Regis Corporation Employee Reviews about "great place"

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Regis Corporation President and CEO Felipe Athayde
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  • "If you understand how they pay the money is awesome I started off as a stylist(in 138 reviews)

  • "Great place to build a clientele(in 44 reviews)

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  • "Low pay, small room for growth as a stylist, not many in person continuing education classes(in 154 reviews)

  • "Franchises out their salons to under qualified persons(in 79 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Manager/ cosmetologist

      Jul 30, 2018 - Salon Manager in Wasco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart style is a great place to learn and grow as a stylist. It was a great place for me to learn how to manage a salon and be a team leader. Made me stronger in sales and marketing.

      Cons

      I can’t complain I enjoyed where I worked.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      I started out as a stylist and then promoted to manager and then promoted to SDL

      Sep 13, 2020 - Senior District Leader 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to start out in the industry to build clientele Family atmosphere(co-workers and clients) Meeting new people daily(you must be a people person) Learning new skills daily( the industry is forever changing)

      Cons

      The pay-scale/ hourly pay that definitely needs to change...$7.25 an hour

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Not bad for starting out

      Sep 11, 2020 - Salon Leader/Master Stylist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits Hourly wage if you don’t hit commission Great place to build a clientele Free Education

      Cons

      Will literally suck the life out of you Will take your passion Do not stay! The grass is greener on the one other side.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Really only cares about the bottom line

      Mar 5, 2020 - Service Desk Analyst in Edina, MN
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      Pros

      It WAS a great place to work.

      Cons

      CEO will look you in the eyes and lie to you. Company only cares about money, not people.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great company

      Jul 17, 2019 - Hair Stylist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      loved education and team. great place to start and grow

      Cons

      poor management and unprofessional comments at times

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Stylist

      Sep 1, 2018 - Hair Stylist in West Plains, MO
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      Pros

      Regis is a great place to learn and grow as a stylust

      Cons

      Small towns people can be kinda mean. Bigger cities were a lot better and had way more opportunities for advancement

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    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Don't Do It

      Dec 28, 2018 - IT Engineer in Minneapolis, MN
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      Pros

      Regis was a great place to work. The pay was never great, but the people and the culture used to make for a fun work environment where you could learn on the job, and be involved in a solution that would help benefit the company. Work/Life balance was normally pretty good.

      Cons

      The new CEO came, claimed to be "transparent" the whole time he was just figuring out ways to sell off parts of the business and make his stock price go up so he could get paid. Then the new CTO came, and had 0 communication with his team from the start. The CTO works out of California, didn't take any real time to understand the business or how all of the systems were tied together. Made demands, everyone was too scared to say anything, and it was a disaster. Then the second year of no raises came because " we aren't giving the stylists raises" (I'm pretty sure everyone thinks they should get raises, but the people at corporate can't make the CEO do that.) Everyone found out about not getting a raise via an emailed podcast. One of the greatest lines from that podcast from the CEO that makes millions of dollars a year was " I don't believe that merit increases help people". It just went to show how out of touch he is with the people that took pride in their jobs and wanted to work to make Regis a better place. Throughout the last year and a half, the moral has been horrible. Every day you came to work, everyone was afraid for their job, and looked like their grandma just passed away. It was horrible. In the IT department, it was generally a "Boys Club" on a regular basis. Promotions were handed over during the "Raise Freeze" for positions that were never even posted for other people to apply too.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Operations

      Jan 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of hard working and genuinely nice people. Prior to the current CEO and leadership, Regis was a great place to work.

      Cons

      Leadership cannot make any positive impact. If they have the will and heart to, someone will stop them. If you value yourself, dignity and morality this is not a great place to work.

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      5 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      They're trying really hard...

