USANA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Love working here

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous yearly profit sharing (approximately equal to 4-6 weeks of pay), the culture has a small company feel, availability for promotion opportunities

    Cons

    The management team can be biased to their own preferences and sometimes has trouble thinking outside the box. Keeping to the status-quo.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to suggestions from employees. Look for possible new product lines (i.e. sport nutrition). Stress innovative progression.


  2. Former Employee

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    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Utah in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, great health insurance, free gym and personal training. Huge emphasis on being healthy in the workplace. Fast growing company, but with a solid foundation.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth were slim to none. There were many promises made, but not many followed through.

    Advice to Management

    Continue encouraging your employees to grow within the company, but make sure you follow through on those promises.


  3. Lack of focus

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits - onsite gym, wellness programs, education reimbursement Debt free (or nearly so) company. They do manage their bottom-line pretty well.

    Cons

    Nepotism abounds, both internally and externally (externally meaning when it comes to vendor preference). When hiring an outside company to do work, its more about who you know than if you are actually qualified to do the specific work being asked. One project was outsourced to a company that one of the C-level execs used to do business with, and that external company had no experience with the platform used for the product to be developed. The vendor in turn sub-contracted it out to yet someone else. Missed the target launch date by a mile. Many decisions are made in a vacuum with no input from the the people in the trenches Major projects get started, then shelved a quarter of they way through, then restarted months later requiring a lot of already completed tasks to be redone. Rinse and repeat. Many in management have MBA degrees from the University of Phoenix (or similar) for-profit schools just so they qualify to be management. Hint: a specific degree shouldn't be the main criteria for promotions. A few employees I know have MBAs from nationally ranked business schools and it's often apparent - they are much better at managing their teams and projects than the others. For compensation, the emphasis seems to always be on "salary surveys" and how compensation is similar to what the averages on these salary surveys are. This keeps salaries low - companies have a vested interest is low-balling salary stats in surveys to keep the average low. Makes it seem their employees are well paid . Not a lot of career growth unless you want to move into management. This is somewhat expected at small-ish companies, so not really a con of USANA specifically.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the trenches. They often have a better view of where the technology is than you do. Let the company be driven by those within, not by some product pushed by some vendor who is buddies with someone in upper management. Also learn what it means to complete projects rather than getting half way through and then deciding to completely change direction, only to come back to the old direction months later.


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  5. Work long hours for below market pay

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    Former Employee - International Finance Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - International Finance Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, most people there sincerely care about you

    Cons

    Well below market pay, very long hours, working at convention, nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Hire the most qualified people, not family and friends


  6. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time

    Pros

    Overall very reasonable company that listens to their key employees.

    Cons

    Less than adequate communication between and within departments. Very different management styles between departments and individual supervisors, which are not necessarily consistent with company policies or goals. Some employees could be treated unfairly because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Enforce open-door policy and try to listen to employee feedbacks more carefully. Make sue there is no retaliation.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Positive and ever busy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The environment, culture, and people are superb and have made my experience enjoyable. It's never boring as there's job security in many projects and growth. The future of the company is bright and exciting and I'm looking forward to great things on the horizon.

    Cons

    I feel there's a lack of man power (and hear so in other depts) for which more work falls in my/our hands. Training is non existent and must be sought out on my/our own. Lastly, pay for a similar position and those around me is below market standard and is justified by company's benefits available to all such as gym, health plans, and few other perks.

    Advice to Management

    Review work loads of even the lowest of positions. Consider internships more frequently. Interact more with employees. Praise, gratitude.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Buyer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Management, Environment. All around great place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Trust your health to USANA

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Overall - little to complain

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (7)

    Going downhill fast

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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



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