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growing organization
Manager (Current Employee), North Bergen, NJApril 7, 2014
still growing and learning
need to invest more in the growth
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great work place
Health Enthusiast (Current Employee), Pasadena, CAApril 5, 2014
On a weekly basis, spent several hours studying the latest research on supplements (including vitamins and herbs) for effective weight loss; improving athletic performance; and treating various ailments and diseases. Delivered excellent customer service frequently providing comprehensive recommendations on the best health supplements for weight loss, – more... sports nutrition or alternative therapies to traditional medicine. Placed purchasing orders and managed cash registers. – less
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Knowledgeable employees including Mnt.
Assistant Sales Manager (Current Employee), Cherry Hill, NJApril 4, 2014
The whole staff is very knowledgeable about products for customers to obtain their wellness and health goals.
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Review summary of the Vitamin Shoppe
Supervisor (Current Employee), Lynnwood, WAApril 4, 2014
Pros: health insurance, fun engaging work environment
Cons: inconsistent shift scheduling
A typical day at work involves actively engaging customers with open ended questions to determine health needs and then suggesting helpful supplements to aid in health and wellness goals. I have learned a great deal about alternative medicine, the healing properties of herbs, and the potential for supplements and vitamins to aid in many varying health – more... conditions. Co-workers are fantastic as the Vitamin Shoppe strives on a team oriented mindset; you can help and be helped by your coworkers in so many ways. Such as product knowledge and supplemental information. The hardest part of the job is mastering all their is to know about the products that we carry. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to truly help others meet their wellness goals; its very fulfilling. – less
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great product training, little management training
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), Darien, ILMarch 24, 2014
Company has great training of product knowledge and great customer service. However, there is no real management training. If my previous employer hadn't been so operations oriented I would know nothing.
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Intellectually stimulating and enjoyable workplace
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Garden City, NYMarch 6, 2014
Pros: educational opportunities
Cons: short breaks
Very educational work place. Company requires a year of health education called Vitamin Shoppe University. I learned an abundance of information on vitamins, dietary supplements, illnesses, and other various health topics. Enjoyable employee atmosphere driven by teamwork and respect. Opportunitie to work one on one with clients to help their very specific – more... needs. – less
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Cheap Company, you're not worth the investment
Key Holder (Former Employee), San AntonioFebruary 25, 2014
Pros: discount, cheap supplements
Cons: poor management structure, rude coworkers, poor treatment of employees
Very competitive environment among employees/managers. Other employees have job security issues and refuse to train new employees properly. Company hires no one over 30 hours, wastes time by hiring multiple employees to close 8 hrs/week instead of giving other employees full time hours. Extremely cheap company, you get written up if you clock in a minute – more... early. Company makes way too much emphasis on greeting customers, most people want to be acknowledged, but left alone to shop/ Management is salary, the store I worked at, the woman worked 12 hour days, stressing herself and the employees out. Pathetic way to run a business, not worth your time. Breaks are not allowed for employees either, only 30 minute lunches that you cannot take until someone comes in to cover your shift. So if you start at 8, be prepared to wait until 2:30-3 to take a lunch. – less
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ok and flexiable schudule
Service Assistant (Former Employee), Wilmington, DEFebruary 23, 2014
the co workers made it fun. and that made the time go by faster
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Productive place to work
Employee (Current Employee), Richmond, VAFebruary 10, 2014
Good place for growth, motivational staff. Team players.
This place recently opened and is working hard and diligent to move forward. This company will have continous growth.
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Potential to learn a lot - if your tasks don't get in the way!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee), Pensacola, FLFebruary 6, 2014
Pros: see in write up
Cons: see in write up
Was hired on as an ASM and of course, brought in at a higher pay rate. A recent key holder was promoted to the other ASM role and boy was she short changed! Overall, not a bad gig. They train you through online courses; you learn from coworkers; and you take in information from customers as well! All can be applied to helping and assisting others.

