Hain Celestial

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Hain Celestial Reviews

Updated August 13, 2014
Updated August 13, 2014
27 Reviews
2.2
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Hain Celestial Chairman, President, and CEO Irwin D. Simon
Irwin D. Simon
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  1.  

    Unsatisfied

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Great Product variety and consumer friendly

    Cons

    Constant downsizing, Products behind the curve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more Employee "friendly"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good company, once upon a time!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Increase communication and transparency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Long hours spent meeting short dead lines.

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    Former Employee - QA in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - QA in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hain

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Support Career development

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Irwin should enlist executive coach.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Micro Management Senior Leadership - Incompetent, borderline unethical

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brands, growth and products you can feel proud to bring to market. Business wise trying to be more than simply a sales broker with investment in marketing communications and innovation along with heavy emphasis on acquisitions.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, salary and senior leadership non strategic and incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would start with the President - capable folks in Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain - New Sales VP is in over his head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poor Culture, Nepotism

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    innovative in capturing food trends

    Cons

    no support for increased workload

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on where you are

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

    I have been working at Hain Celestial

    Pros

    Depending on the location- the peer groups are excellent to work with.
    The Boulder Celestial Seasonings office is a great example and much envied at our office.
    I would work for anyone in Boulder- because their leadership seems strong.
    Other locations are not as fortunate.

    Cons

    Very little concern for line staff and middle managment.
    overworked, overwhelmed and underpaid employees.
    very basic business decisions (staffing, pricing, contracts, ect) can take months if not years to get through the red tape.
    not willing to invest in an infastructure to support their rapd growth plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please invest in the technical side of your company. Working on a dos based system at your level of business is ridiculous.
    Someone should ponder why business that are thriving when you buy them- quickly disintergrate under Hain's management.
    There should be some back to basic managerial training. There should be some SOP's established to allow people to get what they need from the upper managment folks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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