Institute for Integrative Nutrition
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Headquarters: New York, NY
We don’t believe in a Snuggie approach to health (i.e. one-size-fits-all). There are many paths to wellness, and obviously IIN agrees, which is why apart from general insurance, the company also offers acupuncture coverage and on-site chiropractic care, massages, and yoga to its employees. The full-spectrum approach applies to meals, too, with breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided completely gratis. The company’s kitchen is filled with enough healthy foods (nuts, fruit, granola, cereal, yogurt, etc.) to stock a small Whole Foods. And should employees want to top off their healthy diet with supplements, each floor has a vitamin station. If the day-to-day sounds indulgent, consider the little treats—artisanal dark chocolates, locally made soaps, or candles—that make monthly appearances. Given all this goodness, it’s fair to assume employees never want to leave the office, but even the happiest worker bees need time away from the hive. That’s why its 120 employees get a generous vacation package, additional half-day summer Fridays, plus the week between Christmas and New Year’s off.
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I worked at Institute for Integrative Nutrition full-time (more than an year)Pros
Casual work environment, free healthy lunch, PTO policy, bi-weekly massage.
The best perk by far are the employees. IIN attracts bright people who have become dear friends and many of them still work at the company.
It's unfortunate to read the negative reviews on this site mostly from those who are no longer with IIN.
What I did notice at my time there was a strange level of entitlement with employees who had worked at the company for a while.
IIN constantly rewards staff with great benefits -on site chiropractic care once per month, organic chocolate, fresh juices in addition to the other built in benefits. While it is true that there is a lot of change within the company, it's almost as if staff uses this as a reason to complain and demand more from management to compensate for any growing pains experienced during their employment. Change is not welcomed by everyone, and to enjoy working here you have to be open to shifting direction and taking on new roles and projects. It's all about perspective.Cons
There was turnover in management during my time there which can be unsettling, but better to change management then to keep people in place who should not be managing others.
Projects are always urgent and immediate, this creates confusion around priorities.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Be clear about your expectations and priorities.
Transparency around why things are changing will put your staff at ease.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Institute for Integrative Nutrition.Interview Details
I applied online and received an email to arrange a face to face interview. I was surprised to find that it was actually a group interview for an HR position. There were about 10 of us we all received copies of the Integrative Nutrition book and had the opportunity to spend some time in their lunch room that seemed well stocked with beverages, teas and food.Interview Questions
- the questions were not difficult at all and seemed to be more geared toward ensuring the candidates were good culture fits Answer Question
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