Vitamin Shoppe Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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  1. asstnt manager

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great enviorment, great opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes unreasonable goal demands

    Advice to Management

    lower goals to compete with online market


  2. Helpful (4)

    Over worked and under paid.

    • 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)

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

    Pros

    You get to build great relationships with customers. The knowledge and education the company provides it's employees is unmatched by other companies in these industry.

    Cons

    No diversity in upper management positions. Only 1 African American MM/ DM company wide. Growth stops at store manger for minorities.

    Advice to Management

    Implement diversity programs and training.


  3. Helpful (1)

    An okay job while you are looking for a real one

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    Very hard to get a raise there; the training methods for becoming a manager are boring and outdated; you get penalized as a store for not keeping an average of three items per customer, so when someone comes in for just one thing, you have to try to get them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


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  5. Health Enthuiast

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in Albany, NY
    Former Employee - Health Enthusiast in Albany, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I worked in the Albany Store and another one, best manager I've ever had at the Albany store but not all stores are the same. Often poor management and sales skills. Most employees are not enthusiastic about selling or the products.
    The discount also used to be 25% across all products which was good, then 40% on vitamin shoppe brands which include Betancourt and nutriforce but reduced the store wide discount.

    Cons

    Often poor management, with some exceptions and a lack of staff and hours led to few people in the store and often too much responsibility is put on the Senior Store Managers. Most employees are undervalued but often good employees can be rewarded well.

    Advice to Management

    Manage District Store Managers better. Many things in stores are not seen by them including poor store management and horrible employees.


  6. Assistant Store Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    Free product samples and good product knowledge training

    Cons

    Low pay, no overtime, no commission, and minimal career growth.


  7. Helpful (1)

    store manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Oceanside, CA

    I worked 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

    trained in supplements get to educate customers on products

    Cons

    store managers are not treated the same some managers are not held to the same standards as others.

    Advice to Management

    don't go in trying to change the way the store crew works crew is not mature enough to change they hire simple crewmembers and promise promotion company does not invest in management training.


  8. Helpful (3)

    it's ok

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Key Holder in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many pros to this job. It is a very easy one. Customers are usually really friendly and know what they want. I love all the people I work with. We all get along great

    Cons

    Store manager doesn't do anything. We run that store. Store manager never works 40 hrs but gets paid salary which is 45 hrs a week. Pay is very low for all the knowledge we have to know and all the responsibilities we have. Favoritism is all over the place.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay for hr employees since we are the ones there 95% of the time. Pay attention to what your employees are telling you because you will lose a lot of great hard workers if things don't change


  9. Helpful (1)

    health enthusiast

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin Shoppe

    Pros

    good discount, if you love working with supplements then you'll love this job as i did. i wish i could have furthered in it.

    Cons

    my store manager was disrespectful so i decided to quit and go back to school

    Advice to Management

    make sure you run your business properly and dont be disrespectful and youll succeed


  10. Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weehawken, NJ

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe (More than a year)

    Pros

    people are smart and fun to work with

    Cons

    pay is terrible and there is no track for growth within


  11. Helpful (1)

    Key Holder

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

    I have been working at Vitamin Shoppe (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed company. Has ample opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Store managers stealing time.



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