Vitacost
1.7 of 5 40 reviews
www.vitacost.com Boca Raton, FL 500 to 999 Employees

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Promotions, Commotions, and Incestious Hirings

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Vitacost full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Each employee gets a chair and two monitors to work on
- A filtered water system for employees
- Company recycles paper from wasted print jobs from the copy machines and converted to "notepads" for employees to use
- Company tends to hire employees that were under performers from other local companies so that they can implement those failing philosophies
- Company Handbook has no meaning, so you don't have to worry about following any of those rules & regulations
 - If you know someone already working for Vitacost, you're a "shoe-in" to working for Vitacost - apply now since there are plenty of openings, but don't think the grass is greener here
 - You're able to purchase your own pens, notepads, post-its, and any other office supplies (but definitely not from Office Depot because half of the staff at Vitacost are former employees from there) with your own earned wages as you are not allowed to order these essential supplies to work due to frugal CEO
 - You'll get promoted if you're able to use pivot tables and Excel formulas, but not based on your industry knowledge
- You get to spend lots of time away from your desk due to meetings with "executives" who delegate but really are just "YES" people and cover up mistakes and get recognized by projects actually executed by their subordinates
 - Bathrooms have toilet tissues and paper towels for drying off hands
- HR stands for Horrible Reception to employees concerns and will not dare go against an Executive although HR ethics dictate otherwise

ConsI haven't been able to tell you everything you really need to know about this company.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnjoy your base salaries of $250K plus and your annual bonuses of 50% of your base pay while enjoying your PTO hours, but complain when your employees take PTO.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Ready, fire, aim!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Vitacost


Pros: The meager 10% employee discount...which is actually less than some… Cons: When asked about all of his failed experiments while inventing the light bulb Thomas Edison said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways… Advice to Senior Management: Admit that you don't have enough people to do the work then hire more people instead of working extra hours and days week after week.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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Think carefully before joining Vitacost

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Boca Raton, FL

I have been working at Vitacost full-time for less than a year


Pros: 1. Close to top to executives. Current CEO is a legend in this industry and very easy-going and hard-working;current CMO and CFO are very knowledgeable,… Cons: 1. There is no cubles and open working environment is very noisy. It is difficult for people to concentrate on working. Particularly difficult for technical… Advice to Senior Management: Management needs to create a comfortable enviroment for employees to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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