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Herbal Magic Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  1. "Good people and purpose"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Herbal Magic part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Owner is a great planner, detail-oriented, communicator, and allows employees free-rein to use their own creativity.

    Cons

    Owner is good at what they do and what their business is about, but not too good with technical issues and funding.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a short-term techno-geek to stabilize platform to move program forward more rapidly.


  2. "It's all about the sales!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Herbal Magic full-time

    Pros

    Helping clients that genuinely needed help losing weight felt very rewarding

    Cons

    Constant pressure to make sales. Felt like anything you did wasn't good enough. I understand a business needs to make money, but I felt bad pressuring clients into buying extra stuff when they were already successful with the program, or just honestly couldn't afford the extras.

    Advice to Management

    This probably won't apply to all managers - care for your clients a little more and not just their money.

  3. "Excellent Experience to build your career"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to grow, great learning potential, good cross-functional team building

    Cons

    The usual politics, and at times rivalry between departments and the silo effect had negative consequences on company growth

    Advice to Management

    Definitely look into the rivalry between departments


  4. "Personal health coach"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Whitby, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    wonderful clients. decent business hours and no weekends

    Cons

    left alone without a centre director for 4 months. expected to do the CD jobs and still get paid a PHC wage. No training. left to figure things out on my own and expected to sell consultations without any coaching or training. long boring days as the centre was not a priority on the area managers list. no wonder it closed and eventually most of the company. very expensive. clients could loose weight by just following the eating plan don't need the pills.


  5. "PHC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stittsville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stittsville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Herbal Magic full-time

    Pros

    Great products
    Lost over 40 lbs in 6 months

    Cons

    Working through lunches are expected


  6. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Program really works if followed consistently. It has the power to transform not only body image but also the lives of clients.

    Cons

    Financial instability and frequent ownership changes prevented the company from setting and sticking to a course of action over the long term.


  7. "Unhealthy all around"

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    Former Employee - Diet Consulting in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Diet Consulting in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Herbal Magic part-time

    Pros

    I worked here for 1 day and got paid for my shift so that is a plus.

    Cons

    The diet recommended in this program doesn't work. It's a high protein low fiber diet which makes the customers constipated. It's a high meat and eggs protein diet which is giving clients cholesterol problems. I worked here for 1 day and saw so many sick people who are starving g and need some fiber and carbs in their diet. It's atrocious

    Advice to Management

    Should probably have some people working for you that know a little bit about health and nutrition because this is not it

  8. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Ontario
    Former Employee - Ontario
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great training, fantastic products and a wonderful opportunity to truly help change peoples lives.

    Cons

    minimal flexibility, reachable customer base is small due to pricepoint

    Advice to Management

    Give your managers the flexibility to really help people.


  9. "Health counsellor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good discount, Learn about supplements, client interaction

    Cons

    No room for growth. Low pay. Favouritism runs rampant

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the employees tou have and stop under paying. Compassion structure is alright


  10. "Sales Scam"

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

    I worked at Herbal Magic part-time

    Pros

    I did see some success stories and that was exciting. These people would have succeeded with a good diet and someone to keep them on track.

    Cons

    Everything was about selling and not about the client. You're not making a difference, you are selling people products they don't need when they are vulnerable.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more about helping people and less about hitting revenue targets and client targets. A new model could change the way the employees function


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