Glanbia Performance Nutrition Employee Reviews about "sports nutrition"

Updated 13 Feb 2020

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Glanbia Performance Nutrition CEO Hugh McGuire (no image)
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68 Ratings
Pros
  • "I would've stayed at GPN but felt my career growth was limited so I left(in 10 reviews)

  • "Very fast paced environment so there was always something going on and something to do(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "When I left Glanbia and my new employer called for verification that I was in sales(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upper management started only hiring people form their old company coca-cola(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good place but grueling work hours"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AREA SALES MANAGER in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great team culture, fast-paced, GPN considered to be the top of the Sports Nutrition industry - and quite rightly so.

    Cons

    Gruelling working hours, targets unforgiving.

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  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Brands and People but Poor Culture"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Brand Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    Brands (best sports nutrition brands in the industry) People

    Cons

    Leadership Culture (promotions only go to people once their manager leaves vs. promoting people who take on higher responsibilities)


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to Work For!"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really nice colleagues, great GPN products that is high in demand in the sports nutrition world.

    Cons

    Progression opportunities sideways are available but upwards can be limited

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  4. Helpful (14)

    "Think about it before applying"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Glanbia is a great company for individuals looking to get experience in the Sports Nutrition Industry. Departments like Quality, R&D, Sales and Marketing keep the company thriving.

    Cons

    Over the past 5 years upper management have been cut throat in departments such as Supply chain and Procurement. As someone pointed out, they want to operate like they are a world class organization. But they allowed all of the good staff get away. Particularly in Supply chain and Procurement. They should really investigate the integrity of the leadership that has been in key positions in the last 5 years. They don't care about people working for them. Only themselves. Also, this may be do to racism where minorities have been treated poorly. Management have even been known to curse you out simply because they can and they know you need a job. Unfair pay to minorities not just African Americans. So if you must take a position at this company's corporate office in Downers Grove. Keep a backup plan and only take the job for the experience and get out!

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  5. Helpful (11)

    "Fun industry, growth business, top brands"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    +#1 brands & company globally in the sports nutrition category; it's fun to play for the winning team. +Deep partnerships with the top customers in the space, a vertically integrated business on raw materials and manufacturing, and quality systems based on a philosophy of no compromise means relatively more stability and growth in what historically has been a volatile, faddish industry that has been plagued by less than ethical players & the tag line of "buyer beware". This is company is a bright spot in the industry that is doing things the right way. +Irish ownership with a health mission who as of late have been doing the acquiring of businesses, not the selling of businesses, unlike many other brands and companies in the category who have been selling off their businesses to big Food or private equity. +Fun, smart, good people +Mix of industry veterans, classical CPGers, & Irish expats +Heavy focus on strategy, M&A, and innovation +World-class R&D & consumer testing facility, Best-in-Class factories & Quality programs making products you can be proud of for consumers who are over-the-top loyal and zealous about taking them. +Most of the leaders seem to genuinely care for people, are approachable and real, and are working to implement much needed structures for career mapping, succession planning, and development/training for employees. +Ability to work beyond the job spec, wear multiple hats and take on new stretch opportunities. +Good track record of promoting from within +Lifestyle connection to the brands and products (free/discounted products and workout gear, A+ gym facility at HQ, team workouts, people living a fit lifestyle, etc.) +Significant growth has resulted in strong bonus payouts +Salary and benefits are competitive +Company is willing to invest in growth +Good work-life-balance is possible with a little effort +All in all, a great place to work

    Cons

    -Rapid and dramatic change is ever-present in the company & in the industry. The pace of change cannot be understated and it is only exacerbated by growth. It is not for the faint of heart and requires an ability to roll with the punches in response to frequent changes on various levels of the working environment: company, organizational structure, consumer trends, customer shifts, new products, culture, tools, processes, and people. -Decisions are often made by committee due to lack of clarity around decision-making rights and are at times subjected to over-analysis. -Alignment to decisions can be temporary and fleeting, causing organizational tension and/or operational disruption. -Heavy focus on innovation and new product development creates a lot of churn across the company ecosystem and by nature of the industry, many of the new products will and do fail. -Growing pains: the company has grown up so fast, integrated new brands, re-organized structurally, and brought on so many new people, processes, functional areas, systems and policies that there are often blurred lines of responsibility, missteps and turf jockeying over who will own legacy work, miscommunication between cross-functional teams, global versus regional power struggle frictions, day to day operating disconnects, and more and more bureaucracy creep. -Hardly any global or expat opportunities for non-Irish employees -No employee stock purchase program or any easy way to participate in the stellar stock growth since Glanbia entered the Sports Nutrition space via acquisition. -Some systems are not up to par with other big CPG players or are non-existent altogether (e.g. CRM, TPM).

