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Regis Corporation Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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  • HUGE expectation for stylist for minimum wage (in 52 reviews)

  • HORRIBLE UPPER MANAGEMENT WITH THE SDL AND OUR RD EOTHER CLD CARE LESS ABOUT ALL THE COMPLAINTS OR IS AFRAID OF THE SDL FROM HELL (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Get used to being broke."

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Davenport, IA
    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Davenport, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Allow you to use very good quality products.

    Cons

    Was in a 25+ year old store badly in need of a remodel. Was told they kept very busy and it would be easy to build clients. Made commission my first check to be paid 390.00 for 15 days work. If you do not commission you get the federal minimum of 7.25 aka starvation pay.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to upper management about base pay for stylists so they will actually stay. If you are going to charge 0emium to your clients at least update your older stores.


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Tips are good and it's a good way to build a clientelle.

    Cons

    Stylist aren't compensated for the amount of work they do. Stylist work themselves to death and pay does not reflect it.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your stylist and treat them with respect. It seems as though upper management is constantly trying to figure out ways to terminate stylist over anything they can even though our salons stay severely understaffed.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stepping Stone"

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    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Newark, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tips, Tips, Tips, Tips that's it, that is alllllllllll. There's not that much to say about this company but unfortunately you have to have a 20 word minimum so once again tips and that's it

    Cons

    Long hours, cheap pay. You have to be a receptionist and stylist for the cheap price of 1. They have the nerve to be no compete on such a low budget salary. This company is. Or set up for growth... Company has little incentives. stylist now have to pay for their own tools. Greedy corporation. Nothing will change.

    Advice to Management

    They make 10 cents To a few dollars more for more stress.... management has little to no pull...


  4. Helpful (2)

    "HORRIBLE"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Erie, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Erie, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    love the customers and also the stylists that i work with! we use the best color products in my opinion and have great products to sell for follow up care with their hair needs. The regis design line is a great line and we use and sell a lot of it as well

    Cons

    Absolutely horrible pay! HORRIBLE UPPER MANAGEMENT WITH THE SDL AND OUR RD EOTHER CLD CARE LESS ABOUT ALL THE COMPLAINTS OR IS AFRAID OF THE SDL FROM HELL! the benefits and or insurance is either to costly or their is nowhere in erie pa that takes or uses it! mainly the horrible pay and upper management

    Advice to Management

    GET A DIFFERENT UPPER MANAGEMENT TEAM ASAP! We have a new president so please reach out to the stylists/managers in our city and ask them how they feel! The managers are either wed demoting or stylists and managers are dropping like flies do to the management and their own set of rules! there needs to be a human resources dept that will handle the issues without the employee worried about retaliation from the upper management! RD seems overwhelmed


  5. Helpful (1)

    "You deserve better!"

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

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Guaranteed clients opportunity to build clientele

    Cons

    Horrible pay, no schedule flexibility, authoritarian style management, no raises, extremely limited advancement opportunities

    Advice to Management

    You have GOT to pay your stylists and store managers better. They do the job of a stylist, a janitor, a cashier, even book keeping, and all this for around $13.00/ hr. These are professional tradespeople and should be treated as such. I left a year and a half ago, and have already doubled, yes, doubled my salary at my new salon, doing the same thing I did for Regis for 12 years.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't make my mistake"

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    Former Employee - Master Stylist in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Master Stylist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Love my fellow stylist ( you can find that anywhere)

    Cons

    Empty promises about growth and money

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to employees to benefit the company


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor management"

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

    I have been working at Regis Corporation part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Their is no pros at this job

    Cons

    This place is terrible to work for. We have so many salons near me hiring. Regis can't get anyone to work for them anymore because their a terrible company. They pay you terrible and I've been there 12 years and make the same. This place is a joke and now we hsve to buy our blow dryers, clippers and trimmers and curling irons. What a joke.

    Advice to Management

    I've been Roth the company 12 years and you get worse and worse. Pay tout employees. I didn't go to school to make minimum wage!!!!!

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Will never work for the Regis corporation again"

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

    I worked at Regis Corporation part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great when you're first starting out I guess...

    Cons

    Awful pay and location. Competition with 9 other salons in a 2 mile radius. No chance of ever commissioning like they try to force you to do. Terrible leadership in the whole district. Nobody respects anybody and every body in the business is sneaky so don't trust a single thing. They Will screw you in every possible way

    Advice to Management

    Actually do your job and be a manager instead of sitting up on your throne coming to work when you very rarely please to and then do nothing to help around thensalon. Respect your employees and don't treat them as slaves. Pull your weight and be honest instead of sneaky and hiding.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Salon Manager"

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    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Honolulu, HI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've been with Regis Corporation for over 10 years and although I have had great experiences working for this corporation I struggle with finding positives to boast about

    Cons

    Pay structure is set so the corporation makes money at the expense of stylists. Corporation floods the market with coupons to drive guests into the salon, but stylists do not reap the benefits of guest increase. Working on a matrix scale, stylists must maintain a certain production per hour. Salon can be extremely busy on weekends but slower during the week. If a stylist meets a high production on a weekend, but is met with a slow weekday, you slip back to your base rate of minimum wage. Licensed professionals making minimum wage! They will sell you on making all this money, but equate tips into that. We all know not everyone tips. Be okay with making minimum wage. Corporation will sell you on on going education, don't be fooled. That won't happen and when it does it's a year behind trend. Corporation used to provide tools (clippers, blowdryers, etc), that has been discontinued. Corporation will say tools are sold on their website at an affordable price, that too is a lie. If you work for supercuts you will be required to purchase tools to provide their technique of haircutting. You will be responsible to use your tools and charge their prices and they will make profit, not you! Salons are continually being opened with NO STAFF! People work alone for 10+ hours and they will blame you for low sales and no applicants.

    Advice to Management

    In order to run a business you need to have someone who understands the business and people aspect. Bad decisions are being made with too many salons being opened in close proximity to each other. Don't look at the stylists and managers, look at the person making the decision to open these salons! How can you allow districts and a territory to perform the way that it does and not look at the leader?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are genuinely nice people and will go out of their way to help others or to just doing something nice for someone else. The atmosphere is unlike other places in that many times meetings are light-hearted but also address the issue at hand -- people are more open to voicing their thoughts because no one fears reprisal. They have stocked kitchens (lunch meats, cheese, bread, oatmeal, veggies, fruit, etc) for employees to eat during the day, free parking, and usually have a couple company-wide events every year.

    Cons

    The company is failing financially and the sense is that everyone has a slight fear that they may be laid off. Almost every week a new announcement comes out about senior management changes and departures. The executive team has changed dramatically with the Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Human Resource Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer all departing within ONE year. The company has been plagued with poor management for years and right now the outlook is bleak. With all the departures it's becoming clear that those who can afford to leave are. Working for Regis inherently means poor job security.
    The company has already been told we will not get a bonus this year and the word has still not come out if we will even see merit increases this year -- that's how poorly the company is doing.

    Compensation is low and benefits are not that good. No 401(k) match or education benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Isn't possible to list all the issues that management needs to solve.
    You need to get rid of the people at the top who have failed to perform -- promoting people who were part of the problem to begin with won't solve anything.


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