USANA Health Sciences

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USANA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
60 Reviews
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  1.  

    Trust your health to USANA

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

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule, quality products, integrity of company and people. You can work as much or as little as you want, your income will depend on your efforts.

    Cons

    It is a tough industry, but you need patience and resilience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    USANA is a good place to work in spite of its flaws.

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

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation was excellent but training was inadequate, For the most part the employees were friendly and professional. Compensation was excellent and the annual bonuses were a real perk. Co-workers were, as a whole were very helpful.

    Cons

    At USANA the benefits were excellent, The annual bonuses were a great perk. The most difficult hurdle for me was the "chosen ones" who had been there many years. There is a powerful cast system in place at Usana which made things very uncomfortable on occasion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't have any advice for management . We all bring a lifetime of experience and even "baggage" to the workplace. We can all be more pleasant at work and really add to the good atmosphere in the workplace.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall - little to complain

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Total Rewards Package is great. They have good health insurance, a great wellness program (which includes a full gym, full-time personal trainers, a full indoor basketball, rock climbing wall, and much more), sick time, vacation time, free and discounted products.

    Cons

    Due to fast growth, at time overall communication suffers,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more collaboration among departments to get different perspectives during projects and/or initiatives.

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

    Going downhill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Healthy lifestyle promoted, good benefits, free products, on-site gym, friendly employees.

    Cons

    Blundering C-level executives have taken over and are ruining the company. These people are driving out the best talent and bringing in their friends to replace anyone who does not cower to their incompetent demands. They do not show any gratitude for hard work (like working all night to meet an impossible deadline) but will jump all over you when the smallest things don't go as planned.

    There is a core group of employees who are dedicated and work very hard while others do not do much. Management moves responsibilities of those non-performers to the employees who produce results, adding to their load.

    Plans change all the time right up to the last minute when everyone has to scramble over and over to finally get projects done. The work ends up being faulty because of lack of time to do it right. Every day brings a new fire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear the dead wood execs and replace them with people who have real-world (non MLM) experience to get things done right.

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

    Meh ...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits package, gym and trainers onsite, excellent products.

    Cons

    Difficult for females to become executive leaders, even more difficult to get them to stay. Very much a good old boys network. Seems like you have to be a personal friend of the CEO to be on the management team. Internal operations are chaotic with last minute changes and arbitrary deadlines. The CEO comes in at the last minute and micromanages, undoing weeks or months of work. After a change like that people are working all night at the office for days on end.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust the talented people you have hired to give you reasoned advice. Make a commitment towards gender, ethnic, and religious diversity in leadership. Stop traveling in a pack and have lunch with your team or sit with them at a company wide meeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Beware of IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Grunt in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - IT Grunt in West Valley City, UT

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gym, benefits, great people to work for

    Cons

    Blundering, incompetent CIO. Should not be leading any department or company. Arrogant, uncaring, and has no idea what he is doing. Great employees are leaving left and right. He drove out one of the best VPs in the company.

    Arbitrary deadlines, little communication, any mistakes and you are blacklisted. The CIO has more faults than anyone yet he is untouchable. This has become a living hell. I will be looking for a new job as soon as profit sharing is distributed.

    Get out while you can or don't join because you will regret it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your IT department is imploding. Don't you see it or get it? Get rid of this CIO and bring back the true leader of this department before everyone walks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    IT culture is at odds with corporate culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    People work hard and value teamwork, benefits

    Cons

    The work/life balance which USANA professes is not happening in the IT department. Unfortunately, the CIO does not have an prior experience as a CIO and does not seem to know how to properly staff the department, motivate the employees, or foster an environment where the staff is valued. He says the words but his actions speak louder than words.

    I have heard from several individual in management that he is very difficult to work with. Many of us wonder when we will be written up or terminated because he has found some fault which is now a detriment to the company. We have lost the VP of IT who had the most experience in the department and now other developers are leaving.

    The culture used to be a caring, we are working towards a goal type environment but now it is just get the work done and don't complain.

    The developer salaries are below normal. I would not recommend working in the IT department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. Take a look at the C levels and ensure they are qualified before you promote them or just assume they are good because they are friends with the CEO.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Department in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - IT Department in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences

    Pros

    Workout area, gym, always lots to do, fast paced, claim a work/life balance

    Cons

    Two monsters appeared in marketing and IT. Check them out, they worked at HerbalLife. Two worst executives ever. Poisoning the culture, driving out excellent employees, paranoid, control-freaks. Charismatic until they can stab you and everyone else in the back. Must be drinking buddies with the CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up USANA! Your employees are grumbling and leaving. You know there is a problem, yet, the monsters roam the halls like they are kings. Greatest places to work? Not even close. They must have paid someone off for that win.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life balance. This will allow you to be your most productive self.

    Cons

    Cant think of any. Everything has ben great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on going in the same direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Changing culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company. Expect them to become a billion dollar company in the near future

    Cons

    Management attitudes change drastically day to day. Very common to be praised and severely criticized in the same meeting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to gain some consistency on what you want from the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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