Vitamin World

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Vitamin World Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
Updated February 21, 2015
104 Reviews
2.6
104 Reviews
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Vitamin World CEO Jeffrey Nagel
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not enough room for advancement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Love hate relationship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin World

    Pros

    Discount,training,I'm trying to come up with something else that's positive but I can't.

    Cons

    Everything besides the discount.Terrible DM,awful pay,corporate sucks out your energy with all of their negativity.I can't wait to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are all foul people who could care less about the people who work the front line of your company.Please go back to selling jewelry because I can guarantee most of the employees don't want you here.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Former Manager
    Company is dying

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    Former Employee - Store Manager
    Former Employee - Store Manager

    I worked at Vitamin World full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great discount on supplements. My district manager was awesome to work with but I hear most are not. Benefits were very good.

    Cons

    The people in the home office have no idea how to run a supplement company. They want to send coupon after coupon to customers almost giving stuff away and then want to know why the huge sales goals are not being meant!
    This company won't be around much longer unless things change fast!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending out so many coupons, your conditioning the customers to wait for coupons. Either be an online company or let the stores match the online deals!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good starting job.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Vitamin World full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gave me most of the tools I needed to move on in the work force.

    Cons

    Pay sucks! If NBTY would be willing to pay the good people more... vitamin world would not be a dying company now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stoo hiring people from jewelry. It's not the same kind of selling. You have to have a passion for health and wellnes to suceed. Knowledge sells.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Decent Company, depends on manger

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager

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

    Pros

    discounts, large knowledge base, flexibility

    Cons

    pay, managers and regional reps are generally very rude and care about nothing but the bottom line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I would do it again

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Northridge, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Northridge, CA

    I worked at Vitamin World

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers and ok commision

    Cons

    They lowered commission to help fund opening new stores.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is a relaxed sales job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good for now.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD

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

    Pros

    Great environment with friendly coworkers!

    Cons

    Commission rates are very low for a sales position.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Been with the company for over five years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vitamin World

    Pros

    There use to be a lot of pros, but not anymore . The discount is good if your into the life style

    Cons

    Company is poorly run , they have no direction anymore. Upper management blows a lot smoke and promises changes that never come , and they just keep taking money away from they employees .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get up to date with world around you . Pay your employees that have stuck with you , in hopes of change . I have been with this company for over 5 years and never have seen something move back words so severely

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Employee Discounts

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lake Elsinore, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Lake Elsinore, CA

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

    Pros

    Get 40% off retail working there. Great place to work if you're taking supplements and enjoy working out. Nice commission on weekends. Satisfied with pay as a college student.

    Cons

    Not very good at teaching sales techniques to increase commission.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Teach employees proven sales techniques.

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