Hanesbrands

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Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
123 Reviews
3.2
123 Reviews
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Hanesbrands CEO and Director Rich Noll
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65 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good work life balance depending on your manager (in 8 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, good benefits (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper Management talks down and degrades employees on a daily basis (in 12 reviews)

  • Senior management tends to manage their careers rather than manage the employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hanesbrands

    Pros

    Great work/family balance if you have the right Manager

    Cons

    Company is so big, leadership and communication across depts seems difficult.

  2.  

    Great Company, with a Vision for Moving Forward

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

    I have been working at Hanesbrands

    Pros

    Great work life balance for employees. ,

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for moving up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up more opportunity for advancement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    I like my coworkers, stressful environment

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

    I worked at Hanesbrands as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, challenging work, intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    Lack of job security, limited advancement opportunity in department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Old School Management Style

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

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good health benefits; wonderful people to work with; generous vacation time policy although many restrictions on when you can use it.

    Cons

    Unrealistic workloads given to employees; no work/life balance; no rewards or increases in pay/cost of living increases given on an annual basis.

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

    My experience at hanesbrands

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Humacao, PR
    Former Employee - Machine Operator in Humacao, PR

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time

    Pros

    Very open with employees

    Cons

    they do not give there own employees chances to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the benefits are poor and they do not reecongnize good employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Sales associate - Champion

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Hanesbrands part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very laid back
    Good amount of hours
    Easy
    Great for a part time job

    Cons

    Most of the time work would become slow due to competition with Nike and Adidas. That's the only real problem. And the company likes to hire key holders/supervisors outside of the company rather than promote. At least from my experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire key holders outside of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stuck in the past. Beware: no link between performance and compensation (i.e. No raises....ever)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Winston-Salem, NC

    I have been working at Hanesbrands

    Pros

    Work life balance is decent. Everyone is pretty fair and drama free.

    Not much vacation, but we do get 11 paid holidays which is excellent.

    Cons

    Beware: I've been here nearly two years and cannot believe I have not had a review. I thought that was strange but considering there are no raises (unless you are promoted), it makes sense. Someone in the NY office told me that there were no raises but I thought they were being sarcastic. They weren't....it's the truth. I have been in the industry for decades and this is the first company I have ever encountered that does not give annual raises or link performance to compensation. The company has had record profits for the past few years but the raises have been ZERO. Our CEO made $18 million last year, but handed out zero to the employees.

    Since there are no raises or reviews, there is an atmosphere of "institutionalized incompetence". If you are a superstar you get zero or if you are incompetent you get zero. Makes no difference so why try. There is no incentive to do well. There are lots of people who have been here forever (20, 30, 40 years) but seems like no one really cares about the job. I know it's the South, but I am used to much higher standards.

    The company is in a bit of a time warp. Systems and policies are 10-20 years behind the industry leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Link performance to compensation.

    Bring in more outsiders to bring the company from the 90's to now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall a Rewarding Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Benefits Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with a company that values community involvement and talented employees.

    Cons

    High stress, limited opportunities for advancement,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Assist employees to reach goals for personal growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Store Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woodbridge, VA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Woodbridge, VA

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance.. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    To many negative changes. Not fun anymore. Disconnect between employees and upper management. Low pay for the work expected.
    No yearly raises!!. No growth potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your employees and they will care about you. Hire more minority in upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    HBI Rating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Customer Development in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Customer Development in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good training ground for sales people.

    Cons

    Pay is benchmarked off Winston-Salem salaries, so can be a disconnect when working in a satelite office.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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