Herbalife Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
159 Reviews
3.8
159 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work from home opportunity is great if you are motivated (in 7 reviews)

  • Very good benefits (monthly discount off health insurance with the wellness program) and perks like free gym with classes (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance varies a great deal by department (in 6 reviews)

  • No work life balance - you are expected to be available at all times (evenings, weekends, HOLIDAYS (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Herbalife full-time

    Pros

    Financial performance is good and offers stability

    Cons

    Line of business attracts negative media attention at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very different from other companies. Odd & outdated business practices.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at Herbalife full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very international company with operations in 88 countries. Good exposure to other countries and cultures.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of uncompensated overtime which seems to be the criteria for promotions. Experience gained at Herbalife may not be easily transferrable because of the unique business model and outdated business practices. Quality of corporate staff is weak in comparison to other companies of similar size in the Los Angeles area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Internal systems and processes are very outdated compared to other companies in the Los Angeles area. HR department could be improved.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Waste of time.

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    Current Employee - Health Coach- Senior Consultant in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Health Coach- Senior Consultant in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Herbalife part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will meet amazing people and lose weight.

    Cons

    You have to invest hours of work for a small amount of pay. The people that are successful in this company are either sponsored or have a huge social network to pull from...I.e. they are an athlete or famous. They will try to convince you that working for Herbalife has tons of perks like residual income, paid vacation, employee discounts.... There is a small % of health coaches that qualify for these perks, but the majority will never get there. If you have bills that need a stable income to get paid, this isn't for you. They'll make you feel bad for not making them a priority when all you want is to put food on the table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Unique culture; good company.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Herbalife full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very good benefits (monthly discount off health insurance with the wellness program) and perks like free gym with classes. Encourages exercise and healthy living with exercise and nutrition classes. Free Spanish language classes. Casual dress/work environment. Really friendly people at all levels of the company.

    Cons

    Probably the same as at any large public company- lots of procedure for even simple tasks. "Lifers" who have been at the company forever make forward progress hard in some departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company , good reputation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Herbalife Authorized Indipendent Distributor in Temecula, CA
    Current Employee - Herbalife Authorized Indipendent Distributor in Temecula, CA

    I have been working at Herbalife full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Love the products , and the business opportunity

    Cons

    Love it all. Like to be a part of company

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Upward mobility non-existent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Herbalife

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay and bonus.

    Cons

    not intellectually stimulating. Cronyism is rampant in this company. You can move up to a VP and country manager if you started as a administrative assistant or if you are a part of the boys club. Rewarded for playing politics not doing a good job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward actual talent and work, people want to do a good and be challenged.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    company overview

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Herbalife

    Pros

    It is fun to work in the company: a lot of events, traveling and responsibilities.

    Cons

    a lot of overtime work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Independent Distributor

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    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Independent Distributor in Houston, TX

    I worked at Herbalife part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent and seamless home-based business. Herbalife provides all the essential tools needed to include your own personal website, frequent seminars, and distributor support; very reputable product...

    Cons

    You must have the tenacity, skills, and patience to sell door-to-door, in stores, and the e-commerce market place. You must build a downline to make any money. If you move up to lead-line distributor, you must sell a certain amount of product to hold that position. Profit margin is a roller coaster if you aren't proactive. If your sakes are dismal, the company will kick you back down to regular distributor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more diverse e-commerce training and support. Allocate advertisement resources so that independent distributors can get their website out to more customers

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I Love Herbalife

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    Current Employee - World Team Leader in Granbury, TX
    Current Employee - World Team Leader in Granbury, TX

    I have been working at Herbalife part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Tastes great ,I lost weight and now I make money

    Cons

    I have been with Herbalife over 2 years with not one complaint so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Educational learning Health Nutrition for Humans.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Granbury, TX
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Granbury, TX

    I have been working at Herbalife full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Happiness helping People get Healthier, Cleaner Lifestyle for them and Family.

    Cons

    Cost to get started on initial order concept to begin. After that it becomes easier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep start up at lower price for new employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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