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)

42% 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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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIf 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.

    ConsLow/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 Senior ManagementYou 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?

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

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    Upper management is a joke.

    Hair Stylist (Former Employee)
    Princeton, NJ

    ProsThe 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Hairstylist (Current Employee)
    Mira Loma, CA

    Prosi 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.

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

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

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

    Hair Stylist (Current Employee)
    Philadelphia, PA

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

    ConsHorrible 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 Senior Managementcompensate your stylists better

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

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

    Stylist (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementDO 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..........

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Love what I do

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    Cons3 years of upper management restructuring. Constant change at salon level which has created loss of talented long term employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf 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.

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

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    Fun experience

    Drafter (Former Employee)
    Edina, MN

    ProsGet to see what your actually drawing in the field

    ConsEverything is good, there's nothing that needs change

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Salon Manager (Former Employee)
    Savannah, GA

    ProsWalk in clients, health insurance, incentive points

    Consupper 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 Senior ManagementLearn to do hair. Listen to what we need. And optimized schedules Do not work

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

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    All Corporate

    Salon Manager (Current Employee)
    Bangor, ME

    ProsSteady walk in business. vacation pay

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

    Advice to Senior Managementtreat your stylists with respect. don't treat us as children

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, good life/work balance

    Tech Support Specialist (Former Employee)
    Edina, MN

    ProsFree Lunch, stocked fridge, good life/work balance

    Cons24/7/365, sometimes have to work holidays, low pay, little training, steep learning curve

    Advice to Senior Managementneed more support for employees

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

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