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Vitamin World Reviews

Updated July 16, 2017
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  1. "Assisant Manager"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Sunrise, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    different variety of customer

    Cons

    shift conflict do to personal reasons


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Portland, OR
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The flexibility able to take PTO days off pretty much whenever . Dress code is casual Black and Tan with black shoes pretty normal retail clothes

    Cons

    Disorganized constantly changing adds after sending out coupons so the clients get upset . Pricing is always different can change daily no lunches no breaks staffing is a single person corporation waste money on travel and signs for constantly changing adds and pay is far below avg.

    Advice to Management

    Give the stores the hours they need to be productive and stop changing the sales on the drop of a hat get organized don't run out of top sellers and have. Better relationships between the corporate office and the stores. Update Pos system so they work and get a help desk that actually knows how to help

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager over 3 years"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Douglasville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vitamin World full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great discount. PTO whenever you want to go.

    Cons

    Corporate sucks, they do not give you the hours needed to be successful. The pay is ridiculously low. You work 5 days a week and 45 hours some weeks. Over worked and under paid. The company doesn't give breaks so you work 8 hrs alone. They expect you to meet sales goals with lazy people who just want an easy part time job. They hire anyone, I worked there over 4 years and the management changed so much it was ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    The company is a joke. Do not work here.


  4. "1st assistant manager"

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    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - First Assistant Store Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount. Helping people.

    Cons

    Sucks all the way. Unirganized company. Sales change everybfew days. Low pay. As assistant i got 10.50 /h. No respect for employees. They hire anybody. One employee was a striper at night abd she had a morning job at VW. It was a messs

    Advice to Management

    Go get a life and a business 101 class at highschool.


  5. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hyattsville, MD
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Hyattsville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The customers and the staff

    Cons

    They treated the managers with no respect when on conference call they put everything on us they don't hold themselves accountable at all and very unprofessional

    Advice to Management

    I was the store manager and it sucks


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Store Managers need better Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitamin World full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Helping people.
    For those looking for a job, most if not all positions at VW are in need of staff since there is a "revolving door culture" where nobody stays very long and the company is basically used as a stepping stone until people find something better. That's the only reason for the 5 stars for career opportunities. If the pay was better the turnover would be less, as in the past.

    Cons

    Sales Management positions should never have a "cap". Allow Store Mangers the opportunity to earn an honest living and provide for there families. Stop underestimating the customers with the 4 different promotions that vary from each store to online only deals which just leave the customer feeling cheated and deceived. The customers are not stupid and they see right thru this and it's costing the company to loose loyal customers.

    Advice to Management

    The "Store Manager" is the single person with the most influence on each individual stores performance. Not the DM's or the RD's.
    SM bonuses have basically been elimated and reduced to amounts that are flat out disrespectful.
    TAKE CARE AND ADEQUATELY
    COMPENSATE the managers who single handedly can make or break your business.


  7. "District Manager"

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    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - District Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere and customer oriented

    Cons

    Top down leadership, change acquisitions

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees

  8. "Asst Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Arcadia, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Arcadia, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vitamin World part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment. Commission is great

    Cons

    Not a lot of hours or pay.

    Advice to Management

    More hours.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good If You Like Sales"

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    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous commission structure, great discount on VW brand vitamins, modest discount on other vitamins

    Cons

    It all comes down to the hard sale, and you might be tempted to compromise your ethics for the sake of the sale. Constantly changing promotions and prices that are not consistent between stores. No breaks if you're a small store, and HR does not seem to care about that?

    Advice to Management

    When you are constantly changing sales, prices, and products, it is very difficult for the employee to make the moment right for the customer. Also make sure you can provide stores with enough hours to take breaks like you are legally required to.


  10. "Decent sales job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Hours, people you work with.

    Cons

    Pay, commissions could be higher.


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