Vitamin Shoppe Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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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. Assistant Manager

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The company likes to promote from within, Daily tasks aren't complex or numerous, very relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Starting wages are low for amount of information expected to know. Communication is very corporate influenced.

    Advice to Management

    Backing up your employees should come before customer retention. Also ADVERTISE.

  2. Forgetting why we are here!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You are able to train associates on different products in the store. You also meet new people and have the regular customers that you talk with weekly

    Cons

    Too many daily store task that the customers do not care about and it seems to be growing daily. The hours that the receive do not match for the tasks that need to get done.You are always having to do something new just depending on what the direction is from the RD and DM

    Advice to Management

    Cut out some of the daily task and get back to taking care of the customers with the whole team. When somebody is doing a task it is taking away from helping customers.

  3. manager

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    Current Employee - ASM in Trenton, NJ
    Current Employee - ASM in Trenton, NJ

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    good pricing great customers

    Cons

    Upper management makes an employee miserable so they quit or cut their hours to bare minimum so they seek employment elsewhere. Upper management cheats on time clock and has a history of having someone clock them in. Upper management parties and has a drinkers attitude. Good managers are terminated for whatever reason while the disliked manager is kept on duty. Scheduling is MOST unhealthy for a company who sells natural health!

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at long time employees. Looking good on paper means nothing.

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  5. keyholder

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    For retail its not bad. Love all my coworkers. Good benefits. Positive work environment.

    Cons

    Keyholders only guarantied to get 30 hours a week at full time. Low pay for position.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people more and you will have less turnover.

  6. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great discount on home brand products. First to know about up and coming new products.

    Cons

    Very low pay in management positions. Company policies change constantly. Shipments were always mixed up. Product availability in store was becoming more scarce.

    Advice to Management

    Regional and district managers should strive to provide better help and seek out answers for their team. Store managers and assistant managers should be compensated more.

  7. Health Enthusist

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe full-time

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

    Pros

    Pay is above most in region

    Cons

    Not much to complain about, decent company

  8. Ups and Downs

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe

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

    Pros

    Ability to learn, deep relationship with customers

    Cons

    Salary doesn't match job requirements

    Advice to Management

    Backbone

  9. Helpful (1)

    Key Holder

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    Current Employee - Key Holder
    Current Employee - Key Holder

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere and most of the people I've worked with are really nice and good people.

    Cons

    At times I have to deal with idiot customers and some of the people I've worked with don't have the most common sense.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the morale up and have fun, we understand that you're in a higher position than us but be humble enough to do our jobs with us.

  10. Its an awesome store, enviornment is so relaxing

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    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Edgewater, NJ
    Current Employee - Health Enthusiast in Edgewater, NJ

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

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

    Pros

    Literally everything about the place, flexible hours, great management

    Cons

    Um standing all day but besides that maybee the ocastional rude customer but thats it

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, youre doing great!

  11. The Shoppé

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe

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

    Pros

    You learn alot...awesome staff.... free samples... decent discount

    Cons

    People swear you are a doctor. .....too much to learn not enough pay

    Advice to Management

    Increase wage

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