Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage Reviews

Updated Jan 24, 2021

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Kemper Isely
349 Ratings
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  • "Home office is very disconnected from store level operations(in 71 reviews)

  • "Store managers and assistants will work ridiculous hours(in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Best treatment I’ve ever gotten as an employee <3"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Body Care Manager in Steamboat Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, an extra $1 per hour in money strictly for natural grocers, quarterly bonuses, helpful resources, amazing place to learn about health while getting paid

    Cons

    Repetitive, smaller scale (are these really cons?)

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  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time

    Pros

    Paid time off Great health and dental benefits Lots of promotions and room to move up in the company Extensive training Ethical

    Cons

    Not enough staff Outdated technology Requires you to perform a huge variety of tasks


  3. "Great discounts"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discounts, Competitive pay, Organic Produce

    Cons

    Crew is overworked which can lead to poor morale

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  4. "Great company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grocery Manager in Greeley, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, good education

    Cons

    As with most places. Sometimes you get horrible management.

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  5. "Great company to work if you're into nutition"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to a Nutritionist is pretty cool and the team has a desire for you to keep learning more.

    Cons

    Pay wasn't super competitive as you would expect.

  6. "A great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Department Manager in Vancouver, WA

    I have been working at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are all awesome, the message and principals guiding natural grocers mission is admirable

    Cons

    Structurally there are certainly opportunities to improve efficiency

  7. "Okay company, but not the best"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage full-time

    Pros

    benefits are decent, full-time is less than 40 hrs

    Cons

    management is not really that great

  8. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company cares for their employees, the management is great always being encouraging and uplifting, my coworkers are awesome. The company also gives is a dollar for every hour we work per week for vitamin bucks to use in store to spend which is a great bonus. It’s loaded every pay day.

    Cons

    I can’t think of any.

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  9. "Enjoy My Time There"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Co-Workers, Discounts, Education, VitaBucks, Customers, Great Food

    Cons

    Understaffed, Wasted Returns, Explaining Hours All the Time, Closing Shift Cashier Duties

  10. "Ethically Good Company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Good4u Crew Member in Lincoln, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company cares about its employees, its customer base, and the environment.

    Cons

    Low wage increases with promotions.

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