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"Poorly trained managers who are ineffective"

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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Seattle, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Super Supplements full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Training about supplements by vendors, discount when buying products, some great co-workers, helping customers solve their issues.

Cons

The sale to Vitamin Shoppe resulted in more of a corporate rigid feel. Benefits with Vitamin Shoppe resulted in greatly reduced alternative medical care coverage, plus some of my practitioners wouldn't deal with the new insurance company! That's what happens when the share holders are more important than the employees! So much for walking the talk.

Advice to Management

Train your managers better. Have them get HR involved when employees have complaints. Ask the sales associates periodically how their managers are doing, so you can deal with problems of ineffective managers., or when managers just don't deal with things. Get rid of the lazy employees so that the good ones just don't leave out of frustration. Check back in with employees who have been injured on the job, and may have lingering or aggravated issues and make sure to properly accommodate them. Update your sales associate job description to include may have to work 2 weeks a month removing product from the shelves, dusting product, cleaning shelves, and putting product back- not everyone wants to do that.

Other Employee Reviews for Super Supplements

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Assume Positive Intent"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Super Supplements full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Super Supplements was a fast growing and fun place to work. Most employees had an opportunity to make a difference and work was collaborative.

    Cons

    Super Supplements has been sold to Vitamin Shoppe and the corporate take-over nightmare begins. Most office employees will be fired but the distribution center remains and takes over distribution for the 17 Vitamin Shoppe stores in the area.

    Advice to Management

    It was pretty unfair to continue to hire when you were working to sell the company.


  2. "Super Supplements provided me a wonderful opportunity to grow my skills."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Super Supplements full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing team of people to work with.
    Laid back culture.
    Ability to work with minimal manager over-site.
    Great on-boarding process that made you feel part of the team right away.
    Original and fun yearly awards.
    Great supplement knowledge training for retail employees.

    Cons

    Compensation and bonuses were not that super.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunities outside of just supplement knowledge training.

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