Vitacost

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Get ready for blame and immaturity from the leadership

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

I worked at Vitacost full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Learning experience, career growth opportunity, work for a market leader, enjoy the benefits while they last. Amazing co-workers who will leave a lasting impression on you - friends for life.

Cons

Poor decisions from leadership end up making every employee suffer. Attention deficit disorder from the top distracts everyone. Open workspace environment leaves you unable to concentrate without bringing in headphones (seriously what is the point of open workspaces - cubicle walls are so amazing). Open environment also leads to your witnessing employees being reprimanded or fired without the company exercising discretion. Extreme working hours - you are expected to answer your emails nightly and on the weekends - get ready to rudely bring your cell phone to dinner, and your signìficant other and family will no longer recognise your face without a strange white glow reflecting off of it. Simply awful - no one should have to endure this. Company is now reducing benefits due to upper management not understanding how to use the internet or how to run an internet company and making weird or unbelievable decisions. CEO appears to have favorites but really he doesn't give a crap about people and their wellbeing. Lots of blame/departmental fighting and IT seems to get the brunt of it (they are severely understaffed).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why don't you call if it's an emergency? Work out a system to call people instead of expecting people to log in and check email - it's unreasonable to send an email at 3AM and think someone should respond immediately. Employees should be able to rest up when they leave the office. Invest in technology and improve all systems that employees need to support.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Too much drama no trust

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

    I worked at Vitacost full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is nothing beneficial about working for this company unless you are one of the CEO's favorite puppets

    Cons

    No trust and senior management doesn't know what they are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop playing favorites and blaming all the other good employees for your bad decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disappointing...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Vitacost

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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