Hain Celestial
2.5 of 5 22 reviews
www.hain-celestial.com Melville, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 7, 2014

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27% Approve of the CEO

Hain Celestial Chairman, President, and CEO Irwin D. Simon

Irwin D. Simon

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28% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A great part-time job for a student

Guest Relations Associate (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO

I worked at Hain Celestial part-time for less than a year

ProsFairly flexible hours and scheduling around your needs
Paid holidays
Great staff

ConsNot much room for advancement from entry level
Growing corporate mentality

Advice to Senior ManagementThe company has had a great history of promoting from within. Don't forget how you built employee loyalty.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Bleak Paranoid Environment, Egotistical Hierarchical Management

Regional Sales Manager (Current Employee)
Melville, NY

I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time for more than 3 years

ProsWonderful colleagues, nearly all here because of the poor job climate. Talented and intelligent people. Pretense of work-life balance, although if you actually require medical leave or your family has a crisis, do not look for support among upper management.

This is a great company for stockholders and a miserable environment for employees.

ConsThose with management responsibilities are specifically directed to provoke fear in subordinates. Nearly all “pep talks” include the barely veiled threat that we could all be on the street at any time. This applies up and down the organization, although it is most manipulatively applied to those at the bottom of the stack. The lowest paid employees, if they actually are employees and not temps, are treated with gross condescension masked as concern for the well being of all.

Bonuses are a joke. At least one manager has walked off the job upon discovering how paltry these much ballyhooed perks were. Unless you’re a c-suite officer of course, in which case congratulations on making your substantial fortunes at the expense of those you've walked on.

If you are in dire need of a job, take it, but don’t be fooled by the collegial window dressing.

Don't be shocked the first time you sit in a management conference call and are told to put nothing in writing.

Don’t be fooled by the self-congratulatory propaganda that you’re making the world a better place. Read the label.

Advice to Senior ManagementA C-suite officer once told me this was “essentially a flat company, organizationally. This is the least hierarchical company you’ll ever work for”. This is either delusional, or a lie. I was in the military for six years and it was much less hierarchical than Hain.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unsatisfied

Retail Sales (Current Employee)
West Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat Product variety and consumer friendly

ConsConstant downsizing, Products behind the curve

Advice to Senior ManagementBecome more Employee "friendly"

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Intern (Former Employee)
Melville, NY

I worked at Hain Celestial as an intern for less than a year

Pros- Great company, high values and good sense of community. Older employees were very outgoing to help younger employees. Took time to train and educate me as an intern involving me in daily operations.

Cons- Many employees are on the older side if your looking for a younger environment. Traffic on the LIE can be bad depending on the day.

Advice to Senior Management- Keep up the positive influence among young employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I learned new things

Prep (Former Employee)

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

ProsBecause they give you opportunities to improve your self within the company

ConsI have no disagreement on this question

Advice to Senior Management.?.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, once upon a time!!!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Melville, NY

I worked at Hain Celestial full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent salaries, great people and solid team work. Benefits are decent too. Also, ability to purchase their products at a reduced price.

ConsManagement DOES NOT LISTEN TO EMPLOYEES, causing very poor morale. Not everyone is treated equally. My biggest complaint was bonuses and annual merit increases. Some employees had to wait weeks, sometimes months to receive their bonuses and merit increase. This caused poor morale. Another example which caused poor morale was management telling a group of employees they were wasting time getting together for a pot luck luncheon and put a stop to it. Seriously????

Advice to Senior ManagementLook aroud you, pay attention to employees and treat everyone the same. How can you not notice that several great employees have left the company?

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Terrible Culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Melville, NY

I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Exciting industry with great growth.

Cons- Does not value its employees, sets them up to fail with absolutely no training, poor compensation, zero retention strategy, and no regard for organizational health
- Company does not "Walk the 'organic' Walk", we don't even recycle!
- Senior Management is extremely inaccessible, communication is severely lacking
- No Visionary Leadership

Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees are not happy, recognize and address it. HC has so much potential...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fairfield, NJ

I have been working at Hain Celestial

Prosloved her co workers & location

Conscompany reorganized & moved to LI

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Growth via constant acquisition is difficult on the organization and employees.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Culver City, CA

I worked at Hain Celestial

ProsManufacture and distribution some wonderful products that are good for you and the environment.

ConsDisjointed communication between corporate and operating companies.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease communication and transparency.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long hours spent meeting short dead lines.

QA (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO

I worked at Hain Celestial

ProsForced to think creatively to save time. Learn a lot in short period of time. Learn to multi-task at lightening speeds.

ConsLong hours spent meeting short dead lines for much less than comparable wages else where. 401 K fund choices an employer contributions below average.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you include a question in an appraisal self assessment make sure that you discuss the employee's response during his/her review.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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