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Hanesbrands Reviews

Updated 2 Dec 2019

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2.9
45%
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38%
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Hanesbrands CEO Gerald Evans Jr
Gerald Evans Jr
34 Ratings
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great salary, consistent layoffs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time

    Pros

    Hanes pays well and the cost of living in WS is not too high.

    Cons

    Next to impossible to be promoted. You are only bonus eligible as a Sr. Manager or above but the company hardly ever meets its goals so you never make bonus and they don’t give annual cost of living increases. Sr/Executive Management are not people centric. Company culture is very out dated.

    Hanesbrands2019-12-02
  2. "It was okay."

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Hanesbrands part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    If you like working retail this is for you.

    Cons

    If you do not like working retail, this is not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Stop threatening to write up employees if they do not go up to customers every 5 minutes. It is like harassment. Makes people uncomfortable.

    Hanesbrands2019-11-06
  3. "Company Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Tech Design 

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Welcoming environment, ability to work from home if needed. Very flexible

    Cons

    Vacation time is very little and you’re required to use your time over the holidays

    Hanesbrands2019-10-31
  4. "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Hanesbrands part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - good pay - interactions - somewhat a fun staff

    Cons

    - hours - unfair work place - Management was picking favorites

    Hanesbrands2019-11-03
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Compensation Analyst in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very supportive team and everyone at the company has been wonderful to work with. Lots of fun employee events onsite. Cafeteria, medical clinic, and fitness center onsite. Great brands. Environmentally-conscious company. Very good medical insurance through Cigna.

    Cons

    The company should be more open to allowing flexible work arrangements and the ability to work from home as needed. There could also be more awareness of a healthy work/life balance. Many employees are consumed day and night with the workload. The vacation policy could also be a little more generous.

    Hanesbrands2019-10-14
  6. "Not a positive professional environment"

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    Current Employee - Product Development 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time

    Pros

    Corporate benefits, onsite cafe, gym and bank are nice perks.

    Cons

    Management does not seem concerned with the treatment of some employees. Initiatives to change the environment are not effective or taken seriously. Negative environment and low co-worker moral have led to many people leaving the company especially younger employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management should care about the people as much as the bottom line. If this happened the company would be a much better place to work.

    Hanesbrands2019-10-23
  7. "Good Pay, Good Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager 

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    competitive pay, amenities at HQ, benefits, friendly people, multiple brands to work for.

    Cons

    morale, lack of mentorship/reviews with incentives

    Hanesbrands2019-10-07
  8. "Filter reviews for New York location - TOXIC and dysfunctional management. Missed potential"

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    Current Employee - Design in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My opinion: Ok pay. Not amazing, but better than some. Pretty decent hours, depending on team. Outside people love Champion, and do not know how dysfunctional it is behind the scenes and so when looking for new jobs it is seeming helpful. Most people are very nice, talented, and hard working outside of leadership. It used to be a better working environment - however, see "cons" for how this has changed due to poor... leadership.

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    Cons

    My opinion protected under 1st amendment: Very weak office culture. No room for growth. The sr management here is truly the weakest I have personally ever seen across nearly all departments, but centralized by the main offender and most senior in the NY office I will refer to as "they". They have been taken to HR for countless offenses, so much so that the teams have lost any faith that HR is a real. They appoint... the type of people to report to them that they can fully control. This dictatorship could work out well if they were a strong visionary, but unfortunately they lack any ability to inspire or see the big picture. They are more likely to nitpick minutia. More painfully, they are not the consumer and do not understand a youth consumer at all - but will stifle any employee who does relate. They create abusive relationships with their assistant (there have been through many) and this creates a lot of challenges in scheduling etc - it has made a type of devil wears a hoodie dynamic (injecting humor for relief) in trying to conduct simple meetings. They run things in an outdated way, where no one else's voice is heard and no one else can receive credit - very challenging to navigate the ego when trying to be efficient. They and all management are very lucky that other regions (Japan/Europe) and consumers brought the Champion brand back into popularity by recognizing that it is an authentic classic. The US/NY corporate management had nothing to do with it as they had been mostly focused on their line for Target which was a (very lucrative) value copy to leading athletic competitors and a very straight forward formula, with guaranteed partnership under contract for years. They and their direct reports make an almost astounding income compared to the hardworking staff that all have to "manage up" to accommodate their weak leadership. Some of these salaries seem they should almost be illegal (I am not a legal expert, this is a figure of speech) when considering they are functioning as assistants. This budget could be reassigned to employ a range of talent readily available in the NYC area that could give the brand/s more of a chance at success into the future. The managers all tolerate this fear-based working relationship with their chief because they are compensated heavily and would likely struggle to find similar. It could probably improve if they cut out the cancer at the core, but the work environment has grown very toxic due to the abusive leadership dynamics all stemming from the top down. A shame, as many people believe in the brand/s and could offer much more than they are empowered to achieve. People want to work hard and do great things. ***There are also a plethora of other unethical issues that I am afraid to mention in this forum.

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    Advice to Management

    My opinion: You grow when you are challenged to think outside yourself, not when you control others to conform to your limits. Empower people you hire and pay to do a job - the stifling actually hurts you, and your bonus (we know this is what you value most). The company could be more successful longer term if you empower strong employees. No one expects you to be good at everything and control everything - its ok... to empower those that bring something to the table you don't. It's not a threat, it's a advantage. Consider giving more proven employees raises and promotions - that's how they do it outside the bubble you've created. It helps with incentive. Reevaluate your full-time freelance set up - you are giving these agencies about 25-40% of the employee's hourly earnings just for payroll processing but spanning over years. This is a lot of money over time that could be given to the workers. Lastly, there is a ton of waste at the office - no actual flatware, thousands of sheets of paper wasted a day. These are easy fixes with laptops and glass dishes. Compare paper budget to laptop investment over time - you said in the new office this would be a focus, but we have not seen it.

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    Hanesbrands2019-11-08
  9. "good"

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    Former Employee - Merchandise Planner in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hanesbrands full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work culture, health and well being benefits

    Cons

    slow career progression and opportunities

    Hanesbrands2019-09-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "I like it"

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    Current Employee - Key Holder 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Hanesbrands part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good hours, good product, learn a lot

    Cons

    Technology, lack of communication, poor staffing, no benefits.

    Hanesbrands2019-09-24
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