Vitacost Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Jeffrey J. Horowitz
5 Ratings

Pros
  • Sunny state, nice area and plenty of walking sidewalks around the complex as I walk a lot (in 2 reviews)

  • some nice people to work for and with, (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Nice people, but warped leadership, particularly all C level employees and IT (in 8 reviews)

  • Not a very productive work environment (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Warehouse Associate

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington, NC
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Lexington, NC

    I worked at Vitacost full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are okay. I got along with everyone fine. Hope Kroger will do some much needed improvements!

    Cons

    Hours of operation need some improvement. To much favoritism going on. They need to train more people in different areas instead of getting the same people over and over again to work those areas. People that refuse to do this should be written up instead of doing nothing but just going to the next person. I know some people are not able to do certain jobs but they do have folks that are very capable of doing other jobs and just do not get asked and left in pack to make the incentive money that is only earned in the pack area. I also do not think it is fair for the same people to make all the extra money. No other areas receive this extra incentive pay either.

    Advice to Management

    Train more people in different areas. Talk to your employees on a daily basis instead of just passing by and not even saying good morning! COMMUNICATE! Should be a great place to work and everyone getting along and doing what is needed for production!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great spot for starting a career.

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    Current Employee - Product Sourcing Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Product Sourcing Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Vitacost full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place for starting a career if you have no previous office experience. Gets you hands on all aspects of the business.

    Cons

    They play favorites and when do not hold their employees accountable for meeting deadlines. If you already have an established career, this is probably not the best fit for you. Limited ability for career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable for the things you ask them to do.


  3. Helpful (3)

    High turnover place and small pay.

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn and it's fast paced environment.

    Cons

    High turnover rate and middle level management may not know what to do about company strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Build a culture to keep the right people.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Harrowing slide with mismanagement and insufficiency

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

    I worked at Vitacost (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    pay checks cleared biweekly, facility was adequate and health benefists good , most of the people were great except for the C level

    Cons

    no raises, no pens, no happiness, perks taken away, no promotions, no reviews hoght it was mandeated by the company rules. Direction rotated everyday based on the whims of the CEO

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of CEO, i hear that Kroger purchased VC, now if they want to succeed get rid of Horowitz


  6. Helpful (6)

    CC and BW Pro

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    Former Employee - Yes in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Yes in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    biweekly paycheck clears. some nice people to work for and with,

    Cons

    two bit micromanaging CEO . no direction, no benefits, no leadership plays favorites against each other, lack of privacy while working, open work area, no perks, if yo take your PTO they look at yo like you are taking something from them and if you dont use your PTO you lose it without compensation. etc.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of current CEO and replace witha compenet visionary who undrstands dotcom busines..


  7. Helpful (1)

    Expect the Unexpected

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    Former Employee - Customer Service/Order Entry in Lexington, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service/Order Entry in Lexington, NC

    I worked at Vitacost full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-workers , Friendly environment on the Employee Level

    Cons

    Hired for Customer Service trained for Order Entry was released after 90days. No performance issues. Beware for the pilot programs that get squashed and you go with it.

    Advice to Management

    COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATE ! Hire and Train employees as to what
    you advertise you are looking for instead of using them for test that fail.


  8. Helpful (4)

    The work environment was going downhill fast when I left.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Related in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - IT Related in Boca Raton, FL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Casual attire.
    I don't really have many good things to say about this company, but I'm filling space because of the twenty word minimum on this field.

    Cons

    Uninspired management.
    Noisy, open, distracting work environment.
    No overtime, yet expectations of 60+ hours/week.

    Advice to Management

    Would they listen? I don't think so.
    Maybe that's the problem.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Too much drama.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Vitacost full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    So small you are exposed to a lot.

    Cons

    Didn't like childish drama by leaders.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Disappointing...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Vitacost

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty cool to work for a market leader. Competitors don't have their act together, so opporunity exists. Some good/fun people in the lower ranks.

    Cons

    Firm is losing money. No stratregy, direction, or quality management to pull it back. (Check financials) Everyone clocks in (salaried employees too). No trust from CEO who knows it all and his his select few who can do no wrong. Cannot recommend coming to work here unless you are unemployed and need the money.

    Advice to Management

    Clocking in - seriously? "Attention deficit disorder" management style is nerve racking and unproductive. Be better - invest (financially, culturally, and through trust) in those who make the company a market leader - your employees! Please!



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