Regis Corporation Reviews

Updated 10 April 2015
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  1. Hair Dresser

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Pros

    Don't have to pay booth rent.

    Cons

    The management is not great.

  2. Helpful (2)

    What a mess....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager/Stylist
    Current Employee - Manager/Stylist

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Walk ins
    Other employees
    Not much else

    Cons

    Favoritism, horrible district leader, clueless managers, lies, deceipt, threats, dirty salons, etc....

    Advice to Management

    Clean up management, District and salons..
    Dont send people from corporate to threaten employees
    Pay your employees better
    Learn how to run a business
    Policies are vague and few

  3. Helpful (2)

    BTBasics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager
    Current Employee - Salon Manager

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location & I love my guest they are the only reason I go to my salon!

    Cons

    Too many changes, my DL is a laughing joke with no backbone and no direction. She comes in and does the client tele "guest" from the salon she was promote out of. She does a lame salon image w me. A great puppet to the voice of Regis.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your stylist better. CLEAN your nasty salon floors quarterly like you use to. Get rid of my salon listen! Make you DL and leaders lead with integrity and backbone. Put your money back into the salons, stylist and less to the ideas of all the changes.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Been working for Regis almost 2 years and it feels like 10! Run as fast as you can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager/Stylist in Buffalo, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Salon Manager/Stylist in Buffalo, NY (US)

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to start and build your clientele. Meeting new people and making great transformations. Free services and products

    Cons

    No support from upper management, constant redundant conference calls, meetings. Always short staffed due to high turn over and upper management not allowing salon managers to hire their own staff. Always working alone, pay is a joke, always in fear of losing your job when you don't hit your numbers.

    Advice to Management

    Can be very stressful at times, you constantly get calls on your day off or before you even start your shift for the day. Upper management offers no support and they don't let you have any managerial input as far as hiring nor firing, but yet expect you to hit your numbers, take conference calls, do the schedule, inventory all while constantly working short staffed and still having to run a business. When a stylist calls off ( who more than likely are irresponsible and should've never been hired in the first place but now you're stuck with this employee because upper management hires out of desperation and doesn't let their managers have any say so in the staff that the MANAGER is responsible for over seeing) the manager is the first one to have to cover the shift, regardless if its your day off or if you have other obligations. There is no courtesy or respect for your personal time but god forbid if the district leader gets a call on her day off. This company does not stand behind their employees and always make you feel disposable which is why I will be resigning soon

  6. Helpful (1)

    I've only been here for a month and it has been a horrible experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -working with my best friend
    -get paid to sit on my butt all day

    Cons

    -0-2 appointments everyday
    -you get paid minimum wage, no chance of a raise ever
    -only allowed to miss 6 days in a year, get told to quit if you miss more days than that and that you can reapply after you are done missing days
    -DM thinks the salon is in perfect order even tho everything is broken, so no need to fix anything
    -we were taught to be clean and organized, that is not the case it is horribly disgusting and no one seems to care about it
    -most managers are very inexperienced

    Advice to Management

    -love your stylists
    -raise the pay
    -update the salons
    -hire managers that know how to run a salon not just guessing they are doing everything right

  7. Helpful (1)

    The company makes you feel not good enough.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Pittsburgh, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Pittsburgh, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The ONLY pro is if your right out of beauty school and want more training then it's offered (yet im still to see that)

    Cons

    They make it impossible to get a raise. Always telling you it's there and if you want it bad enough you will hit the numbers. ( which you can work 7 days a week and 12 hour shifts and still not come close)
    You can work as hard as you possibly can and still be told your not doing enough.
    The hours are not good but would be exceptable if you were getting paid good.
    Learn what you can and move on!!!

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees. Their loyal and they bring you money but everyone comes to a point when being lied to and unappreciated just simply takes its toll on a person!

  8. Helpful (2)

    Horrible.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist

    I have been working at Regis Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are nice coworkers suffering the same as you.

