Vitamin Shoppe Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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Vitamin Shoppe CEO Anthony N. Truesdale
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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. Pretty good

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Good training, fun when busy.

    Cons

    but boredom will consume you on slow days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Retail Experience

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    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Calumet City, IL
    Current Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Calumet City, IL

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

    Pros

    Low stress
    Competitive pay
    Room to move up, and cultivate skills
    An environment to succeed in

    Cons

    Retail hours, but that goes with the territory.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Great Company to work for

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    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Jupiter, FL

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

    Pros

    Good staffing, great management quality coworkers.

    Cons

    Time-Off Policies, work life balance, benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Personal growth should be allowed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Poor management hiring poor management.

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    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in Skokie, IL

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

    Pros

    Learning about supplementation, helping others.

    Cons

    Terrible management, since I've left I've heard nothing but negative still.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Participate in the work load versus "management" phone calls.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. The Vitamin Shoppe is a good place to work, especially for those in college looking for about 15-20 hours a week.

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    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Buffalo, NY
    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Buffalo, NY

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

    Pros

    The scheduling structure is steady and the hours are guaranteed every week.
    The employee discount is worthwhile and vendors give employees free full samples from time to time.
    Work isn't too hard as associates are knowledge employees. Just know your stuff and work is easy.
    Dress code is pretty lenient. You can wear a lot of clothing.

    Cons

    There's a decent amount of downtime with not a lot to do.
    No real upward movement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Review

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    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in Butler, NJ
    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in Butler, NJ

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Fun environment, non-commission based sales, always new products to learn, decent training.

    Cons

    Days can be boring when business is slow, management is shaky, high turnover rate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to adjust your pay scale and encourage retail employees to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Fun and challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    They have a great company discount.

    Cons

    Minimal room for growth within company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Fun company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Helping customers and learning a lot about products.

    Cons

    Pay is very low to amount of work you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Little opportunity for growth pay wise.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Good management experience to put on my resume, good learning environment about supplements.

    Cons

    Not high enough pay for being a key holder, limited to 30 hours per week, takes a long time to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more appreciation to the hard work the key holders put in.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. While initially great, the company went public and everything went south after all the great management left

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Help customers with help, met great people

    Cons

    Management was not on the side of the employees, money and profits started to overwhelm the atmosphere, the company preached upward mobility but kept hiring externally for management openings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go back to the day when employees were the most important asset of the company and not the shareholders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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