Herbalife
3.8 of 5 146 reviews
www.herbalife.com Los Angeles, CA 5000+ Employees

Herbalife Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.8 146 reviews

                             

92% Approve of the CEO

Herbalife Chairman and CEO Michael O. Johnson

Michael O. Johnson

(101 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Very good benefits (monthly discount off health insurance with the wellness program) and perks like free gym with classes"
    in 11 reviews
  • "The work from home opportunity is great if you are motivated"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Poor work life balance for the logistic department"
    in 4 reviews
  • "No work life balance - you are expected to be available at all times (evenings, weekends, HOLIDAYS"
    in 3 reviews
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    Making money WHILE changing my own life as well as others? Who wouldn't love it?!

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
    Edmond, OK

    ProsGood money, few hours, easy to do, easy to use

    ConsGetting started is super confusing, but once you get the hang of it, your only problem is trying to find clientele. Once you've established some clients, it's super easy.

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

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    No concern for employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsCasual atmosphere, free product, free parking, telecommute availability (this can also be a "Con")

    ConsRidiculous workload, you are expected to be available 24/7 without expectation of compensation (OT for contractors only and no compensation time), meetings for everything, old equipment and software, management/structural changes are too often to keep track of, not much of a break room (HP2), working environment can get loud at times, payroll is a NiGHTMARE, as filling out a tume sheet is and acountant's wet dream...need I go on?

    Advice to Senior ManagementCut the bureacracy. Let people do actual work instead of meeting after meeting, consider your employees have families and cut back on their workload.

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    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    Prosfree Herbalife product, nice office space, free parking

    ConsToo much politics and power hungry people, no direction, no introduction to other peers (be prepared to guess who you are supposed to work with) little or no training for new employees, unbalanced environment stuck in old ways of doing business. Middle management always in meetings never available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome people when they work together for many years sometimes they bond in a way that work becomes secondary that creates an unproductive environment that becomes a social club. "Comadres"

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    QA Engineer (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsGood Office space, some really nice people, good benefits

    ConsVery political environment, Technically the Company is not very fast paces, still stays at older or not very useful technologies.
    Performance Reviews not transparent. Management relies on politics rather than individual's briliance

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on individuals in your team and not on politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very poor management. Politics reign over competence.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsFriendly staff - and Herbalife does participate in some interesting stuff around LA.

    ConsThe management of the content department is embarrassingly bad - the marketing department seems to be run by someone with no experience in marketing - and the politics among mid-management seem to prevail over the actual abilities of the people who do the work. Sometimes it seems like the products are part of a very elaborate pyramid scheme.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being afraid of competent people - good managers don't see the kind of expensive turnaround your poor management skills foster.

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

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    Almost a Perfect Company, Yet Many Problems Plague Middle / Senior Management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsSome very friendly and talented people in the working staff.

    ConsThe middle / senior directors are clueless and are stuck in the past with modern company trends.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disillusioning

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    Pros- Casual atmosphere
    - Free gym onsite
    - Free products
    - Attitude towards wellness
    - Organic cafe
    - A lot of autonomy
    - Company is strong and growing

    Cons- HR is too political and powerful
    - Tone from the top is that the distributors are important, the employees are not
    - Very political
    - Promotions & Raises are sub-par - get your money when you get in the door as that's your only opportunity to do so
    - Benefits are not competitive
    - Very segmented organization, everyone works in silos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being afraid of HR, make your own decisions. If you involved your staff in decisions that affect them they'll be more invested in the organization.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Has great potentials to be the best place to work....

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsGreat history of helping people around the world.

    ConsHR and executive management are too political and power hungry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementConduct skip level interviews and coaching with their managers/directors. HR to welcome employee feedback and have a better follow-up process.

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    They don't like you going to school!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    ProsGood Benefits, Free herbalie products!!

    ConsOnce you are at the Logistic office in Carson, Ca they ignore all your request. Management is the worst!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of some management ! They have to professinal skills!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture, great company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Torrance, CA

    Pros- Strong executive management
    - Great work / life balance
    - Casual work environment
    - Everybody, from the leadership down, works
    - Great autonomy
    - Support ongoing training / education
    - Supports an active lifestyle

    Cons- Salary / Raises could be more competitive
    - Can be very political
    - Strong culture, so you're either in or out
    - Benefits could be better

    Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership is strong but HR has too much say so when it comes to promotions and salary increases. Management should have more control over their departmental growth and reward.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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