Regis Corporation
2.6 of 5 196 reviews
www.regiscorp.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

Regis Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
Regis Corporation – Scottsdale – “Pretty Basic”

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2.6 196 reviews

                             

45% Approve of the CEO

Regis Corporation CEO Daniel J. Hanrahan

Daniel J. Hanrahan

(60 ratings)

41% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "paid vacation, although it's minimum wage it's better than nothing"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Great culture with an emphasis on work/life balance"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "The lack of communication to the level 1 teams from upper management sure didn't help"
    in 19 reviews
  • "Minimum wage as a base salary with no chance of reaching a decent commission rate"
    in 18 reviews
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    Good starting place

    Cosmetologist (Former Employee)
    Council Bluffs, IA

    ProsGreat if you do not have a clientele.

    ConsLow wages, almost impossible to move up with the company

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    Lots of Opportunity for Employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company is open to new ideas and there are lots of opportunities to be challenged

    ConsThe business has seen sales declines for the past handful of years, but the new management team is working hard to reverse the trend and create long term sustainable growth

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be fun to work at, not anymore.

    Hair Stylist (Current Employee)

    ProsInsurance benefits, you pay some of it, if you work enough hours. Flexible with schedule.

    ConsCutting down on salon expenses. Hiring too many part time stylists. Have to share stations. Had 8 stylists when I started, now there's 16! Hires stylists without any knowledge of skills. Don't have cleaning crew anymore and salon looks dirty. They used to provide your tools, blow dryers, etc. Now you have to earn incentive points, which seem harder to get now. They want to focus on how many people you can get in and get out instead of focusing on your service sales. Don't get retail commission if your under $300 for the month. Just not fun anymore. Lacking teamwork. After more than 10 years I am looking for new salon to work at.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat stylists with more respect, fairness, and recognition. Top stylists are always the first to leave.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Franchised Beauty

    Stylist (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking for Regis there is a lot of growth opportunity to build clientle and the 6hour shifts are just enough.
    I like the incentives for stylist that push us to work harder.

    ConsThe pay isn't enough to live off of.
    The chaotic atmosphere of managerial duties and salon duties (why is doesn't the salon manager have an office or at least a filing cabinet?)
    Not having a receptionist limits the stylist while they're working, having to keep stepping away from a client.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand that Regis salons is a brand that has returning guests and it should be ran as such and not as a cruise ship salon or a smart-style salon (although in the same brand).
    Better payment plans
    maybe based off experience

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    No say for the front line...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProduct and service discounts, great co workers, flexibility ...honestly, not much else.....I can't even write 20 words to fill this space.

    ConsCompany has gone through 3 restructures, poor decisions made by promoting non business educated or trained field staff. Company continuing to lose money on patch work while take more and more away from its hard working front line staff. There is no growth, just people leaving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on the Home Office staff and strengthen moral. Once this is fixed, this will trickle down to the salon level.

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    Great company with a lot of potential

    Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsA big little company so individual contribution is visible

    ConsNo strategic direction or direction keeps changing
    Management keeps changing
    Not stable

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the IT department

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Struggling Company Trying to Turn Things Around

    Inventory Manager (Current Employee)
    Edina, MN

    ProsRegis is a fine company that has become bloated over the years with greatly increased costs. The company has recently changed the vast majority of senior management that appears to be trying to right the ship. Unfortunately we have not yet seen this turnaround, but the outlook seems to be more hopeful.
    -Great culture with an emphasis on work/life balance.
    -Very friendly employees.
    -Room to advance, but requires a lot of self-motivation.

    Cons-Struggling company means low benefits.
    -Old systems cause constant issues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of silly stuff like free food and increase salaries to attract new talent.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disorganized, judgmental, unintelligent people running the show

    District Leader (Current Employee)

    ProsIf you are lucky enough to have a great manager/supervisor/boss, you have a real opportunity to succeed.. for a while

    -Marketing materials, Educational tools, business building all provided for you
    -Some salons are in great locations, making building a clientele easy.
    -Variety of products available for use.
    -Training on many, many techniques and products you would have to pay for elsewhere.
    -You really have all tools available at your disposal

    ConsThis company seems to allow, and promote, managers and supervisors into positions solely based on company tenure.

    -Low/Average pay for the work you are asked to do.
    -No "REAL" HR dept. Don't expect to be able to talk to anyone about legitimate concerns. (including racist/anti-gay comments made by upper mgt. You will be ignored.)
    -No communication across company. The left arm doesn't know what the right arm is doing.
    -Upper mgt is a joke. Told one thing, shown another, asked a third.
    -Expect to provide high end experience with low end capital. (Then, have NO IDEA why you are losing guests so quickly. Combine that with a crappy employee experience, which leads to a crappy guest experience, and you have no reason to stay.. as a guest or employee)
    -The company seems to have the right idea, with NO CLUE how to execute.

    Seriously, this company needs to pay more for better quality people, at least in field leadership. Having leadership that knows how to add and subtract may be a good start.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay closer attention to who your field teams are. Stop making emotionally charged decisions. A small bump in pay would help attract some better (SMARTER) employees. I really believe(d) in this company, until I saw who was being allowed to run the gamut.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great beginning, bad Ending

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThere was once a mile long list of "pro's". The only one I can think of now, are some of the people who are still around.

    ConsNew CEO and board. Too much concentration on the money. The company lost what was great, the feeling of being a part of a family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe people behind the chair are the money makers and yet they are treated the worst. They are overworked and under paid. You can't attract great talent, because they won't work for the pay or conditions offered. There is no incentive to do better or to stick around. It's sad. Regis was once a great company, now it's just a joke to most hairdressers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    bad company to work for real bad bad

    Hair Stylist (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosnone only the cutting classes bad company

    Consbad power trip managers and bad bad company losers

    Advice to Senior Managementonly out to make us sale sale sale bad people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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