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Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Corporate Office: Going downhill fast"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Marketing in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some decent perks with a nice campus, on site medical center.

    Cons

    Horrible Culture that continues to get worse over time. Promotions given to people with certain religious affiliations in one area of the company and nepotism in general is rampant, leading to people put into positions they don't have the experience or qualifications for---thus impacting company results. Company isn't paying a 401K match this year despite record profits. Middle Management is extremely overworked with no work/life balance. . HR doesn't work for or care about the workforce---only exists to keep salaries down and execute/apologize for layoffs, work/life balance with no real ear to helping at all.

    Advice to Management

    No use in giving advice, they make it clear that they don't care what anyone in the company thinks besides themselves.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Technical Designer"

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    Current Employee - Technical Designer in Rural Hall, NC
    Current Employee - Technical Designer in Rural Hall, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pretty good work/life balance. If you work at Oak Summit- campus is pretty. Honestly I really have nothing more to say that's positive.

    Cons

    There are no raises based on merit or even a yearly cost of living raise. They tell you one thing and then take it back about benefits. I would not recommend working for this company if you want any kind of growth opportunities. Also they really underpay their TD. They have a salary range and it doesn't matter how much experience you have. Someone who has 3 years of experience could be making the same amount as someone who has 10+ years. Don't work here!

    Advice to Management

    Pay your staff more. Someone who has 10+ years of experience should not make the same as someone who has 3 years. Don't tell people one thing when your offering them the job and then have them relocate and take it and take away the benefits.

  3. "It an ok company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Packager in Kings Mountain, NC
    Current Employee - Packager in Kings Mountain, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you will get your hours

    Cons

    they may take your holidays away no sick time no big raises

    Advice to Management

    learn to respect your employees and you may get more out of them


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Recruits, then shelves."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time

    Pros

    On-site medical practice, with many services available at no cost.

    Cons

    Focuses on obtaining top talent, but not retaining them. Actual skills and contributions have little bearing on who gets promoted. If you are able to successfully infiltrate the good ole' boy network, then you may qualify for limitless promotions regardless of how you actually perform. Otherwise, you are likely wasting your time and talent for less future return than you expect or deserve.

    Advice to Management

    Update your HR talent policies. There is an ROI associated with correlating employee efforts with rewards. Ultimately, you get what you pay for.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Good 'ole boy network"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Finance in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Facility is great- gym, outdoor track, cafeteria. Coworkers were great.

    Cons

    Management consistently puts the wrong people in positions. They promote based on good 'ole boy network and not by merit or intelligence.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing musical chairs with your VP's and upper management and hire people outside who actually know what they are doing. Organic growth can't happen when you surround yourself with a plethora of "yes men."


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Working in this kind of dysfunctional environment can make you a stronger designer."

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    Former Employee - Creative Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees located in the North Carolina office are very professional, team players. Opportunity to work with major retailers like Target, Macy's and Kohls looks good on a resume.

    Cons

    Senior Management Team in the New York Design Office does not conduct themselves in a manner that inspires trust & respect in their direct reports. The office budget is poorly managed, each season there is disruption to daily operations due to last minute lack of funds. The same person who manages the kids design team also manages the licensing team while managing the office budget, makes no sense.

    Advice to Management

    Treat each other & your teams with dignity, stop arguing with each other in public. Set your teams up for success by creating calendars that do not over lap. Stop buying fancy furniture for your private work spaces & provide funds to properly run the office.


  7. "Loyalty?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and good location.

    Cons

    Work /life balance is something to consider

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Lay offs and old fashioned managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks great on a resume. Gym, doctor, dry cleaning, cafeteria on site. And did i mention it looks great on a resume?

    Cons

    young professionals - stop now and work somewhere else.

    stock dropping regularly.

    bases sales "plan" on random numbers, not on actual sales from previous cycles. company is always down to plan due to this radical way of planning.

    for your first THREE years - you are given "10 vacation days" what this really means - 6 days to use anytime of the year, and 4 you MUST use while the whole company shuts down for the last week in December.. if the company is closed, why am i required to use vacation? that's just ridiculous.

    If you prefer brand name prescriptions - not happening with this insurance.

    Used to give employees free lunch and every Friday off in the summer. This has now been cancelled. No more free food and no more friday's off - so please disregard everyone's reviews that state "summer hours" and "free lunch" - they do not exist anymore.

    bullying from coworkers and mgmt. when reported to HR, employee was reprimanded by mgr for putting her in a bad position.

    layoffs occurring 2016 - hence why i'm a former.

    Look up how much rich noll makes vs the employees. seems a bit.. "off"... i'd say.

    Advice to Management

    Please get over your old fashioned views. We are all people looking to grow and learn. Please give us that opportunity when we continue to ask. Time spent in a position does not correlate to promotions or ability to take on more duties. It's about work ethic.


  9. "Handsbands is ok"

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    Former Employee - RETAIL SALES SUPERVISOR in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - RETAIL SALES SUPERVISOR in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hanesbrands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and employees discounts and a fun work environment

    Cons

    Limited pay and opportunities for career growth in the store

    Advice to Management

    Better talent Management to retain good employees to full supervisory and management positions


  10. "Total lack of leadership - Poor direction"

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    Current Freelancer - Design in New York, NY
    Current Freelancer - Design in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the Designers who work in the office are great. They work really hard and have great ideas and a lot of talent.

    Cons

    75% of the people hired in the New York office are freelancers. Management lets people go at the drop of a hat with little to no notice, then piles more work onto people who are "lucky" enough to stay. Its a revolving door. Leadership is poor with direction and budgeting. Management prioritizes unimportant things; redecorating offices and showrooms - but won't upgrade computer systems so Design staff can work effectively.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people who do the work - not in the fancy desks and executive perks. Commit to the people that work for you by hiring them as real employees - instead of stringing them along as freelancers.


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