Herbalife
3.8 of 5 146 reviews
www.herbalife.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

Herbalife Reviews

Updated Mar 21, 2014
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3.8 146 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Herbalife Chairman and CEO Michael O. Johnson

Michael O. Johnson

(101 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Company operating like City States of Germany

    Web Developer (Former Employee)
    Gardena, CA

    ProsFree vitamins and supplements. Free gym.

    ConsSmall city states controlled by directors and willing to sacrifice employees to cover their mistakes. If you are not in-group then you better always have resume ready to send out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    ok

    Herbalife Authorized Indipendent Distributor (Current Employee)
    Columbia, SC

    ProsMake your own hours
    Get to know people
    Nice Coach

    ConsHard to get customers
    literature did not explain products well
    Pay money to get in
    Spend money to make money

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

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    not a great place to work

    Analyst (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    Proseasy job, it was not too busy for the specific department that i have worked.

    Consto much drama, gossiping, petty games, no proper salary increase, just a cold place to work

    Advice to Senior Managementbe more professional

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

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    Work Here if you are H1B

    Developer (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsThe parking is free and the products are free.

    ConsThe IT Department has been moved to India. The US based IT Department is 95% H1b and will be 100% H1b soon. The place is a sweatshop with an expectation that you will work hours of uncompensated overtime. Avoid this place unless you are from Bangalore or AP. The Indian Management style is brutal and nasty. Many meetings that are completely unnecessary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your people with respect and stop the nastiness and shouting in meetings.

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

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    Don't waste your time and talents with this MLM Scam

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThere are NONE with this sham company

    ConsBait and switch job promises - lure you on with promises as a fulltime employee, then ensure you're cut months after the so-called probation period so they don't pay benefits or unemployment.
    They do this by making you go thru their temp agency during the "probation period"

    They periodically get rid of tenured employees every year to reduce costs

    They work you overtime with no benefits

    Incredible amount of back stabbing

    the list is endless -- stay away!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey won't listen -- not while they're paying David Beckham $5 million/yr to wear their logo

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

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    No concern for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsCasual atmosphere, free product, free parking, telecommute availability (this can also be a "Con")

    ConsRidiculous workload, you are expected to be available 24/7 without expectation of compensation (OT for contractors only and no compensation time), meetings for everything, old equipment and software, management/structural changes are too often to keep track of, not much of a break room (HP2), working environment can get loud at times, payroll is a NiGHTMARE, as filling out a tume sheet is and acountant's wet dream...need I go on?

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the bureacracy. Let people do actual work instead of meeting after meeting, consider your employees have families and cut back on their workload.

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    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    Prosfree Herbalife product, nice office space, free parking

    ConsToo much politics and power hungry people, no direction, no introduction to other peers (be prepared to guess who you are supposed to work with) little or no training for new employees, unbalanced environment stuck in old ways of doing business. Middle management always in meetings never available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome people when they work together for many years sometimes they bond in a way that work becomes secondary that creates an unproductive environment that becomes a social club. "Comadres"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very poor management. Politics reign over competence.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsFriendly staff - and Herbalife does participate in some interesting stuff around LA.

    ConsThe management of the content department is embarrassingly bad - the marketing department seems to be run by someone with no experience in marketing - and the politics among mid-management seem to prevail over the actual abilities of the people who do the work. Sometimes it seems like the products are part of a very elaborate pyramid scheme.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being afraid of competent people - good managers don't see the kind of expensive turnaround your poor management skills foster.

    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 don't like you going to school!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsGood Benefits, Free herbalie products!!

    ConsOnce you are at the Logistic office in Carson, Ca they ignore all your request. Management is the worst!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of some management ! They have to professinal skills!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to work at

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsA lot of team building activities and events.

    ConsManagement is horrible and a lot of favoritism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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