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USANA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Grunt in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Grunt in West Valley City, UT

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gym, benefits, great people to work for

    Cons

    Blundering, incompetent CIO. Should not be leading any department or company. Arrogant, uncaring, and has no idea what he is doing. Great employees are leaving left and right. He drove out one of the best VPs in the company.

    Arbitrary deadlines, little communication, any mistakes and you are blacklisted. The CIO has more faults than anyone yet he is untouchable. This has become a living hell. I will be looking for a new job as soon as profit sharing is distributed.

    Get out while you can or don't join because you will regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your IT department is imploding. Don't you see it or get it? Get rid of this CIO and bring back the true leader of this department before everyone walks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    IT culture is at odds with corporate culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People work hard and value teamwork, benefits

    Cons

    The work/life balance which USANA professes is not happening in the IT department. Unfortunately, the CIO does not have an prior experience as a CIO and does not seem to know how to properly staff the department, motivate the employees, or foster an environment where the staff is valued. He says the words but his actions speak louder than words.

    I have heard from several individual in management that he is very difficult to work with. Many of us wonder when we will be written up or terminated because he has found some fault which is now a detriment to the company. We have lost the VP of IT who had the most experience in the department and now other developers are leaving.

    The culture used to be a caring, we are working towards a goal type environment but now it is just get the work done and don't complain.

    The developer salaries are below normal. I would not recommend working in the IT department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. Take a look at the C levels and ensure they are qualified before you promote them or just assume they are good because they are friends with the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Department in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - IT Department in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences

    Pros

    Workout area, gym, always lots to do, fast paced, claim a work/life balance

    Cons

    Two monsters appeared in marketing and IT. Check them out, they worked at HerbalLife. Two worst executives ever. Poisoning the culture, driving out excellent employees, paranoid, control-freaks. Charismatic until they can stab you and everyone else in the back. Must be drinking buddies with the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up USANA! Your employees are grumbling and leaving. You know there is a problem, yet, the monsters roam the halls like they are kings. Greatest places to work? Not even close. They must have paid someone off for that win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    IT in a downward spiral

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer good health and wellness benefits. The compensation was fair. They truly have great products, and continue to grow and increase revenue.

    Cons

    lack of leadership, unrealistic expectations, no work-life balance, poor culture, IT lacks vision and expertise. Feels like multiple companies with different goals and conflicting interests.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to trust your employees. They have great ideas and skills that they want to use. Create a vision and set clear goals and stick to them. Constantly changing direction, abandoning projects, making up arbitrary deadlines, and making everything the highest priority burns people out. Probably most importantly, remove the bad apples in middle management that are poisoning the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    trash. don't do it. not worth it.

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

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    products are good. that's about it.

    Cons

    pretty much an MLM. it's a multi level marketing that's structured as a pyramid. DON'T DO IT. you're gonna end up spending 100 bucks every month and gonna be begging your friends to go under you. not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being so sleazy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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