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Optimum Nutrition, Inc. Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "machine operator"

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    Former Employee - Tablet Machine Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Tablet Machine Operator in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very fast pasted job nice people to work with.

    Cons

    job ended to soon needed a bigger plant.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Do not consider this place!"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Quality Control in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    4 weeks vacation and medical benefits.

    Cons

    No winning culture or competent management. Favoritism and racism are left unchecked. Unqualified employees rising through the ranks.

    Advice to Management

    Be competent, be fair, learn how to lead, learn how to teach. Listen to everyone from all levels of the business. Most of all, humble yourself. You don't have all the answers!

  3. "Operations controller"

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    Former Employee - Operations Controller in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Operations Controller in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good place with excellent benefits and career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep the employees with better experience.


  4. "warehouse working"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing/Shipping/Receiving Specialist in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Purchasing/Shipping/Receiving Specialist in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (More than 3 years)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Do better as management with protecting your female employees and uplifting people rather than just ignoring issues or firing people.


  5. "ON"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. (Less than a year)

    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "POOR MANAGEMENT"

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    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Lansing, IL
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance Technician in Lansing, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the purse strings so that you can actually attract people with solid experience and encourage the hard working loyal employees you already have to stay long term. Stop placing people you "like" in management positions and start promoting people who deserve it.


  7. Helpful (1)

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

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    Former Employee - Cannot Say in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Cannot Say in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Treat others the way you desire and expect to be treated. Have an ounce of empathy sometimes. Trust your employees and seek the advice of your team at staff meetings at least occasionally. Be fair and practice what you preach. For those who do this, know you do not look good putting others down or constantly being negative about your staff. Self-reflect and review business ethics so they become standard in your daily interactions.

  8. "Blender operator"

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    Former Employee - Blender Operator in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Blender Operator in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you know what to expect every day. shifts are also consistent. it's not like most companies where your schedules always change

    Cons

    this company does not hire a lot of new people. they use staffing agencieswhich is cheaper for them and they have no responsibility for medical benefits. managers are very disgruntled when dealing with employees. They almost feel godlike.

    Advice to Management

    do not you staffing agencies they are crooks.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (More than 3 years)

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Get some.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "The supply chain management are very subjective and disorganized."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aurora, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optimum Nutrition, Inc. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent but was not increasing

    Cons

    very proor management. Extreme favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Act as professonals and show all employees respect.


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