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USANA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
62 Reviews
3.7
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going downhill fast

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

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Healthy lifestyle promoted, good benefits, free products, on-site gym, friendly employees.

    Cons

    Blundering C-level executives have taken over and are ruining the company. These people are driving out the best talent and bringing in their friends to replace anyone who does not cower to their incompetent demands. They do not show any gratitude for hard work (like working all night to meet an impossible deadline) but will jump all over you when the smallest things don't go as planned.

    There is a core group of employees who are dedicated and work very hard while others do not do much. Management moves responsibilities of those non-performers to the employees who produce results, adding to their load.

    Plans change all the time right up to the last minute when everyone has to scramble over and over to finally get projects done. The work ends up being faulty because of lack of time to do it right. Every day brings a new fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear the dead wood execs and replace them with people who have real-world (non MLM) experience to get things done right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Meh ...

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

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package, gym and trainers onsite, excellent products.

    Cons

    Difficult for females to become executive leaders, even more difficult to get them to stay. Last four execs to leave were female. Very much a good old boys network with very few minorities in company leadership except in Asian areas. Seems like you have to be a personal friend of the CEO to be on the management team. HR lackadaisical about investigating complaints against upper management but very quick to fire at lower levels. Internal operations are chaotic with frequent changes and arbitrary deadlines. The CEO comes in at the last minute and micromanages, undoing weeks or months of work. Ditto the out-of-touch company founder. After demands like that people are working all night at the office for days on end. Much extra effort is expected of mid to lower mgmnt and workers while VPs and above are scarce after 5pm unless they are meeting together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the talented people you have hired to give you reasoned advice. Make a commitment towards gender, ethnic, and religious diversity in leadership. Stop traveling in a pack and have lunch with your team members or sit with them at a company wide meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Soul sucking atmosphere with ethic-less people surrounding you.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Independent Associate
    Former Employee - Independent Associate

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences

    Pros

    If you have a large network and don't mind ruining some relationships then sure. You learn how to act professionally and look the part as well. You learn how to step out of your boundaries and approach people in ways you never thought of before.

    Cons

    -Although they say it's work on "your time." It pretty much is on your "Up line's" time. They expect you to be available at every moment and they say you must "make sacrifices now in order to succeed."
    -When taught how to approach people about joining the company, they basically teach you how to lie to your friends and family about what the company really is.
    -When you have obligations, they are not understanding, and then view you as not motivated enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't push people the "rank up" too fast. I know getting those below you means getting you paid, but ranking up at that pace when you are new and just learning is hard. Not everyone is a materialistic as you. A designer belt or bag is not going to get the horse running for some people.

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