Herbalife Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Herbalife Chairman and CEO Michael O. Johnson
Michael O. Johnson
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Pros
  • The work from home opportunity is great if you are motivated (in 8 reviews)

  • Very good benefits (monthly discount off health insurance with the wellness program) and perks like free gym with classes (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance varies a great deal by department (in 6 reviews)

  • No work life balance - you are expected to be available at all times (evenings, weekends, HOLIDAYS (in 3 reviews)

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  1. It was, what it was

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Torrance, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Herbalife as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy day to day tasks
    Freedom to speak creative ideas
    Can get projects done with fast turnarounds

    Cons

    Lack of professional experience-- Many there were promoted from call center
    No organization
    A circle of finger pointing when problems arise
    Horrible crisis control
    Lack of communication between departments
    Poor grammatical and verbal skills

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire Managers with legit professional experiences and backgrounds
    Team members need to be supportive
    The cohesion between the downtown offices and the Torrance headquarters


  2. Not a good company

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

    I have been working at Herbalife

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

    Pros

    The pros are gone now that everything is under cost cut

    Cons

    Offshoring, no regard for employee morale


  3. Too many out of date old timers.

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

    I have been working at Herbalife full-time (More than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fair salary, opportunity to travel and help with events.

    Cons

    Work-life balance. Too much politics, too many old timers that have been there too long and promoted into positions that they cannot perform competently.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at the director level in the company and probably replace 50%-70% of them. They have no business being in those roles. You lose talent due to no accountability and they get frustrated and go to a company that rewards talent and innovation. CEO is a needy attention grabber that needs to go. Need someone that is focused on fixing all the things wrong with the company.


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    Finance

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

    I have been working at Herbalife

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

    Pros

    Work From Home option. Discounted/free products. Certain silos have a family like connection. You have the ability to see micro-small businesses thrive.

    Cons

    One of the most mismanaged large companies in America! Plus, rating on this site skewed because of independent contractors feedback. Most employees would rate the company with 2 or 3 stars.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire and/or bulid a more talented senior management team!


  6. High Turnover, Very Little Challenge, Stressed Out People From Awful Politics

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Herbalife full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    If you want a job where you can "phone it in" and show up at 9:10 and leave at 4:59, then this is it. Free shakes and supplements.

    Cons

    Death by meetings, lack of innovation, people scared to solve problems due to managers and senior managers business as usual attitude, lack of follow through from management, poor training, and an overall broken communication through the company. I vowed to never use the word "urgent" here because everyone is so disorganized that when problems arise on a daily basis, they become 5 alarm fire emergencies - everyday tasks should not be urgent everyday, but for Herbalife that's normal.

    Advice to Management

    Let people solve problems, stop letting people go, don't let personal preference of long time employees be reason to get rid of new people with fresh ideas.


  7. Overwhelming workload

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - QC Chemist in Torrance, CA
    Former Contractor - QC Chemist in Torrance, CA

    I worked at Herbalife as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It is a decent company to work for but a lot need to be changed first starting with management

    Cons

    No work-life balance whatsoever, favoritism, backstabbing, politics, arrogance and ignorance of the managers just to name a few

    Advice to Management

    Recognition for all the hard work employees put in. Development of better work-life balance, workload reduction because only when your employees are happy and not burned out productivity increases


  8. Helpful (1)

    work you like slave and in the end, they send IT department to India. So "they can hire 3 IT guys with 1 employee salary

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Inglewood, CA
    Current Employee - SQL Database Administrator in Inglewood, CA

    I have been working at Herbalife full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    All you can eat vitamins and protein shakes

    Cons

    too much work not enough appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    stop use infosys and other contractors and treat your employees with respect.


  9. Something is Lacking

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Herbalife

    Pros

    They have great skin care product and meal replacement items. Pretty good system and information for losing or gain weight.

    Cons

    - Cult like culture
    - Get push to the side if you are not really 100% in to it.
    - Most supervisors lack real leadership skills.
    - It's repetitive when it comes to supervisors just regurgitating information and not truly understanding what they are saying.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some more time to actual know what you are trying to sell and don't just regurgitate information.


  10. It's a job

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Herbalife full-time

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

    Pros

    Reasonable hours. Ok pay, not great but not insulting. Non-management people are hardworking, dedicated, and talented.

    Cons

    Uninformed and unorganized middle management. Little to no room for advancement, unless you happen to be friends with one of those managers. Company tends to be embroiled in controversy - google it for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in the middle. But they'll never do it. Middle managers are dug in deep.


  11. not the best mlm company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rep in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Rep in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Herbalife 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

    discounts are good once you hit 50% off

    Cons

    You have crazy amounts to do to keep the disconts... The higher ups dont share this stuff with you..



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