Shaklee Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
23 Reviews
3.2
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    #1 Nutritional Company in the USA since 1957

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    Current Employee - Independent Distributor  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Independent Distributor in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Shaklee part-time

    Pros

    Every product Work, is Safe, and is Green

    Cons

    This is an excellent company, with over 55 years to prove it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speak to a distributor, such as myself, and get all the information to start your way to a healty start.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Products, Nice coworkers

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Shaklee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beautiful offices within walking distance of the Bart station. Nice, supportive coworkers. High quality products with continuous innovation. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of advancement potential. Senior management very hands on and doesn't trust employees to do their jobs. Minimal annual salary increases and lack of formal bonus program.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees to do the jobs they were hired to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    You Can Achieve A Lot Of Professional Growth, But It Is Not Going To Be Easy

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    Former Employee - Management  in  Pleasanton, CA
    Former Employee - Management in Pleasanton, CA

    I worked at Shaklee full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Working hard and delivering results will get you noticed. Bonuses are acceptable. Great discounts on their high-quality product lines. Good benefits. Close to BART and 24-Hour Fitness.

    Cons

    Be ready to fight for anything above an abysmal compensation increase and stay focused on opportunities for promotion. Inter-department politics will drive you mad. Poor planning and execution of many marketing efforts adversely affects morale. Not enough support and mentorship for individual contributors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a hard stop to bureaucracy that creates negative company culture. Hold marketing accountable and insist that they learn to more-accurately predict the outcome of their campaigns. Believe that positive change can come from the bottom up, not just top down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Lacks Leadership and Focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaklee full-time

    Pros

    CEO is visionary, work place is great, benefits are outstanding

    Cons

    Executive Leadership team lacks discipline and focus. Hire some people who want to make names for themselves instead of people on the downslope toward retirement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Really nice people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaklee full-time

    Pros

    Incredibly warm people that are so welcoming and passionate about the company. Many great ideas percolating among teams and departments. Benefits are okay. Some flexibility with hours.

    Cons

    Lots of dysfunction across departments and lack of alignment on goals and objectives. New leadership with some growing pains. Not enough resources for the amount of work required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more employee advancement opportunities, allow for more work-life balance to be consistent with corporate investment in health, and improve corporate transparency. Define corporate culture and values.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    worst employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shaklee full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The only good thing is that the products are good, and as an employee you get a decent discount.

    Cons

    CEO does not trust his management and has his fingers in everything preventing projects from moving forward. They do not value their employees, and every year they lay off lower level employees just to bring another slew of VPs/Senior Management. It is about who you know, who likes you and not the quality of your work. If you think there is bureaucracy in the company where you work, you have not worked for Shaklee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop spying on your employees. Small perks could go a long way and will make employees feel valued. More than a 1 - 2% a year "raise" is does not cover inflation. Independent Distributors' reviews do not applied here as they do not work for the corporate office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    It's a joy to be a part of the Shaklee mission to make the world a better place

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    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator  in  Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Shaklee part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great opportunity to help people create better health and a sustainable income. The average customer uses Shaklee products for 17 years! My job is one of education and customer service to build lifelong relationships. The products are backed by solid science rather than hype. Shaklee has more scientists on staff, more patents and more published studies than anyone. Because of the quality they back the products with a money back guarantee, which gives me confidence when I introduce people to the products. We are well rewarded with a very lucrative compensation plan called the Dream Plan. I've been on three luxury trips in the last 5 years. The future looks very bright.

    Cons

    There are disappointments along the way - like anything worthwhile in life you have to work to improve and achieve. Lots of the growth in the last few years means the support from home office could be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in training for support staff and empower them to make decisions to solve problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Positive & Negative.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA

    I worked at Shaklee as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay can be decent at HQ, and its conveniently located 1 block from BART. It's better with benefits, and the discounts for some of their stuff is also a plus.

    Cons

    I never felt like anyone ever told me what they were really thinking. I never felt like my input was honestly valued. I thought the way I was judged on my work: which was reliant upon every other department to be on time, to be in contact with other groups on being in synch (never happened), and also the tech + 'old guard,' did me no favors. I ended up working so many evenings, weekends, and through the holidays, that I often questioned: is this really worth it?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I wouldn't bother. No only are they deaf and willing to play dumb to the reality of the world, since they are so tidily siloed & insulated inside their LEED certified office building. that it's a waste of time, energy and breath. The company is privately owned by narcissistic billionaires, who want nothing to do with the unwashed masses who work and/or buy from them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shaklee

    Pros

    Close to Bart, nice office, nice people, opportunity to wear many hats

    Cons

    There is no feeling of love for it's employees, but mistrust. There are cameras on you at all times, Internet activity is monitored and phone calls are recorded. Employees are not seen as an asset, but treated as a liability. Pay raises are less than inflation rate year over year regardless of high performance ratings. HR dept consists of 3 people which shows the emphasis placed on employee retention, moral and getting bad employees off the booksl There are no mentionable perks!! There is just an overall blah feeling felt from floor to floor. There are no goals or measurement on your work so the hard working strong end up leaving due to lack of recognition and the lazy weak remain to hide out. The strong that do remain are heavily leveraged while the lazy are rewarded by doing less and less because managers don't manage them out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on making Shaklee a great place to work to attract and retain top talent and get some balls by firing the slackers! Hire strong managers and adjust your focus from cost savings to invest in building the business. You would make millions with a happy workforce because it's your unhappy workforce that is killing your numbers. Get in the weeds a bit and you will see this for yourself.

  11.  

    The most integrity Shaklee shown to us, a leader in the industry.

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    Current Employee - Director of Training  in  Aliso Viejo, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Training in Aliso Viejo, CA

    I have been working at Shaklee part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A science base company with solid track records since 1915

    Cons

    Shaklee only has 7 countries / markets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go really fully globally

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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