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"Fast (paced), fun, and fantastic"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Agent/Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Agent/Recruiter in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

It's kind of the best of both worlds. Vitamin T is a start-up with the backing of a mature company thats been in the creative staffing business for 25 years. If you like change, if you like creative and if you like building a business from scratch, this is the place for you.

Cons

If you're not "good" with time management, this is not the place for you. We have ambitious goals, thankfully there's plenty of help to get there. Yet, not everyone can hang with being held accountable to specific goals under tight deadlines.

Other Employee Reviews for Vitamin T

  1. Helpful (1)

    "They'll take care of ya."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Copywriter
    Current Freelancer - Copywriter

    Pros

    Very positive people who are really good at matching your skill set with your job of choice.

    Cons

    Nothing. nothing. nothing. nothing. nothing.

    Vitamin T Response

    Jan 30, 2017 – President

    THANK YOU! I'm Susie Hall, president of Vitamin T, and clearly you are a great copywriter with a skill for succinct, meaningful copy (well, I may be biased, but still). Seriously, if there's every ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work, But Not Forever - Business Development Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vitamin T full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO - AMAZING!
    Flexible work/life balance - they are extremely understanding of emergencies and illness. I love how my manager didn't make me feel guilty for needing to take time off. And I worked from home one day per week!
    Hawaii Beach House
    Relaxed dress code - I wore leggings and sneakers to work every day except when I had client meetings.
    Decent benefits
    Tuition Reimbursement of up to $8K per year

    Cons

    Vitamin T is EXTREMELY metrics and numbers driven... as expected because it's a staffing agency, right? WRONG! Vitamin T tracks how many connects you make with contacts you call and how many orders you bring in per week. Most staffing companies care about your activity numbers. Though both of these are important metrics to track, realistically, the expectations are stupid. I don't have control over who answers the phone when I call... I can only control how many people I reach out to. I can call the same person 5 times and never get an answer, but I don't get credit for that because that's not what they're holding me accountable for. Again... STUPID. I get the cause and effect of it where one breeds the results of the other, but you should hold people accountable for metrics they actually can control. I also think it's stupid to track FTEs and not gross profit. Why are you so focused on how many hours and people are out working instead of being more worried about how much money they're bringing the company? Again... stupid. I got put on a performance plan for FOUR WEEKS because I wasn't hitting 50 connects and putting in 5 orders per week. Not only was the performance plan STUPID, but FOUR WEEKS? That's it? They should've just fired me then because it's not possible for any sales person in this organization to be able to hit certain metrics in such a short amount of time with no leadership or direction. To ask your manager to help introduce you to contacts and old connections they have in their network and to be told that there isn't any in a metro city is just absurd. What was my activity you ask? Well... EXTREMELY high since the expectations were extremely unrealistic. Yet, was I ever praised for making 500 calls in a week? Nope. Just condemned for NOT bringing in 5 orders and connecting with 50 people. Talk about undervalued. It's a revolving door around here for employees because of management expectations. I've never been in a company that held you accountable for metrics they weren't trying to help you reach.

    And let's not forget some other cons:

    Commission Structure is terrible, so if you're in a market that isn't doing well, you won't make any good money.

    Clique-y. It's all about friendships and relationships. Management will look out for you if you're their friend, but if you have no working or personal relationship with the manager, you can forget about them trying to help you. Privileges and incentives are given to friends of managers, not everyone else, so you can bet that you'll be promoted if you and the manager go out every Friday over the person who is actually the TOP performer on the team.

    Management will make up lies about you in WRITING and send them to HR.

    Managers who are in management shouldn't be. A lot of them use their own biased in the job that not only leads to neglect of employees, but a lack of investment in their growth.

    Company is more focused on the quantity of EVERYTHING than the quality.

    You will have meetings everyday talking about the same things. Your manager will ask what orders are coming in for that DAY, and you better have an answer ready. And if you don't have any to mention, he/she won't provide any suggestions or interject themselves in the process to help you hit your goals.

    Tenure is more important than ability, skills and production. If you're new and not producing, you'll be fired before the person who's been there for 5 years and hasn't produced. And they'll put the worst possible people in management and senior positions to train and then ask questions as to why the market isn't performing. Well... your management choice has a lot to do with that, Vitamin T.

    Most of the managers and senior level folks in the company input things in the system for the sake of having a number calculated, but won't ACTUALLY have done the work.

    I have friends who still work for Vitamin T who have so many complaints about the managers and the expectations. My advice... if you're in sales and looking to be successful, Vitamin T isn't the place. Trust me.

    Advice to Management

    Change your sales processes. You wonder why the company is tanking? It's because you have lazy people working in sales who aren't hitting the phones and lazy people in management who don't want to take the initiative to help in professional development. And if it isn't about how to make money, why is FTEs more important than gross profit? Again... cause and effect, but FTEs won't make you money. GP will.

    Vitamin T Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – President

    Very disappointed to read this. This is Susie Hall, president of Vitamin T (likely you expected my response since you worked here!), and I genuinely wish you had reached out directly before you left ... More

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