Hain Celestial

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Happy lower-level employee...

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Former Employee - Sales/Barista in Boulder, CO
Former Employee - Sales/Barista in Boulder, CO

I worked at Hain Celestial

Pros

Great management; wonderful colleagues. I worked at the university coffee shop and probably also would have given tours at the tea factory if I had stayed longer in Boulder, Colorado. I really liked my manager and the manager's assistant, and I worked at various locations, and liked everyone I worked with. I felt that the compensation was fair and could have envisioned moving into management positions, and perhaps out of the cafe entirely, eventually. I got great customer service experience, and I was allowed to work on my own a lot of the time, which I appreciated. I never felt micromanaged.

Cons

My positions, obviously, was not a lofty one, so the customers were occasionally (make that often) very difficult - people are very particular about their coffee or tea and the way in which it is made. For the most part, the service industry is like that, though - you just have to get used to it, and I did. I occasionally (very seldom) felt that I was at the very bottom or far end of a branch of a large corporation, but the people I worked with made up for that, and what do you expect, anyway? I don't know what changes have taken place since Celestial merged with Hain...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you're doing...

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Irwin should enlist executive coach.

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    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Director in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Hain Celestial

    Pros

    The company is growing via aquisitions. It is a fast paced shoot from the hip environment with very little thought given to the next quarter. This is a great environment for folks who enjoy fire fighting and the next big disaster to fix.

    Cons

    Closed senior management. C level staff only concerned about cutting expenses and headcount. There is no long term view, just keep buying companies and hope for the best... Quality of products suffers, since it is the last item to receive funding and attention.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a new mission statement. Current: Grow the business to 1 Billion Dollars doesn't cut it. Hain Celestial is an Organic Food company that has strayed into other non organic lines of business...thus losing focus.

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

    Micro Management Senior Leadership - Incompetent, borderline unethical

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brands, growth and products you can feel proud to bring to market. Business wise trying to be more than simply a sales broker with investment in marketing communications and innovation along with heavy emphasis on acquisitions.

    Cons

    Poor benefits, salary and senior leadership non strategic and incompetent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would start with the President - capable folks in Marketing, Finance and Supply Chain - New Sales VP is in over his head.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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