The Vitamin Shoppe Employee Reviews

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Vitamin and supplement store
Assistant Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Jensen Beach, FLSeptember 26, 2016
Has good store hours and has very knowledgeable employees. They train you to have great knowledge of vitamins and supplements. YOu have to help keep the store clean, educate and greet customers, upsell products and put away inventory as per there are two product deliveries a week. Great benefits, and room for advancement with the company.
Pros
benefits and product education
Cons
working sundays
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boring
Health Enthusiast (Current Employee) –  Saint Petersburg, FLSeptember 25, 2016
as a part timer, the hardest thing you have to do is learn where each product is and be ready for a weird question about a supplement. youll get the hang of it within 2 months, ive been working here about a year now without getting promoted and its tiring because ive been told to always be doing a good job.
Pros
good raises, discounts.
Cons
no advancement, boring.
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Could be better
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 24, 2016
It's a hit or miss with this company. Certain managers are great and some will make your life miserable. Hours also depend on how the stores run and how much staff is there.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Rude staff
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Helped my management skills
Manager (Former Employee) –  Delaware, OHSeptember 13, 2016
Working here helped me with my management skills and how to delicate tasks to employees. I also learned more about health and how living a healthy life style will help you live a better and healthier life.
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So Far So Good
Key Holder (Current Employee) –  Sandy Springs, GASeptember 7, 2016
I have only worked for the company for about 3 months. So far I like what I see. They really care about helping customer's with health, fitness, and wellness needs.
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Knowledgeable atmosphere with a great positive environment.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYAugust 30, 2016
A typical work day consists of me helping guest with their health and wellness needs. I've learned a lot about the body and how it works. I manage a team of four people.
Pros
You get a chance to see people reach their health goals.
Cons
The chip card reader is always on the fritz.
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Good hours, great team, fun environment, decent pay for full-time, and great place for networking
Manager (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 26, 2016
Management is good with working with your personal schedule, good benefits, fun and fast paced environment, great co-workers, thorough training, and good opportunities for advancement.
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Descent place to work.
Health Enthusiast (Former Employee) –  Tyler, TXAugust 23, 2016
More for the younger crowed, because of the Sports Nutrition, the Company prides themselves on and their training is
very informational and beneficial for the employees and customers. Assisting and educating the Customers with the knowledge of products regarding their health goals,was very rewarding.
Pros
They are upon the Trends regarding Health issues.
Cons
Not good time management, especially during times shipment being received.
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Awesome
Health Educator (Former Employee) –  Williamsville, NYAugust 22, 2016
Great work place, would recommend to anyone. Great benefits if you use supplements. People are awesome. Discount is amazing.
Pros
Discounts
Cons
None
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Well established company
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Toms River, NJAugust 16, 2016
Typical day at work consisted of maintaining proper inventory and professional appearance of store front. Greeting customers with understanding and knowledgeable assistance of products to meet specific needs. Learned through training program about the products being sold and benefits products had on the human body. Management at the time was a little to be desired; however, management as a whole was fantastic. Hardest part of the job was convincing customers to purchase certain products based of benefit to their health, rather than benefit to my compensation. Most enjoyable part of the job was everything learned in time spent in career.
Pros
Knowledge of products
Cons
management
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Great place to start from the bottom and advance.
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIAugust 13, 2016
Work with customers to fulfill their health and wellness needs. Close knit management team. Hardest part of the job trying to make sales numbers.
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Realistic sales goals and friendly environment
Health Enthusiast (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAAugust 11, 2016
This company provides a low-stress environment with easy to reach sales goals. The hours could be better, but it is great for anyone in school or interested in the health industry
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Poor Management, Poor Company Results
Inventory Manager (Former Employee) –  Secaucus, NJAugust 10, 2016
As a former employee, I strongly urge potential applicants to reconsider hitting the 'Submit' button when completing an application for a role with The Vitamin Shoppe.

Although the company's recent financial results should speak for themselves, it cannot be understated that The Vitamin Shoppe is an organization clearly moving in a southward direction. Arrogant, underperforming executive managers need to be replaced. Top-level decision making has negatively impacted the organizational culture, and the attrition rate (especially among certain departments) is embarrassingly high.

Applicants to Marketing and Merchandising roles may be okay, as the company's new CEO is a merchant at heart and the entirety of his investment in human resources reflects this orientation. Applications to other non-customer facing roles, though, should absolutely steer clear - it's not the place to grow!
Pros
Free samples, Summer Friday hours, Casual dress code
Cons
Poor Company Results, Little Opportunity for Growth, Management Incompetence, Management Relationships built on Nepotism
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An excellent place to work, Great atmosphere, enthusiastic staff
Key Holder (Former Employee) –  Pompano Beach, FLAugust 2, 2016
The vitamin Shoppe was an excellent place to work I used to come in every day with a smile on my face ready to conquer the days goals with my team and help everybody to the the Fullest extent. A typical day of work consisted of helping every customer that came into the store with their needs and questions, stocking and cleaning shelves, helping the other employees, and managing the employees under me. I learned a vast amount of information when it came to the supplements and ingredients and how they interacted with your body. The most enjoyable part of working out the vitamin Shoppe was being able to come in every day and know that I am welcomed and that everybody was there to help each other and work as a team and that the atmosphere was incredible.
Pros
discounted products, meeting new people, fun and enjoyable atmosphere
Cons
corporate was very strict
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Good Luck
Health Enthusiast (Current Employee) –  Daytona Beach, FLJuly 22, 2016
If you like to be disrespected a good amount of the time by your co-workers and work 3.5 hour shifts, this is the job for you.
Pros
Free sample supplements
Cons
Horrible management
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Great fun to work but knowledge is power.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  San Jose, CAJuly 19, 2016
Working for Vitamin Shoppe is challenging but working hard never stopped me from anything. Loved the environment and the people.
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Good Starter Job
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLJuly 14, 2016
I have a very mixed feeling about Vitamin Shoppe. Starting from just part-time help to an Assistant Manager, I began to notice the typical faults of a retail company that looses site on their employees and focus on numbers. Very micro-managing from the district managers and it is less about customer service than it is selling them a product, and other small items to a make a, "full basket". Yes that is an actual quote from one of the training guides, for what you are expected to do for each customer and that is to, "fill the basket". Beyond that I also felt very under appreciated for the work I was doing as well as severely under paid.
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Great place to work
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJune 29, 2016
Great place to work. Good work/life balance and amazing company culture. Well established retailer with growth opportunity. If you are comfortable with customer interaction and a wide variety of products you will love this job.
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Alright
Health Enthusiast (Current Employee) –  Brooklyn, NYJune 26, 2016
Good if youre going to college. Pretty easy work but can really get repetitive and there are many rules.
Helping customers is the best part of the job and you really learn alot
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Good place to work for
Store Manager (Former Employee) –  Okemos, MIJune 20, 2016
Good place to work for unless it comes to having to let someone go then its a complete hassle even if the person needs to be terminated asap.
Pros
great pay, pto, fmla, benefits, etc
Cons
higher management, letting people go, staffing, etc
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3.6
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