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GNC Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
550 Reviews
2.8
550 Reviews
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Michael Archbold
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • You get a discount on everything you learn a lot you get to help people make life changing decisions (in 28 reviews)

  • Employee discount of 20%, employees are able to work different shifts/have days off for appointments (in 49 reviews)


Cons
  • sales goals pressures along with pressures for maintaining normal retail operations (in 54 reviews)

  • upper management who are managers with no people skills what so ever (in 46 reviews)

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  1.  

    Riddled with Inconsistency and Poor Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GNC

    Pros

    Fun work environment, easy job, good employee discount

    Cons

    Management checks in every 10 minutes and micro-manages every detail, no consistency to structure

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Hostile, Immoral and Highly Manipulative Work Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I worked at GNC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People live through it. It's a heck of a learning experience. You discover resources on line for this type of company.

    Cons

    Things have changed and not for the better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit harrassing your employees. Replacing people with no integrity with other people who have no integrity is something everyone can clearly see through. When people answer supposed confidential employee culture questionaires and then subsequently feel even more harrassed overall - it's clear nothing has changed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't work here unless you just need a job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at GNC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Small discount + some freebies

    Cons

    TERRIBLE pay & awful management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better pay + treat employees better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible company philosophies..

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - GNC Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - GNC Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at GNC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting and networking with others. You are able to gain customer service and sales skills.

    Cons

    Low pay. High turn over job. Can't work over 29 hours unless you are management. No opportunity for growth. Store Managers will have you fulfilling management responsibilities during your shift, but never will recommend you for an advancement through the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get management that truly cares for the real "working" employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Very shady company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

    I have been working at GNC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I love the chance to help people live a better life. I also love the responsibility of management.

    Cons

    In order to make a decent living you have to sell third party items to make commission becwuse managers make less than $12 an hour. However, you are responsible for hitting kpis by selling items that you make no money on. You never have enough help, the hiring process is a nightmare, and your " support system" is non-existant. They don't train properly, and the way they make sales is borderline unethical.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a day in a low volume store with a manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Soul Killing Work At Store 545

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Muncy, PA
    Current Employee - Part Time Sales Associate in Muncy, PA

    I have been working at GNC part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Occasion PM That's All

    Cons

    Need Photographic Memory To Known Products, Absolutely No Benefits For Part Timers, They Make It Impossible To Call Off, No Communication With Mangers, Can't Leave To Get Meals Or Even Soda From The Machine Which Is Within Eye Sight Of Gate, Have To Work Alone, Small Shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need New Managers At Store 545 And Bring In 3rd Party Consultant To Evaluate Store Profitability

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible Corporation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Discounts on expiring products can be beneficial. If you like working alone all day and dealing with customers, this job is for you.

    Cons

    This company is a soul-sucking pit of hell. They only care about numbers, regardless of the population of your store's neighborhood. They push you to upsell people things that don't work and they don't need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow a heart and CARE about your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Every man for himself

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at GNC

    Pros

    Discount. Even that isn't all that great.

    Cons

    Poor wage. Every one in the company is only out to benefit themselves. No one is willing to help unless there is something in it for them. Communication is never ending and every changing. As soon as you complete something they want you to change it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more. Provide greater assistance to employees. Think about planned promos and reset before you send them out to stores.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    they screwed me

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Lead in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Lead in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at GNC part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    learn about your body and ingredients and what they do. protiens and aminos and why we need them. meet great healthy people, great social job.

    Cons

    management sucks. they expect way too much. you rarely work with anyone, so no lunch, no breaks. have to push products on people and lie to them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    realize your prices are too high, your rsm doesn't do their job, cutting out price tags after you made us cut the red one out is just dumb and a waste of time. schedule deliveries with 2 people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Walk away

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mobile, AL
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Mobile, AL

    I worked at GNC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Easy, little stress, and employee perks

    Cons

    Low Pay, no communication between corp and store or even DM and stores. Not worth your time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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