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Regis Corporation CEO Hugh Sawyer
Hugh Sawyer
105 Ratings
Pros
  • "When I began, it was a great place to start(in 19 reviews)

  • "Smart style is a great place to learn and grow as a stylist(in 40 reviews)

Cons
  • "While their stylists are paid from an antiquated minimum wage business model that is not viable considering the(in 59 reviews)

  • "Upper management that is not technical does not understand the beauty industry(in 55 reviews)

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  1. "saturday assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regis Corporation part-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Shows how to work as a team and work independently it has also showed me how hard i can work myself.

    Cons

    Some of the downsides were some of the staff could be quite rude or impolite.

  2. "A poor company."

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    Former Employee - Hair Stylist in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    None that I can remember.

    Cons

    This company paid less than minimum wage which was somehow legal (the hourly rate paid to employees was less than NMW but was made equivalent to NMW by taking from the employees earned commission). A very immoral and unethical approach to employees in my opinion. When needing to make some employees redundant, upper management chose to offer an impossible and unfeasible solution which they knew employees would not be...

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    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like human beings that have bills to pay.

  3. "Awful management"

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

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time

    Pros

    In store discount, nice co worker's

    Cons

    Poor management, no work life balance

  4. "Creative director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great training and benefits for employees

    Cons

    Long hrs expected and high targets

  5. "Soul destroying- not worth it!"

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    Former Employee - Beauty Therapist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    • Easy to progress up the ladder with lots of in-house promotions available • Some good training opportunities

    Cons

    • No integrity as a company • Minimum wage with unachievable bonuses • Awful payroll system resulting in incorrect pay • Loopholes in the contract including not receiving commissions • Poor communication between departments • Often lone working and doing long hours without management • Extremely high turnover of staff and too few staff • Expected to cover stores 30 miles away with 24hrs notice

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff.

  6. "summary"

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    Former Employee - Manager/Stylist in Salisbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Regis Corporation part-time

    Pros

    hr and admin very good. large company

    Cons

    poor pay little training for manager badly looked after salons - lighting poor- plumbing poor- health and safety poor- allows dogs at work in salons-no corporate image - bad stock contoll staff not motivated lack of educational motivation lack of technology limited pricing structure

    Advice to Management

    the management need to wake up !realise that create great salons they need to invest in their fixtures fitting decor to attract more clients- not just rely on their ethos of the 80s charm look. also hair nails and beauty holistic therapies are a package people expect it managers need a full training programme at start of a contract not rely on other people in salon to teach this monetry incentives need to improve

  7. "Get in what you put out !"

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      Current Employee - Salon Manager 

      I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Great in salon team, head office are all friendly, regional managers really nice, training offered through out the year, good retail ranges to recommend to guests.

      Cons

      Pay schemes low, bonus's hard to achieve and when you do your taxed on them , constant policy and structure changes, 0 passion for hair very financially focused, lack of funding for salons that need updating, irregular motivators only when it's seen your in need of a kick, very little recognition for long standing employees, hours can be long, very little progression opportunities, used for your qualities with empty promises...

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      Advice to Management

      Recognise your staff before you lose or demotivate them, don't promise and fail to deliver. Don't expect the world and give nothing in return, your salons need updating and not just in city centres

    • "Hairstylist"

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      Former Employee - Hairstylist in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend

      I worked at Regis Corporation for more than a year

      Pros

      A experience and busy shop

      Cons

      Had to earn commission to get minimum wage Always average you work

      Advice to Management

      Look after there staff properly

    • "Regis uk"

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      Former Employee - Salon Manager in Scunthorpe, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at Regis Corporation for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The training provided by the company is good there is always scope to gain new skills

      Cons

      The pay is low and the hours are long, a lot of the premises in Lincolnshire require modernisation

      Advice to Management

      Investing in your work force with good pay and bonus schemes would allow you to keep staff for longer periods

    • "Great company most of the time (uk)"

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      Current Employee - Manager in Birmingham, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Regis Corporation full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      I really love working for regis. I have been an employee for 6 and a half years. great career progression, you can go into management, education and also the creative team. Good training courses and a lot on offer. Also train managers in HR these days. Most salons tend to be in good busy locations do lots of walk in guests.

      Cons

      Unrealistic targets for comission. Goal post gets changed for monthly bonus. wage for managers are very low compared to othe companies. Use to get a lot of incentives where you could win holidays and gadgets, don't do this now due to cit backs. staffing tends to be tight in each salon so can be a nightmare when organising holidays. have to rely on tips and comission to boost your wage.

      Advice to Management

      Make it the way it used to be. Review managers pay when they ask, I've not had a pay rise in 5 years when I know the senior management have. Some salons needs to be invested in and refurbished

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