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Havaianas Reviews

Updated January 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing/Merchandising Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Extremely hardworking team with great energy and awesome office culture.

    Cons

    This position is currently phasing into a more structured internship experience.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Could be such a better place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Fun product and brand name cache

    Cons

    - Young inexperienced staff
    - Lack of genuine understanding of the US market outside of just the numbers.
    - High School work environment
    - Poor managing and training of staff to help succeed
    - An environment of favoritism
    - Reactionary emotional approach instead of planned foresight approach to gain growth.
    - Quick staff turnover
    - Low Team moral over all

    Advice to Management

    - Currently everyone is drinking their own Kool-Aid. Changes are happening in this market that the team is not even aware of or think is not important.
    - Set realistic goals.
    - Challenge Brazil for what you really need to grow the business in the US and don't settle.
    - Invest in your warehouse or it will be the downfall of the brand in the US.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A revolving door for each department"

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

    Pros

    There's still some good people left on the teams
    Great product

    (I don't have any other pros but I had to write 20 words in order to submit)

    Cons

    Poor management
    Lack of communication- most people are left in the dark about important decisions

    Certain employees were asked to write positive reviews on Glassdoor

    Advice to Management

    When I first stated there were a lot of Pros, employees used to be excited at work, the culture in the office was challenging but fun. Teams were very collaborative and you worked closely to help another out. That's all changed, they have gone through numerous transitions and one thing that always bothered me was that whenever someone left, regardless if they were fired or left on their own they were talked about as being the "cancer of the office". There is very little communication which often made people feel uneasy, everyday it was a guessing game of the mood the directors would be in.
    A lot has changed and this company has great potential because it's a great product but management doesn't appreciate or respect their employees.

    Stop putting people (mainly managers) in positions they are not qualified for and havaianas will stop being a revolving door.

    Havaianas Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Sr Manager, HR

    Thank you for your comments and honest feedback about your experiences working for Havaianas. It’s upsetting to hear that there may have been instances in which people were spoken about in ill terms ... More


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  5. "Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It is a Very flexible job

    Cons

    Expects full availability and is all about the money


  6. Helpful (1)

    "sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Havaianas part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, great work environment, right on the beach so great view, customer service is fun because customers are always happy and cheerful

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes the shifts are boring because no customers come in so you have to make up work at sometimes.

    Havaianas Response

    Jan 19, 2017 – Sr Manager, HR

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about working for Havaianas! It's great to hear that the environment seems to reflect what we strive for; fun and cheerful. re: the comment ... More


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Fun Company, Must be Entrepreneur, Some Growing Pains"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunity to really expand across the US marketplace. Genuinely fun and well made product - people are really passionate about the brand and you can feel that energy at work. People are nice and collaborative, good work life balance, nice benefits package, supportive risk taking company. I've read other negatives reviews online, but this is not my experience working here.

    Cons

    There are growing pains here; some team changes and process improvements have been happening, but more improvements are needed in certain areas. From what I can tell people are encouraged to suggest ideas to management or empowered to challenge a status quo.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent with communications and keep your teams updated on business!


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not a long term career if you are looking to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is some freedom to run your store as it were your own brand. The job itself is easy to perform

    Cons

    Communication is lacking. Scheduled/"touch bases"meetings are just not done on a consistent basis. You can be waiting to receive feedback for a very long time. If you are looking for a company to invest in your growth this is not the company. Training for staff as well as management was little to none. We were encouraged to research the company on our own to learn more about the brand.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people so
    They will stay longer. Say THANK YOU it goes a long way.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Was a terrible culture and underperforming company a few years back and I hear it still is"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Flip-flops were 70% off for employees, a few cool people

    Cons

    I can't believe the President is even a President, considering his shocking lack of people skills, tone-deafness, and his penchant to try to follow business management principles in a robotic fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Have real business people with a real understanding of the American market come in turn around what should be a growing and more visible brand in the US, but instead it has been 9 years of mediocrity because of this penchant to put unqualified Brazilian execs in place.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Havaianas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Ppl get fired left and right, managers are condescending and back bite, senior leadership is made up of arrogant Brazilians who don't know how to treat ppl with decency and respect.

    Cons

    Get more money elsewhere they don't pay nearly enough. The company is floundering and turnover is extremely high. If you hate yourself work here

    Advice to Management

    You need new leadership. Bring some Americans in house to turn things around.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "lies"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Former Employee - Key Holder
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Store associates, product, location some flexibility

    Cons

    Corporate doesn't know what they are doing. They lie to employees. They're amateurs

    Advice to Management

    Get some better training. Learn people skills. Don't promise what you can't keep.



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