Hain Celestial Reviews

Updated July 9, 2015
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Hain Celestial Chairman, President, and CEO Irwin D. Simon
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Bonus issues

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

    I have been working at Hain Celestial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company until they're bought buy someone

    Cons

    Bonus payouts are typically 1 year behind


  2. Helpful (1)

    Underwhelming

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Lake Success, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Director in Lake Success, NY

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Value growth for the stock holders

    Cons

    Irregular and seemingly arbitrary bonus payments, inconsistent messaging to employees, no learning and development programs

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the employees, get better at transition following M&A.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Don't work for this company

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

    I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good people, good product. Company is on the leading edge of natural growth. Benefits aren't bad. Some room for advancement depending on what you work on.

    Cons

    Company does not live up to its word. Bonuses made and told you made bonus and then they pay extremely late or not at all. Offer letters are a joke. Talk of bonus potential and stock options and they don't deliver on any. The term discretionary is used often. this despite the fact that company growth has been double digits for past couple of years. If they hedge now - what is going to happen when sales do soften. 401k match is paid yearly and again, that is discretionary.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of those that work for you.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Treated unfairly as a employee as an employee of BluePrint

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    Pros

    health, dental, insurance, 401k, bonuses

    Cons

    office culture, company values, do not practice what they preach


  6. Helpful (1)

    Unsatisfied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in West Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales in West Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Product variety and consumer friendly

    Cons

    Constant downsizing, Products behind the curve

    Advice to Management

    Become more Employee "friendly"


  7. Helpful (4)

    Good company, once upon a time!!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Decent salaries, great people and solid team work. Benefits are decent too. Also, ability to purchase their products at a reduced price.

    Cons

    Management DOES NOT LISTEN TO EMPLOYEES, causing very poor morale. Not everyone is treated equally. My biggest complaint was bonuses and annual merit increases. Some employees had to wait weeks, sometimes months to receive their bonuses and merit increase. This caused poor morale. Another example which caused poor morale was management telling a group of employees they were wasting time getting together for a pot luck luncheon and put a stop to it. Seriously????

    Advice to Management

    Look aroud you, pay attention to employees and treat everyone the same. How can you not notice that several great employees have left the company?


  8. Growth via constant acquisition is difficult on the organization and employees.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Hain Celestial

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

    Pros

    Manufacture and distribution some wonderful products that are good for you and the environment.

    Cons

    Disjointed communication between corporate and operating companies.

    Advice to Management

    Increase communication and transparency.


  9. Long hours spent meeting short dead lines.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - QA in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Hain Celestial

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

    Pros

    Forced to think creatively to save time. Learn a lot in short period of time. Learn to multi-task at lightening speeds.

    Cons

    Long hours spent meeting short dead lines for much less than comparable wages else where. 401 K fund choices an employer contributions below average.

    Advice to Management

    When you include a question in an appraisal self assessment make sure that you discuss the employee's response during his/her review.


  10. Hain

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Gain a full perspectives on how to handle operations Get to wear many hats

    Cons

    Unprofessional environment Too small Focus on career development

    Advice to Management

    Support Career development


  11. Helpful (6)

    Irwin should enlist executive coach.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is growing via aquisitions. It is a fast paced shoot from the hip environment with very little thought given to the next quarter. This is a great environment for folks who enjoy fire fighting and the next big disaster to fix.

    Cons

    Closed senior management. C level staff only concerned about cutting expenses and headcount. There is no long term view, just keep buying companies and hope for the best... Quality of products suffers, since it is the last item to receive funding and attention.

    Advice to Management

    Create a new mission statement. Current: Grow the business to 1 Billion Dollars doesn't cut it. Hain Celestial is an Organic Food company that has strayed into other non organic lines of business...thus losing focus.



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