Vitamin T Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance, so long as you prioritize that for yourself (in 8 reviews)

  • Great training, processes, unlimited vacation/sick time, and (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • They'll say that work/life balance is important but it's not (in 3 reviews)

  • commission structure is poor and too many meetings (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Director, Business Development

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Astoria, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Astoria, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Team-oriented environment, fantastic ability to assert your sales and leadership skills, extremely helpful and caring upper management, great training and ramp up time. Work Hard Play Hard environment Over all push via management is to grow which benefits each team member Values work-life balance

    Cons

    Like any Staffing Agency there are daily highs and lows but there is always an immense amount of team support!

    Vitamin T Response

    Jul 27, 2015 – President

    Thanks a ton for sharing this! I know every day will not be perfect, but I am thrilled to see how supported you feel here :) After 16 years here at Aquent | Vitamin T, I still feel the very same way ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    Slave Traders

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Design in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Creative Design in Dallas, TX

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

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

    Pros

    There are not any. They routinely misrepresent jobs and salaries. They work on strip-mining college talent pools with amazing stories about what they can do for you but they don't.

    Cons

    They are complete con-artists. Avoid at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying and start paying people what they are worth.

    Vitamin T Response

    Jul 20, 2015 – President

    I am shocked to read this feedback. I've been with Aquent | Vitamin T for over 16 years and am president of Vitamin T. We pride ourselves on our ethical behavior and over 95% of the candidates we ... More


  3. Helpful (9)

    Best place I've ever worked!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - VT Talent Agent in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - VT Talent Agent in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Vitamin T full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -PTO policy is the best of the best. Get your work done and you can take off whenever you need to. Clearly, this requires communication with your team, but I've never had to stress about taking time off! -Great, positive team of leaders! Seriously- these people are so passionate about what they do. When you work for a company that cares about the work they do and the kind of things they put out into the world, great things happen. It's easy to catch a vision for what the team is trying to accomplish and people genuinely want to help others get jobs and achieve success. They are also super hands-on. I was interviewed by the President before I started. I've never heard of any other company that does that! -Open communication- Obviously regional and local teams all differ, but my experience has been that my team is just that- a TEAM. We have each others backs, there's no drama and when things don't turn out the best, we work together to make it better. Any negative reviews on here about this company can probably go back to personal experiences and people handling situations differently. But by and large, people at Vitamin T LOVE their jobs... I've literally never heard another employee complain about the company itself. -You get to meet awesome local talent. Who doesn't love making new friends? I'm on the agent side and I've never met more people in one year! My network has grown tenfold and I feel like I'm making a difference in people's lives. What's better than that!? -Pay is great! Depending on what market you work in, your bonuses could be pretty high. We are primarily salaried, but getting that quarterly check is always a great reminded of why we do what we do. They don't try and lowball you here... and raises are generous depending on your work. -HONESTY- I also love that we dont have to be cut throat to make a living in recruiting. The company is looking out for the talent and the clients at all times. Business is business, but we always try to do the right thing... no matter what. I've never felt that the company has cut corners in order to make money. -Continuous learning is valued here! VT offers almost $10k a year in continuous learning! If you want to grow personally and professionally, this is a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Like every job, you're going to have ups and downs. But having worked for a lot of different companies, I can tell you that VT does it the right way. They care about others, are transparent in their communications, value learning and growth and pay people what they're worth. HIGHLY recommend working with them either internally or on the talent side.

    Vitamin T Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – President

    YAY! Thank you so much for posting this, and I'm thrilled that you're having a wonderful experience here at Vitamin T :) If there's anything we can be doing to improve, don't hesitate to let me know ... More


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Company doesn't care about you nor will they care to help you improve

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development
    Former Employee - Business Development

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

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

    Pros

    The starting salary is decent, and they give you a company Macbook for your use. Dental insurance was very affordable. The office I was in was very roomy and aesthetically pleasing.

