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Hanesbrands Overview

Winston-Salem, NC
10000+ employees
Company - Public (HBI)
Consumer Products Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Hanesbrands can't wait until it gets its Hanes on you. The company makes bras, boxers, hosiery, socks, and other unmentionables under top brand names, including Bali, Champion, Barely There, Just My Size, Hanes, L'eggs, Playtex, and Wonderbra ... Read more

Mission: Delivering superior returns to our shareholders by leveraging our strong brands, innovative products, low-cost operating structure and optimized cash flow to build leading share across brink & mortar and digital channels.

Hanesbrands – Why Work For Us?

HanesBrands is a socially responsible manufacturer and marketer of leading everyday basic apparel under some of the world's strongest apparel brands in the Americas, Europe and Asia, as well as in Australia and South Africa. Our iconic innerwear and activewear apparel brands found in the United States and elsewhere include Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Maidenform, JMS/Just My Size, Wonderbra and Gear for Sports. Outside the United States, we also have dominant national and regional brands, including DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Abanderado, Shock Absorber, Zorba, Sol y Oro, Rinbros, Track N Field and Ritmo.

We are the world’s largest marketer of basic apparel. We sell bras, panties, shapewear, sheer hosiery, men's underwear, children's underwear, socks, T-shirts, sweatshirts, fleece and other activewear. In the United States, we sell more units of intimate apparel, male underwear, socks, shapewear, hosiery and T-shirts than any other company.

Founded in 1901, Hanes has a long history of innovation, product excellence, and brand recognition. In fact, nearly 90 percent of U.S. households have our company's products in them. We revolutionized Tagless T-shirts and underwear, we invented the sports bra and the stretch-cup T-shirt bra, we were the first to advertise a bra on national television (Playtex), and we are innovating with ComfortBlend and temperature-control X-Temp fabrics and seamless Smart Sizes bras.

Our Sell More, Spend Less and Make Acquisitions strategies are driving growth and creating value for our shareholders, consumers, retailers, employees and communities. Hanes has made more than a half dozen acquisitions, including Maidenform Brands, Gear for Sports and Knights Apparel in the United States and DBApparel in Europe.

Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., Hanes is a member of the S&P 500 and is ranked No. 432 on the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies by sales. The company has approximately 68,000 employees in more than 40 countries. 

Hanes takes pride in its strong reputation for ethical business practices. The company is the only apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great Place to Work Institute for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean, and is ranked No. 110 on the Forbes magazine list of America’s Best Large Employers. For eight consecutive years, Hanes has won the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained excellence/partner of the year award – the only apparel company to earn sustained excellence honors. The company ranks No. 172 on Newsweek magazine’s green list of 500 largest U.S. companies for environmental achievement.

Unlike most apparel companies, Hanes primarily operates its own manufacturing facilities. More than 90 percent of the apparel units that we sell worldwide and in the United States are manufactured in our own plants or those of dedicated contractors.

We take great pride in our strong reputation for ethical business practices and the success of our Hanes for Good corporate responsibility program for workplace practices and community and environmental improvement. The company is the only apparel producer to ever be honored by the Great Place to Work Institute for its workplace practices in Central America and the Caribbean. In the United States, the company has earned the Forbes magazine Best Place to Work honor. Hanes has won U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star sustained excellence recognition for seven consecutive years. Hanes has significant goals for reducing energy use, carbon emissions and water use and publicly reports its progress each year. 

More information about the company and its corporate social responsibility initiatives, including environmental, social compliance and community improvement achievements, may be found at Connect with HanesBrands via social media on Twitter (@hanesbrands) and Facebook (

HanesBrands holds itself to a high standard, making business decisions that bring pride to its employees. We value inclusion and diversity across the global marketplace. Our company increasingly reflects our global diversity; we embrace this for the many benefits it brings to our employees, our customers and our ultimate quality.


Delivering superior returns to our shareholders by leveraging our strong brands, innovative products, low-cost operating structure and optimized cash flow to build leading share across brink & mortar and digital channels.


