Compare Pharmaca vs Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage BETA

See how Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage vs. Pharmaca compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
2.6
(based on 71 reviews)
2.7
(based on 553 reviews)
Career Opportunities
2.2
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
2.3
2.8
Work-life balance
2.9
2.6
Senior Management
2.2
2.3
Culture & Values
2.8
3.1
CEO Approval
Pharmaca Ceo Richard Willis
33%Richard Willis
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Ceo Kemper Isely
32%Kemper Isely
% Recommend to a friend
37%
41%
Positive Business Outlook
30%
33%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Store Manager4 Salaries
$56,242/yr
Practitioner5 Salaries
$18/hr
Esthetician4 Salaries
$16/hr
Store Manager81 Salaries
$69,097/yr
Coach44 Salaries
$58,988/yr
Receiving Manager42 Salaries
$45,065/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Practitioners"(in 9 reviews)
"Health and wellness"(in 5 reviews)
"Employee discount"(in 47 reviews)
"Nutrition education"(in 27 reviews)
Cons
"Upper management"(in 12 reviews)
"Customer service"(in 5 reviews)
"Home office"(in 66 reviews)
"Store managers"(in 47 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Pharmaca part-time

Pros

Always learning in a wellness-centric environment.

Cons

One of the busiest location, long shifts and late shifts.

Former Employee - Cashier/Crew Member

I worked at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time for more than a year

Pros

Family-owned health food market chain that has an inspiring mission statement, and lofty goals of improving the world one-healthy grocery-shopper at a time. I felt inspired to go to work every day... knowing that I was part of such an idealistic company. Also, there are multiple opportunities for fast upward mobility!!

Cons

Some managers need to improve their coaching skills....I probably never would have left there if I had had a more supportive manager. C'est le vie...

Advice to Management

Interview Managers more thoroughly to make sure their mgmt. style matches the corporate philosophy

Job Postings