Optimum Nutrition, Inc. Reviews

Updated February 6, 2015
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  1. OK Company - Good for those who don't want to grow...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    I have been working at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits, some good managers, exponential growth, job security

    Cons

    Company lacks culture of employee growth, no training, no mentoring, straight to work, seems to treat employees differently, to much influx from Ireland where Group is based off - no employee growth program son local level, lack of good working conditions in manufacturing facilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create policies to promote growth within, make it place employees like to stay not just to work, invest on employee well being, create mentoring plan

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. A poor place to work long-term due to no career advancement and low pay with outrageously high expectations.

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    Former Employee - Cannot Say in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Cannot Say in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time

    Pros

    It is a nice place to start out. You will meet many great people, learn how things work, and observe a lot about the culture. You will gain valuable experience on many projects and interact with a diverse surrounding. The benefits are decent and depending on the immediate people around you, it can be a very fun atmosphere. If you join a department with a great Director or VP, you will love it.

    Cons

    With the workload you are given, you will likely put in much overtime without recognition or appreciation. Turnover overall is pretty high. The medical insurance is high. Some department heads play favorites and target those they don't like by setting them up to fail. Sometimes you will witness the worst disrespect you can imagine in a workplace, and the higher paid individual will get away with it. If you are not a favorite, your suggestions for anything will not matter, even if it could help the company. The values are a joke only because they are not followed and preached by some who are hypocrites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others the way you desire and expect to be treated. Have an ounce of empathy sometimes. Trust your employees and seek the advice of your team at staff meetings at least occasionally. Be fair and practice what you preach. For those who do this, know you do not look good putting others down or constantly being negative about your staff. Self-reflect and review business ethics so they become standard in your daily interactions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Blender operator

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    Former Employee - Blender Operator in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Blender Operator in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    you know what to expect every day. shifts are also consistent. it's not like most companies where your schedules always change

    Cons

    this company does not hire a lot of new people. they use staffing agencieswhich is cheaper for them and they have no responsibility for medical benefits. managers are very disgruntled when dealing with employees. They almost feel godlike.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do not you staffing agencies they are crooks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Inside Sales

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

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start out at the beginning of your career.

    Will teach you the sink or swim mentality. As well as Evolve or Perish.

    Introduction to a variety of skills. You will have no other choice but to wear many hats.

    You will gain great experience managing a variety of accounts and people.

    Cons

    Unreal work environment and expectations.

    Really High Turn over.

    Survival of the fittest, and whoever is the best at politics.

    No real management or leadership. You are setup to fail.

    You are payed pennies on the dollar but promised the world. Also, the world's worst benefits & time off policies.

    Not a team environment.

    Once you learn everything you can, which is generally within 6 months. There is nowhere to go, job will not change, monotony and complacency become the accepted norm day in and day out.

    Recognition is seldom given.

    If possible work for this company Aurora, Illinois and things will be completely different.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The supply chain management are very subjective and disorganized.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent but was not increasing

    Cons

    very proor management. Extreme favoritism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act as professonals and show all employees respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Optimum Nutrition: A Great Starter Job, But Don't Stay Long

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Aurora, IL

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc.

    Pros

    Optimum Nutrition affords you the chance to work with a diverse group of career-minded individuals on a number of creative projects. It's a great place to get started in your career, and they do a somewhat respectable job of trying to foster a productive environment that makes you feel as if you're part of a family.

    Cons

    I think there's a bit of a disconnect between the upper management and regular employees (financially and emotionally) which leads the lower-level to feel micromanaged. It's unfortunate, but it seems you can put in your time there and, while you get to work on a variety of projects, the upper management tends to be extremely critical and fickle when it comes to your contributions. In the end, the job becomes stagnant and you feel as if your career's not moving forward in the way that it should.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's hard to know what to say because you never know how it will be received and interpreted, but I think the most important thing is to trust in its people. Trust is a very powerful concept in the workplace. If they can trust their employees and show that they trust them, I think it's going to be a more relaxed (but no less productive) workplace. And, really listen to what the worker-bees have to say; the more receptive you are to things, the better/easier the company will be able to adapt and maintain its success as time goes on.

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