for real bad bad

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regis Corporation part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none only the cutting classes bad company

    Cons

    bad power trip managers and bad bad company losers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    only out to make us sale sale sale bad people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unite

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Regis Corporation

    Pros

    If you are fresh out of cosmetology school and the ink just dried on your license, this is a great place to hone your skills. Then you can take the skills you honed and go somewhere else to make a decent living. Along the way you will work next to some really kind stylists, build some clientele consisting of kind, decent customers.

    Cons

    Low/no staff, unstable hours/schedule, unlivable wages, run down salons, lack of customers, CEO and board members making too much money, horrible reputation as a company making it extremely difficult to get talented stylists to work for us. If they are talented and hire in, they will leave quicker than you can blink. This is a despicable company and it will soon be out of business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should count your blessings that your smartstyle employees haven't joined the Walmart employees to organize a union for livable wages. Or joined the fast food strikes calling for a higher livable wage. A common argument against the fast food strikes is that the fast food workers are not qualified to make $15 an hour since they perform unskilled work. Well, your stylists are licensed professionals who make LESS than fast food workers. Therefore they have more reason to strike/unite for higher livable wages, right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Corporate is run by people who are not stylist and have no clue

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    Current Employee - Hairstylist  in  Mira Loma, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hairstylist in Mira Loma, CA (US)

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    i realy cant think of a pro. Ive had nothing but issues with this company since i started there. Thats why they have a high turnover with stylist. If you can sell thousands of dollars a month in extra services and retail you will do fine here. They will value you if you can achieve the ridiculous goals they set for your salon. They will even tolerate you stealing and altering your timecard as long as you can sell sell sell for them. But if your an honest person trying to do the right thing you are not valued at all. There mission statement is a joke because they dont follow it.

    Cons

    Pay rate is horrible and commission is a joke. I advised those that are stylist to stay away. Nine out of ten stylists are miserable there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what your talking about before you advise your stylist. District leaders should be there to help the stylists not yell at them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Low Pay For Stylists, Overworked, Can't make ends meet

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Philadelphia, PA (US)

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Laid Back environment, nice co workers, easy going management, love doing hair, nice salon atmosphere, holidays off

    Cons

    Horrible pay rate, no training, overworked and WAY underpaid ( I averaged 450$ a MONTH ), their maximum "full time" hours are only 20 hours a week, hated the color line

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    compensate your stylists better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Love what I do

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Passionate people. Great benefits. Room for personal and professional growth. The opportunity to grow and mentor others in the industry.

    Cons

    3 years of upper management restructuring. Constant change at salon level which has created loss of talented long term employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If the desire is to truly be employer of choice then focus on benefits and pay structure to attract and retain the best in the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    All Corporate

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    Current Employee - Salon Manager  in  Bangor, ME (US)
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Bangor, ME (US)

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady walk in business. vacation pay

    Cons

    poor health insurance, extreme corporate pressures, work weekends and some holidays,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    treat your stylists with respect. don't treat us as children

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, good life/work balance

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    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist  in  Edina, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Tech Support Specialist in Edina, MN (US)

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free Lunch, stocked fridge, good life/work balance

    Cons

    24/7/365, sometimes have to work holidays, low pay, little training, steep learning curve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need more support for employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fun experience

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    Former Employee - Drafter  in  Edina, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Drafter in Edina, MN (US)

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to see what your actually drawing in the field

    Cons

    Everything is good, there's nothing that needs change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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