    Cons

    hmmmm where do I start...
    1. The pay SUCKS. 350$ a paycheck when I'm bringing 1,300+ in service sales?! How is that even fair?! I can't live off that?! I worked 2 jobs and still had to get food stamps to keep myself going. God for bid you went over 30 hours they had a cow! Not to mention the more hours you have the suckier your pay per hour is. If I ever saw a person from the company headquarters come in my salon I would make them NEVER want to work for Regis ever again, using a very not nice choice of vocabulary.
    2. Blackout days. You mean after I worked for your crappy company for a year and earned my vacation time, I can't take it anytime I want?July 3rd is blackout. No fourth of July vacation. Forget about visiting relatives out of state on Christmas, BLACKOUT.
    3. Fridays and Saturdays. I'm 19, and not once since I've started did I get a Friday or Saturday night off since I started a year and a half ago. Surely this would be the managers crappy discretion. But seriously? You think its fair to make me close EVERY SINGLE SOLITARY DAMN WEEKEND OF MY LIFE.
    4. WIG. I can't stand it. You seriously want me to track every time I reccomend a product. Or every time I capture an email? I'm sorry but I'm too busy WORKING to worry about stupid stuff like that. How the hell am I supposed to remember how many people I've mentioned product

    moral of the story is, I'm so glad I put my two weeks in. I'm sick of working my butt off and getting nothing in return. If the salon isn't busy, say goodbye to your paychecks. I feel like I got paid more at McDonalds than I did here. If I have to bust my butt working two jobs and still need assistance to put food in my mouth this obviously isn't the right place to be. Maybe if you have a super rich boyfriend that pays for everything for you, but if you are out on your own with no help, then forget about even considering going shopping for yourself. This job sucks and I'm so glad I will no longer be a part of their failure company.

    Advice to Management

    Get off your high horse and realize what you are doing to people. Karma will get you. I hope all the money youre getting paid to sit on your butt and unfairly pay and make rules for an industry you know nothing about was worth it. People quit hirdressing after working for this place. Congrats on being scams and making people hate their profession.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Terrible experience, horrible wages for a stylist

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Pleasant Hills, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Hair Stylist in Pleasant Hills, PA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, flexible hours, thanksgiving off, most major holidays off, got to try new Regis products and sometimes got nice samples of products. I liked doing hair also but this company ruined that happiness for me.

    Cons

    Terrible. Terrible. Wage. I canny stress enough how wrong the wage scale they have at the Regis salon I worked at was. They started me out at 7.25$ an hour which I understood because I had just gotten out of hair school, however upon working there I realized the other stylists who had been there 10yrs + we're still at minimum wage, and on this bogus sliding scale that due to the economy was difficult for most of us to meet. If you did make commission they took massive chunk out of it. I was at 40% commission and many times would make the salon 1,000$ and see my check at 350$ after taxes. How do you live off of that? You don't. Even with tips it's not a livable wage for a specialized field. I spent $17,000 to get my Cosmo degree and was making anywhere from $210-$350 a check because the salon wasn't that busy and int this economy it's tough to build a clientele who will spend 60$ for all over color, and $26 for a cut. The company is totally disconnected from its employees and the employees are vastly frustrated, work extra jobs to make ends meet and it causes of course drama in the salon which never ended. Even our salon manager was unprofessional.

    I had such a horrible experience at this salon chain that I may just quit doing hair all together. If the money is that pathetic for spending hours with one client and making sure they are happy it's not worth it.

    Also this company provided No training. When I started there I had never used matrix products because my education facility taught us with gold well. They just threw you out there with products you never used before then wondered why people made mistakes too. Which they did often across the board. When I asked for a quick course they threw 90's era DVDs at me which were about wella and not even matrix products.

    They simply do not care about employees and will push you to make them more money in sales and retail products and could careless if your take home is the same as if you had worked at Burger King.

    Advice to Management

    You are totally disconnected from the reality of a living wage and the lives of your stylists day to day in the salon

  10. Helpful (1)

    They have replaced everyone that knew anything about the company with people from totally unrelated businesses!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Houston, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Regional Director in Houston, TX (US)

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co- workers and customers were great, they work with quality products and they have some great stylists.

    Cons

    They claim to want to be the " employer of choice", but they treat their people horribly! The pay is awful, and the so called benefits are a joke!

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your people like they matter!

  11. Helpful (1)

    Not good at all....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Current Employee - Salon Manager in Indianapolis, IN (US)

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

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved doing hair. It was nice to get free stuff from vendors.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible!!!! Managing a salon, marketing the salon to the area, AND being behind the chair and making commission. Literally impossible when you have to do all those things. Not to mention barely making over minimum wage. Upper management was terrible once they changed everything. My first 2 district leaders were great! I went in every high performers award trip they held for the managers and I still couldn't get a raise from the company. My salon was a newer SmartStyle in a wealthy area so it was difficult to build. Needless to say, I spent countless hours/days working for a company who really doesn't want to pay anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive. Pay your stylists/managers.

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