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Hain Celestial Reviews

Updated November 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Low morale and constant bickering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time

    Pros

    The facility is nice. Natural lighting and open spaces.

    Decent pay for long Island.

    Plenty of work to keep you busy.

    Cons

    Very low morale. There was constant bickering and finger pointing that lead nowhere. Constant role changes and people quitting, which leads to confusion about who will fill their shoes. Very obvious disconnect between upper management and employees. Even if you stay positive in such an atmosphere you will likely grow tired of listening to the non constructive complaints and all of the petty politics.

    Advice to Management

    Stop micromanaging. Listen to your employees.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Incredibly unorganized. Morale sucking black hole."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hain Celestial full-time

    Pros

    Potential resume booster if you can keep your sanity long enough.

    Cons

    I have yet to meet a single employee who truly believes this is good company to work for.

    There are 3 kinds of Hain Celestial employees:
    -Those who have been placed into roles they are not qualified for, and stay with the company just long enough to boost the resume. Due to being under qualified, they are very publicly unable to perform their job successfully.

    -Those who have been told or believe they may be put into one of these fast track positions they are not qualified for and wouldn't be hired to do at any successful company.

    -Those who are simply stuck due to life circumstance.

    Everyone who works for this company, even if they don't admit it, knows its a terrible place to work. Turnover at all levels of leadership is astounding.

    Bonus? That's a laugh.

    Advice to Management

    Sell. Slow down the acquisitions and organize what you have now. Pay bonuses.

  3. Helpful (12)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Not a Good Place to Work!"

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

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time

    Pros

    I was proud to work for Hain Celestial.

    Cons

    Found manager to be narcissistic in his behavior and the rest of management to be none carrying at best. They put low value to their employees, accept those that are members of the inner club. And good luck getting in there.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "You Can Do Better"

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

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were decent including stock program.

    Cons

    Even though I had a "manager" title, I was a nobody here. Was never given credit for ideas and was not even asked for input on things that were part of my day to day job.

    HR department one of the worst I have seen with constant turnover. This mostly stemmed from poor upper management in this area.

    Advice to Management

    Much better communication. It would help if the CEO acknowledged and got to know those working in his company, especially those working close to him.


  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 (4)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time

    Pros

    Product line. Has solid offerings in every category.

    Cons

    Awful leadership and awful morale

    Advice to Management

    Be open minded and share your power rather than keep it within your tight knit clique.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great Example of How Not to Run A Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hain Celestial full-time

    Pros

    • Compensation is decent
    • There's an opportunity to make change - but don't expect support or recognition for it

    Cons

    • HR department with little to no empathy or ethics
    • Notable lack of strategic thought leadership
    • Inability to evolve systems, processes or internal belief systems

    Advice to Management

    Radical changes are needed across the board to remain competitive or appealing the kind of workforce needed to turn this ship around.


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stay away"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice stores to call on. A fun industry.

    Cons

    No business plan. Everyone abandoning ship. Abusive management.No business plan.No bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and get people who know what they are doing.


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