Ratner Companies Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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  1. Marketing Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with Ratner Companies for 7 years and have had great growth opportunities within the organization. My leaders have been supportive of my professional development as well. The teams are great, collaborative and are able to have fun while working hard! What a fun and exciting industry to be in.

    Cons

    Nothing specific comes to mind

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in the associates and support their personal and professional development


  2. Why I'm a lifer

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    Current Employee - Brand Services in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Brand Services in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Ratner Companies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Privately held company that seeks employee input and strives for work life balance. I love the people I work with and for, I feel rewarded and valued. They invest in their people and reward based on performance from day one.

    Cons

    Really have no cons to share

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to your people


  3. Recruiter Lead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ratner Companies full-time

    Pros

    Independent, great values, ability to coach

    Cons

    Not cons at this time to mention.


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  5. Great People

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    Former Employee - Virginia in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Virginia in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ratner Companies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This place helped me grow, I was exposed to all parts of the business, and met some of the greatest friends and mangers.

    Cons

    Its hard to say much bad about this place, if you are not ra-ra type of person you might not fit in well, Town Halls are a hug festival...

    Advice to Management

    You have a lot of good people in the corporate office treat them like gold, some of the "historians" you have working there are not replaceable!

    Ratner Companies Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    As you pointed out, one of the perks of working in the RC is that you are exposed to all parts of the business...we are thrilled that you were able to grow and that you met some great friends and ... More


  6. Good values

    Current Employee - Salon Leader/Manager in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Salon Leader/Manager in Fairfax, VA

    Pros

    Work with friendly people. Company has good values. Training is decent.

    Cons

    Does not pay enough for the amount of work that you put in and the amount of responsibilities that you have.

    Advice to Management

    Expect to work a lot of hours, both at job sight and out.

    Ratner Companies Response

    Jun 22, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    We are happy to know that you enjoy working for Hair Cuttery! We try to live our values everyday by providing a warm and friendly environment where our Associates are happy and our clients are ... More


  7. Salon Leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Ratner Companies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The discount on product and services are great. Company is like a family, and some people have been there for years.

    Cons

    Medical sucks, no support from district managers, they need to clean house at the Regional level down. You will never be promoted, and no staff development.

    Advice to Management

    Value you managers that are smart.

    Ratner Companies Response

    Jun 22, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Naturally we are disappointed that you do not recommend Hair Cuttery. We feel that the medical, dental, 401K, and PTO that we offer are very competitive for our industry; and as you mentioned the ... More


  8. Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vienna, VA

    I worked at Ratner Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good company to growth with

    Cons

    Too many political games; executive management play favorites

    Advice to Management

    Listen

    Ratner Companies Response

    Apr 28, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    We agree that Ratner Companies is a good company to grow with. Many of the Associates in the Resource Center office have been with the company for 20+ years and in essence have grown up with the ... More


  9. It's ok

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    Current Employee - Stylist
    Current Employee - Stylist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You are able to build a clientele. They have a great color line.

    Cons

    Cramped layout, cheap chain feel/look, house fee's.

    Advice to Management

    Value the employees as well as the clients.

    Ratner Companies Response

    Apr 28, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    We are sorry to see that you would not recommend Ratner Companies as a good place to work. Our Hair Cuttery brand was established to offer clients up to date styles at affordable prices ... More


  10. Helpful (2)

    Never a dull moment!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ratner Companies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    This company owned by the founders of value priced salon chain Hair Cuttery has many salon chain brands under its umbrella-- from value priced to high-end,. With well over 1,000 salons and 10,000 employees this company that is all about the people and has a strong value system. Looking to provide the best salaries, benefits and opportunities possible to those in the field and in the corporate office. The business is a lot of fun, but the owners back it up with strong strategic planning. Was a very rewarding and demanding place to work.

    Cons

    There are rare occasions when HR guidelines are not applied fairly and there is at times favoritism at play. Not unusual for an entrepreneurial company!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for new talent and hold on to those who have shown loyalty and passion.

    Ratner Companies Response

    Apr 28, 2015 – Director of Associate Relations

    Thank you for recommending Ratner Companies as a good place to work. We echo the pros that you listed - the business truly is a lot of fun while at the same time being profitable, strategic, and ... More


  11. Good Place to work - fun people and environment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ratner Companies full-time

    Pros

    Nice pay increases and bonuses.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    It would be important to look at people and their contributions to the organization prior to making promotional decisions. People tend to be judged by prior actions and or mistakes and can never move forward with their careers here. I would recommend the company to people just starting out in their careers as there are benefits but would caution him/her about tenure without a defined career path.



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