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Updated May 30, 2014

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Interview Experience  

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Regional Manager Interview

Regional Manager

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GNC.

Interview Details – The HR recruiter I spoke to first was very professional and pleasant. She was a strong representative of the company. Phone interview first. Interviewed by potential supervisor in person, that only talked about himself.

Interview Question – He asked how I could manage turnover in a company that doesn't pay their managers well.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Distribution Center Supervisor Interview

Distribution Center Supervisor

I applied in-person - interviewed at GNC in April 2014.

Interview Details – I met an HR representative at a veterans only job fair and had a brief but good conversation with her discussing employment opportunities with GNC. After leaving my resume I was contacted the same day and had an interview the next day with HR and the Industrial Engineer setting up the new facility. Information was provided relevant to the position and company and the interview questions were not canned from a script. It was a very comfortable and relaxed interview atmosphere.

Interview Question – There were no unexpected questions. The most difficult question for me is always "What is your biggest obstacle?"   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

General Manager Interview

General Manager
Minnetonka, MN

I applied in-person and interviewed at GNC.

Interview Details – Called store and talked to manager. Came into store and "interviewed" with manager. She basically trashed the company on being poorly managed, greedy, overworked and under paid. She didn't ask me any questions other than: where do you work? She said that she would pass my resume and application on to the district manager. I called back and asked to speak with DM. No return call. Shortly after that I realized that this was a company to unorganized and dramatic for my expectations.


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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Sales Associate, Retail Part Time Interview

Sales Associate, Retail Part Time
Cocoa, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at GNC in August 2013.

Interview Details – I had originally applied online for a position in Titusville, Florida but never received a consideration for an interview. Down on my luck because I've been unable to find a job for close to a year at that time, I went to my local mall and handed out resumes. I met the district manager at GNC and she told me to bring my application which I did the next day. She told me to come back that Monday in early August to talk about setting up an interview. She gave me an interview and I did the very best I could, we sat in the middle of the mall and she conducted the interview there. I had showed up on time, dressed appropriately, and answered all her questions to the best of my ability given that the only experience I had was with my Father.

I took care of my Father for 6 years who had Pulmonary Fibrosis, which is basically a slow suffocation as your lungs form scar tissue, hampering the lungs ability to transfer oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of your blood. Taking care of him was a 24/7/ 365 deal which left little time for collage or work. So from 2006 till 2012 I took care of him until the day he passed away. I've made that very obvious in my resume and applications that I have no experience and that I want to learn, to work and move on from my loss from which I still haven't recovered from.

The questions were standard customer service questions, and she saw that I was eager to work and supposedly understood what I was going through, and while she was concerned because of my lack of experience, she ended up telling me the GNC inside the mall wasn't an environment she thought I would work well in but then told me that another store in another town could be a better fit.

The interview at the other store was very informal and the manager there just basically asked if I had good availability which I told him yes, and If I was fine with the hours and times, to which I told him I was. He told me by the following week he would have his decision and would call. I did not hear from him the following week so I went back to inquire about the status of the job. I met the assistant manager who I later found out liked me, and the store manager liked me as well and had picked me for the job.

For the next two month's though I received no phone calls, other than one to which the store manager told me thanks for stopping by and that he hadn't gotten in touch with the district manager. After that every time I went to the local store, the manager there told me that he had picked me and that the person to give the final OK was the district manager, to which she was either busy, training somebody else, or until this past couple of weeks finally told the store manager that she didn't know who to pick.

While I know quite a bit about vitamins, she want's somebody who knows sports products, which the store manger kept telling her you can train him to know the products.

Basically as far as I can tell, she doesn't want to give me the job. I've seen multiple people here on glassdoor say how they generally thought GNC was a good first job, and I've primarily been looking for retail jobs that do not require experience, so I can learn and get into the work force.

However, no matter where I go I always get ignored because I'm 26 and have no job experience and despite that I've explained why millions of times, it just seems to fall on deaf ears. GNC seems to be no exception, the problem primarily being with the district manager, again both the manager and the assistant manager of the local store I was sent to wanted to hire me, and the choice as far as I understood was between me or another person who has experience with sports products but has a DUI. Throughout the entire process I was never kept up to date after I've committed time and gas that I could have saved for other things all to be told basically "we won't hire you because you have no experience and we don't want to train you." I've been going there after a certain amount of weeks only to be given a false hope. I've waited two months, hopeful that the job was mine only to be pushed to the side.

Basically the question I keep asking is how am I suppose to gain experience if nobody will give me a chance and I never get an answer. I keep telling every manger I meet that all I'm looking for is a chance to prove myself, just let me gain some experience so I can get moving at full speed, go to collage and make something out of my life after enduring six hopeless years of watching somebody slowly suffocate to death with no medically approved way to treat or cure. Sadly nobody cares.

Interview Question – The questions they ask are very standard customer service questions. She didn't ask me anything odd or anything unexpected.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

GNC Store Manager Interview

GNC Store Manager
Clovis, NM

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at GNC in September 2013.

Interview Details – Brief initial phone interview, 1:1 interview, store looked clean, employees were professional and welcoming, district mgr. was attentive and professional. The interview questions were aligned with the job description along with scenario based questions.

Interview Question – All questions were on par with job expectations.   View Answer


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Cashier Interview

Cashier
Fort Drum, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at GNC in April 2013.

Interview Details – The gentleman who called me to set up for the interview was friendly and seemed very interested in having me as an employee. He made it seem like I was the only person who had received a call for the job.

Interview Question – I can't remember exactly how the question was worded, but it was very specific and not something that everyone would know right off the top of their head. I gave my best answer and the man interviewing me seemed to accept it. He then told me to hold on for a moment and he walked away. About 20 minutes later, he returned to tell me that they had a bunch more people to interview and he would let me know either way within a week - I never heard back from them.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Assistant Manager Interview

Assistant Manager
Bloomington, MN

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at GNC in December 2010.

Interview Details – Took about a week of calling to even get a response after I was left a message to schedule a phone interview. Then about another week after the phone interview to do a 1:1 with a store manager. Then about 3 days after that I had to interview again with the RSD.

Interview Questions


No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
San Diego, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at GNC in March 2011.

Interview Details – Went in for interview, fairly simple questions, pretty much interested in my work schedule & what experience I had with their products, asked me about my past work experience and why I would want to work at GNC.

Interview Question – Why work at GNC?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

District Manager Interview

District Manager
Kansas City, MO

The process took a day - interviewed at GNC in January 2010.

Interview Details – I met the Regional Manager in a hotel. He interviewed me for 60 minutes (answered 2 phone calls while interviewing me). I got an email a few weeks later that I was not selected.

Interview Question – What is your weakness?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Sales Associate Interview

Sales Associate
Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at GNC in April 2012.

Interview Details – Dress accordingly. Have knowledge in Multi-Vitamins, Healthy Fatty Acids and Protein. Have knowledge in GNC; brief history, etc. Have a cover-letter along with references handy during interview. Clarify exactly what you're looking for, wage and "benefits". Typical retail-sales questions of how to handle certain situations will be asked, along with what makes you an asset along with accomplishments goals, achievements, plans etc.

Interview Question – If I were a female with no knowledge of where to start a weight loss program, what supplements would you reccomend to me.   Answer Question

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