Hanesbrands

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Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
100 Reviews

3.3
100 Reviews
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Hanesbrands CEO and Director Rich Noll
Rich Noll
55 Ratings

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.  

    Good but could have been better

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    Former Employee - Pick/Pack  in  Kings Mountain, NC
    Former Employee - Pick/Pack in Kings Mountain, NC

    Pros

    The pay is good if you move super fast. It's a production based job.

    Cons

    Alot and I mean alot of walking. They don't care about there employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to better handle you orders and the hours

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    current employee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    Pros

    like all the people i work with

    Cons

    bottom of the pay scale for hourly.. need to raise minimum wage.. only hire part time so there is turnover.. Need to update cash registers and program..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire full time and pay more

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A company with some of the best people and great potential but not quite living up to all it could be.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Winston-Salem, NC

    Pros

    Pretty good work life balance depending on your manager.
    The people are very nice and genuine for a large fortune 500 corporation.
    The pay is competitive with other COGs.

    Cons

    There is little to no career development.
    Senior management has reduced the workforce so everyone has to carry a larger load but they have made very little investments to improve internal systems and processes to make management of the business easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think Hanesbrands has the potential to be a company that is highly sought after to work for because it is based in the south where hospitality still exists and it is very affordable and relatively close to the Appalachian mountains and the pristine North Carolina beaches.

    The benefits are pretty good but I would like to see Senior Management make an effort to become one of the top 100 places to work. The company is already 80% of the way there but if they stepped up their investment into their employees, talent acquisition and employee retention would improve and most importantly employee moral would get better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Highest Quality products to represent. Innovative brands, Industry leader.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Merchandiser  in  Bowie, MD
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Bowie, MD

    Pros

    Flexibility in work schedule/hours, decent pay

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement
    No company car
    Limited product samples

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    My Three Years at Hanes Could Have Been Better, But I Did Gain Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Third Key Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Third Key Manager in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    If you work at a regular store, and not a megastore, you have a small staff, so you become like family. You can also receive a quarterly bonus if your store makes target or maximum sales goals. You can promote to a low management position quickly.

    Cons

    Low starting salary, high turn-over, not enough openings for store management positions, distance between other locations. Also, you and your staff are responsible for small odd-jobs, for which you do not receive compensation (repairing light fixtures, etc.). You do not receive holiday pay unless you are a full-time employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer holiday pay, make promotions more attainable, and offer a better starting wage.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good learning experience working at an apparel leader, but skeleton staff and limited resources make it difficult.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Winston-Salem, NC

    Pros

    Results oriented company with high performing stock

    Cons

    Mandatory summer hours and winter break requiring employees to take a week of vacation between Christmas and New Year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in appropriate resources to avoid diminishing returns that result from overloading employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I had a good experience with Hanes.

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    Former Employee - Key Holder  in  Opelika, AL
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Opelika, AL

    Pros

    management was good to work with

    Cons

    there is a short top out salary rate for key holders

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging Corporate Culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Salary
    Experience gained
    Work Life / Wellness Programs

    Cons

    Senior management view of employees
    Culture
    Workload

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin viewing your employees as important to your success versus replaceable hardware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    MBA Marketing Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, summer hours (4 10-hour days), big brands, decent office.

    Cons

    Hard to propose changes to current way any business is run, Winston-Salem is not the most attractive city for young professionals. On a personal note, my project was very supply-chain focused and I was a Marketing Intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value good ideas, regardless of where they come from. Make an effort to produce projects that focus on what an intern has studied.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    it's what you make it. it's a small town and company mentality

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

    Pros

    decent benefits, people are generally professional; brands are relatively strong

    Cons

    salary equal to or lower than peer group; strange culture; risk adverse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    develop a culture that's identifiable

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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