Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated March 10, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Excessive workload, poor pay, no work/life balance, very high turn over, degrading communication Supervisors/Corporate.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Merrimack, NH

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

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

    Pros

    None, the sales store team was nice, but never got compliments from Supervisors/Corporate. Always a double standard between stores. Really bad work experience.

    Cons

    HBI is old school, they don't want creativity, or innovation-wanting robots. There are no advancement opportunities, pay raises or praise. Corporate has no clue what's going on in the store. 3 FT Managers-all in good standing quit because of the hostility, and retaliation. No one from Corporate picked up the phone to find out why. That's wrong. HBI needs to investigate concerns in a healthy, non-intimidating way that promote the open door policy.

    Advice to Management

    Investigate!!! There's a reason WHY the turnover is so high.

  2. Dissatisfied in Winston-Salem Headquarters- Legal Dept

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Hanesbrands

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good, decent staff who did their best to work within the parameters of the supervisor's requirements.

    Cons

    ZERO work/life balance. There is no understanding for working parents and schedule needs/changes. You are treated like a number behind the desk. It didn't matter what the end result/work product was, as long as you were present and sitting in your seat all day. My former supervisor kept a log of all the times her subordinates swiped their employee badges upon entering the building and wrote them up when they were late, regardless of how minimal it was. Like being in a cattle farm. Not a pleasant experience.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance change must be considered in today's world.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Underpaid, Overworked, Inefficient

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

    I have been working at Hanesbrands part-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers can be very nice if you get a good group.

    Cons

    Pay: I started out at $8.50 and got a standard raise of $0.15 for two years and topped out. Have been working here for almost five years.

    Environment: It's retail, so it's already bad enough. Add to that we fit bras, which means we see literally hundreds of sets of boobs, be they sweaty, saggy, or smelly. In that regard, we are grossly underpaid because we are expected to wait hand and foot for customers and even take their bras on and off their bodies for them.

    Women are not embarrassed to flash their boobs or underwear at you on the sales floor and that can be pretty annoying.

    Hours: Hours can be great depending on your manager, but corporate expects part-timers to have the commitment/loyalty/full control/life of a full-timer. Everyone is required to work on Black Friday and you will get two points against if you don't. Must be great to work at corporate and get those summer Fridays/Christmas break off. They have also cut back on hours to reduce expenses, which adds to the stress of having JUST two or three people to close on weekends for a mega/super store. That's not enough employees!

    Bonuses: We USED to have $100 monthly bonuses for maxing out the monthly goal and $50 for meeting target, but two years ago, they reduced each by half respectively, so that's a slap in the face, especially since the company has been doing well for the past few years, as evidenced by annual increases in merchandise pricing. Yay, we work our butts off for 40 hours a month to get a pitiful, pathetic $25. Oh, joy!

    Inefficiencies: Managers have to email regional managers constantly about the sales status, which corporate can clearly produce via computer. They could be spending time on the floor but are cooped up back there catching up on explaining why sales are doing well/poorly.

    Catalog call center representatives need across the board training. It is a hit or a miss when we call to order product for customers because one rep could be utterly clueless and adversarial while another could be the most helpful and smooth transaction yet.

    The stockroom is always overflowing with things that don't sell and never having things we actually need.

    The registers are extremely old and doubt they will ever update them to save costs. Good for the bottom line, bad on the operational level.

    Sales can change at the drop of a hat and additional notice would be nice for employees so we don't have to scramble.

    Old inventory that is not moving should be quickly clearance for more than 50%.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Sales Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    Pros

    Decent discount and an environment that will really teach you how to handle difficult customers and work quickly.

    Cons

    Staff is incredibly hypocritical. My manager can do whatever she wants but if anybody else does the same they are punished. She gives random discounts to customers without approval of corporate. Upper management will cover for one another. For example my assistant manager is getting a write up and should be fired because of the amount of write ups she has already received. Rather than fire her upper management erases her previous write ups from her file so she can stay. If management doesn't like you then you will have a tough time at Hanesbrands. Thankfully they like me but you need to stay on their good side. Also they are very critical if you need time off and it can be hard to switch shifts. Overall, this is not a good place to work because regional and store managers will look the other way when injustices are occurring.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing by favorites and hiding in the break room. Also stop covering for one another and trying to pin your mistakes on sales associates.

  6. Helpful (1)

    hated it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (less than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Stressful, no "Work Life Balance"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Merrimack, NH
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Merrimack, NH

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time (more than a year)

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

    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 Management

    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!

  8. Look elsewhere for a retail position!

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

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time (more than a year)

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

    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 Management

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

  9. Helpful (3)

    Negative work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bra Fitter in Pleasant Prairie, WI
    Current Employee - Bra Fitter in Pleasant Prairie, WI

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

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

    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 Management

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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kittery, ME
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Kittery, ME

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

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

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Short term, low quality, too constrained

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Hanesbrands

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

    Pros

    Big company
    Strong player in market
    Durable consumer goods

    Cons

    Focused on stock price
    Bad quality products
    Brain drain

    Advice to Management

    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.

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