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  6. Helpful (5)

    "This is a company you want to be a part of! Perfect mix of structured and innovative environment!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Sales in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I would highly recommend the company to friends (and have done so already) for the following reasons: Co-workers- very supportive management who you growth initiatives to improve you skill set and just the right amount of direction to guide you. Teammates are very approachable and have a team first mentality. Mission and Values- With a mission of "Inspire people everywhere to achieve their performance goals", this is a company that you can feel proud to work for. With the products we sell and how important product integrity is internally, you as an employee can feel inspired to truly be making an impact in people's lives in a very positive way. Values like Teamwork, Passion for our Brands, Find a Better Way, Customer Fixation, and others are really embraced and a part of what you do in your job. Performance Nutrition Industry- this industry is big enough to feel established (10+Billion Dollars), yet has enough growth potential that you have plenty of room for innovative ideas and products that will satisfy your creative needs. This is a highly competitive industry so if you like the pressure of finding ways to achieve your sales goals and partner with your accounts to find win-win situations, this is a great industry and company to be in. Glanbia is a leader in the category with a great mix of established brands and new brands being introduced. The category has a lot of growth potential and the focus on protein and energy in the general population allows for new markets and financial levers to established yet. Glanbia Brands- Each of Glanbia's brands have their own unique voice and customer. This makes your job very exciting as you build campaigns and sales programs to represent each of the brands accurately. If means your plans and day to day activities do not get stale and you have the chance to continuously learn about our products and the ones we compete against. Glanbia has been acquiring great brands over the last few years so the product mix is always improving and contributing to the bottom line. Personal Satisfaction- a career at Glanbia really rewards you personally in many ways. Not only from the very fair financial compensation and PTO/vacation policies, but how the products you sell really help people achieve their performance goals. Glanbia provides constant product/category education via their Sports Nutrition School program which is also used by some of our customers. You really feel accomplished at the end of each day as the projects/initiatives you allocate time to are really contributing to the company's bottom line. The office environment is friendly, bright, open, and competitive. Competitive in a way where we help each other grow as a team not just an individual. With so many people from many different industries in past careers, you can really learn a great deal thru conversations. The work is fast paced and meaningful and there is room for advancement as the company does a great job of promoting from within. The focus on personal heath and fitness (fantastic gym in office) really helps your energy level and attitude! OVERALL, Glanbia is a very satisfying place to work for those that like to grow their skill sets, think outside the box to find creative solutions, work in a true team environment, value customer feedback, and can handle fast paced environment. I am very happy with decision to be a part of the Glanbia team.

    Cons

    My only non 5 star rating of the 5 categories below is Compensation & Benefits. The individual pay, PTO/Vacation time, laptop, iPhone, medical benefits, 401K/company matches, annual bonus, product discounts are all FANTASTIC. The only improvements in the benefits plan would be around evaluation of company cars as benefit option and offering stock options. Great company to be a part of overall!

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "National Sales"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement; often promote from within Promote healthy work/life balance Industry Leader in Sports Nutrition

    Cons

    No Employee Stock Purchase Program

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Development Represenative"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity for advancement Industry leader in Sports Nutrition

    Cons

    Massive focus on becoming a CPG company

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glanbia Performance Nutrition full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    GPN is a great place to work. Employees are treated with respect, sky's the limit for a career in sports nutrition. GPN invest in their employees by hosting sports nutrition school and sales training. Excellent 401k match, benefits and time off. Management doesn't bother you as long as your doing what is asked of you. Highly talented individuals work here if your open minded you can learn something new every day. Fun and exciting place to work.

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any cons! GPN and the senior management treat me really good.

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