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Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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  1. "Good starting point"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company provides a great atmosphere for learning and innovation. If you are a person that likes pioneering projects and implementing your own ideas, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Unfortunately they do not provide an incentive to stay with the company for the long term. There is lots of room to grow skill wise, but very little room to grow money wise.


  2. "Long term job seekers need not apply"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - DSD Inventory Controller in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - DSD Inventory Controller in Weston, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good product, does exactly what it says on the tin.
    The owner, his wife and family while perhaps a bit eccentric were very nice people. I wish they had been in the office more.

    Cons

    Bad management. No reviews and you'll never get additional pay or a raise regardless of performance. Management is filled with dinosaurs that don't understand basics of computers. Can count the times I had to show managers basic excel functions and even simpler tasks like how to re-scale and print documents. Unacceptable for people in a high position to be so ignorant of technology in this day and age.
    Serious problems with production capability. Never enough product made and constant shortages of best sellers. In house production is far below capacity due to lack of equipment and planning. Half of the production facility is never in use.
    Technology hopelessly outdated. Company wastes huge amounts of time in the field and in the office because of poor software and hardware. Sales reps in the field do not receive proper training for the equipment and nobody in the home office is well versed in its use and able to answer questions. All technical issues are either thrown at a single uncaring/overworked IT worker or directed to software support lines where you will be lucky to ever hear back.
    Order processing department a complete mess due to aforementioned IT issues. Your ability to survive is dependent on how well you can navigate the very poorly optimized software tools.
    Bad company culture and mistrust. Company does not promote from within and hires from direct competitors. Managers lie to sales reps on a near daily basis in regards to products, timing of shipments etc. Management will say any and everything to end a call/email chain before saying anything close to the truth. Management fires employees with no reason given and without warning.
    Management does not value input of its workers. If they ask, its only so you can smile, nod and agree. They want validation, not real input.
    Huge amounts of waste in nearly all departments. Fleet vehicles are not serviced properly and employees are not held accountable for damage they cause due to negligence. Management hires friends and does not treat people fairly based on experience and numbers. We had sales guys that knocked it out of the park everyday but couldn't get one iota of recognition and had to constantly fight to get support. Meanwhile sales reps who were hired by newly brought in managers from former competitors would prop up personnel they hired by inflating sales numbers and low balling sales goals for certain routes.
    Company has money/legal issues on a regular basis. If you are let go, don't expect severance or even a pay out for your remaining vacation balance regardless of your position.

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable. Middle mangement in the company lies till they are blue in the face. If the CEO cares about his brand, he needs to axe the yes men and get some people in willing to take a risk and make real changes. As it stands everything I was saw was alot of talk and a new coat of paint. Not much else.
    Spend the money for better software and tools. Buying iphones and a sales app doesn't help if you don't pay to get someone in house trained on its use.


  3. "Quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) full-time

    Pros

    The Company is really growing

    Cons

    the company have not procesess

    Advice to Management

    get rid off all old managers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Look for something else"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No Pro's at all. If I knew how it was before, I would have never applied!

    Cons

    Poor communication, no respect for people, poor management, lack of professionalism, atmosphere when sharing opinions, Yes Sir culture

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the upper management, hire professionals, having models working also in sales and marketing is something should change as their knowledge is very very limited.


  6. "Web Designer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Weston, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The team is small and friendly. They tend to work out with each other and do activities outside the work place. Like a family.

    Cons

    THE WRATH OF JACK OWOC! This guy is reckless. He doesn't know what he wants. He goes against his own rules. He talks maliciously about the people he does business with. Its his way & the highway. You don't really know if or when you get fired, but just know it can happen at any time if Jack feels like it.

    Advice to Management

    There's no real advice to be given here. Jack does what Jack wants to do. He may be successful in his own right, but he doesn't really want to see the succession of others.


  7. "Production"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is one of those company where you treat it has a pit stop until you can get something better.

    Cons

    Treat employees like crop. Would not recommend anyone to work there. Employees are treated like second class citizens. Management does not care about hiring quality people.


  8. "Great experience but wouldn't go back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I had an amazing supervisor.

    Cons

    Employees in my department were very unfriendly.


  9. "Good"

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

    Pros

    Good Company to work for

    Cons

    Nothing bad to work for


  10. "Keep looking"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    It's located in Fort Lauderdale.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and management. No planning. Poor business processes.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to lead, motive, and plan.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "The Worst Beverage Company Ever!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Weston, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Weston, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vital Pharmaceuticals (VPX) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No Pro's to share...VPX is a Company I highly recommend everyone stay far away from. It's a nightmare from day one and you won't last long under the mismanagement.

    Cons

    No 401K, poor medical/dental benefits, no reimbursement for cell phone, no reimbursement for home office internet, all work related travel needs to be approved by CFO, questioned weekly regarding legitimate work expenses.

    The average length of employment for a Regional Sales Manager or Key Management Manager at VPX is less than a year. You are setup to fail from day one.

    The leaders are ineffective communicators, offer no guidance or direction, unethical, weekly threats regarding job security and have big ego's to go with little knowledge of the DSD network.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company before the bank closes the doors. How do you expect to be a player in the Energy drink category when you have the following issues...out of stocks on a weekly basis, no POS or display equipment for distributors or sales team to utilize, no slotting payments for chains, worst distributor contract in the beverage industry, poor reputation with distributors/chains and the most unethical management team.

    Finally...the BANG swimsuit line is not going to save your company. Your a beverage company not a swimsuit company.



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