NBTY – Why Work For Us?


Since its inception, NBTY has strived to provide the highest-quality products and services, on time, first time, every time. As our product offerings, the scope of our services and the number of associates has grown exponentially, one thing remains constant: our exceptional commitment to our customers.

2000 - Present

After more than three decades of extraordinary success and unprecedented growth, NBTY is now the largest nutritional supplement manufacturer and distributor in the United States. In 2010, The Carlyle Group, one of the world’s leading private investment firms acquired the company. Shortly thereafter, Jeff Nagel was appointed CEO of NBTY. He was succeeded by Steve Cahillane in September 2014. Under Steve’s leadership, NBTY now employs over 13,000 associates worldwide. In addition to our Long Island corporate headquarters campus, NBTY has manufacturing, packaging, warehouse, distribution and administration facilities throughout the United States and Canada. The company also maintains overseas offices in the United Kingdom, China, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa and New Zealand.

1990 - 1999

The acquisition of the United Kingdom’s Holland and Barrett in 1997 gave NBTY an entry into the international market, and paved the way for future global expansion.

1980 - 1989

In 1986, Scott Rudolph joined his father at the company and set his sights on expanding the wholesale side of the business. His talent for recognizing and pursuing new opportunities brought the company some of its most popular brands, including Osteo Bi-Flex®, Solgar® and Ester-C®.

1970 - 1979

Founded as Nature’s Bounty by Arthur Rudolph in 1971, NBTY began its healthy legacy with a handful of associates in a small, singular building in Plainview, New York. In 1972, the company expanded into the direct response business with the creation of our Puritan’s Pride direct mail catalog. With the opening of our first Vitamin World kiosk in 1975, NBTY added a retail channel to its growing portfolio of expertise in the nutritional supplement industry

Discover Our Mission & Values

Teamwork | We work together

NBTY's supportive culture encourages and rewards collaboration. While aiming to strike a healthy balance between individual and group goals, we are united in a shared vision for our company.

Integrity | We do the right thing

NBTY is commited to observing the highest ethical standards whenever we do business, to being open, honest and transparent and ensuring the safety of our products and our Associates.

Accountability | We do what we say we're going to do

Each of us at NBTY is responsible for the contributions we make to our company, our customers and the communities in which we live and operate. Our Associates are empowered to take personal ownership of their actions, make decisions and meet their commitments.

Respect | We treat others as we would like to be treated

We at NBTY strive to bring out the best in ourselves and others by fostering a spirit of understanding, mutual respect, open communication and active listening at every level. We recognize the benefits of our differences.

Agility | We embrace change and drive speed in everything we do

At NBTY, our Associates are always learning, questioning, and challenging the status quo in our efforts to be the best.

Our Operating Principles are the essence of how we conduct our business. Quality. Customer Service. Associate Development. Innovation. Efficiency. These are all the things we do to make us competitive now and far into the future.

Provide the highest quality products and services

on time, first time, every time. To ensure that consumer safety is always our top priority.

Deliver on our commitment to our customers

by providing fast, friendly, responsive service and excellent products from Associates who are true partners and experts in their fields.

Honor our commitment to the well-being of our Associates

through a holistic approach that includes safety, health, professional development, reward, recognition and celebrating our successes.

Bring innovation to the marketplace

that’s driven by unparalleled customer insights, creativity, and the ability to execute quickly and expertly.

Drive efficiency and profitable growth

through process simplification, cost-consciousness and a dedication to continuous improvement.


Our associates are our greatest assets, so we invest a great deal in their growth and development, giving them plenty of ways to build their capabilities and advance in their field. We’re committed to them -- and they, in turn, are committed to our Company and our customers. As a company dedicated to the health and wellness of our customers, it only makes sense that we support the well-being of our associates as well. At NBTY wellness is not just a product on a shelf; it’s a way of life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to inspire and empower everyone to live life in exceptional wellness. Together we embrace and exemplify our core values of teamwork, integrity, accountability, respect and agility. 

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NBTY Reviews

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    Good place to get experience

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    I have been working at NBTY full-time (more than 3 years)


    Good boss, family oriented. Good company to work for


    Promotions are few and far between

NBTY Interviews

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014

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    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at NBTY.

    Interview Details

    Multiple interviews with multiple people that varied depending on which way the wind blew. I was interviewed by people who were at my level so it felt more like a popularity contest. I had to be sure they didn't feel threatened which made it more of a therapy session.

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    There was no negotiation. They dragged out the process so long, you didn't dare/
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NBTY Awards & Accolades

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Most Socially Responsible Company of the Year (Silver), Best in Biz Awards, 2013
Healthcare Heroes: Healthy and Fit Workplace Award, Long Island Business News, 2013
Harry Chapin Humanitarian Award - Corporate Leadership, Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Band, 2013
Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year (Bronze Winner), Stevie Awards, 2014
Corporate Social Responsibility - Company of the Year (Gold), Golden Bridge Awards, 2014
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Additional Info

Website www.nbty.com
Headquarters Ronkonkoma, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1971
Type Company - Private
Industry Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

NBTY draws upon nature's bounty to cash in on the market for preventive and alternative health care. As the largest vertically integrated source of nutritional supplements in the US, the company manufactures, wholesales, and retails more than 25,000 products including vitamins, minerals, herbs, and sports drinks. Brands include Ester-C, Nature's Bounty, Solgar, and Sundown... More

Mission: To enhance the well-being of our customers globally by delivering the highest quality, best value nutritional supplements and wellness products.

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