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Reviews for The Vitamin Shoppe

Review factors

Feel-Good Factor

Company Culture
3.05
Support from management
2.67
Teamwork
3.50
Freedom to work independently
3.10
Internal Communication
2.93
Office / Work Environment
3.35
Environmental Friendliness
3.03
Work-Life Balance
3.33
Challenging Work
2.64
Inclusive / Diverse
3.40

Career factor

Gender Equality
3.68
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.59
Career Development
2.85
Overall compensation for your work
2.98
Company Image
3.12
Job Security
3.05
Handicapped Accessibility
3.62
Workplace Safety
3.73
Benefits

The following benefits are offered

Flex. working hours in 8 of 42 reviews Parking in 14 of 42 reviews Easy access to public transportation in 3 of 42 reviews Stock or equity options in 12 of 42 reviews 401(k) in 26 of 42 reviews No onsite daycare facility Reimbursed daycare in 1 of 42 reviews Ability to work remotely in 3 of 42 reviews Desirable office location in 4 of 42 reviews Tuition assistance in 3 of 42 reviews Paid Parental Leave in 3 of 42 reviews 401(k) Match in 18 of 42 reviews Flexible spending account in 8 of 42 reviews Paid time off in 24 of 42 reviews Healthcare (including vision and dental) in 25 of 42 reviews Relocation allowance in 3 of 42 reviews Life insurance in 20 of 42 reviews

The following perks are offered

On site cafeteria in 2 of 42 reviews No meal or transportation allowance Health and wellness programs in 18 of 42 reviews Employee discounts in 36 of 42 reviews No vehicle allowance Employee events in 6 of 42 reviews No dogs allowed Fitness center on site in 3 of 42 reviews Free Snacks/Drinks in 1 of 42 reviews
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  • 13.Apr 2019
  • Employee

Company Culture

Just average

Internal Communication

Communicates average

Challenging Work

The work is very easy

Suggestions for improvement

  • To be more open minded about different people

What I like about the company

Was a good workplace till a change in manager

What I dislike about the company

The company culture is very restrictive

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
2.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Phoenix
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
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Company Culture

Culture has turned negative

Teamwork

Team works well at each individual unit

Freedom to work independently

Micro managed at store level

Internal Communication

Communication has turned negative

Gender Equality

Equal treatment

Attitude towards older colleagues

Equal treatment

Career Development

Upward mobility non existent

Overall compensation for your work

Above average compensation

Office / Work Environment

Technology needs upgrading

Environmental Friendliness

Zero reclcling

Work-Life Balance

Decent hours for retail

Company Image

Use to be top notch

Job Security

Tough overall in retail environmwnt

Handicapped Accessibility

Not all units have easy accessibility

Workplace Safety

Safe environment

Challenging Work

Challenging to meet unrealistic goals

Inclusive / Diverse

Values diversity

Suggestions for improvement

  • Look back to what engagements worked well for your customer base. Advertise locally to showcase what the company and enthusiasts have to offer. Reduce turnover and promote strong candidates to assist in making a difference.

What I like about the company

Fantastic company to meet, learn and share passions and information in the health & wellness space. Have learned about health benefits that will long last in personal daily lives.

What I dislike about the company

Get back to interacting with guests and their personal health journeys to suggest items to assist and forget the hard sales tactics and push products or services of no use to that particular engagement.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
2.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Secaucus
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Teamwork

must meet individual goals

Freedom to work independently

overly pushy

Internal Communication

communication is all downloaded

Gender Equality

women treated fairly

Attitude towards older colleagues

geared towards younger and impressionable

Career Development

constant product training

Overall compensation for your work

fair

Office / Work Environment

temps controlled remotely

Environmental Friendliness

no awareness for environment

Work-Life Balance

suitable

Job Security

revolving door

Handicapped Accessibility

n/a

Workplace Safety

safe

Challenging Work

not physically challenging

Inclusive / Diverse

opinions that are different than directives are discouraged

Suggestions for improvement

  • Shift culture and middle management back to what made the company. Utilize current tools to assist and enhance current customer service keeping in mind the benefit to the customer above all else. Educate, encourage and build strong teams on the front line to deliver strong results.Study and test initiatives prior to rollout to ensure ease to customers and associates than later have to retract initiatives due to failures.

What I like about the company

Learned a great deal about health and product supplementation that will be a benefit for life. Meet a lot like minded customers and the satisfaction of providing useful information to help others.

What I dislike about the company

Company culture has become more hard sales driven and less on building useful, lasting relationships with customers. Stress private label over third party brands regardless of benefits. Sell subscription service for convenience.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
1.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Naperville
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered
  • 20.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Paid time off should be given to us at the beginning of the year

What I like about the company

I love the people i have met and the free samples have given me insight on what products i should choose

What I dislike about the company

Some of the rules that are in place probably could be changed to fit employees better

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
4.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Ashland
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered Employee events is offered Fitness center on site is offered
  • 07.Jan 2019
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • It they would allow for more individual store ideas *like on beautiful days moving a table outside*, making sure that the store manager is regularly ordering samples and giving them out, making a way for employees to speak with higher ups if their problems aren't being resolved. If you're wanting more specific on the Omaha location. No cussing at employees or customers, don't treat women like they're lesser, don't trash talk customers, educate yourself on products before misinforming them, Don't undermine coworkers reputation with customers.

What I like about the company

The corporation as a whole is a very good company. The customers at both locations I worked at were wonderful people. It brought me so much joy to see their health improve as they continued to come back to ask for help. I got to see the difference I made every day which was worth its weight in gold. I was given the opportunity to instigate monthly health education classes as well as work/attend health expos.

What I dislike about the company

The lack of ability to communicate with higher ups if there is repeated problems with a store manager. The lack of environmental care. Other than that everything with the company was wonderful outside my problems with the in-store management.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
1.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
4.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
1.00

The following benefits were offered to me

401(k) is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Omaha
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered
  • 23.Dec 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • No they know what they're doing

What I like about the company

Always learning, positive environment.

What I dislike about the company

Hours not great, needore flexibility if you want a life.

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Flex. working hours is offered Easy access to public transportation is offered 401(k) is offered Reimbursed daycare is offered Paid Parental Leave is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Princeton
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

On site cafeteria is offered Employee discounts is offered Free Snacks/Drinks is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • I would give more discounts and possibly a free supplement of choice every 3 months

What I like about the company

You definitely learn more about supplements working there

What I dislike about the company

Cooperate harasses the employees to UCB

Company Culture
4.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
3.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
4.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
4.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Tukwila
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • 12.Nov 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • Executive management should take employee ideas into consideration more often.

What I like about the company

I really liked my interaction with customers.

What I dislike about the company

There is zero growth potential.

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
3.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
3.00
Job Security
2.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered Stock or equity options is offered 401(k) is offered 401(k) Match is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Harrisburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered Employee discounts is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • The environment could be adversarial

What I like about the company

Helping the customers to a successful result

What I dislike about the company

Not fitting the profile for advancement

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
3.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
3.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
3.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
2.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Parking is offered 401(k) is offered Flexible spending account is offered Paid time off is offered Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered Life insurance is offered
  • Company
    The Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Toms River
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

The following perks were offered to me

Health and wellness programs is offered

Suggestions for improvement

  • More involved at a store level for IT decisions that affect stores.

What I like about the company

Work as a team, always there for each other. Teach each other new things.

What I dislike about the company

I dont have anything to disagree with.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
5.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
5.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
5.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
5.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
2.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00
  • Company
    Vitamin Shoppe
  • City
    Eldersburg
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    C-Suite / Leadership