Vitamin World Interview Questions

Updated Oct 3, 2014
Updated Oct 3, 2014
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    Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Myers, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Myers, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Vitamin World.

    Interview Details

    interview with district manager who was almost an hour late (that should have been a warning). Asked the usual why do you want to work here blah blah blah. Plus questions on supplements, your commitment to learn and follow the scripts while aggressive selling and having sales goals.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They do not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Second Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They will hire anyone. Anyone who grad hs and wrkouts will get the job. Easy interview and short lots of paper wrk. Hire really fast bc they need workers.

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Second Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vitamin World.

    Interview Details

    One interview, it was brief and the Manager was unsure how to use the fax and copy machine to send out my information for a background check which was a little off putting. I had retail experience which was required and am a very fast learner which is VERY appreciated in specialty shops such as Vitamin World.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Always push for more money.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Second Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vitamin World.

    Interview Details

    I applied by walking in then filling out an online application. The online application is easy and standard. I had my first interview with the store manager, then my second with the district manager over the phone. They ask very basic, simple questions. Your knowledge of vitamins and supplements is just a small fraction of the interview, as they offer new associate training and then the advanced product knowledge training.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you currently use any supplements or vitamins? If so, what brands and for how long?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They have a high turnover rate, it is an easy hire for an easy job!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    First Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Vitamin World in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I got hired after my initial interview. The manager was pretty laid back and we clicked.

    Interview Questions
    • Whether I could start right away. I had other companies with job offers and needed more time.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I was told of the hourly rate and no negotiation took place.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Vitamin World in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on internet and received phone call to interview about 3 days later. My 1st interview was with the store manager in her back office. SM seemed stressed but very friendly and genuinely interested in my responses. I appreciated the fact that I did not feel rushed or pressured during the process. After the interview I was told to expect a phone call from the District manager in a few days regarding my second interview.
    True to her word I received a phone call about 4 days later and I came back for the second interview with the DM. The DM surprised me when he took me out of the store for the interview. The DM also seemed very interested in me and we talked for well over an hour. It wasn’t until the drive home, that I realized just how good of a salesman this DM was. He basically mirrored me in order to establish a personal connection with me and lower my guard. He no doubt did this in order to sell me on Vitamin World while at the same time, determining my suitability for employment there.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vitamin World in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Usually will consist of 3 interviews

    Interview Questions
    • How would you sell me a multivitamin? There really isn't any difficult question, especially if you've worked in retail before.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Store Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Vitamin World in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    First interviewed by the District Manager. Then I was interviewed by the store manager. I was then brought back to do paperwork. all in all it took almost a month to get started on the background check. This company is located in NY and in my experience should just stay there. I really felt like the whole ordeal was smoke and mirrors and I never received clear and concise answers to my questions. Every time I asked about a clear salary expectation I was shuffled off onto another form to sign or something just mysteriously just popped up that would take the individual away.

    Interview Questions
    • There really wasn't a difficult question asked of me it was all cookie cutter interviewing tactics that anyone that has ever owned a business or held any sort of position already knows all the answers to. The thing that everyone should note that if you are a warm body that has some sort of snap and looks you will get a job unless you just blow the interview process completely. The questions are a joke and the interview process is more geared towards a young inexperienced person then a true professional. The entire hiring process took almost a month to get to the point to run my background   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They were very vague about what I could make as a combination between the base and commission. I asked the District Manager if I could make between 40k and 50k and he said yes, I never did, I didn't make more then 30k
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    First Assistant Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cypress, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cypress, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Vitamin World in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    I worked in nutritional sales before, and was pursuing a Nutrition degree, so I was able to enjoy the interview instead of feeling nervous. If you are confident, as a sales person should be, and know your products it is a simple process. Hiring is also easy - standard paperwork and a paycheck takes a few weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked about selling items I knew were bad for the customer's health. I said that I would offer a lot of other choices to meet their needs, but in the end, I am not their doctor or their mom. If they insist on ignoring my warnings, the warnings on the bottle and common sense.... well, I can't stop them.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Hmm. Well, its commission so the base pay is not really too important. I asked about upward mobility and the process of getting higher up.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Sales Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Escondido, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Escondido, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Vitamin World in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had a total of three interviews with Vitamin World located in the Escondido Mall. I did so well on the interviews, answered all the questions in a precised professional way possible. The other applicant came in to the interview late. Also according to my friend that works there, I did really well but the Store manager decided to hire the other person just because she knew her and that she worked inside the mall too.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you see yourself in 5 years from now?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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