NBTY

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NBTY Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
78 Reviews
2.6
78 Reviews
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Steven Cahillane
3 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty good benefits, Free exercise classes, Holiday Bonus (in 5 reviews)

  • This is a health and wellness company that actually promotes (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Much of upper management is newly hired (<3 years) due to being purchased by a private venture firm (in 7 reviews)

  • Since being bought out by Carlyle Group, the feel of the company has faltered (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The people make NBTY great!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBTY

    Pros

    I love the the way people work with each other to attain a specific goal. The company adopted their TIARA values 4 years ago (Teamwork, Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Agility) and these ring true, even to this day. Company treats us well. Picnic, Christmas Party, Turkey's, etc. Management now has a clear understanding of where it wants to go.

    Cons

    There are not even close to enough people working to perform all of the jobs needed. I wear 5 hats myself. Stress is pretty high, salaries are not. Sometimes it feels like they feel that they have the ability to keep people because of the location and do not have to pay well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would like to see management gain and understanding that they are lucky to have the talent that works there, and not feel that we are lucky to be there. We should be complimenting each other for the common goal of the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great family company that takes care of their empoyees.

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

    I worked at NBTY

    Pros

    Great benefits, awesome working environment and great people

    Cons

    salary wages are kind of low but as you gain more experience and work your way up the salaries do increase some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed feelings

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBTY

    Pros

    Company provides a good benefits package.

    Cons

    Underpaid and overworked. Job security questionable. Favoritism and preferential treatment is the norm. Covert racism is widespread.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into the reasons why great people are being overlooked. Provide more room for growth within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Plant Engineer/Maintenance Manager

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Plant Engineer, Not Able to Fully Perform My Duties in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Plant Engineer, Not Able to Fully Perform My Duties in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at NBTY full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I am a maintenance engineering profesional

    Cons

    Not enough challenge, lack of professionalism and organization deficiency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I could be a huge asset to any organization based on my experience and skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good corporate culture, individual departments lacking.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in Bohemia, NY
    Former Employee - Regulatory Coordinator in Bohemia, NY

    I worked at NBTY

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation, competitive salary, room for growth.

    Cons

    Departmental infrastructure and instability leads to underqualified management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enough with the management cliques and instability.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Do not consider this employee unless you are searching for Limited advancement opportunities and reoccurring layoffs

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

    I worked at NBTY full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Holiday bridge days and bonus

    Cons

    The management team does not promote From within , they would rather hire someone from outside... most qualified employees get passed over and leave or get the pink slip...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on advancement opportunities and you will build a stronger workforce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    NBTY Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Ronkonkoma, NY
    Current Employee - Brand Manager in Ronkonkoma, NY

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

    Pros

    Very nice team of people to work with

    Cons

    No ladder to climb here

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    All about the bottom dollar

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBTY

    Pros

    Wonderful people to work with. Prior to buyout it was a company that cared about their employees.

    Cons

    slowly but surely taking away fringe benefits from the employees. Long hours. 1 person doing 3 peoples job

  10.  

    Good place to get experience

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

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

    Pros

    Good boss, family oriented. Good company to work for

    Cons

    Promotions are few and far between

  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    If you're looking to settle...I guess.

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

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

    Pros

    Management is flexible with scheduling. Ideal for ppl with families (no work from home policy, yet). Pretty much 9-5. Wellness classes for the interested. The home of desicated hardworking people.

    Cons

    Unfair pay & lots of preferrential treatment. Absolutely NOT the place if you want to grow professionally. HR is worst I have ever seen/heard of (lack of privacy, organization & ability to follow through). Continuous "benefit"/perk cuts due to recent financial struggles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone has management skills, therefore, many great people are being overlooked and/or treated poorly by "managers". Should really be looked into.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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