Hanesbrands

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Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
113 Reviews
3.3
113 Reviews
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Hanesbrands CEO and Director Rich Noll
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60 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good work life balance depending on your manager (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper Management talks down and degrades employees on a daily basis (in 11 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.  

    I interned there doing AR, totally it was a great exp.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Hanesbrands

    Pros

    The people there were nice. The work was flexible.

    Cons

    People tent to like work overtime.

  2.  

    Great company that strives to be the best

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

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great management. Opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    No cons to report right now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at the moment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Company
    Good Benefits
    Opportunity for growth

    Cons

    No cons to report right now

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Neutral feeling

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good discounts
    cheap products
    good pay

    Cons

    Bad management
    No growth
    Really old software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Very good stable company

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

    I worked at Hanesbrands

    Pros

    Nothing company is solid and good

    Cons

    Nothing people are great and smart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to give the customer what they want

  7.  

    It is a great company to work for.

    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Quality Inspector in Jacksonville, FL

    I worked at Hanesbrands (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and they really care about their employees

    Cons

    Dealing with other people and their attitude.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Great Company to Work For

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    1) Flextime
    2) Onsite exercise facilities and great wellness programs
    3) Streamlined operations
    4) Great products
    5) Summer schedule of 4 days on and Fridays off, plus a winter break between Christmas and New Years
    6) Clear polices and procedures
    7) Onsite health center where you can get physical exams and prescriptions if you have a cold, etc.

    Cons

    1) No annual pay raises
    2) Hours can be long
    3) Pay is not the best
    4) So older technology could be updated
    5) Benefits is not the best
    6) Personal time was cut from 10 days to 5 days per year a few years ago. Has necessitated use of vacation time for illnesses.q

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) Please increase the amount of personal time off
    2) Please respect your employees more - listen to all levels of management and staff.
    3) Please increase pay on a more frequent basis.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Underpaid, Overworked, Inefficient

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

    I have been working at Hanesbrands part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers can be very nice if you get a good group.

    Cons

    Pay: I started out at $8.50 and got a standard raise of $0.15 for two years and topped out. Have been working here for almost five years.

    Environment: It's retail, so it's already bad enough. Add to that we fit bras, which means we see literally hundreds of sets of boobs, be they sweaty, saggy, or smelly. In that regard, we are grossly underpaid because we are expected to wait hand and foot for customers and even take their bras on and off their bodies for them.

    Women are not embarrassed to flash their boobs or underwear at you on the sales floor and that can be pretty annoying.

    Hours: Hours can be great depending on your manager, but corporate expects part-timers to have the commitment/loyalty/full control/life of a full-timer. Everyone is required to work on Black Friday and you will get two points against if you don't. Must be great to work at corporate and get those summer Fridays/Christmas break off. They have also cut back on hours to reduce expenses, which adds to the stress of having JUST two or three people to close on weekends for a mega/super store. That's not enough employees!

    Bonuses: We USED to have $100 monthly bonuses for maxing out the monthly goal and $50 for meeting target, but two years ago, they reduced each by half respectively, so that's a slap in the face, especially since the company has been doing well for the past few years, as evidenced by annual increases in merchandise pricing. Yay, we work our butts off for 40 hours a month to get a pitiful, pathetic $25. Oh, joy!

    Inefficiencies: Managers have to email regional managers constantly about the sales status, which corporate can clearly produce via computer. They could be spending time on the floor but are cooped up back there catching up on explaining why sales are doing well/poorly.

    Catalog call center representatives need across the board training. It is a hit or a miss when we call to order product for customers because one rep could be utterly clueless and adversarial while another could be the most helpful and smooth transaction yet.

    The stockroom is always overflowing with things that don't sell and never having things we actually need.

    The registers are extremely old and doubt they will ever update them to save costs. Good for the bottom line, bad on the operational level.

    Sales can change at the drop of a hat and additional notice would be nice for employees so we don't have to scramble.

    Old inventory that is not moving should be quickly clearance for more than 50%.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place - Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Hanesbrands as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people are all really smart and talented. Management is very professional and organized. They are pro-active problem solvers. It is a really innovative and creative company. Great work/life balance! Summer Fridays!!!

    Cons

    The office is a little over-crowded. Could use some technology upgrades. Too many freelancers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commit to hiring full-timers instead of just freelancers. New employees need better training is Process & Procedures. Its a little hodgepodge & sink or swim for new employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tiresome

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

    I worked at Hanesbrands

    Pros

    Employees were good people! They do provide the essentials to do job. Everyone tries to work together.

    Cons

    Management is outa control. The pay is well below market value for job worked. Some in with power try to wield it without regard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees with respect.

    Disapproves of CEO

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