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Regency Beauty Institute Reviews

Updated Aug 5, 2019

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Found 96 reviews

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55 Ratings
Pros
  • "Regency is a Great company to work for(in 5 reviews)

  • "Working with students and being part of assisting them in shaping their personal goals after school(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Drastic change in upper management- new team have no morals or concern for students or staff(in 10 reviews)

  • "Micro management and lack of support made for a fairly negative environment and a fair amount of unhappy staff(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment, great people, great students, great location

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

    Regency Beauty Institute2017-07-11
  2. "Poor management"

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    Current Employee - Cosmetology Educator in Sterling, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Regency Beauty Institute part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good pay, great co workers that help you out

    Cons

    Administration is unorganized and plays favorites

    Regency Beauty Institute2019-08-06
  3. "Overall experience"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great staff and students

    Cons

    Too much corruption in corporate and

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they closed down

    Regency Beauty Institute2019-01-17
  4. "Great until they closed the doors"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work from home, great co-workers

    Cons

    Closed suddenly and escorted out

    Regency Beauty Institute2018-08-29
  5. "Educator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute full-time

    Pros

    Working with students and being part of assisting them in shaping their personal goals after school. I always enjoyed having new classes, preparing students for the state board exam and seeing each student's personal growth as they moved through the program.

    Cons

    Strange culture at times, upper management didn't seem to understand the students that were attending the program. Constant changes in curriculum and unrealistic expectations of students and staff. High price tag for education but supplies and student kits didn't meet most students expectations. Never having enough supplies in stock, students kit items constantly breaking.

    Advice to Management

    Work on gaining more knowledge of the students attending campuses. Work diligently to find a curriculum that works and ask for the input of the actual educators delivering that curriculum day in and day out. Find ways to build campus culture that are not bending the rules, as a job training school it is extremely important for students to truly understand what it is going to take to be successful in the salon... industry. By not having a set of defined rules that apply to everyone across the board it leads to failed culture among campuses, students and staff. By holding staff and students to a high standard it improves the overall reputation of everyone involved in this company.

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    Regency Beauty Institute2017-10-10
  6. "Experience"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regency Beauty Institute

    Pros

    Great Staff and Students to work with

    Cons

    Closing doors without notice could have been avoided.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication

    Regency Beauty Institute2017-08-18
  7. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute part-time

    Pros

    Was not stuck in one duty, had a lot to do throughout the day

    Cons

    Lack of training for new hired employees

    Advice to Management

    Needs more organization in terms of training for new hires

    Regency Beauty Institute2017-06-09
  8. "Instructor"

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    Former Employee - Educator in Spartanburg, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    New facilities and nice decor

    Cons

    School is run to receive Government funds which in return was against my morals and values to see such waste in enrolled students that will never license.

    Advice to Management

    Have some humility and be humble. Cosmetology school is not for all that are low income qualifying for government grants. Save tax money. Be ethical...

    Regency Beauty Institute2017-06-12
  9. "Advisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits for their employees

    Cons

    Some departments had issues with communication

    Regency Beauty Institute2017-05-25
  10. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Performance Floor Manager in Lakewood, CO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regency Beauty Institute full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Schedule, recognition, lesson plans made for you but you can add on to them, benefits, the joy of helping the next generation of stylists

    Cons

    Quit providing hands on training to employees at campus level,limited growth potential outside of relocation, working until 10 pm then back early in the morning

    Advice to Management

    Company grew too quickly

    Regency Beauty Institute2017-04-26
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