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Hanesbrands Overview

Winston-Salem, NC
10000+ employees
Company - Public (HBI)
$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

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. 490 on the Fortune 500 list. The company has approximately 65,300 employees in more than 40 countries.

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 our Hanes for Good corporate responsibility initiatives may be found at


It is the mission of the Global Procurement Department to support Hanes in achieving its corporate goals by maintaining collaborative relationships with all aspects of the business, ensuring we are creating the most value for our partners. We deliver value by ensuring that we maintain a world class supply base, driven by the highest ethical, social and regulatory standards, focused on continuous improvement and total cost optimization.


To provide Hanes a competitive advantage by:

  • Adhering to a rigorous set of ethics and standards.
  • Continually seeking and developing world class talent.
  • Partnering with the front end of the business to ensure priorities are in alignment.
  • Conducting intense business engagement with vendors.
  • Performing at a high level relative to Assurance, Quality, Service, Cost, Innovation and Regulatory (AQSCIR).
  • Providing ongoing world class training.
  • Striving for global consistency in Procurement methods and processes.
  • Aggressively managing raw material cost curves.
  • Applying cost model analytics to understand primary drivers of overall price.
  • Increasing business acumen for creating strategies with an understanding of both the business need and the market, and by making metric-based decisions.

If you are interested in doing business with Hanes, get to know us.

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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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    • Behavorial interviewing with some case study questions for a marketing role.   1 Answer
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Hanesbrands Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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