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Hanesbrands Winston-Salem Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance for employees (in 19 reviews)

  • good benefits for part time work (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Time to Innovate"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Account Manager 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

    Regonizable brand names: Hanes, Champion, Playtex
    Global manufacture that has been acquiring companies like Maidenform, and Gear for Sports

    Cons

    The only reason why the company has had growth in the last couple of years is by acquiring active wear companies. In order to maintain market share and be a leader in the industry is to innovate. The company needs to hire new designers with fresh ideas for their heritage brands. You can't keep knocking off Victoria Secret (bralettes) or follow behind FOL and Jockey. Retail industry is changing and you need to change with fresh new ideas and being quicker to market by cutting production time.

    Advice to Management

    With any large company there can be a lack of communication filtering to all employees so you rely on your manager. I could go 3 weeks without having any verbal or email communication from my manager. Retail management group is made up of a good ole boys network. They have become all too comfortable in their positions and are just waiting on retirement.


  2. 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.

  3. 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.


  4. "Good company but old school"

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    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not high stress, good people, not long hours

    Cons

    Lack of governance and accountability across areas.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen govpenance for projects, engagements...


  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, great employee benefits, great Human Resources structure

    Cons

    Very little relocation options and salaries in my current country are average


  6. 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.


  7. 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."

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are great.

    Cons

    Micro-managers. Good ol' boy system of ruling. Manage by fear. Marketing is run by outside agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Show value to your employees. Listen to them, they are experts but are ignored by senior mgmt.
    Minimize the number of C-Level players. Promote within.


  9. "Shipping Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Shipping Supervisor in Rural Hall, NC
    Former Employee - Shipping Supervisor in Rural Hall, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable Company , Good Benefits, Safety Clean Environment to work.

    Cons

    Outsource too much, no due process, does not care about their employees, your are just a number.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "l hate that job"

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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

    Pros

    Some good co-workers l had a good trainer

    Cons

    The worst job l ever work at (rural hall ) 531

    Advice to Management

    In need of new HR and management


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