Vitamin Shoppe Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Aug 13, 2015
12 Interview Reviews

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Secaucus, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (Secaucus, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Overall easy if you know what you are talking about. Mostly non-technical questions, but there were a few having to do with HTML + CSS. The initial interview was with an HR rep that asked non-technical questions. Following the phone interview was another phone interview with my would-be boss about the technical skills required for the job. Finally, there was an in-person interview with future boss.

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    Merchandising Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Secaucus, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (Secaucus, NJ).

    Interview

    Initially, I applied for the position towards the end of May. I received a call from hr for the screening and was followed up with about 1 week later to schedule my first set of interviews with 4 people. It seemed as though all went well because I was called to meet with the VP who said they ideally would like to have someone in by the end of June. After a week of waiting I emailed hr but did not receive a response. Finally after three weeks, I called hr but was not immediately recognized. When I asked what was the status of the opening she said they were still interviewing but as far as she knew I was one of the candidates they liked. That was the beginning of July. It is now the end of July and I received an automated response stating I didn't get the role. It would be nice if hr would have taken the 30 seconds it takes to write a more personal email. Needless to say my interview experience with the vitamin shoppe has not left a good impression of how they do business. This entire process was about 60 days. The problem is that the initial contact, interview, and final interview were within 2.5 weeks and the rest of the time I was left in the dark with what was going on.

    Interview Questions

    • Typical interview questions asking me about my experience like a time when I had a challenge and I overcame it.   Answer Question
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    Vice President Technical Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in North Bergen, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (North Bergen, NJ) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Had to fill out a long very lengthy application. I was an internal referral and had to point that out. Fill out a bunch of referrals and why I believe in a healthy lifestyle, Which seems rather probing for a job application. The HR rep was not very knowledgeable about the position, she didn't present the candidate profile up the food chain just immediately rejected even though I meet all of the qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions during the interview   Answer Question
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bronx, NY
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (Bronx, NY).

    Interview

    I was first was called in for one interview, which was a group interview, I felt it went very very well. Then I was called in for a second interview where I interviewed with 2 managers. The process took a reasonable amount of time between applying and being called in but it may depend on the particular store.

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    Key Holder Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manhasset, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (Manhasset, NY) in September 2013.

    Interview

    I had initially applied online. I was contacted for an interview, not immediately but two weeks following the submission of my application. I was set up for face-to-face interview later that week. My interview was with the SM. The Store Manager had asked me multiple questions about past work experience and work ethic. I had a lot of knowledge about supplementation before applying to TVS. It did not take long into the interview for me to realize I knew quite a bit more about vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients than the Store Manager herself. She seemed as if she was relatively new to the location and profession to me.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard questions about prior work experience, work ethic, things I did and did not like about past jobs. Reasons for leaving as well as past positions and salaries. My overall interests in health, nutrition, fitness ect.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    $11.00/per hour

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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Bergen, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (North Bergen, NJ) in September 2013.

    Interview

    The Interview consisted of an interview with Sr. VP, VP, Director, and Manager Level employees. The first round was all done in one day with a total of 6 different people. I then had a phone interview with my direct boss, who was on the road at the time working on a project. Finally I followed up with one more Phone interview and I was hired.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you play softball, we need outfielders?   1 Answer
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    Assistant Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview was with the store manager and the DM. They were both welcoming and asked the questions clearly and professional. They asked the basic retail questions such as; what did I like the most/least about my past job and examples of how I would lead a team.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no very difficult questions but the most unexpected was "what was the last thing you learned?"   Answer Question
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    Inventory Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New Brunswick, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (New Brunswick, NJ) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Phone interview and then I was brought in to meet with 5 people seperately to discus the job and my qualifications.

    Interview Questions

    • What process would you have for the placement of goods on store shelves?   1 Answer
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    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Holmdel, NJ
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (Holmdel, NJ) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Two store managers gave me an interview in a cramped stock room. They were very rude and to be quite honest, disinterested with even conducting an interview. After the interview I was told that I would receive a call in 1 week, I received no such call. The whole attitude of the managers and the way that they conducted their interview made me not want to follow through with the job offer.

    Reasons for Declining

    I believe my application was declined, however, after my interview experience. I can say with confidence that even if the offer was extended to me, I would not have followed through.

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    The Vitamin Shoppe Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bohemia, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Vitamin Shoppe (Bohemia, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    Took very long time

    Interview Questions

    • What experience have you had where you needed a manager and the were none available at the time?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Be on top of update and reviewing the hiring process.

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