Pharmavite LLC
2.5 of 5 37 reviews
www.pharmavite.com Northridge, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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Doug MacLean

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27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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I worked there for nearly a year as a temp assignment through a placement agency

Supply Planning and Packaging (Former Employee)
Northridge, CA

I worked at Pharmavite LLC full-time for less than a year

ProsI was a temp and they were paying me $25.86 per hr. I worked in supply chain - production planning and packaging. I would have loved them to hire me. I especially loved my supervisor - packaging manager. The supply planning manager was also a really cool, down to earth guy.

ConsTo be honest, the people I did work with, I found very helpful. I can't speak for the whole company of course, only the people in packaging and supply planning.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great industry exposure

Manager (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Pharmavite LLC as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsBeing a mid-size company, it's a great place to gain vast experience with global nutritional products focused to meet consumer nutritional needs.

ConsSince it's still growing there are constant changes in management. Some of the long-term employees have become complacent, irreverent towards subordinates and HR is afraid to do something because of a lawsuit.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive a chance to hard working employees to grow and move up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Lots of positive change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pharmavite LLC full-time for more than a year

Prosnew leadership and consumer centric focus. very ethical.

Consconservative. the company has a fear of doing things differently.

Advice to Senior Managementtake bolder risks to stand out and win the consumer's heart.

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NOT A Good Company To Work For

Salaried Operations (Current Employee)
Opelika, AL

I have been working at Pharmavite LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsYou get a regular paycheck.

ConsExtremely micro managing site director, who dictates everything from floor sweepers to HR decisions, devaluing and demeaning employees in front of peers, favoritism runs rampid by sit director only inviting select employees to outside company activities, no support from managers to ensure success.

Advice to Senior ManagementValue and encourage your employees instead of taking them for granted and thinking of them as replaceable warm bodies.

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

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Strong Company, Solid Leaders and Values

Manager (Current Employee)
Northridge, CA

I have been working at Pharmavite LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsStrong Values
Several Employee Reward Programs
Leadership transparent regarding where the company stands

ConsGet bogged down in the amount of processes and meetings

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to improve current products (sticky gummies)
Need to develop new products (or brand) to stay competitive

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Valuable products with hopeful future - This company cares about health

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pharmavite LLC for more than a year

Prosgreat products
respected in industry
concesus managment
employees treated with respect
passion for the business
several new leadership positions filled with high quality leaders
new strategy looking hopeful
great supply chain
kind and dedicated employees
Connie is back! (CEO)

ConsNorthridge offices - not glamorous
Could be more forward thinking

Advice to Senior ManagementHigher great people train and incent them
Excelerate system and process improvements

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very good and quality

Packaging (Former Employee)
Valencia, CA

I worked at Pharmavite LLC part-time for less than a year

ProsGood working environment.
better work working experience
Very professional people
Educative

ConsI was not hired.
The Hiring agency are strict
Process of hiring took long
Workers are reserve

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Great Company offers great work/life balance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Northridge, CA

I have been working at Pharmavite LLC full-time for more than a year

ProsAccepted my position with Pharmavite for their culture. The Company cares about it's employees, great opportunities for career advancement (tuition assistance) and overall great environment.

Conscontinue to build on employee programs in process. Getting employees involved more and continue to be transparent involving employees in the company updates.

Advice to Senior Managementcontinue to build on employee programs in process. Getting employees involved more and continue to be transparent involving employees in the company updates.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sad this company treats people the way they do.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Pharmavite LLC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDecent pay. Good bonus structure.

ConsBullying is the norm, with senior management covering up for each other, strong-arming HR to do as senior management directs. Many lawsuits against them by their own employees. Everyone manages up and then treats those below them poorly, that is expected behavior by senior management.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Otsuka: Your senior management is the problem, you got rid of 2, but the others need to be cleaned out as well. It's really a poorly run company, where goals don't match outcomes and it needs to be fixed.

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

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Lack of direction and vision.

Senior Business Analyst (Current Employee)
Northridge, CA

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

Pros- People on the team are great. Friendly and helpful.
- Great deals on vitamins, but you can only buy so much.

Cons- Archaic processes. Too much manual input, especially in reporting. Need to update system.
- Lack of standardized processes.
- Lack of management support.
- Lack of ownership. People tend to CYA and put the blame else where.
- It's scary when Management refuses to listen to it's sales force. They have great input.

Advice to Senior Management- Management should really listen to input. It's a red flag if the entire sales force suggest something and they refuse to listen.

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

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