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Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014

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3.2 96 reviews

47% Approve of the CEO

Hanesbrands CEO and Director Rich Noll

Rich Noll

(51 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good work life balance depending on your manager(in 5 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 view of employees(in 4 reviews)

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat work life balance and free exercise classes.

    ConsConstant layoffs and change in directions in mid stream.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible Upper Management (Marketing & Branding)

    Marketing Assistant (Current Employee) Winston-Salem, NC

    ProsHanes Brands has good compensation and benefits for its employees that it values and keeps on.

    ConsUpper Management talks down and degrades employees on a daily basis. The employee turnover is ridiculous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize that you would not exist without us. Rather than playing us against them games- look at the value we bring to this company and also look at the fact that we have families as well. The culture of this organization is truly rooted in southern discriminatory culture and practices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat coworkers, many bright people

    ConsUpper management has little regard for employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people

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    IT management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsOver the years, I did work for some good managers who appreciated my efforts. Restructuring on a regular basis usually meant ending up under a manager who lacked knowledge of a particular systems area, making it more difficult to get the work done. It was ridiculous having to train your boss every year or so when a restructuring occurred.

    ConsI went through at least 5 restructures, and ended up training my boss each time. IT promoted or moved people that did not challenge ideas or projects, typical 'yes' men. SOP's were the top drivers of getting projects done, without any regard as to the cost or value of the project. This was especially the case in the Underwear division. The CIO consistently attached himself to high profile projects, while his little fat buddy underling kept tabs on his enemies. I've heard this has changed somewhat, but still goes on in some areas. The CIO was a skirt chasing womanizer, while his smoking buddy underling spied on everyone in the group through cronies if his own. Ridiculous assignments were dolled out, but you were expected to comply so that the managers made their SOP. When I questioned them, I was bullied and threaten with reprisals. Once during an employee survey, our IT director was rated lowest in the company, but is still working there from what I've been told. Instead of improving the conditions and relationships, he went on a witch hunt for those responsible for rating him so low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your educated, skilled employees and stamp out the cronies. Stop letting SOP's be the driving force for projects, and use common sense. Get rid of the politics, and pay attention to your own surveys. It's a sad day when a once thriving company is brought down by a bunch of womanizing butt-licking yes men.

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    Assistant Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat discounts and merchandise. Stable company.

    ConsVery, very strict. By the book, no exceptions. Even management had to clock in and out for 10 minute breaks. No room for common sense. The customer is always right. Management is expected to follow company policies, but then gets in trouble for doing so because upper management ALWAYS caves in to the customer. It's a no win situation. Corporate comes in frequently and never speaks to regular associates. Very demoralizing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEase up! It's not life or death! Only 3 Full time associates in the store - hours strictly controlled.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok, but stay out of Activewear division

    AMM (Current Employee)

    ProsGood/fun brands to work on, decent perks like summer hours (mon-thurs during summer), intelligent co-workers.

    ConsStay out of the Activewear division and your career will progress. Activewear is a black hole where careers go to die.

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest money into careers. With the success of the company, employees should be rewarded. Snr Mgmt needs to get off the top floor and interact with people instead of hiding behind the curtain.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    They are lenient with schedules but too much gossiping

    Key Carrier (Former Employee) Monroe, OH

    ProsCoworkers , customers, always getting time of that you request

    ConsPay is ridiculous , upper management doesn't care about employees. If the store manager doesn't like you then you will not have a great experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure you thoroughly investigate your store managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bottom of the Barrel

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Winston-Salem, NC

    ProsGood benefits. Tuition Reimbursement for Undergrad and Grad students. Opportunities to get involved socially. Fun, social events several times per year. HbI University offers classes to build your skill-set provided your manager will allow you to take the classes.

    ConsCliquish, high school environment. You're likely to stay in the same position you started in. Top talent is overlooked for promotions and cross-departmental job transfers. Bullying is common, and speaking out against it doesn't solve the problem.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate your educated workforce. Encourage building skill-set. Fire the trouble makers, drama queens, and people that add no value to the company. Sexual harassment, verbal and physical abuse should not be tolerated, even if the victim is a man.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best place to be

    Marketing (Former Employee) Winston-Salem, NC

    ProsSome of the people are really, really great to work with.

    ConsVery stressful, too top heavy, not a lot of opportunity to grow. No developmental plans, or training in place. Many of the managers have no need to be managers, are horrible managers and worse leaders. They are only concerned about their own advancement and not in mentoring or developing their people. It can also be very cliquish.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall it's ok, but not much respect for the individual

    Knitting Technician (Current Employee) Mount Airy, NC

    ProsCompetitive salary, decent benefits, minimal supervision

    Consmanagement will listen to concerns but there's no follow through. Hours are changed on a whim to meet deadlines and to preserve the "summer hours" for others. There is no respect for the individual by management as the mentality of if you don't like it, go someplace else prevails. Corporate believes the right management team can make anything happen regardless of the caliber of the workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe mindful of the domestic impact of the decisions you make and understand that management is only as good as the associates it manages. Good associates make even terrible managers look good.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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