    Cons

    If your regional manager doesn't see potential in you, they will not hesitate to let you go. There is no warning, no talk about improvement, and the true reasons will be swept under the rug. The company also has a habit of hyping up how "cool" and "unique" and "hip" they are, and team meetings are over-saturated with fake positivity, which in turn does not leave any room for constructive criticism and nobody knows where they are lacking. There are lots of office politics and the people who kiss up to upper management are the ones who get to stay, no matter how poorly they perform.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all your employees equally, and don't play favorites. If there are issues, address them, instead of keeping them a secret.

    Vitamin T Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – President

    I'm Susie Hall, the president of Vitamin T. I'm concerned to read your review and would like to better understand what went wrong here. Please reach out to me directly at 323 475 7374 or ... More


  6. Helpful (4)

    Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Vitamin T

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Vitamin Talent connected me to the highest paying job of my career and found me countless contract opportunities. They really seem to care about connecting the right person with the job and not just filling an empty position, and they back you up if there are ever any issues.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons. I guess the only con would be working through a staffing agency, but I prefer it to "regular" job seeking because it gives contractors the time to see if it's a good fit with the employer and vice versa.

    Vitamin T Response

    Jul 10, 2015 – President

    I'm Susie Hall, president of Vitamin T, and I'm so glad to hear we've been able to help you!! Thanks for the kind words and if we can do anything more to help, don't hesitate to let us know. Thanks ... More


  7. Helpful (8)

    innovative, open to trying new things, great PTO policy, flexible with schedule/work hours/need to work remote

    • 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 T

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    open environment, innovative company (open to new ideas, values employee's opinions), room to grow, flexible with work hours/need to work remote ocasionally

    Cons

    low pay unless you're in management


  8. Helpful (5)

    Poorly run company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Vitamin T (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good introduction to several companies if you are new in the field.

    Cons

    They do not look out for the worker's interests. I worked for them under their previous two company names -- MacTemps and Aquent. Somehow I was placed on a "Do Not Hire" list even though many of the companies I worked for requested me by name. When I tried multiple times to get an explanation from their main office and left many voice mail messages, the HR department refuses to return my calls.


  9. Helpful (7)

    Unfortunate outcome

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

    I worked at Vitamin T

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

    Pros

    nice co-workers. The president means well.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE handling of transition and turn over. Lie about expectations and upper management does not handle stress or issues well. ALWAYS be on your guard and be prepare to just be let go if they feel like it.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make decisions based on feelings. Really think about the outcome of the team. Don't lie about expectations and always be transparent. Don't patronize.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Room for Improvement and Growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development
    Current Employee - Director of Business Development

    I have been working at Vitamin T full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    -outstanding president who seems to truly care about her employees -continuing education benefits that are very accessible for people eager to grow and develop individually

    Cons

    -continuous and rough transitions due to turnover are not addressed and then individuals who are performing well are penalized without annual salary increases because of poor upper management and lack of office growth -upper management seems disinterested in the real problems and just want fake and perky all the time -very political in trying to move around internally. opportunities are blocked for top performers to keep them where they are at -high turnover on sales side because the bonus structure in quite low and upper management does not care to listen to any concerns -new hires in certain offices can be very unproductive and lazy but upper management plays favorites and ignores core issues and instead ignores the top performers -claims to want "everyone's feedback" but rarely asks the important questions that you would think a staffing company of this depth wants to know--are you happy? are you job hunting? -very horizontal structure so little to zero room for growth aside from the small quarterly bonuses that take almost a year to achieve anything substantial

    Advice to Management

    -ask employees the real questions about office culture and listen -hold all agents and sales to the SAME expectations -upper management should set the example for productivity. not being unavailable on "remote" days, not responding to emails and calls, making staff feel belittled and ignored


  11. Helpful (5)

    Happy for a long, long time...

    • 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 T full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have been with the Aquent organization for most of my adult work life. This organization has afforded me growth and learning experiences that I don't believe I would have ever received anywhere else. There are SO many tenured employees here - way more than in any other staffing organization I've ever come across. That should speak volumes for the opportunities that exist. If you're successful, you can create your own path. I've seen it happen time and time again (and I've lived it). This is definitely an environment with a solid work life balance. You have to work hard, but there's a lot of respect for a person's outside life.

    Cons

    I'm pretty happy to say that I don't have really any cons to discuss - if I did, I wouldn't have lasted as long as I have at this organization.



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