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Vitamin World Reviews

Updated March 17, 2019
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  • "Low pay, no opportunity for college grads" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Overtime is hardly approved, you'll often be kept just under full time with only the store manager having more than 36 hours/week" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "If you met your goals, you'd start earning minimum commission"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin World part-time

    Pros

    Manager cared about it's employees

    Cons

    Low salary and minimal hours


  2. "Basic sales job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Vitamin World part-time

    Pros

    What youd expect in sales

    Cons

    it sales it really isnt that great

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A Company With No Direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitamin World full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment with a desire to keep the business afloat. Parent company has deep pockets that should eliminate financial bumps in the road.

    Cons

    A complete lack of direction from the top. Company changes objectives on a daily basis and backtracks on important decisions. Benefits have been cut over and over with no communications on how to improve things. Transparency of the status of the company is missing at every step and the overall feeling is 'do more with less'. Company is run with a 'spreadsheet' point of view instead of looking at the business as a group of people trying to do what is best. Zero interest has been shown to improve morale. Conflicts of interest arise and everyone shrugs their shoulders.


  4. "It was good experience"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vitamin World part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefit was good. I can buy vitamin really good price as employee benefit.

    Cons

    main office communication was not great at that time.


  5. "Not too bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smithfield, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smithfield, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hefty discounts on store brand items

    Cons

    Required to sell store brand items, even if not good quality.


  6. "Restructuring ruined a great company"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vitamin World full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    In-depth learning of product knowledge, team environment, easy daily tasks,

    Cons

    Regional and corporate management is a mess. Constant changes in management, sales tactics and deterioration of brand makes it hard to sell to old NBTY customers, Chief financial officer openly stated NOT expect any wage increases ( Low Paying Job with decreasing commissions) ,


  7. "2nd Assistant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Second Assistant Manager in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Cool discounts on fitness supplements!

    Cons

    Uncomfortable uniform, aggressive sales techniques, no competitive pay!

    Advice to Management

    Revamp store

  8. "Retail Sales Associate"

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vitamin World full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great sales training
    Fun atmosphere
    Plenty of downtime depending on location
    Great discount and Commission rates

    Cons

    No marketing for your store
    Outdated products
    "Knowledgeable customers"
    uncomfortable sales setting at times

    Advice to Management

    Having more than just one person in the store, along with marketing for smaller local stores. Adding a line of CBD would help as skincare products never sell currently.


  9. "Use to be better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin World part-time

    Pros

    Discounts on Vitamins and other products.

    Cons

    Too Corporate. Everything by the book.


  10. "Mismanaged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vitamin World part-time

    Pros

    Salary plus commission was a nice perk

    Cons

    Corporate is strict. Mystery shoppers. Sales quotas.