Regis Corporation Reviews

Updated March 22, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Work Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Help Desk Analyst in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Salon Help Desk Analyst in Edina, MN

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, leads and supervisors very helpful. Easy work, can be frustrating, but can also be very rewarding knowing you made a stylist's day by resolving their issue.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't seem to care, they only care about numbers. Just because somebodies numbers are "good", doesn't make them good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your talent wisely. Do not operate with an "you're replaceable" mindset.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Hired as stylist, cleaner and receptionist for little pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Hairstylist in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Not many pros except atleast you know you will bring home a paycheck every week. You also get paid vacation which is only minimum wage. You do get free backbar and products for your station.

    Cons

    I worked at one of regis signature salons in a very upscale mall. They Still did crap that their lower end smartstyle stores do (I worked at smartstyle too) no receptionist this is suppose to be the top salon in the company. We had to play receptionist and cleaner. Go to meetings unpaid after hours.regis was even so scared about salon unions that they made us sign paperwork so we would not join a union which they later got sued for. They tried to say that we only get 5 days off a year, which was crap I had two weeks paid vacation and they were trying not to give it to me. In the end my my store had 19 stylist for only 12 stations it was a mess having to pack up each night and to make sure you didn't run late if you worked the morning shift. It just got too much I finally quit beforeI had to do another cad week which is when u work 12 hour shifts 6 days and give every client 20% off

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a receptionist

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Toxic work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    At Regis you get access to deeply discounted hair products and services, and fresh fruit provided at the home office daily

    Cons

    The work environment at Regis is toxic and negative at best. The software used in many departments is way out of date which causes many interruptions and calls to IT. The IT group is so understaffed and has poor leaders which contribute to lack of process and productivity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Mastercuts- Worst job ever!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Hickory, NC
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Hickory, NC

    I worked at Regis Corporation part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I've heard good things about Regis, and have a lot of friends that work at some of their other chains that love it, but this one was messed up! The only pro is that I got to do the job I went to school to do.

    Cons

    Management didn't know what the heck they were doing. only 7.25/hr plus tips (you dont claim cash tips, card tips come out of your check, most people tipped on cards though). too many staff for the traffic that came in. not enough hours per person. wouldn't let me take vacation time to visit my (now husband, fiance at the time) in texas, in the air force, for more than 3 days (it takes a little over a day to actually drive here, so that'd mean spending one day with him). Also, my first week they wouldnt let me cut hair until I watched all the training videos, and they left me all alone to close at night. So they left me watching videos, and told me to turn away anyone who came in wanting a haircut because I was still training. ?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Regional managers : don't just move someone up to management because you need to fill the spot. Bring someone else who is experienced and responsible in.
    Store managers: Know what you're doing. Don't leave because you just dont want to work anymore.
    Dont have your boyfriend sitting in there with you the whole time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Stylist, Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stylist?Manager in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Stylist?Manager in Birmingham, AL

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

    Pros

    Build Speed with all types of hair services,(cuts,chemical services, styling), decent walk-in clientele depending on location, room to grow and learn

    Cons

    Immature co-workers, WEAK Regional Managers with their OWN AGENDA, low growth potential, competition for clients with other stylists, Upper management is all about THEIR bonuses and playing the blame game, constant threats that you will be "Stepped -Down" increases as bonus gets nearer to fruition...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    DON'T! No wins situations, RIDICULOUS low pay as a manager, too much is asked, maintain your own clientele, babysit stylists, get no support, multitask while doing everything else in store with constant interruptions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Need to do more stylists!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Rock Hill, SC
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Rock Hill, SC

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

    Pros

    Meet alot of new people. Build good clientile.Learn more about retail.

    Cons

    Not appreciated for all the hard work we do. Benefits are not good. No breaks! Does not offer hair cutting classes. Base pay is AWFUL!! Going to make a deposit to bank at 9:15 at night!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat stylist better!! Need to learn how to schedule better!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great place to work for training, mentoring, and encouraging staff!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Pros

    Benefits Package
    Company Car
    Expense Card
    International Trip Every Year

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your management to do the job

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Home office

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edina, MN

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Pros

    Work/life balance
    Understanding of need for days off

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement in company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to making the lives of your employees more positive, rather than the amount of money you are taking home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    No appreciation for the stylists who are the ones who actually do the work that creates the income for the corporation.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Pros

    paid vacation, although it's minimum wage it's better than nothing. Free Continuing education. Great place for someone just out of school to start, build up a clientelle and increase skills. Company supplies all tools except for shears. Guarenteed wage (base wage vs commission) .

    Cons

    Commission VS Minimum wage, however, when stylist doesn't make commission, no matter what the reasons are, they get in trouble and written up. Have to ask every client for email address and listen to majority of clients yell and complain about it and then get yelled at by Area Supervisor for not getting email addresses. Commission rates were dropped from 40/45/50 to 38/43/48 and 5% on retail. Makes it very difficult for new stylists to make commission and then they get written up for not making commission. The company is not replacing Area Supervisors who leave the company now ... leaving no chance for the advancement opportunities that were promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your stylists and Managers They are the ones who are out in the field doing the work. Show them respect and appreciation. Treat them better. Happy Customers do not make Happy stylists. Happy Stylists make happy customers. And your stylists are not happy. Why is that? Because you are taking away every reason for them to want to work for you and giving nothing in return. You have to give and earn respect if you want respect. Make your stylists and Managers want to work for you again. Look into "Undercover Bosses". And getting email addresses from clients ... the clients are over it. They do not want to give out email addresses anymore. You have clients who literally are telling us that they will not return to our salon anymore because we are asking for personal information. Not worth losing clientelle, in my opinion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Great place years ago when I started, but it has gone bad quickly

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Norman, OK
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Norman, OK

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Pros

    -Mall walk-ins
    -Great hours
    -Great co-workers (besides management)
    -Weeks vacation after a year and 2 weeks after 3 years
    -They do have insurance and 401 K but it's nothing great
    -Tips are pretty good

    Cons

    -Terrible management- my manager was racist, very lazy and rude to most customers
    -It is near impossible to move up, but honestly management is so bad I don't think I would want to anyways
    -Pay is next to minimum wage
    -You don't get paid to do inventory, meetings, or extra classes that are "mandatory"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to step up their game and not just put any warm and willing body into management positions. Those positions should be earned as well as coached the whole time while there. From my perspective it seems as though they just give it to the person who has been there the longest and is the laziest. If they would change this the company as a whole would do much better. I also hate how they don't do any sort of advertising, seriously its the only way to bring in new customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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