Regis Corporation Reviews

Updated April 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Lack of room to move

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work areas, salon benefits

    Cons

    No ability to move, management feels like looking down

  2. Helpful (2)

    Used to be a good place to work, it's all going downhill quick with no end in sight.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It used to be a friendly environment, you could come to work and enjoy for the most part being there. We had good hours and it wasn't as stressful.

    Cons

    You can tell this company is going down or at least bankrupt, we all feel the tension. They wan't you to be robots and pay you nothing, squeeze all the juice out of you and the client. Rules are being changed constantly so much that you can barely keep up anymore, even clients are noticing.It's not a good place to work at least not anymore unless something changes drastically.

    Advice to Management

    Why don't you try to make the stylist happy so we can make the client happy? It trickles down, if we are happy the client will be happy. We can only pretend or put on a fake smile for so long...

  3. Helpful (1)

    Incentives Do Not Countermand Dodgy Ethics and Employee Relations

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Stylist in Castle Rock, CO
    Former Employee - Stylist in Castle Rock, CO

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    bad company to work for real bad bad

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Regis Corporation part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none only the cutting classes bad company

    Cons

    bad power trip managers and bad bad company losers

    Advice to Management

    only out to make us sale sale sale bad people

  6. Helpful (3)

    Unite

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

    I worked at Regis Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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?

  7. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hairstylist in Mira Loma, CA
    Current Employee - Hairstylist in Mira Loma, CA

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (3)

    WORSE SALON FRANCHISE TO WORK FOR IN HISTORY!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Stylist in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only two good things, Good customers , great way to build then leave and take them with you!!!!!

    Cons

    They fire and hire back the same stylist that are rude and don't like to work. Hours are crap and the pay scale sucked. if you want to build start here and then leave after 2 years. In the 80's they cared about their stylist but now it is all about QUANITY NOT QUALITY!!!!

    Advice to Management

    DO AS YOU SAID NOT AS YOU DO......PAY YOUR STYLIST MORE AND TREAT THEM LIKE PEOPLE .. PERHAPS YOU SHOULD STAND BEHIND THE CHAIR ALL DAY AND SEE HOW HARD THEY WORK...THEN YOU CAN JUDGE..........

  9. Helpful (4)

    If you're into being over worked, under paid, and used, then you will love it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Savannah, GA
    Former Employee - Salon Manager in Savannah, GA

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Walk in clients, health insurance, incentive points

    Cons

    upper management has no idea how to do hair most of the time, or they are out of touch with stylists needs. They won't hesitate to step on you to get ahead. Aaaaaaand don't ever think you are having a private call. Because they will share and give you up when you asked to remain anonymous.
    Pretty much it isn't worth the headache to work here. They don't care about you.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to do hair. Listen to what we need. And optimized schedules Do not work

  10. Things are getting worse quickly. Over 10 years of changes witnessed.

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

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can count on walk ins if the corporate changes haven't scared them away.

    Cons

    Minimum wage with a pay scale that is below industry standard. Most consider 40 percent base entry level. You will make less. Terrible environment for creativity. Company is only concerned about the bottom line, but they make all the wrong moves and make it harder for a stylist and salon manager to do the work they require. You will be lucky if you can afford to get sick or go on the crappy vacation they give you. Customers are leaving for many reasons including increase in cost, mining for customer information, too many changes. Customers end up taking frustration out on the stylists, who are not making nearly enough to care to deal with it.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck because you never know if you will be around tomorrow. They don't care about you, don't fool yourself. Look at the history.

  11. Helpful (4)

    still on government assistance after working for Regis for 15 years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Will hire anyone with a license, reguardless of skills.
    Located everywhere
    Good products to work with.

    Cons

    You have to work nights and you have to work weekends per corporate. This company only cares about the numbers. Pay scale is designed to make Regis money. Corporate promises raises, but doesn't come through, only strings you along. Screws you out of vacation pay. Guaranteed pay is only minimum wage, and is frowned upon and could get you let go and I've seen people get talked into quitting so they wouldn't have to fire so they wouldn't have to pay unemployment. I would never advise someone to work at any Regis location or any of their other salons. They are the most greedy company I have ever worked for.

    Advice to Management

    Advise to take a course in ethics.

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