Vitamin World Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Pros
  • I had an amazing store manager and learned A LOT about the products (in 6 reviews)

  • Decent employee discount and semi flexible schedule (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management will let bad store managers run rampant if they produce good numbers (in 17 reviews)

  • The average sale is a complete joke (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Vitamin World part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Employee discount is the best if you use supps. Atmosphere is pretty laid back overall. Will work with you over your schedule.

    Cons

    You have quotas to hit, but not as many as some other retailers. Commission is very low and they will only give higher commission on select products for a short time.

    Advice to Management

    Management could be more proactive on getting to know their staff more personally including their part timers too.

  2. Second Assitant Manager

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    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Second Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Vitamin World part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot of about nutrition that you can use in the 'real world'
    Very flexible hours when you give notice
    Friendly (for the most part) work environment

    Cons

    Standing for long periods of time on end
    No pay raise, constant minimum wage even for high sellers
    Good chance for upward mobility, but lack of pay makes it not worth it to do so
    Disrespectful customers just like any other retail job

    Advice to Management

    Let everyone know that it is a collaborative effort. We are all here for one reason, to make money, build relationships with customers and have fun. Vitamin World itself needs to stop lowering commission rates and asking workers for more work with no more benefits.

  3. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin World full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good training on product,I enjoyed the customer interactions

    Cons

    Poor hourly pay and no advancement opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Pressured selling to customers not beneficial to sales, programs are helpful to build the sale, to be threatened with write up if not used creates a hostile environment

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  5. Working at Vitamin world was a nice experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin World

    Pros

    Great staff, good customers, pretty laid back

    Cons

    Home Office never wanted to change with the times

    Advice to Management

    If you don't evolve you will become extinct

  6. Pretty fair company for the most part

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    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - First Assistant Manager in Elizabeth, NJ

    I worked at Vitamin World

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

    Pros

    Training on nutrition was a plus they let you get certified for free

    Cons

    Work on base pay and commission only con if your not a sales person otherwise it's fabulous but there's a lot of competition and sketchy co workers fighting for sales

    Advice to Management

    Too many planogram changes leaves less focus on the customers needs

  7. Helpful (2)

    Vitamin Word Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin World

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

    Pros

    Very reasonable cost for health benefits and great employee discounts.

    Cons

    The pay for managers and assistant managers is too low to keep good help for very long. Comission was cut across the board twice in the last three years.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay and commission for full time employees.

  8. Loved working with my team and manger

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    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant
    Former Employee - Part Time Assistant

    I worked at Vitamin World part-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Commission plus hourly. Paid weekly. Holiday pay even for part time. Flexibility with schedule. Again depending on manager. Good for a second income

    Cons

    Associates stealing your sales which means less commission. Depends on your management to control that. High turnover in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Better hourly wage to start. Yearly raises would be nice. Didn't see any in the 5 years I was there.

  9. Was great, now there is not much left

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Columbus, OH

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

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

    Pros

    75% discount on all Vitamin World products is the only benefit left that the company hasn't taken away over the last 2 and a half years. If you love supplements, this a huge plus.

    Cons

    Too many to name, but I will try. Very low pay for store managers. They just decreased the commission once again. Which caused many good managers to leave, creating even more turn over within the company. No clear direction as to the companies future. Very low morale in most stores.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the managers that do put out good numbers for you, and pay them what they deserve. Stop being unrealistic by paying managers a Ford Focus type salary, and expecting a Mustangs performance.

  10. Gemeral managet

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Vitamin World

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

    Pros

    Not much time has to be spent on closing so get out on time

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement

  11. Love hate relationship

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, work to life balance. Commission plus hourly is nice. Great people to work for great products to buy. High quality

    Cons

    Too many coupons too confusing for customers. Unrealistic goals with the amount of coupons sent out. Not a consistent customer base, can be slow at times.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sending out coupons and still to monthly sales. Don't give product away for free and still expect employees to make individual goals.

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