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USANA Health Sciences Reviews

Updated May 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work life balance, and compensation is very generous (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people & Great benefits in a growing company (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • It was a good ol' boys club, if you're a female forget about being heard or given any assignments (in 4 reviews)

  • Say they are agile but really aren't and don't want to make changes to be agile (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Poor Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Department in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - IT Department in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Workout area, gym, always lots to do, fast paced, claim a work/life balance

    Cons

    Two monsters appeared in marketing and IT. Check them out, they worked at HerbalLife. Two worst executives ever. Poisoning the culture, driving out excellent employees, paranoid, control-freaks. Charismatic until they can stab you and everyone else in the back. Must be drinking buddies with the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up USANA! Your employees are grumbling and leaving. You know there is a problem, yet, the monsters roam the halls like they are kings. Greatest places to work? Not even close. They must have paid someone off for that win.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Changing culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Growing company. Expect them to become a billion dollar company in the near future

    Cons

    Management attitudes change drastically day to day. Very common to be praised and severely criticized in the same meeting.

    Advice to Management

    Try to gain some consistency on what you want from the employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent work life balance - good people and culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Professional in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, leadership, work-life balance, co-workers, location, global company, the company is a very entrepreneur driven company and gets changes done very quickly

    Cons

    The policies, training, personal growth, leadership and culture are all excellent thus there are really no negatives to making a career here.

    Advice to Management

    Mgt is excellent


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  5. Helpful (8)

    "IT in a downward spiral"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They offer good health and wellness benefits. The compensation was fair. They truly have great products, and continue to grow and increase revenue.

    Cons

    lack of leadership, unrealistic expectations, no work-life balance, poor culture, IT lacks vision and expertise. Feels like multiple companies with different goals and conflicting interests.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to trust your employees. They have great ideas and skills that they want to use. Create a vision and set clear goals and stick to them. Constantly changing direction, abandoning projects, making up arbitrary deadlines, and making everything the highest priority burns people out. Probably most importantly, remove the bad apples in middle management that are poisoning the culture.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good environment to"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Valley City, UT
    Recommends

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management is generally good at providing employees the tools they need to get the job done efficiently and with the least pain. They also support employees spending time each week teaching each other a new skill or technology. Naturally there is an emphasis on health: free gym, fitness classes, fruit in the break room daily.

    Cons

    The company is not willing to pay market rates for top-drawer software developers. This type of cost savings is short-sighted.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "OK place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Open culture is embraced, not too many mormons, flexible work hours, work remote allowed for certain positions, casual dress code, some areas are very laid back, lots of fitness opportunity. There is enough work to keep people busy and revenue increases every quarter. Company is very stable.

    Cons

    Lower than average compensation, HR is very inexperienced. Building and parking areas are full and they are not expanding but keep hiring. All the C levels are "friends" of the CEO and not necessarily the best candidates for their positions. No direction, management is very inexperienced, feels like several companies under one roof.

    Advice to Management

    Gone downhill in the last 2 years. Take care of your good people, get rid of the dead weight. You are paying a lot of salaries to folks who play games on Facebook all day and don't really work. Those that work are burning out and leaving. Opportunities seem to go to hand-picked people and not really the people who are working towards them. And some serious housecleaning is needed in IT at all levels! You could axe several teams and directors there and still accomplish the same amount of work. Your productive employees might appreciate seeing some accountability.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best atmospheres to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment. Management team focuses on the well being on all employees. Awesome perks.

    Cons

    Space is getting small for the growing number of employees.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Extraordinary opportunity as an independent associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Independent Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Independent Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company goes to great lengths in their research and development to design effective nutritional supplements that actually work. This makes it easier to market the products as clients typically have very positive results after trying the product for a few months. These new clients end up becoming lifelong consumers due to this positive health impact.

    Cons

    The downsides of being an independent representative is that you must hold yourself accountable to a schedule. Not having a boss is a blessing as well as a curse. You are only paid for the efforts of you and your team, so there is nowhere else to place blame if not having success.

    Advice to Management

    We'd like to see more products in line with the "Nutrimeal Free"-type hypoallergenic food products. Perhaps investing in manufacturing facilities so we can be 100% gluten/soy/dairy free in manufacturing means we don't have to put that warning label on our products.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work. Feels like a family."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at USANA Health Sciences full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay scale and employees participate in profit sharing. Majority of employees work really hard and are very talented.

    Cons

    No career paths available for people who want to move up from the manager level.


  11. "The Many Advantages To Selling USANA'S Pharmceutical-Grade Vitamins."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at USANA Health Sciences part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I always got along very well with my co-workers because they were consistent people, who really enjoyed what they were doing. Also, the products were outstanding: vitamins, guaranteed weight-loss products, and Sense face cream, containing nothing harmful to your skin.

    Cons

    USANA Health Sciences was barely known in the Atlanta.area. I always had to persuade business prospects to give our company a chance.

    Advice to Management

    Try to make every effort to advertise about USANA's great benefits on the radio, TV, flyers, and newspapers. Advertising really works!


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