Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
104 Reviews

3.4
104 Reviews
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Hanesbrands CEO and Director Rich Noll
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good work life balance depending on your manager (in 6 reviews)

  • easy fast pace work, worked with great people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management talks down and degrades employees on a daily basis (in 10 reviews)

  • Senior management tends to manage their careers rather than manage the employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    hated it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bra Fitter/Sales Associate  in  Lancaster, PA
    Current Employee - Bra Fitter/Sales Associate in Lancaster, PA

    I have been working at Hanesbrands part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none the store was a mess my manager had no clue how to do her job would hire people she already new i was hired from another store owned by hanes and then moved to hanesbrand hated it all the girls acted like highschoolers

    Cons

    where do i start the cash r sucked never got a day off and the white and black only sucked to and couldn't even b a min late or i would get a tardy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    loosen up no one is perfect and maybe idk start being a manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Stressful, no "Work Life Balance"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager  in  Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The company as whole is doing very well, even purchasing some of its competitors. The benefits for full time employees are decent. The pay for management is above the industry standard. The employee discount program is very generous. The mall location is new, and kept clean.

    Cons

    Management is required to spend 99% of their time in the back office away from the sales floor. Procedures are very paper work heavy. Cash registers and computer systems run on DOS and are out of date. Training programs are in place for new hires but are rarely followed. The attendance policy is outrageous, one minute late counts as a tardy, three tardies is termination. Management is expected to be on call at all times, and is often expected to work six days a week. After two years of service managers are expected to relocate or are let go. Very high turn over in the NH locations!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ACE training program needs to be followed, your employees are not getting the training that they need to succeed. Your long term employees are the back bone of your company, work on employee retention! Labeling long term employees as "blockers" is not the proper way to treat people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Look elsewhere for a retail position!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Management
    Former Employee - Store Management

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At least they offered benefits. Also, 401K for part-time employees.

    Cons

    Lack of training for grand opening of a store. Low pay for job responsibilities and a negative environment.
    Many nights and weekends. Old technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update technology and need better communication from HQ for outlet stores, not last-minute “Sale” changes. Need better products, better quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Negative work environment

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    Current Employee - Bra Fitter  in  Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Bra Fitter in Pleasant Prairie, WI

    I have been working at Hanesbrands part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If we make a max sales goal every month we all get a $50 bonus, and a $25 bonus if we make minimum sales goal. Pay is $1 higher then my states' minimum wage. Physically easy job because its a small store.

    Cons

    They raised the bar soo high on our sales goals, we don't even make the minimum anymore. We are still the top store in our district but don't get any kind of bonus for it. Hanes is not a good, growing company to be worth getting into management wise. We only get one ten minute break if we work any shift up to six and a half hours. The store manager needs to go ASAP. Half our employees are actively looking for a different job, and every single other manager is looking for a different job. We are very slow a lot of the time during cold weather months, and even on days when the number if associates out number the amount of customers on the store, we still aren't allowed to put out stock because "the customers come first". And the manditory greeting for every customer is ridiculous and long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More encouragement when we do good, rather then always freaking out about every little mistake. We are still human.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    So many mngmnt changes and people quitting and being understaffed...

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate  in  Kittery, ME
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kittery, ME

    I have been working at Hanesbrands part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    When you first get hired you get clothes to pick out and wear to work. After that in the spring and fall you get another allowance of clothing.

    Cons

    You are hired to work under 28 hrs but they are so understaffed that you end up working over 40,after 2 years no raises. The DM is very rude and biased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The store needs to get some management in that can actually manage a store. I have been through 3 and have no more patience to wait any longer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Short term, low quality, too constrained

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Hanesbrands

    Pros

    Big company
    Strong player in market
    Durable consumer goods

    Cons

    Focused on stock price
    Bad quality products
    Brain drain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on ROI over a long term. Your horizon should be 10 years at least.

    And promotions are wrong: advertising is not using modern channels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall it was rewarding, I gained a lot of knowledge.

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the customers and it was very rewarding to help people. For the most part I had an amazing staff.

    Cons

    To many policies and procedures that get made up as someone feel like it should be different. Company requires to much out of staff for what they get paid. They don't help you when you get you are short staffed. If you enjoy working 65+ hours (not getting paid for it), not being able to hold a staff down due to too many qualifications for the positions and not enough pay for the ones with the qualifications. The quality of the product has really gotten worse over the years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be grateful for what you have and quit adding more stores, untill you can get the stores you already have on track. Every store is different, you can't base everything off of a super store. I strongly think Hanesbrands should go on the Undercover Boss show, they would really see that they have dedicated employees that go over and beyond and want the company to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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