My – more... gripes - the SM (who is a great person) in my opinion is not an ideal SM (never ordering supplies properly; does not pull his share of closing shifts; leaves early and justifies it due to working 6 days or pulling a double; not holding staff accountable for shifts; not being a working manager by taking on tasks as well); when trying to adjust personal schedule for a last minute need it's like the end of the world. I personally worked a double so the SM could spend Halloween with their kid due to the PT employee calling out and I get no thanks or nothing.
Pay? Coming in from the outside is the way to go.
Benefits? Your typical run of the mill. Wasn't too bad.
Raises? Didn't stick around to get one due to leaving.
Perks? You get tons of samples to try! Oh and a free tshirt here and there too from vendors.
Tasks? Way too many at times. Whether rotating product; pushing to get Vitamin Shop brand products sold and missing sales goals; to the recovery. It's often stressful because not everyone pulls their weight.
Due to poor pay, it's impossible to hold another job due to the schedule rotating every week and the DM wanted it that way. So if you're not looking for a lot of money, this job may be right up your alley. – less
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Good Potential, bad execution
Store Manager (Current Employee), USAJanuary 30, 2014
Pros: people, education, discount, samples
Cons: no advancement, poor communication, compensation/benefits
Started out as a great company to work for. I really was looking forward to my future, however even with my store's success, nothing ever really happened.
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Experience
Key Holder (Current Employee), Lakewood, CAJanuary 29, 2014
Pros: monthly bonuses
Cons: poor management and care for employees internally.
While I enjoy the experience and education gained, I have found that the company itself has a hard time supporting it's excellent employees and encouraging those not so excellent to perform better. I have had issues with management leading a structure facility that promotes growth and emphasizes good work ethic.
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Amazing experience coaching kids
P/T Sales Associate (Current Employee), Garden City, NYDecember 26, 2013
Pros: great kids
Cons: late night practices
An amazing experience coaching kids. Practices are three times a week. All of the kids are respectful and willing to learn.
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Excellent place for experience
Associate/ Key-holder (Current Employee), Garden City, NYDecember 11, 2013
Pros: enjoyable work enviorment
Cons: lack of pay
Working at The Vitamin Shoppe has helped me develop strong relationships with customers and employees. It also has helped me with learning responsibilities and managing deadlines.
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Productive and Very Fun
Picker/Packer (Former Employee), North Bergen, NJDecember 4, 2013
Learned as i went and just made the best of it all the time due to the fact that i did the overnight shifts
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fun place to work
General Store Manager (Current Employee), Tampa, FLNovember 17, 2013
Great place, fun, great customers, good place to learn about retail
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Day to Day Operations
Store Manager (Current Employee), Garden CityNovember 2, 2013
Pros: great discount, easy job and life style
Cons: does not pay well for what u need to know
Oversee all store operations, enforce all store merchandising
procedures
· Recruit, train, schedule and coach a high performance
sales team
· Play a leadership role in customer service
· Understand the financial improvement of the company and initiate
actions to improve results at the district
· Understand and apply complex product knowledge
· Receive – more... and process shipments and maintain inventory control
· Establishes, models and reinforces outstanding customer service and hand selling.
· Fosters a health, fitness and nutrition culture. Fosters a positive work and shopping environment that embraces diversity and promotes sales.
· Builds and develops a team of qualified assistant store managers and sales associates who can achieve established goals and objectives
through recruitment, training and development.
· Executes and maintains operational, promotional, and visual/merchandise standards and initiatives, ensuring that the Vitamin Shoppe Brand
and company are well represented.
· performance reviews; creates goals and implements learning plans to develop Assistant Store Managers and Associates, building a talent
bench ready for promotion.
· Coaches and counsels all team members on performance issues, taking appropriate corrective action in partnership with District Manager and
following human resources and operational guidelines to recognize and anticipate issues.
· Creates appropriate schedules based on workload planning strategic and tactical standards.
· Protects and maintains company assets and resources to include inventory accuracy.
· Manages expense within budget.
· Maintains effective communication and partners with District Manager and Customer Service Center.
· Effectively communicates and brings to life the company vision, values and expectations in the store, and provides timely feedback on these
goals to each member of the store staff.
· Achieves or exceeds all financial goals established for the store; meets and or exceeds sales plan.
· To Interview and Hire possible Store Managers, Assistant Managers and Sale Associates for employment at the Vitamin Shoppe for District
Manager.
· Helps DM Corrdinate the Successful Completion of a New stores opening process
· Models and reinforces outstanding customer service through leadership and example. – less
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Typical Retail
Shift Manager/Keyholder (Former Employee), Daytona Beach, FLOctober 29, 2013
Pros: discount, advancement
Cons: at will employer, $0.15 raises
Bad for anyone who has a family, needs something dependable or regular unchanging hours.

Good for some one who is retired or a student or single person home.
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Growing Company with Advancement Opportunity
Store Manager (Former Employee), Port Saint Lucie, FLOctober 29, 2013
The Vitamin Shoppe was a wonderful place to work. Upper management is fun, energetic, and progressive. If you have a passion for health and wellness and a desire to help others, you will love it there!
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Stay away from this company!!!
Store Manager (Former Employee), Honolulu, HIOctober 22, 2013
Pros: i learned a lot about supplements.
Cons: just a very bad place to work.
Low pay, basic benefits, controlled work schedule, task expectations that exceed reality. When there, we used to joke that the company kept you so busy that you didn't have time or energy to look for another job.

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About The Vitamin Shoppe

Vitamin Shoppe helps vitamin-takers meet their recommended daily requirements. The fast-growing company sells vitamins, supplements, – Read more