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Updated Jun 21, 2019

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2.8
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Optimum Nutrition, Inc. CEO Hugh McGuire (no image)
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10 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Jun 21, 2019 - Pricing Analyst in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Everything! This place really takes care of its employees. Great benefits, laid-back environment, a place where you don't mind putting in 14 hours a day if needed.

    Cons

    The company is becoming larger and larger. Perhaps the focus on employee development isn't there as much as it used to be.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee

    A poor place to work long-term due to no career advancement and low pay with outrageously high expectations.

    Feb 6, 2015 - Cannot Say in Aurora, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    It is a nice place to start out. You will meet many great people, learn how things work, and observe a lot about the culture. You will gain valuable experience on many projects and interact with a diverse surrounding. The benefits are decent and depending on the immediate people around you, it can be a very fun atmosphere. If you join a department with a great Director or VP, you will love it.

    Cons

    With the workload you are given, you will likely put in much overtime without recognition or appreciation. Turnover overall is pretty high. The medical insurance is high. Some department heads play favorites and target those they don't like by setting them up to fail. Sometimes you will witness the worst disrespect you can imagine in a workplace, and the higher paid individual will get away with it. If you are not a favorite, your suggestions for anything will not matter, even if it could help the company. The values are a joke only because they are not followed and preached by some who are hypocrites.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  3. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Optimum Nutrition: A Great Starter Job, But Don't Stay Long

    Jun 12, 2008 - Copywriter in Aurora, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Optimum Nutrition affords you the chance to work with a diverse group of career-minded individuals on a number of creative projects. It's a great place to get started in your career, and they do a somewhat respectable job of trying to foster a productive environment that makes you feel as if you're part of a family.

    Cons

    I think there's a bit of a disconnect between the upper management and regular employees (financially and emotionally) which leads the lower-level to feel micromanaged. It's unfortunate, but it seems you can put in your time there and, while you get to work on a variety of projects, the upper management tends to be extremely critical and fickle when it comes to your contributions. In the end, the job becomes stagnant and you feel as if your career's not moving forward in the way that it should.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  4. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Inside Sales

    Jul 30, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to start out at the beginning of your career. Will teach you the sink or swim mentality. As well as Evolve or Perish. Introduction to a variety of skills. You will have no other choice but to wear many hats. You will gain great experience managing a variety of accounts and people.

    Cons

    Unreal work environment and expectations. Really High Turn over. Survival of the fittest, and whoever is the best at politics. No real management or leadership. You are setup to fail. You are payed pennies on the dollar but promised the world. Also, the world's worst benefits & time off policies. Not a team environment. Once you learn everything you can, which is generally within 6 months. There is nowhere to go, job will not change, monotony and complacency become the accepted norm day in and day out. Recognition is seldom given. If possible work for this company Aurora, Illinois and things will be completely different.

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    3 people found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    OK Company - Good for those who don't want to grow...

    Apr 25, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very good benefits, some good managers, exponential growth, job security

    Cons

    Company lacks culture of employee growth, no training, no mentoring, straight to work, seems to treat employees differently, to much influx from Ireland where Group is based off - no employee growth program son local level, lack of good working conditions in manufacturing facilities

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    ON

    Jul 21, 2015 -  in Aurora, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A great group of people that are very fun to work with. Such a positive, innovative energy! Truly a family that has each others best interests in heart. An environment where people work to help each other rather than compete against each other

    Cons

    Communication can be difficult and because it is a very fast growing company, more responsibilities are handed out than some individuals may be familiar with

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  7. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Operations controller

    Dec 9, 2015 - Operations Controller in Aurora, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    A good place with excellent benefits and career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    High turnover rate. Including management and professional experienced staff leaving the company.

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    2 people found this review helpful
  8. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    machine operator

    Jan 20, 2016 - Tablet Machine Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommend
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    Pros

    very fast pasted job nice people to work with.

    Cons

    job ended to soon needed a bigger plant.

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    warehouse working

    Nov 12, 2015 - Purchasing/Shipping/Receiving Specialist in Aurora, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Very busy. not all locations are like this.

    Cons

    They do not deal effect with people that need guidance to make them better. its a warehouse so not greatest environment. very childish. Fire people instead of dealing with actual problems. so it happens repeatedly. Not a good environment for females to work within warehouse.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    POOR MANAGEMENT

    Jul 15, 2015 - Quality Assurance Technician in Lansing, IL
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Several learning opportunities available for entry level manufacturing employees due to continuous production mistakes

    Cons

    Very poor management, no accountability, no root cause analysis on issues, low employee morale, and EXTREMELY low grade pay. This is not a company that you can retire from unless you are amongst the idiots placed in managerial positions.

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    2 people found this review helpful
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