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Mana Products Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. "Assistant Brand Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Brand Manager in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun industry and nice people

    Cons

    cannot think of any negatives right now


  2. "Growing and improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mana Products full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of growth opportunities if you have the skills and work hard
    Good pay and benefits
    Company constantly evolving and improving.
    Owner CEO investing in new systems and equipment to make organization more efficient
    Hiring people more capable so that existing employee base can get better trained

    Cons

    Still some old timers that make it harder, but not impossible, to change things.

    Advice to Management

    Main area to improve is training to standardize knowledge and skill levels.


  3. "Professional Business run by unprofessional staff"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I wish I could say something positive about this organization, but there is really nothing to point out on the positive side.

    Cons

    Management - Oldtimers who think harassment is ok like it's 1979.
    Nepotism - if you are from cypress, you are on the winning street. If not, get ready to fight your way thru.

    Advice to Management

    Get your grip together, finally make this place enjoyable and take care of your people, not only family members and cypress countrymen (whom many have proven to be a absolute waste) - running a place with scare tactics get you exactly what you preach: Disrespect and employees who will not engage.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Needs major overhaul"

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

    Pros

    Handful of hardworking individuals across departments and positions

    Cons

    I cannot agree enough with those who have called Mana toxic. The problem is upper management who cling to the old and cannot welcome the new. The individual in charge of several manufacturing areas has failed multiple times (resulting in a costly system transition) yet maintains to hold on to her title and oversee areas she has zero experience in such as planning. This same situation can be found in multiple other areas. Incompetent individuals somehow maintain to hold on to jobs. As a result, some departments are grossly overstuffed while others can barely breathe.
    Mana has zero transparency when it comes to salaries and benefits. This means a senior manager can make anywhere between 80-130K. Same situation with PTO. You can work there 10 years and get 4 weeks or you can start working in certain departments and negotiate 4 weeks to start with. Zero transparency. Health insurance is a joke to the point that many in upper management choose to purchase privately or be on their spouse's plan. Nepotism is a Mana trademark. If you are from Cypress or you are a family member of the CEO or even if your uncle is on the same Cypriot non-profit as the CEO or the CFO, you will undoubtedly get an internship or job offer. HR is a department in name only, there is zero contribution by HR to improve the work environment or employees' wellbeing. HR's role is to serve first the CEO and then rest of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    There is no point in giving advice when it is a guarantee it will not be taken.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "TOXIC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mana Products full-time

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work here!

    Cons

    Role call are the status quo for all employees!!

    Extremely toxic work environment, organization structure is a joke, unskilled and unqualified senior management and therefore every aspect of the business is mismanaged. If you are serious about your career and time spent this is NOT the right organization .

    There are no departments in this organization that could be considered as "normal" or "professional".

    Advice to Management

    Stop the Greek nepotism, if you want to be successful!

    Hire competent Human Resources professionals that can help prevent work place harassment and encourage professionalism.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    None, it was not competitive paying

    Cons

    Un ethical period. Women stay away

    Advice to Management

    CFO,Owner Keep your hands to yourself, or what happening now will happen lawsuits


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A Three out of Five"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I'm thankful for the time being employed at Mana Products; not only did I learn a LOT about the role as an administrative assistant, being it was the start of my administrative career, I learned about the cosmetic industry. Although it also had it's downfalls, I can't give them a completely bad review.

    Cons

    Some (but not a lot) of the things that are done at this company may be what you call.... Unethical. And management can be a bit... shady. If management weren't so judgemental and were willing to help, I would not have resigned from my position. This company slowly began to lose my trust.

    Advice to Management

    Help your employees when they need your help instead of complaining about them behind their back. Don't pick favorites, either.


  9. "Product Development"

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

    Pros

    best place to learn the process of creating a product from beginning to end

    Cons

    culture is like the hunger games ; growth is based on a popularity contest


  10. "Getting Better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Long Island City, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Growing business
    Solid client relationships
    New leaders in finance and HR are making a difference
    Bonus

    Cons

    Long time managers poorly trained
    Favoritism in some departments
    Get rid of lazy employees

    Advice to Management

    Dead wood needs to go. Continue to update systems and policies. Company has potential to be much better.


  11. "junior chemist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Long Is City, NY
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Long Is City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mana Products (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers
    Pleasant environment
    Good learning experience
    Diverse customer base

    Cons

    Lack of advancement
    Lack of appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will stay and take more pride in the work they do.



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