To be the leading apparel essentials company in the world. 


Guided By Our Core Values

Our core values define our workforce and how we act as a global organization. Every time we connect with colleagues and customers from different cultures and nations, our values guide our interactions. Who we are as individuals and as a corporation are embodied in our core values of:

  • Integrity/Ethical Standards
  • Inclusivity/Diversity
  • Quality/Superior Performance
  • Reliability/Commitment
  • Rewards/Recognition

Welcoming Workplaces

Millions of consumers around the world wear our apparel for fit and comfort. So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that people become our employees for the exact same reasons – fit and comfort. HanesBrands is the perfect balance of Fortune 500 Company strength and community caring, which fits all personalities. Our ethical employment practices and strong core values create comfortable workplaces.

Moving Forward Together

We’re forward-thinkers, constantly looking to the future where we already see exciting possibilities. This makes us optimists! We’re certain an even better tomorrow exists for our organization, employees and global communities.

Through a disciplined Sell More, Spend Less and Generate Cash strategy, including making smart acquisitions, we’re generating growth, expanding our international footprint and creating value for our employees, our shareholders and our communities. With so many new positions and opportunities in new locations around the world, your future is poised to prosper here.

You’ll find us to be an honest, pragmatic and fair employer eager to hear your ideas. With us, you’ll experience an open environment that welcomes your opinions.

Our Differences Make a Difference

As a global company, our employees represent different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, religions, perspectives, skills and geographies. It’s these differences that strengthen us. We’re a Fortune 500 Company operating in more than 40 countries because our wealth of diverse talent and resources continually propel us forward in all aspects of our industry. 

Each day we strive to make all people feel welcome here and to provide our workforce with a workplace that encourages collaboration, teamwork and free-flowing communication. Our cross-functional, cross-cultural teams have made us a preferred employer in the communities where we operate across six continents. We’re incredibly proud to be this different.

Diversity Training

Hanes proudly employs one of the most diverse and inclusive workforces in the world. The shared ideas and creativity of our employees’ different perspectives have certainly benefited both our organization and consumers. To ensure our people are equally empowered by the differences of others, we instituted a Global Diversity and Inclusion program. Strategies within this program include workforce balancing, workplace practices and marketplace opportunities, as well as diversity training for all new hires.

Embracing & accepting all people, you included.

We celebrate diversity by understanding, embracing and accepting what makes each person unique. This includes personality, lifestyle, work style, political affiliation, gender, gender identity, ideology and all of the other wonderful things that make you who you are. Bring your unique self to us and be treated fairly, honestly and respectfully.

Our commitment to diversity also extends far beyond the workplace. We treat the communities in which we work with the same respect we treat our people. We care for the diverse ecosystems we call home with sound environmental practices and we care for our global neighbors by providing education programs and free heath care.


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    "Hanes is a company that counts with people doing things the right way. Quality processes make it a prefered work place!!"

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    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time (More than 10 years)


    Work environment harassment free, employee participation in process improvement, strong Safety culture.


    Cannot think of any cons in working for Hanes. I have experienced professional growth, active participation, supervisors followed standards and good faith. Company would hire people I noticed being an effective team member adquisition. I am thankful for all these 32 years working at Hanesbrands.

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    HanesBrands has facilities worlwide. Participation in the Great ShakeOut Drill--1 minute Drop, Cover, Hold-- should be practiced at all facilities. Hanes Puerto Rico Seamless facilities is a Official Participant (2013 - 2016).

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Hanesbrands.


    Very conversational - know your resume. Be able to speak to specific experiences and pull out strengths and opportunities as well. Talk about transferable skills and what you can bring to the role from your experience.

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Hanesbrands Awards & Accolades

  • Top 50 Companies to Watch, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, 2017
  • America's Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Top 10 of America’s Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, 2016
  • Third-best multinational company to work for in Central America and the Caribbean, Great Place to Work, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
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