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"Promotions, Commotions, and Incestious Hirings"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Vitacost full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

- Each employee gets a chair and two monitors to work on
- A filtered water system for employees
- Company recycles paper from wasted print jobs from the copy machines and converted to "notepads" for employees to use
- Company tends to hire employees that were under performers from other local companies so that they can implement those failing philosophies
- Company Handbook has no meaning, so you don't have to worry about following any of those rules & regulations
 - If you know someone already working for Vitacost, you're a "shoe-in" to working for Vitacost - apply now since there are plenty of openings, but don't think the grass is greener here
 - You're able to purchase your own pens, notepads, post-its, and any other office supplies (but definitely not from Office Depot because half of the staff at Vitacost are former employees from there) with your own earned wages as you are not allowed to order these essential supplies to work due to frugal CEO
 - You'll get promoted if you're able to use pivot tables and Excel formulas, but not based on your industry knowledge
- You get to spend lots of time away from your desk due to meetings with "executives" who delegate but really are just "YES" people and cover up mistakes and get recognized by projects actually executed by their subordinates
 - Bathrooms have toilet tissues and paper towels for drying off hands
- HR stands for Horrible Reception to employees concerns and will not dare go against an Executive although HR ethics dictate otherwise

Cons

I haven't been able to tell you everything you really need to know about this company.

Advice to Management

Enjoy your base salaries of $250K plus and your annual bonuses of 50% of your base pay while enjoying your PTO hours, but complain when your employees take PTO.

Other Employee Reviews for Vitacost

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Ready, fire, aim!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The meager 10% employee discount...which is actually less than some monthly sales.

    Cons

    When asked about all of his failed experiments while inventing the light bulb Thomas Edison said, "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Working at Vitacost's Las Vegas distribution center will be a lot like that. Processes will be introduced, changed, changed again then forgotten when something else becomes more important. Then you will be reprimanded for not taking care of all of the things that have gone wrong while you were trying to take care of the newest "important" problem. You will certainly gain an education in futility.

    Every day will be a battle. "Improvements" will be made (with very little collaborative effort) and will only serve to move the problem to another area. Only after the "better method" fails will the people who do the day-to-day work be asked for their input. At no time will failures be acknowledged.

    The word "unacceptable" will be thrown around daily. Ignorant faith will be put in the newest "this is going to double our productivity" re-design. Meanwhile you won't know who works where because of the constant movement of personnel from "this is out of control" area to "this CANNOT continue" pile of problems.

    If you want to spend 60 hours a week (getting paid for 40) beating yourself up...this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Admit that you don't have enough people to do the work then hire more people instead of working extra hours and days week after week. Treat your employees like people rather than automaton beasts of burden and SHOW them that you appreciate them rather than just talk about it. Figure out what you're doing (as a TEAM) and stick with it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "not good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitacost as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very bad to work in team as well as at organization level

    Cons

    please do not join this organization


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