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Worst job stay away

Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westbrook, CT
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Westbrook, CT

I worked at Vitamin World full-time (less than an year)

Pros

A very small pay check.

Cons

Managers make the employees do all the work they should be doing. They will fire you for any little thing they can come up with. Turn over is astronomical. Lies about hours and schedule constantly. Could care less about you your bills or your lively hood. Greed to the max. The people I worked with were always miserable with the job and I dreaded going in and dealing with their grumpy behavior. Employees were very negative and ungrateful.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Why bother giving advice they don't care

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    The Pros and Mostly Cons of Corporate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - No Comment in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - No Comment in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Vitamin World full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    You end up learning quite a bit about nutritional supplements and wellness. However, most of the learning is self-directed.

    Cons

    Upper management could really care less about you and you are not rewarded for good ideas. Bonuses are tricky to get because if the store doesn't make plan for the month, you don't get paid your bonus. (Even if you, personally, have stellar numbers.) There is no incentive in a poorly performing store. There is high pressure to be an aggressive salesperson and you have to speak from a script. Pay is dismal. People get fired at the drop of a hat. If someone at the company wants you gone, they'll find any little thing to make sure you go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember your humanity. Be grateful to the employees on the front lines actually making money for the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Once a leader Now a follower!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin World full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Extremely fast growth and excitement. This company has a great reputation in the health industry and generally rewards it's associates.

    Cons

    Has become unfocused and misdirected.
    Leadership has no soul

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your people and allow them to lead

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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