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Take the job if you're desperate, otherwise hold out for a company that will pay you market wages and benefits.

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Former Employee - Prefer Not to Answer. in Wake Forest, NC
Former Employee - Prefer Not to Answer. in Wake Forest, NC

I worked at Buth-Na-Bodhaige

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

If you are fine with stagnation, and have no ambition to advance (some people are comfortable in their surroundings) then this would be an ideal company.

Cons

Unprofitable company, mis-managed, poor benefits and lack of raises. There were no raises handed out for 2007 perfomances (except management bonuses) and 2008 looks to be on track to have the same results. The company is like going to high-school. Many "cliques" within the company, and if you want to just come in and do your job, the infighting, pettiness, and incompetence at the management level will prevent you from doing so.

Advice to Management

The company wants to sell a "premium" product to the masses. It's just not working. Either the products are truly "premium" (they're not IMO), or they are yet another mass marketed lotion or soap. Make up your mind and either close the unprofitable stores, or reduce the price to reflect the market rate for the product. Remember, these are "Naturally inspired" products, not "Natural" products. If I want "Natural" products, I'll go to Whole Foods or some other organic store. Shutting off the lights during the day will only save us so much money, if you REALLY wanted to save money you would stop wasting money on conferences, and all of the shop ops reorgs.

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  1. Stressful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Buth-Na-Bodhaige

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -People are great
    -Pay is excellent
    -Options for positions in other regions, such as the U.K. or Asia

    Cons

    -Lack of team environment
    -Very stressful

    Advice to Management

    -Focus on making it more of a team-oriented environment

  2. Global ideals not seen locally

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Buth-Na-Bodhaige

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

    Pros

    Company works hard (at global level) to keep up reputation for environmental and social issues. Their use of small, local producers for some ingredients has helped some struggling populations.

    Cons

    Group think rules at corporate; pioneering, rule-breaking spirit claimed by the brand is absent on the inside. Almost impossible to try anything new, even when current practices aren't working. IT philosophy and infrastructure are really, really outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Take a few real risks, support ideas based on merit not politics and see things through to the end, help staff in the trenches break through the status quo.

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