      Apr 2, 2014 - Several Positions In Several Departments in Edina, MN
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      Pros

      This review is for the corporate office, Salon Support, in Minnesota. Regis has been in a state of flux for about 3 years now. We have had 3 CEOs, 2 CFOs, a few COOs, two restructures of the entire salon and field operation, 2 large lay-offs, a false start on developing a field HR structure, and a complete re-do of our salon technology. But the company is now starting to tread water a little bit. They realized that all the change was incredibly stressful, and are now really taking into consideration the effects of all this change on the employees. Executive management genuinely seems to care about the employees. Regis traditionally had a very, very cynical attitude toward people, including customers (now called guests) and employees. That is turning around, and it's by far the greatest improvement I've seen in the past several years. I feel heard by the C-Suite and, as someone who deals very frequently with the field and salons, I know that I can be their voice and they will at least be considered. The culture at Salon Support is friendly and casual. It's like a family. We have quarterly meetings with the CEO and his executive team where he gives an honest overview of the state of the company. The bosses all have an open door policy, and nobody is scared of being fired or disciplined for speaking their mind. Ideas are at least considered. Regis is a great place to learn. The recruiters and managers do a great job of hiring a diverse bunch of experienced professionals and folks just getting their feet wet. There are no stupid questions, and nobody gets disciplined for disagreeing with management. In most departments, schedules are flexible, time off requests are granted, etc. Most managers don't sweat being late or early, as long as the work gets done. Overtime is almost always granted as long as it's needed. Work-life balance isn't something you hear a lot about at Regis, because coming to work really is like going to hang out with friends while you happen to be working. That said, work-life balance as a Regis employee is fine. No complaints here. Free lunches! There are well-stocked refrigerators with lunch meat, hummus, dressing, salad, greens, veggies, and often little surprises. It's not gourmet food, but it's nutritious. And free. The kitchens also have stocked pantries, toasters, microwaves, toaster ovens, and blenders. There are lots of little perks like catered meetings, two huge parties (one in the summer and one in the winter), and the CEO will occasionally surprise us by calling an ice cream truck to give everyone free ice cream or arranging food trucks to park in the lot and Regis foots the bill. Last winter when the temperatures were in the negative thirties, a local auto mechanic shop was hired to patrol the parking lot and help anyone with car trouble. It's little things like that that make a huge difference. Regis raises millions of dollars every year for breast cancer research. As a company whose main clientele is women and a huge majority of whose employees are women, this is a really big deal every year.

      Cons

      Sales are down. That means so is pay. Salaries don't keep up with the market. There's a 401(k) plan on paper, but there's no matching from the company. Profit sharing is nonexistent. Health insurance premiums are high, and they don't cover much. Benefits also don't cover things a lot of companies do, like fitness club reimbursements. We have been promised more lucrative pay once sales pick up, but that won't be for the next couple of years. Sometimes corporate homogeneity trumps creativity. That can be really frustrating for creative types. All the changes from 2012-2013 really shook people up. Morale isn't where it could be, and there are a lot of people who haven't gotten over the legitimate trauma of having a third of the workforce laid off. Things are picking up, but there is still a palpable sadness in the air sometimes. As a monolithic company that's been running lean for a couple of years, the people on the bottom rungs of the ladder (the people who also happen to be the ones selling our products and services and actually making money for the company) often don't know who to turn to when they need help. Communication from Salon Support doesn't trickle down to the salon staff like it should, and the leanness in field management and at Salon Support means that those of us who are meant to support the salon employees are stretched too thin to give stellar service to them. That's very regrettable. Because the Regis Old Guard wasn't really into people development (we didn't have an HR department until 2012, and didn't have a head of HR until December, 2013), there aren't a lot of lower-level employees fit for promotion. That means the new guard has had to recruit externally or rely on job changes of people already in management and professional level positions to fill those roles. That has left a lot of bottom-rung corporate employees feeling stuck and burnt out and not seeing any promotions on the horizon. That's caused a not insignificant number of people to leave for other companies.

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      7 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great learning experience.

      May 20, 2013 - Hair Stylist 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Clientele varies, always different each day. You gain experience with different type of hair texture. Great place to start when your fresh out of beauty school. All products are provided, just bring your shears. DVD education.

      Cons

      Low pay rate, working weekends is a must, sales numbers before artistry, No floor mats allowed in some locations which kill your feet & back.

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      3 people found this review helpful
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