Regis Corporation Employee Reviews about "minimum wage"
29% would recommend to a friend
(90 total reviews)
43% approve of CEO
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- "I got a lot of experience and met many great people and stylists." (in 45 reviews)
- "They offer lots of great training for all stylists if you take advantage and have a manager that wants all stylists to succeed." (in 22 reviews)
- "Hours are flexible with stylist schedules." (in 22 reviews)
- "Flexible schedules, incentive contests, walk in clients because salons are in high traffic areas." (in 18 reviews)
- "great coworkers to work with" (in 17 reviews)
- "The pay is low." (in 80 reviews)
- "Poor management and too much heirarchy" (in 56 reviews)
- "Awful upper management." (in 52 reviews)
- "They pretty much want you to live in the store and work constantly for little or no benefits." (in 38 reviews)
- "Numbers to hit commission are unobtainable." (in 33 reviews)
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- 1.0Dec 9, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
I'm hard pressed to find any.
Work your butt off for a horrible sliding scale which amounts to making barely more than minimum wage. Have the corporation feel so little loyalty that they only give four days notice upon closing a location. A location they were still adding staff to up to a week before this news was conveyed. Then get screwed out of a staying bonus, b/c no one in HR or Payroll knows what they're doing.1
- 1.0May 10, 2023District ManagerFormer Employee, more than 8 yearsLafayette, IN
After 11 years nothing was good anymore
HR was a nightmare. Upper Leadership were untrained in cosmology and were more wrapped up with having their good old friends filling positions and running off any long time employees than supporting their teams who are making their salaries. After exceeding expectations for my position I was given a 1% pay raise. Stylist were Paid minimum wage 7.25 or 38%; pretty hard to get people on your team!
- 1.0Sep 4, 2011Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
If you have invested the money to become a stylist then this might be the place to consider gaining experience. Working for this company will help you understand who you don't want to work for.
Low pay, rarely above minimum wage. Incompetent management. No pay raises, although Regis would argue this point by claiming that you 'Give yourself a raise', (they pay on a sliding matrix scale). For example: to make above minimum wage, one must service roughly 3 clients/hr. consistently for the entire pay period. Lets say I was to work 64 hours in one pay period, and out of those 64 hours I held a 3 service/hr. average for 10 of those hours. I would not be payed above minimum wage for those 10 hours. Instead, Regis takes the total service(s)/hr. for the whole 64 hrs. So instead of being payed lets say $9.45/hr for 10 hrs and minimum wage for the remaining 54 hrs. of that pay period, my 3 services/hr @ $9.45/hr. would be averaged into the total 64 hrs. And thus dropping my pay back to minimum wage. That's right. To make above minimum wage working for this company one must consistently carry roughly a 3 service(s)/hr. or the same amount in $$$ every hr. of every pay period. Regis has done a wonderful job at researching how to take the most and give back the very least. It's really not even enough to afford health insurance. I currently walk to work because I can't afford a car payment, let alone the gas to operate it. While Mr. Paul D. Finkelstein and his hierarchy enjoy a life of luxury, the stylist for Regis Corp. struggle to put food on the table. That's par for the coarse in many corporate settings. So where does all that money go? (rhetorical question)......2
- 1.0Mar 21, 2012StylistCurrent EmployeeCary, NC
Easy work to get right after school, guaranteed salary (minimum wage of course), um... thats it.
Hours of sitting during slow days. Minimum wage as a base salary with no chance of reaching a decent commission rate. NO bonuses or credits for COUPONS. Had a $7.99 haircut sale for a week that all stylist lost a considerable amount of money on, while working long hectic days. Products and tools that stylist are told to use are not always up to par. Constantly running out of color and backbar products, but having a limit that we cannot max on re-orders. Being sent tons and tons of products that never get sold or used because stylist were not questioned on what was right for their salon. Winning a district wide contest between salons only to be sent a $50 gift card to be split between 5 stylist. WHOOO living the dream with Regis.3
- 1.0Apr 7, 2018Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsDallas, TX
Build and jump ship, this was a beautiful company too work for,but they got greedy.
Top manangment get huge salaries move huge blocks of stock around no wonder they like minimum wage goal2
- 1.0Aug 16, 2014Hair StylistCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearCollierville, TN
The people I work with and my regular clients.
Minimum wage in Tn. is $7.25 an hour so that is all i make. Other states have a higher minimum wage but Regis does not pay fairly across the board. Also the salon I work in is in desperate need of updating, fixing, and a major overhaul. The company is not very clear about their commission rates, education is not good at all, and too much emphasis is placed on retail sales. Forget about benefits, you will never work enough hours to ever have any.3
- 5.0May 26, 2016Senior District LeaderCurrent Employee, more than 10 yearsLos Angeles, CA
Flexible hours, guaranteed hourly wages, and the ability to grow in the company. I started as a stylist and have climbed the ladder to the SDL position. The company has recently hired around 100 educators so that we are able to give our salon teams advanced education in the industry at least once a year. Regis offers many benefits including retirement and health insurance.
The only con I constantly hear from my teams is the base pay (minimum wage) and how difficult it is to slide on the sliding pay scale. In states that minimum wage has raised to the 10.00 hr level it's very difficult for them to slide especially in the Eagle Brands.8
- 3.0Mar 8, 2016StylistCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearGreenville, SC
You cant beat the walkin traffic...the salon I work at is in a mall. I was able to build a solid client base within a year. You get a nice discount on products at the end of the month. Almost everything is supplied for you...towels, color, capes, products, etc. Great place to start out. Pay is hourly vs commission so you do get a guaranteed paycheck.
The hourly pay stinks. We're talking minimum wage. I expected it though and think of it as paying my dues to the industry. It seems very difficult to make commission. In a year, I have yet to make commission and I stay busy. We have very seasoned stylists that still make minimum wage if the dont make commission. How is a Master Stylist just paid $7.25 an hour? There is an unbelievable amount of focus placed on retail sales. Retail is important for sure but they, management, are RELENTLESS! Every goal revolves around retail. They use provided education as a selling point when you interview but my salon has had zero education brought in since I've worked there, over a year. Very disappointing when you feel more emphasis is placed on selling products rather than molding great stylists.
- 5.0Aug 13, 2017Salon Leader At SmartstyleCurrent Employee, more than 8 years
Continue education at zero cost, always busy, opportunity to advance in the company. During winter months it's very slow and your pay check takes a huge hit and your guaranteed at least minimum wage! Many extra benefits along with amazing team you work with everyday
No set schedules, should have a receptionist during busy times, the front should be doors not a gate. Walmart here has only 1 door and north wind just freezes us out in the winter. Salons need updating done they aren't looking bright and clean. More variety on the back bar to use on clients. No match to 401k 😞1