Jarrow Formulas FAQ

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9 English questions out of 9

December 18, 2019

What is health insurance like at Jarrow Formulas?

Pros

I met some great coworkers and we bonded over how bad leadership was. Great healthcare plan.

Cons

Management was pretty bad while I worked at Jarrow and they fostered an unhealthy environment that pit coworkers and different departments against each other. This made teamwork and collaboration difficult. There is not much room for growth.

Advice to Management

Please think about the well-being of your employees.

Great healthcare plan.

December 18, 2019

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September 24, 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Jarrow Formulas?

Pros

Easiest jobs in the world

Cons

Management is always out to lunch. Future outlook of this dying brand looks pretty bleak. You don't have to read many other reviews of this company on here to understand all of the reasons why you really really shouldn't work here : )

Advice to Management

Treat your employees with respect, pay a living wage and see how quickly things will improve.

Easiest jobs in the world

September 24, 2020

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February 4, 2020

How is management perceived at Jarrow Formulas?

Pros

Some of the co-workers are nice.

Cons

First they will start you out on what they call a "working interview," where you get paid as a contractor while they supposedly make sure you're a "good fit." This is their process for all full-time posisitions mind you. If that weren't bad enough, they will lie to you and exploit you - they will lie and say that it will only last 2-3 weeks, when in reality it will last 2-3 months (or longer). There is no real management, so nobody is held accountable for their work (makes it hard to get things done). This also means good/excellent work is not rewarded. You will just have shady HR people talking behind your back. Now, I outperformed my responsibilites by leaps and bounds, and had processes in place that would benefit the entire company (this was within the 2 month "trial period"). So they make me an offer way below market value, AND with ANOTHER 3 month "probation" period this time (on the company's payroll, but still no benefits). To top off this entire debacle of a business, I tried to negotiate at least that the "working interview" count towards the "probation period." Rather than saying no, they WITHDREW THE OFFER completely!!

Advice to Management

Get a clue about standard business practices and quit exploiting people.

There is no real management, so nobody is held accountable for their work (makes it hard to get things done).

February 4, 2020

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February 19, 2019

Is Jarrow Formulas a good company to work for?

Pros

Minimal cost for benefits Free lunch once a month Annual bonuses Great pay, compared to other companies Family structure (good or bad, depending on how you look at it)

Cons

There are many great people who work here, however, I believe some people are so comfortable, they would never leave, which makes it hard for others to advance in the company. This applies especially to supervisory and management positions. If you are in a "lower-level" position, unless you "get in good" with upper management, you are really stuck where you are at. It's not necessarily a bad thing, however, if you are truly ambitious, then this place is probably not for you.

Advice to Management

A "pat on the back" every now and then to your employees really does go a long way. Also, you should look into opening up new positions Internally before looking outside of the company. You never know who within the company will have the skill set you need.

There are many great people who work here, however, I believe some people are so comfortable, they would never leave, which makes it hard for others to advance in the company.

February 19, 2019

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November 8, 2020

What is the company culture at Jarrow Formulas?

Pros

Free lunch first Wednesday of every month

Cons

This company is stuck in the 1970's, with the lack of competence in every single area of the business. From Sales to Marketing to Operations to HR, there has been no effort by upper-management to evolve, in part because they are not open to the concept, but also because they wouldn't know where to start. Everything--everything--is still done by paper and efforts to supply their employees with equipment and training to make them more productive is met with resistance by upper-management. Your input is not valued here. The CEO himself is unhinged, and being on the receiving end of one of his tantrums with regards to anything business or politics-related is considered a right of passage. It's laughed off by the older employees who have been here for decades and know nothing else outside of this company on how modern businesses actually function. In fact, if it came down to it, they would have a difficult time finding a job elsewhere because their role here has not afforded them actual skills to operate any company at a high level. It's difficult to say this, because I know the job market is difficult, but if you find yourself in a position here, as much as possible, do not stay for long and keep looking. Like myself, many of the employees here come from staffing agencies (that's the only way they're able to find employees because no one would apply here directly) and have already struggled to find work for some time. Otherwise, in such a toxic work environment, your self-worth is at risk, your skillset will atrophy, and you'll end up stuck here. Please, please keep looking.

Advice to Management

I say this with all sincerity because I think management is in way over their heads, but my advice would be to sell the company to more competent leaders with stronger business acumen and respect for their employees.

This company is stuck in the 1970's, with the lack of competence in every single area of the business.

November 8, 2020

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