Vitamin Shoppe Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Vitamin Shoppe CEO Colin Watts
Colin Watts
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Pros
  • Learn a lot about health and wellness (in 11 reviews)

  • Employee discount of 25% is nice (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Abusing salary employees-Store Managers (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. Key holder

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Relaxed enviroment
    -Supplement knowledge
    -Very flexible with schedule

    Cons

    -No organization
    -Training slow
    -Moving up is not simple
    -Minimal hours even though your full time

    Advice to Management

    Check stores, customer interactions more often and have more oppoetunities available to all associates.


  2. Vitamin Shoppe Intern

    Current Employee - Web Developer Intern in Secaucus, NJ
    Current Employee - Web Developer Intern in Secaucus, NJ

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible Hours
    Comfortable Work Environment
    Dedicated and Friendly Staff

    Cons

    Work Hours capped at 40
    Inability to work using personal laptop


  3. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great store manager made the job great. Corporate has a lot of procedures, but none of them are idiotic like you find at a lot of other retail places.

    Cons

    Just isn't enough money per hour, unfortunately. It's hard to make ends meet on the salary of an entry level management position even working full time.

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any advice for management. I suppose they could increase employee pay, but I doubt that would be a feasible course of action given how thin the margins are.


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  5. The best!

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Those higher up don't keep us in the dark and take our opinions and suggestions in order to turn them into reality. It is nice to have a leadership team that cares about their field teams.

    Cons

    Rate of pay for part time employees - it varies from area to area and sometimes is just above minimum wage.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Wasn't the best but, it had its enjoyable times and I very much enjoyed the experiences I've shared with the customers.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in New York, NY

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Constantly being of help to customers, to help bridge the gap in product knowledge and ways it can effectively be applied for improved health and/or fitness goals.

    Cons

    The pay was mediocre for the skills and knowledge required to perform optimally. To be significantly great at your job you had to love it and breezy daily, which I loved. The customers will see you through your eyes the passion held but the not so great amount of hours and base pay grew disheartening and fueled my leaving. Ultimately, pushing the lengthening of the customers' item lists for the store's gain and management's bonus got me sick.

    Advice to Management

    Do better in the incentives that are provided. Raises by $.25 an hour is an insult. Find ways to increase customer service quality and less focused on pushing numbers. Again, make customer experience the primary and make it feel less as though they need to buy several items to accomplish their goals especially when self-discipline and knowledge is what is lacking, not the spending of more money for the stores and staff's gain.


  7. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great growth opportunities
    great training
    bonus incentives
    company cares about its employees and customers
    great benefits

    Cons

    over projected sales goals
    limited payroll hours to keep employee retention high

    Advice to Management

    reduce sales goals
    provide different education reimbursement incentives


  8. Helpful (2)

    asst manager

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time

    Pros

    Love learning everyday. Customers who return and look for me is awsome.the team I work with is great been with company for 71/2 years

    Cons

    When a employee gets promoted to store manager they become lazy The only people who get promoted are ones the DM likes. I do so much at work more then anyone and I can make great sales but can never get promoted WHY???.


  9. Helpful (1)

    An okay job while you are looking for a real one

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Murfreesboro, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Murfreesboro, TN

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It was nice to get discounts on products- even though it wasn't a very large one, learning about all of the products and natural remedies was cool, and getting to sample new products was cool too.

    Cons

    Very hard to get a raise there; the training methods for becoming a manager are boring and outdated; you get penalized as a store for not keeping an average of three items per customer, so when someone comes in for just one thing, you have to try to get them to buy more.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize when you have a "bad apple" on your team. Hire a team that will mesh well together to improve work place morale. It really is draining to work with someone, just the two of you, for 8-hour shifts and not like eachother.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Great until went public

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - STORE MANAGER and FIELD TRAINING MANAGER in Canonsburg, PA
    Former Employee - STORE MANAGER and FIELD TRAINING MANAGER in Canonsburg, PA

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free samples, work schedule was flexible

    Cons

    Once went public, poor leaders were brought in and destroyed the company and the attitude

    Advice to Management

    Get back to the root of the company and then you won't have to worry about profits. Get rid of dead weight in middle management to make the company run better.


  11. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Geico in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Geico in Macon, GA

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

    Pros

    if your a manager the pay is great, nice people to work with

    Cons

    have favorites and key holders are considered full time at 30 hours....which means you really cant make a living on it.



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