Former employees claim Moon Juice owner promoted rotten work environment

Former employees claim Moon Juice owner promoted rotten work environment

Insider has released a report on the work culture of LA-based Moon Juice, a wellness, juice and beauty product company founded by Amanda Chantal Bacon. Bacon is the focus of the work as the very embodiment of the company’s values ​​and vision, a person who physically represents Moon Juice’s identity and brand, but who also appears to be “polarizing” to former employees. Although the early years were “magical”, according to former employees, the company was increasingly focused on the way its employees projected the company’s values, whether it was, as the former employees say, to require staff to wear completely white clothes while making juices in its retail stores or consuming the company’s juices and foods while on the job with a daily budget of $ 12.

In addition, the report offers several examples of Bacon’s sometimes difficult management style, and describes a case in which she allegedly tried to force a former regional manager, who expressed that she might have incurred COVID-19 to show up in a store or ignore employees , who approached her with questions. The report acknowledges the unfair expectations of women in management in new businesses, where people like Gwyneth Paltrow from Goop or Sara Blakely from Spanx are expected to “embody the essence of their brands”, while the male co-founders of Warber Parker seem to get a pass.

While Moon Juice continues to plan growth into emerging markets such as the Midwest, securing Series C funding from venture capital and mutual funds along the way, Bacon continues to lean into its wellness approach, which appears to have been chosen from traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. “Bacon is not only the face of her brand, she is Moon Juice incarnated – and many people will buy as much dust and elixirs as it takes to adopt her lifestyle,” writes Insider.

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