Vitamin Shoppe

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Vitamin Shoppe Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
305 Reviews
2.8
305 Reviews
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Vitamin Shoppe CEO Anthony N. Truesdale
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • This is a great place to work if you enjoy health and wellness and don't mind the retail grind (in 11 reviews)

  • Employee discount was great once it was changed, 40% VSB products and 20% on everything else (in 20 reviews)


Cons
  • Store managers that do not do their job and get away with time stealing for months on end (in 25 reviews)

  • If upper management knew wat i know some of them wouldn't be at their jobs (in 24 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Growth, coaching, gain healthy knowledge, rewarding job!

    Cons

    Retail job = retail hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great job if you are in school and looking to learn more about supplements.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible with school schedule. Learn a lot about supplements.

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest. Expect a lot for little pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize employees

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

    It has been ok.

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    The discount. You get a great discount and learn a lot about products.

    Cons

    Regional and district managers can take advantage of you.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Growing company with fun culture

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Fast paced high growth retailer with health and wellness culture

    Cons

    Growth is slow In some departments

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I love working there. I just don't like the pay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Discount
    Knowledge obtained
    Customers
    Benefits
    Experience with possibly changing someones life

    Cons

    Pay
    Need more hours
    Lack of break room
    No overtime
    Management bypasses the hard workers for the buttkissers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who are on the front lines.

  7.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Walnut Creek, CA

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    always work, small store, bonus if sales goals are met, and room for advancement

    Cons

    low pay and very little over time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay you employees enough to live on

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Decent Job, but Don't Make it Permanent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Key Holder in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Promotions can come quickly if you work hard, it can be nice selling what you enjoy if you're a healthier person

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, lots of busy work most of the time, bonuses are few and far between

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lower bonus qualifications, "there is always something to do" is not necessarily true.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a company to go to if you like efficiency.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Highland, IN
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Highland, IN

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    You wont get fired even if you totally suck

    Cons

    They wont fire the people that need to be booted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1Fix your Computer systems!!! The year is 2014 not 1989! 2 Hire people at payroll that at least know how to say "Hi my name is____, I am from payroll" instead of letting the first words that come out of their mouth when you pick up the phone be, "Hey whys your timecard messed up?" 3. STOP USING CARD BOARD DISPLAYS! This is not a Yard Sale 4. If the DMs advice causes stores to lose money FIRE THEM! 5. Stop Expanding when you have yet to better the stores you have already 6. Don't expect 80 hrs worth of work to be done if you don't pay overtime 7. INSTALL VIDEO CAMERAS IF YOU HAVE AN LP ISSUE! It is not rocket science to understand that employees are not X-Men and cannot see through shelving units especially when one is at the register and the other is helping out a customer & there are 4 separate people in the store. 8. To Hell with your vita-grins give us raises if we exceed expectations 9. Get Phones with Caller ID! 10. Stop Sucking!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Health Enthusiast

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    The continued education is a bonus.

    Cons

    This is the greediest company I've ever worked for. Takes the most and gives the least.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so knit picky about ridiculous things. Things that just don't matter. You require above board customer service. How about above board employee service. Nothing rewarding about this place at all, except maybe being able to make a difference in customers lives. But VS just does not reward its employees appropriately. To work for this company is unfulfilling, but the work and difference I make in the lives of the customers is what is fulfilling. Do a better job at keeping good people from leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not The Best

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    easy work discount is nice

    Cons

    micro management rules change daily goals are impossible to achieve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the store managers let them run the store.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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