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Hain Celestial Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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Hain Celestial Chairman, President, and CEO Irwin D. Simon
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Pros
  • Work Life Balance, Outgoing environment (in 7 reviews)

  • They mean well in their quest to be an industry leader in the natural and organic CPG business (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • They DO NOT offer work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • This mostly stemmed from poor upper management in this area (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Takeover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well established, many sister companies in their portfolio

    Cons

    Job security for newly acquired companies is very precarious. Major cuts were made before they even took time to gain the institutional knowledge of the employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Evolving for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Success, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Success, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, Friendly Atmosphere, Challenging and Evolving.

    Cons

    Lack of process consistency. Lacks appropriate # of resource to accommodate workload.

    Advice to Management

    Continue progression on implementing best practice processes.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "All good things must come to an end"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay, benefits, hours,
     Home based office

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT, communication, MANAGEMENT, human resources, MANAGEMENT, opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Picking your managers from outside only frustrates capable and willing employees. Pick from the existing pool.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Perfect place to send your worst enemies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hyde Park, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hyde Park, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is so much natural light in this office! The sun gets so strong at times that it is hard to see your computer screen. The blinds are functional, however, they are NOT to be used (or else the CEO will have a hissy fit). Nice kitchen.

    Cons

    No employee appreciation, lousy 10% discount once every two weeks in company store that is open to the public as well. Every department is overworked and underpaid. Little to no room for growth or advancement. There are very good brands and products, however they are marketed poorly. Hain tries to profit off of their employees.

    Advice to Management

    It's simple, really. Take care of your employees, and they will take care of your business.


  5. "A great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A highly respected, leader and first mover in the Natural space. Consistent opportunity for advancement. You will advance if you perform. Those that have left and posted negatively, most likely had someone right next to them who was working hard and reaping the rewards of that hard work. Sour grapes.....

    Cons

    People who come to Hain expecting a big corporate mentality. Hain is a fast paced market leader with tremendous product innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Stay green and keep growing!!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Success, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Lake Success, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary and benefits, promises for bonuses that are only given to senior management

    Cons

    Not interested in the employees that have been there for years and are loyal

    Advice to Management

    Tell the truth


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Revolving door"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Salary was exceptional, above average for the industry. Never at a loss for work to do. I liked my boss.

    Cons

    Average length of employment is around 5 years. There are too many SKUS. Very political. Hard to fit in and not treated well by other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees better. CEO has huge ego.

  8. Helpful (26)

    "What is next for Hain?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Far Rockaway, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Far Rockaway, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The products that the company produces are generally good. High turnover means that you stand a good chance of promotion until the company is sold. The Audit Committee said that it is okay to misstate revenue so all is well again at Hain. Now the company can be sold or by a miracle stay independent.

    Cons

    Hain has run out of steam. Leadership is directionless. Systems are an old joke.There is no known plan for where the company is going. If management wanted to know what the employee issues are all they have to do is read the reviews on Glassdoor. Instead of one big layoff Hain does a series of smaller layoffs. Lack of ethics in the HR Department is not a surprise. Very poor record for multicultural employees in any management positions. Non-exempt employees are treated and paid poorly.

    The business model that Irwin Simon has run the company on is clearly not working anymore. The company has failed to file a 10K for the last fiscal year and has vague plans to file one before the end of Feb., 2017. The part of the accounting crisis that is related to revenue recognition and channel stuffing was done in order to make the fiscal quarter numbers. This was known to people at Hain. Why the auditors missed this for so long is another question? The Audit Committee has not said what was in the side contracts with the distributors. Who knows what was given away to the distributors to make the quarter revenue numbers?

    The European operation has been a major problem. Another reviewer questioned the ethics of this operation. This should have been abandoned years ago.

    The brand business is still a joke. They have come up with a new plan to throw money at some of the underperforming brands. Money will help but there are too many SKU’s. An earlier review said “(Hain is) where brands go to die.” There is no real brand support. Hain products are overpriced compared to much of the competition. There is much more competition now than five years ago.

    There is no communication between management and employees. See many other reviews on this issue. Even an intern commented on this in a review.

    Advice to Management

    Hain must decide what it wants to do - stay independent, if it can, or sell out. There is no functional plan for Hain’s future unless it is locked in a draw. Nobody below very senior staff knows where Hain is going. That is if senior staff has any ideas on Hain’s future.The locked draw may be empty or have blank paper in it.

    Forcing revenue to make the quarter the way that Hain did was unethical. Hiring very high priced executives for Corp. Audit, Distrib. Requirements Planner and a Global Revenue Coordinator are a waste of money. If Hain’s revenue had been reported ethically none of these positions would be needed.

    Salary and the “fake discretionary bonus” issue has been brought up so many times in these reviews that it is beyond a joke. Just remember that Irwin and the other “C” suite people have a contractual not a discretionary bonus. They always get a bonus while everyone else always gets nothing. Hain doesn't need magic or high priced consultants to turn itself around. It needs a plan that everybody is part of. Bonuses should be paid to all employees,The company is now hiring new Senior Managers. Hopefully, they got signing bonuses since they will be the first to go if the company is sold.

    The stock market is betting on a corporate sale. Keep your resume up to date


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hyde Park, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hyde Park, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I'm a new employee with Hain and so far I've had no complaints. Except for some Co-workers that like to take advantage of your kindness and complain that you're actually doing your job, everything is great!

    Cons

    No major complaints so far.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Language Barrier"

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    Former Employee - Production in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Production in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Quick hire with the temp agency... which is the only way to hire on, if you don't know anyone who works there. 30 min. lunch break is paid... BUT

    Cons

    Language barrier with supervisors.
    Current employees are not receptive of new hires.
    Rotations can be up to 3 hours of standing in one place.
    You only get one break, and you have to stay 15 minutes late for that break.
    Mandatory meetings BEFORE your shift.
    Mandatory overtime on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Teach current employees to accept new hires in a positive manner. Tran supervisors to communicate... not point and shove employees.


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